Hope everyone is ready for Memorial Day! It has been hectic here, lots of work going on! I have been working and working! I am sure many of you have been doing the same, a BUSY time of year!
While the deck expansion is going on, the workers showed up to put some sod where the beautiful flowering tree we lost in Sandy was.
I didn’t want to trust just seeding it as the party is in June, and it was quite noticeable. I did some of the pots, and they are ready to be placed as soon as everything is done.
Tonight is the CHALLENGE, a patriotic table to honor those who gave their lives for our country. If your table doesn’t follow this theme, you can post it next week.
It has to be tablescape related too!
In between all this, I set a table!
I used a patriotic themed cloth and matching napkins via Boscovs.com
Flatware via HG, red ceramic charger PB Outlet, blue dinner, CTree Shops, White star Pfaltzgraff Outlet, sm red bowls CTS.
Red knotted napkin ring from CTS also.
A red star plate, wicker basket filled with white, red geraniums and blue lobelia and some flags.
Blue candle holders, .89 CTS
Red stemware, CTS. Stars clipped on to the glasses as place markers. I got them years ago and used them in a post, but I couldn’t remember where I got them. They are tablecloth weights, and Alma reminded me they were from $ Tree.
Gen. Libutti is my childhood friend from Huntington and is a retired US Marine. He served and was wounded in Vietnam.
I set a place for him, and for a friend from college, Whitey, who was killed in Vietnam.
Since the top cloth is a bit skimpy, it was adv as 70, but it was only 60, I used a floor length red cloth under it. (Boscov’s has since corrected the size, but it is not 100% cotton as stated.
They gave me a partial credit, I will sew ruffle on it to lengthen it) I got it on sale, but I see it is back to regular price!
Patriotic watering cans at each place hold a flag.
They are tooth brush holders, lol, but for .19 cents I knew I would find a use for them. Alma, do you remember I got them for you too?
I hope to use them down the middle of my July 4 th table and put flowers in them.
The blue and red ceramic fish salt and peppers are from CTS a few weeks ago. The extra blue napkin rings on the table…I forgot to remove! No, they are to add texture, LOL!
I hope I can do the deck/covered porch reveal soon, I can’t wait to get everything set up!
The shed is getting a spruce up too, a new step and the doors are getting new crossbars. I did plant the window boxes back there though!
Of course, the pollen is still falling so everything has to be wrapped to protect it from getting green!
Tonight there will be a drawing for a set of star pancake molds from WSonoma. Just be a follower and leave a comment that you would like in on the drawing.
Perfect for your 4th of July Brunch!
Thanks for visiting, and please excuse my absence from Blogland. Until everything gets done, that will be the case!
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Have a wonderful Memorial Day! God bless all those who died serving, those who served , and are still serving this great country!
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday