Sunday, May 19, 2013

To Remember the Fallen


 Memorial

Day


To enjoy the day we will celebrate on the patio!
There are parades, prayer services and memorial events to remember the fallen that gave their lives keeping us safe. Most of us believe this is the beginning of summer, we will enjoy with family and friends. Even the pup is waiting for the dog days of summer!

The table is set with red, white and blue colors. The centerpiece displays a wicker tray, red wire basket with the red vase of  patriotic colored flowers.
 The flags are flying in the breeze!
A red shiny hat with silver stars is the beginning theme of the tablescape.
A mouse celebrates with his blue and red shiny hat while standing ready to light his firecracker!
 The girl mouse shakes her sparkly blue pompom!
The bread and butter has a great flag pattern.
Salad on red stripes with a rim of blue with white stars!

White basket weave dinner plate placed on the red woven place mat  to enjoy the entree of barbecue! The red tumbler with serve iced tea or lemonade do to the 90+ temperatures. So tea in Texas will be either sweet or raspberry flavor. The red ramekin is used to serve individual extra sauce.
Flags are remembered with the napkins and flatware. The red glass votive holder reminds me of fireworks and will be lighted at dusk.
Dessert of pecan pie will be served in the seating area
 a la mode. Yummy!
The blue shiny hat with silver stars is the basis for the centerpiece on the coffee table.
Stars and Stripes figures are centered on the wicker tray.
Stars stands in front of the red lanterns ready to be lit.
 Stripes smiles with happiness.
The table is set and
my sweetheart is relaxing
and dreaming of his pecan pie a la mode!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Remember our fallen soldiers on this special day!
 
Each week I love visiting, Rose Chintz Cottage, Artful Affirmations, Cuisine Kathleen,
 Seasonal Sundays and Between Naps on the Porch plus The Tablescaper. Their link button can be found on the right side of my blog and you will enjoy their
 great postings! A special  theme at Cuisine Kathleen
was the fun reason for these photos!
Pam
 
UPDATE: Our prayers go out to the families effected by the destructive tornado in Moore, OK. This may be worse than the tornado which hit there in 1999 and it killed
 40 and was the worst tornado in the US history. This the 4th tornado to demolish the area of Moore in the last 15 years. The saddest part is the elementary school being hit and the deaths of the young children.
 
Also pray for Grandbury, Texas and the surrounding areas close to the tornado destruction near Dallas Ft. Worth for 6 lives were lost and hundreds of homes destroyed. The storm had 11 tornadoes and was just a few days earlier.
 

38 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

A colourful setting. Save me a piece of pecan pie please. :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderfully festive table, Pam! I love the flags stuck in the flowers. The shiny hats are so pretty. Oh, and please do save me a slice of your pecan pie; yum! Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Love the red, white and blue combo.
Beautiful shots too!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Greetings from Singapore...

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Pam,
It looks like you are definitely ready for Memorial day! What fun and festive decorating. Thanks for visiting my Queen Victoria post and for leaving a comment. Have a great week! Gina

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
I love the Memorial Day Tribute! It is so very patriotic.

I have two sons and a daughter and hope to persuade them to let me photograph them for my blog someday.

We spend many days in the U.S. at our cottage there and so even though we are Canadians - we do adore the red, white and blue and we have many friends and family members that live there!

Thank you for commenting at Karen's Cottage and Castle.
Take care,
Karen

kitty said...

Hi Pam, what a fun, patriotic table you've set on the patio. You have the cutest accessories to make your table so festive. I'll be right over to wait with your hubby for a slice of pecan pie.., it's my favorite. Your sweet prayers were so very thoughtful at the end of your post.

Luanne said...

Love your blog! I will also be decorating for Memorial Day- Gotta love & celebrate the stars & stripes! Also, I will be keeping all those affected by the latest trajedies in my thoughts & prayers. Haven't even begun to recover from Boston.....
Have a good day, Luanne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your patriotic table is fabulous, I love every great detail! The centerpiece is adorable and the flag plates are beautiful! I'd love to make one, but I don't have many elements, as there are none here for sale, except for some things in R,W&B I can find around the stores. Soo festive! Big hugs,
FABBY

Poppy said...

Hi Pam,

Your arrangement and presentation of such patriotic colours is truly a treat for the eyes! Love the cushions on your patio chairs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Moore, Oklahoma, such a tragedy.

Poppy

Luján Fraix said...

HOLA
GRACIAS POR VENIR A ARGENTINA A COMPARTIR LA TAZA DE TÉ. TIENES UN BLOG LINDISIMO Y PREPARASTE UN FIESTA PERFECTA, UN HOMENAJE LINDISIMO.

UN BESO GRANDE.

PD TIENES UNOS PERRITOS PRECIOSOS, ADORO LOS ANIMALES.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, how perfect and so fun. Totally adore that star cowboy hat. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

What a gorgeous, colorful, festive table for Memorial Day! I love it.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I just love your red, white, and blue theme! What a joy it will be to celebrate Memorial Day! I just noticed your settee set, I recently bought the same set as I am so tired of painting my old set every year! Have a great evening!
Nancy

Terri said...

What a beautiful patriotic tea! I love tea outdoors, and yours is so festive!
I am saddened by what happened in Oklahoma. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
Hugs,
Terri

Johanna said...

Hi Pam,
you share a wonderful patriotic tablescape. Thank you for sharing this festive event. I am also very sorry for all the victims of the storms.
Best greetings, Johanna

estrella05azul said...

Beautiful, I love blue the most and the white and red complement it well. Great pics and lovely post!

Diann said...

What a wonderful tribute table you have set! Everything is just perfect for Memorial day!

Sarah said...

Well, your table has made me smile. I'm a fan of red, white, and blue and of our US flag. Every detail is filled with patriotic charm. Love the flatware. I've never seen flag flatware.
As for the dog days of summer........I fear they are upon us here in Austin. The past few days have been hot and humid. Too early!
Happy Weekend......Sarah

Marlis said...

A lovely tribute. I love those darling figures.. omg, they just make me smile from ear to ear. The table and the coffee table could make me forget the 90+ degrees!!! Well almost.Have a blessed and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

This looks like a wonderful way to celebrate a tribute on Memorial Day and to those who have suffered such terrible events this week.

- The Tablescaper

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

So cute and festive! Love all your accents! Pecan pie!! Yum!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great patriotic table and the fact that it is outdoors. Everyone will love sitting at the table.

Sweetladyelaine said...

A wonderful setting..... I love the hats, mice and little touches that you added. It looks like your going to have a fabulous weekend!
I do love pecan pie wish I lived closer!
Blessings My Friend,

Diane said...

What a lovely setting to celebrate Memorial Day! I am in love with your flatware - it is so perfect for any red, white, and blue holiday. Also, I enjoyed seeing your adorable Annalee dolls - so cute!!

Katie Clooney said...

I'm from Texas too! Love your table! So cute!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such a fun table and dessert area. I love the cushions on your furniture. Your little figures (Are they Annalee?) are so cute, and the hats are so unique. laurie

Ann Krucek said...

Looks like a nice way to relax on this Holiday Weekend! Love all the Red White and Blue! Enjoy!

Entertaining Women said...

I've never seen you darling selection of Anna Lee patriotic dolls. I may need to seek those out. Your tablescape is perfect. Pecan pie is my favorite! Thank for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Pattie T. said...

What a bold and colorful table. I love every bit of it. Me? I'd have to wear that hat. It is too wonderful! :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

What a beautiful set up all around!!! I love that you did the seating area for dessert to complement the dining area! LOVE THAT!!! I also really like those hats...I'd wear those in a heartbeat! I guess I'm a little bit country AND a little bit rock 'n roll! :-)

I hope you guys find some drought relief soon. I think I understood the weather report to say that Texas for the most part is still thirsty. We have pretty much caught up here in the Kansas City, MO area. Hallelujah for that!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and thank you for sharing this great tablescape!!!

Marigene said...

Love your festive table, Pam...those mice are adorable!
Have a great week...

Christina said...

Just love the fun little patriotic mice! What a delightful and unique table!

Rettabug said...

Great patriotic table, Pam!
We have many of the same items, ie the basketweave plates & the little red condiment bowls. I forgot all about mine so I'm getting them out, in preparation for July 4th. Thanks for the reminder!

Have a peaceful Memorial Day,
fondly,
Rett

The Tablescaper said...

So cute. Perfect for Memorial Day.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Denise said...

Where did you find the flatware? What's it called? I'd love to get a few place settings.

Denise said...

Thank you for dropping by to say hello and meet Me.What a lovely note you left.You do summer up the best I've seen I believe.WOW ! What color and you love Carolee dolls like Me :)I must follow you :)Denise

Denise said...

Thank you for dropping by to say hello and meet Me.What a lovely note you left.You do summer up the best I've seen I believe.WOW ! What color and you love Carolee dolls like Me :)I must follow you :)Denise

Denise said...

I can't find a follow button? Do you not want followers?I was looking forward to following you with Goggle Friends Connect.Blessing to you and hugs sent your way-Denise