Painter Artist Mom found a vintage table-cloth for me a few weeks ago. These are the images in the blocks. Doesn’t that take you back?
The colors are perfect for a Memorial Day celebration/honorarium, so that was my plan for our pre-Memorial Day dinner with our Interior Design Diva (Spunky Daughter).
I set this table outside for us to enjoy one evening last week. Dorothy assisted.
A trip to Dollar Tree supplied flags, candles, and stars for our setting.
So cheap. You gotta love that!
The DIY Painted Canning Jars held festive plates as they served as platforms for the striped candles. Otherwise, the candles would have been lost in the mix.
Red and white clothes line gives the jars color for the occasion. Jute twine offers a repeat for the DIY Burlap Chargers at each place setting.
Rustic looking flag plates from Tuesday Morning last year are always fun to mix and match.
Napkins folded with points up give purpose to the DIY Dollar Tree Numbered Tins.
Cobalt blue glasses freely wave our flags.
A Begonia from WalMart holds center position.
Bossa Nova is its name.
It’s the perfect holder for metal stars on stakes, placed to camouflage ugly star backs – and the apparently-stuck-forever plant hanger hook. Ha!
While Dorothy watched, I watched her. She’s bad about dragging pillows and cushions from the glider out into the yard.
I brought out all things festive, navy, white, and red from the Bedroom in Nature, Navy and White.
I also watched Dorothy eye the dessert.
No, Dorothy. No! No dessert for you!
I hadn’t been watching the sky, but what a surprise when I came back outside from taking the dessert back to the refrigerator!
As soon as I stepped outside, the rain pored down. I scooped up everything as quickly as possible and brought it all inside.
The table cloth was pretty wet, so it went into the dryer. Shortly, I had things set at the breakfast table.
The center collection is different. I left the plant outside for natural watering, so this was plan B.
Doesn’t that look festive? I hope I provided ideas and a little inspiration for your Memorial Day gathering – for rain or sunshine.
This was our menu that night.
I’ll share the pork chop recipe this Friday. It’s Fun Son’s concoction, and we love it. (And, the Four Layer Dessert was a huge hit, too.)
Are you hosting family and/or friends on Memorial Day this year? I’m curious…what will be on your menu?