Showing posts with label MEMORIAL DAY TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MEMORIAL DAY TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

RED WHITE AND BLUE CELEBRATION

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I have THE BEST personal shopper.  She not only knows what I like; she knows that no matter how much I like it, I won’t pay full price!  My sister-in-law, Brenda, called me about a gift store in her area that was going out of business.  She described a metal patriotic wagon that she knew I would love.  When she told me the price, I screamed, “yes, get it for me before someone else snaps it up!”

Bargain Hunting with LaurieIsn’t that the cutest thing?  When she was checking out, the sales person told her it was supposed to have a casserole dish in it.  I just happened to have a dark blue casserole that fit it.  Okay, there’s more to this story.  You’re going to wish Brenda was your sister-in-law before I finish this story.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For my birthday, Brenda gifted me with this adorable matching cutlery holder, and

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

the matching napkin holder, and

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

this wonderful matching cake stand (which I used to elevate my centerpiece, since I didn’t bake a cake).  I cut some of those peonies, which you may remember seeing bent over on the ground in my Backyard post.  No, Brenda cannot be your sister-in-law, and you’ll have to contact her personally if you want her to be your personal shopper.  I’m so glad my sweetheart has a sister, who is not only a great friend to me, but also a great shopper for me!

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

So, with the addition of a few things I already had, I got the table ready for a Memorial Day celebration.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For patriotic days, I love to get out my Moda Home melamine plates that I bought at Tuesday Morning several years ago.  If you missed it, I shared my Memorial Day cloche in my previous post.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day celebration, as we remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. laurie

I’m linking to the Red, White, and Blue Challenge at Cuisine Kathleen’s Let’s Dish Wednesday and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Sunday, May 27, 2012

RED WHITE AND BLUE MOTIVATION

After going on vacation for a week, I’ve been having trouble getting back into my blog.  But, there’s nothing like a kind comment to motivate me.  The Tablescaper commented that she came over to see my holiday mantel, and I didn’t have one posted.  Of course, I jumped up and started snapping pictures!  Thank you for the motivation, Tablescaper!

full mantel

spirit 76

battle

constitution

mantel cntr

ornament

banner

mantel btr

Since I was already snapping pictures, I decided to snap my tablescape too.

tbl btr

tbl plc stg

stems

cntrpc

tray tbl

wine bkt

cross

tbl ovrhd

cntrpc s side

I wish you all a wonderful holiday.  laurie