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Sunday, May 27, 2012


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
mantel cntr
mantel btr
Since I was already snapping pictures, I decided to snap my tablescape too.
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tbl plc stg
tray tbl
wine bkt
tbl ovrhd
cntrpc s side
I wish you all a wonderful holiday.  laurie



Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I'm so glad you got prodded just a bit! Oh course you'd have a wonderful mantel all decked out! I love it and again you have so many great pieces.
Be a sweetie and Happy Memorial day,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Well, I'm glad you took the photos to share this patriotic goodness. You know it all makes me smile!
Do you leave the patriotic things up all summer? i've don't that before, but them out for Memorial Day and put them away after Labor Day. The chef thought it was a bit too long. Think so????? LOL
Your table is wonderful. What fun plates. Who makes those?
Enjoy your Memorial Day. Looks like you are ready.
~ Sarah

Connie said...

Hi Laurie- Just checking to see if you were working ! So glad to see you are still finding tons on things to blog about. Just a natural writer!
I remember reading your story and was hanging on every word.
Enjoy the rest of your time off.

Tammy's in Love said...

Beautiful table, I'd love to sit and have a chat with you there!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So very pretty, sweet Laurie! You never disappoint! Don't forget about my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY coming up on June 8th AND I'm having a great giveaway right now!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Big TX Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Laurie- goodness you still find time to decorate for all the holidays even with all you do! Not a red white and blue thing out at my house.
While getting ready for company last week I found remnants of Christmas and Easter still so I will not be winning any blue ribbons at my house!

Have a beautiful Memorial

bee blessed

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You have great collectibles for every occasion. The little flags all over give it depth and whimsy!

Debbie said...

Well of course, I love every bit of it! I'm glad The Tablescaper prompted you. I always feel the need to scroll through your pictures slowly and pick a favorite thing or two, as if I'm shopping in a store. Today, my two favorite things are the dinner plates on the table and that banner.

But really, I just love the big picture of it all.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow Laurie!
YOu always impress me with your talent and creativity!
Love the mantel, the best patriotic one ever1
Love love your table too, the outside view of your pool is fabulous!
Big Hugs friend,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your mantels are always a joy to see! So festive! Now that table is awesome. Makes me want to collect some more red, white and blue things! Hugs, Linda

Kathleen said...

Loved seeing your collection! The table is wonderful, love those checked plates, and chargers!
Hope you are well, glad you had a good vacation.
God bless our soldiers, those who are gone, and those who serve today to keep us safe!

Krystal Kats said...

Very beautiful Laurie! I know what you mean about getting back into the swing of things after a vacation.
A lot of work went into your decorations and how gorgeous are they! I lvoe what you did with the mantel that is just gorgeous with the flags and plates, lamps everything.Love the plates on the table silverware also. This must have taken you hours and hours to create! Happy Memorial day and thanks for visiting my blog.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So enjoyed seeing your pretty table setting and decor for the holiday. I always look forward to seeing your decor for each holiday. No decorating here, as out of town and just got back today.
Hope you have had a fun and safe holiday weekend.

Perfectly Printed said...

Your Memorial Day decorating and tablescape are just lovely!!!


sofa said...

Hey People,
Home run! Thanks for creating something worth reading!

brochure printing said...

Very great work and good job! Your Memorial day decorating and table-scape are just lovely! I like it so very much. Thanks for sharing me.

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
Love your Memorial Day table. Those plates are just perfect and any excuse to bring them out! I was fortunate to find them on Ebay after seeing them a long time ago on your blog. Perfect for a patriotic table.
And yes, God Bless America! ~Delores

Sue said...

Love your table and all of your patriotic things. Do you know if those plates are still available? I love them!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, love, love love your mantel. It's so festive and I see some vintage things up there as well. Your table is wonderful, any excuse to bring out those darling plates is great in my book.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thanks for swinging by the last few posts, you are such a dolly. I hope you're having a super w/k. It is "gorgeous" our way.
hugs ~lynne~