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Sunday, May 25, 2014


In my last post, I explained to you that I had lost some of my brain cells.  I still haven't found any replacement brain cells, so I am sharing last year's Memorial Day table again.

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.  
Bargain Hunting with Laurie

My sweetheart, a Viet Nam Veteran.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day celebration, as we remember our military and their families who have given so much so that we might live in freedom. laurie

I’m linking to  Met Monday at Between Naps on the PorchTable It at Rustic and Refined, and Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

You have the cutest stuff! You are a lucky one to have a sister-in-law that thinks of you like that! I'd keel over if mine did that! LOL
Wishing you a great Memorial Day too!

ellen b. said...

Love that your SIL knows you so well. Love your stash of red white and blue!
We are taking the time to remember. Thank you to your hubby for his service!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You have a very handsome husband.
Your sister in law is a terrific personal shopper. I have a friend that we do the same thing to each other if I find something - I give her a call and she will give me the go ahead.
Love the wagon and you have so many
lovely servers and decorations.
Have a wonderful day.
Mary said...

So over the top CUTE Laurie!!! I love that wagon casserole server!! and all the rockin red white and blue pieces! The cake stand is too fabulous and I love love love your tablecloth! Hooray for the red, white and blue!

Ginger said...

Your Memorial day table is the cutest thing ever. I love the metal wagon that Brenda found for you, and the cake stand too. Are those straws in the milk bottles?
I want Brenda for my sister-in-law too!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, this is an amazing setting and you are just brilliant with every detail.
Hope you enjoyed a special weekend and again Congrats to your hubby for his win. So excited for you both.
Big hugs!

Debbie said...

I am positive that I remember the wagon. I love that! (And I need to take a cue from you and repost some older stuff. Honestly? It has been fun seeing your older posts. Some I remember, some I have forgotten or never saw to begin with.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your patriotic table Laurie, you surely have a talent for great looking tables.
And I am pretty sure you will find some new brain cells, just rest up friend, you must be exhausted.

Unknown said...

I love red whiter and blue and I have almost enough decor for July 4th as I do Christmas. the wagon is adorable bur I am crazy in love with the cake stand want to loan it to me? LOLSusie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I am so jealous....LOL Your sister-in-law is a gem. She knows exactly what you like. Love the wagon, especially the lovely gifts she got you. How fun for her to buy the things you love. Lovely table with so many pretty details. The tablecloth is a show stopper.

ellen b. said...

When you find out where to find those replacement brain cells could you please let me know...
Love your red, white and blue!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

You do have a great shopper for your table!