Tablescape Thursday ~ Memorial Day

It’s time again to set the table! Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to join in the fun. My tables lately have been “real”. What I mean by that is that there was an actual meal and people sitting down at them. I haven’t had time to play with tables much but I’ve had a few good occasions to enjoy having family over for a meal. We had a gathering for Memorial Day and this is what I came up with.



I used 3 different patterns of blue and white dishes with red chargers and napkins and star napkin holders.


It’s hard to tell but the lemon pound cake was made in a star shaped bundt pan, too. Stars were the major theme.




George and Martha adorned our table even though Memorial Day came about long after their time.

My basket is a star shaped one, too.

Besides praying for all those who are alive and serving our country in the military before our meal this day we chose to memorialize Dear’s father Rex who served in World War II in New Guinea.


My dear husband even made red and blue drinks to go with the theme.

Some of my decorations will stay around for June and all the way to July 4th since we have Flag Day and then our Independence Day celebrations! Blessings…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

24 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Memorial Day

  1. Oh, so beautiful. I don’t think I have seen those blue plates. Are they new in your collection?

    That star pound cake really ties everything together, I think! 🙂


  2. This is just so patriotic and fun! I love that blue tablecloth and the runner, it is all really well done!

  3. Ellen, Lovely blue and white china with the red chargers. I like all of the red, white and blue. The cake looks fabulous! Beautiful holiday table!

  4. What a great patriotic table. I agree with you that red, white, and blue is good for most of the summer! Your pound cake looks yummy too. Stop by my blog for a giveaway of 12 “Style Sisters” napkin rings. Joni

  5. Very pretty table. I love the “real” tables. We live at our house, too and I wish I had an extra-just-for-nice table to play dishes with! Your design is wonderful.

  6. I love your table! I wish I would have been a busier person and done a beautiful patriotic table! That one is breathtaking. I really like the tribute to your “soldier” too!

  7. This is a terrific Patriotic themed tablescape! You have carried everything through so well without being overdone.

    I collect the Fostoria “American” too!


  8. Love your red, white, and blue theme. Such a wonderful display for Memorial Day.
    Come by my blog and win a $50 CSN gift certificate.

  9. I love all the stars. Each special touch is just great! The colored drinks are a great idea 🙂

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  10. Love the table…especially like the darker blue tablecloth; it makes everything else “pop” without being too busy. Pat

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