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May 22, 2014

Patriotic and Picnic Like for Memorial Day

I'm reposting this because I haven't had 
the energy lately to do everything I want.

Wishing everyone a great Memorial Weekend!

A simple patriotic table for two. 

Patriotic and picnic like

 I selected flowers and branches for filler from my yard and garden to create my centerpiece.

 Tulips, daffodils, and cherry tree blossoms

 These gorgeous red tulips resemble roses in their depth of color and shape

 The sun came out long enough for me to snap a few shots in between the rainy weather we're having right now.

 This tall handled pitcher is made of tin and decorated with berries.   I wanted to suggest a picnic atmosphere with fruit and vegetables.
I have two narrow glasses inside of the pitcher.  One is upside down to support the 2nd one that is resting on it to hold the flowers.  I didn't trust that the tin would hold the water and I needed to create a way to get the flowers up higher.

 These Homer Laughlin diner style plates added to  the patriotic picnic feeling I wanted.  The checkered design is repeated in the napkins and a tablecloth underneath.

 I criss crossed two square tablecloths since
they were the only thing I had that suited
my theme. 

The corn on the cob dish added a splash of color and helps suggest a classic picnic food item!

 I added a little sparkle to the napkins

I can carry this theme outdoors if the weather permits on 
Memorial Day 

 Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a 
great Memorial Day!

Remember to honor those who gave
their lives for our country.  

Let's also remember to say an extra prayer for
the people of Oklahoma that have suffered
such devastating losses this week after the
tornado swept through their area.
   
I'm joining 

Cuisine Kathleen for her
Let's Dish Patriotic Challenge  


Between Naps on the Porch
for
Tablescape Thursday 

I'm once again joining
Between Naps on the Porch 
 

41 comments:

  1. You always make well-thought of and beautiful tablescapes Liz! This one is no exceptiong - love the sparkle you added on the napkins the most! They kinda remind me of fireworks and would also work great for a 4th of July set-up dont you think?! Love it!

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  2. Beautiful Liz. Love the plates!

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  3. Such a patriotic table for two from the flags in your beautiful centerpiece, the red plaid under cloth and white cloth on top. Each of your two placesettings are perfect for Memorial Day. We are all so heartbroken again by the tornadoes in Oklahoma and the loss of lives.

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  4. Liz, you come up with the cutest idea's! Looks nice.

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  5. Very pretty table! I love the dishes, they're so perfect for the patriotic theme and that long pitcher is awesome! I'm so sad about the tornado in Oklahoma. Prayers for the families who lost dear ones and for the injured.
    FABBY

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  6. A picnic is perfect for Memorial Day. I remember going around to all the country cemeteries with my grandparents, decorating with flowers from Granny's gardens. After the graves were decorated we always had a picnic.

    Your table is beautiful, Liz!

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  7. Beautiful patriotic table. Your linens and dishes are perfect for this occasion. Love the shots with the sun streaming in.
    Happy Weekend......Sarah

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  8. I love how you crisscrossed the two table cloths, Liz! The checkered dishes are perfect for your patriotic table and I love the centerpiece.

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  9. Dearest Liz,
    Very pretty table setting and I love the two tablecloths used the way you did.
    Yes, coming from the Old World, we are forever grateful for those brave Americans that came to liberate us. Sadly the younger generations are not even aware of the full meaning of FREEDOM!
    Hugs to you and Happy Memorial Day to you and yours,
    Mariette

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  10. The patriotic table is perfect with the tall handled pitcher with the lovely blooms. I like your checked china and the table linens. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day and many prayers for all the fallen soldiers!

    Pam

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  11. Liz, the firework napkin rings.. just wonderful!!! I love that the sun cooperated even if just for a little bit. I love the flower arrangement. A wonderful table which will work perfectly outside! Have a blessed and wonderful Memorial Day. xo marlis

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  12. Love all of the checks!

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. I want to come and have a picnic at your table!!!
    And the sunlight popped in to make your setting even more stunning.
    Blessings!!

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  14. Hi there, Liz! I know that this is a table we can all enjoy for years to come! I love the way you put it together!!! It's patriotic, and still it is able to reveal its feminine side without hesitation. What a great idea for displaying the flowers in the pitcher!!!! I'll have to try that! The flowers you put in the pitcher are A-1!!! You are the gardener we all WISH we were!!!

    I LOVE the layered linens on the table as well as the layered dishes. Super duper eye candy!!! It's so cool that you used the rattan charger just barely peeking out from under the gorgeous white charger. That really lends depth, color, and texture. SO pretty!!!

    You created a table that would make any American proud, Liz! I hope you and Dan have a safe and joyous weekend in celebration of the lives given in defense of our great country. Your tablescape sure makes the grade!!!

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  15. Beautiful table, Liz. Gorgeous flowers, especially those tulips.
    The corn dish would look great in my corn-y collection!

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  16. What a beautiful and thoughtful table. A perfect Patriotic tablescape. I love how you used the centerpiece.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful table for Memorial Day Liz! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Liz,

    I just adore your patriotic table! Those checkered plates look great stacked together.

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  19. Liz, I really like how you used the tablecloths together. Also, the centerpiece is lovely and the napkin rings almost look like fireworks on your table!! Have a wonderful holiday.

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  20. I can't decide what my favorite part is. It's between the place setting itself and that wonderful centerpiece. I need to remember the concept of a tall thin one when I'm setting a table, especially a table for two. It looks fantastic. Those plates are perfect for your Memorial Day picnic feeling just as you planned. Perfect. I also love the layered tablecloth look.

    All together, it's just plain lovely. My favorite photo is the fifth one down with the sun on the napkin. That's beautiful!

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  21. Liz, I love that tall, tin pitcher. Your flowers look so pretty in it. I also love checks. They just make me happy. Between your plates and your napkins, this post is making me very happy. Have a great holiday weekend. laurie

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  22. Liz, this is an amazing tablescape. So pretty! Love the centerpiece! The napkins and holders are perfect. Happy Memorial Day!

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  23. Thanks so much for the prayers this week. We feel covered by them. The attitude of the people in Moore is completely inspiring. Your patriotic tablescape is beautifully done. I particularly like the tall white pitcher. It somehow reminds me of a soldier standing tall and at attention. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  24. Your patriotic table for two is wonderful! How special to go to that much work for the two of you! I must do that more often.

    Judy

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  25. Liz, I adore your centerpiece and your picnic style table! I have tin envy :)) The layering of the tablecloths, plates with their red & blue check patterns and chargers are wonderful! Wishing you perfect picnic weather and a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  26. Liz, your patriotic table for two is just delightful!! Love the pretty flowers in the cute tin pitcher! Happy Memorial Day!

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  27. Beautiful table Liz. Those plates are awesome. The pitcher is so pretty filled with flowers. I also love how you layered the tablecloths. Perfect table for this memorial day. xo Linda

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  28. I adore your tablescape. The pitcher is so pretty.

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  29. Hi Liz! Oh, your tablescape is just darling! I love that tall pretty pitcher and you've added just the perfect amount of flowers. Your dishes are so sweet. I've never seen this pattern before! Thanks for popping in to see me with your kind words.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Such a festive table…love those chargers and the corn dishes! I am also getting RW&B out for my Memorial Day cookout!

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  31. Perfect for the weekend. Such a great look. I see you are quite busy with the yard. It is looking great. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  32. Hi Liz, Love your tablescape!! Perfect setting for the holiday weekend. Love your dishes and the way you layered the table cloths. Your style and the way you pull everything together is gorgeous. You always inspire me with your talents.
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend.
    Hugs

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  33. Your theme table is just right for the day, and you've made it seem very doable. That's what I like!

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  34. So lovely! That pitcher is wonderful, and I love those plates.

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  35. Liz,
    Thanks for your visits and kind words about my post on my Mom.

    Such a pretty tablescape for the Holiday. I finally finished my inside decorating for the patriotic Holidays and I planted most of my annuals in front today since hopefully, the threat of frost has passed.....

    Have a great Holiday weekend!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  36. Oh Liz, those tulips took my breath. They are gorgeous! Your table looks so patriotic, and I love those glasses with the little cherries on them. Well done! My husband won the election, and I will get back to blogging soon. Thank you for sticking with me. laurie

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  37. What a wonderful table. Love your tablecloths and your napkins! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  38. Totally worth a 2nd go round! I'm glad you reposted this because it gives me another look at that terrific TALL pitcher. I think my friend just gave me a serving tray that has a very similar design. The tray has strawberries and blackberries that are actually kinda blue in color. I think you have blueberries on that pitcher, but still...they're kissin' cousins!

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  39. Hi Liz! Your table is so lovely and your flowers in the centerpiece are just so gorgeous! I love the red tulips and cherry blossoms. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. I love the centerpiece Liz, and the whole feeling you've created with the layered cloths and vintage tin pitcher~the napkin rings are really a cute pop on top of the red white and blue plate stack!
    Jenna

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  41. Hi Liz! Thanks for popping in to see The Little House! Yes it'll be easy to keep clean and yes, the houses are different in New York but where my daughter lives the prices aren't that bad! Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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