Thursday, May 24, 2012
Stars for Memorial Day
Summer is on it’s way so I decided to set the table on the patio. Here in the desert when the height of summer is upon us, sometimes the heat is overwhelming.
Memorial Day is thought of as the start of summer. Of hot days and long nights, barbeques, baseball and days at the beach or relaxing by the pool. What must not be forgotten is to honor the men and women of the US Armed Services who gave their lives while serving our country.
What started as Decoration Day after the Civil War, became known as Memorial day in the 1880’s. In 1968, the date was changed from May 30th to the last Monday in May. Thereby creating the first three day weekend of the summer.
Would you choose to sit at a red, a white or a blue place setting?
I love the star sprays on the table, I got them for $5 each on clearance.
It gets windy here in the high desert, so I have put out a few quilts for those who are get a little chilly when the sun goes down.. A nine-patch on point at the table.
We might need a some candlelight
and some sparkle.
After the meal we can sit in the Adirondack chairs and listen to the waterfall as it splashes into the pool. Wrapped up in one of the quilts draped over the rockers.
Long May She Wave.
Glassware and Flatware – Current Longaberger
Star plates, Bowls, Baskets and Wrought Iron. – Retired Longaberger
Blue striped plates – Pottery Barn at least 25 years ago
Accessories – Storage Closets
Star Sprays and Glass Star Gems – Marshall’s
Napkins – Made years ago
Quilts – Personal collection
Stitch at you soon, Dawna
I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday