Saturday, May 17, 2014

Set Your Table With Flair--A Patriotic Memorial Day


Hello, friends!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!  Memorial Day is such an important holiday.  It is so fulfilling to pay respect to our armed forces!  Rather than give you my usual step-by-step of how I set my tablescape, as a way to pay homage, today I am going to share a lyrical excerpt from one of my favorite patriotic songs, God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.  If you have never heard this song, you should give it a listen. I am a music lover, a big sentimental softie, and the first time I heard this song was during Desert Storm at an R.O.T.C. assembly in High School.  It brought tears to my eyes.  I hope you enjoy the post.



And I'm proud to be an American,


Where at least I know I'm free.




And I won't forget the men who died,


Who gave that right to me.


And I gladly stand up next to you,



And defend her still today--.


'Cause there ain't no doubt,


I love this land!





God Bless the USA!!




















From my collection:
Navy blue chargers, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
White plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Clear plates, generic
White saucers, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Cobalt blue stemware, generic
Silk napkins used in vase and in setting, The 99¢ Store
Red napkins, generic, from HomeGoods
Blue napkins, generic
Floral stems, Hobby Lobby


Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day!!  




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32 comments:

  1. I love Lee Greenwood's song "God Bless the U.S.A.", I always have this CD in my car. I will turn it up and sing right along with the lyrics and I don't care who sees or hears me. Your memorial day table looks ready for celebrating the stars and stripes.

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  2. What a great table....and I love how you showed it from the ground up. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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  3. Love the way you wove the words of the BEST song ever through your post! Your table is stunning!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna! I love that song, even writing the post made my eyes misty....I thought it was so fitting. ❤❤

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  4. Great reminder to everyone that this day off is time to reflect on those that paid the ultimate price. I live within walking distance of marine base and see new recruits all the time, people do respect them. I bought a small Marine and a MIA-POW flag, that I thought might be to much for a centerpiece, but will use them now with American flags.Thanks for your beautiful setting.
    Wanda@weekendwanderlust.co

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    1. I agree completely, Wanda. :)
      Thank you for stopping in! ❤

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  5. LOVE that Lee Greenwood song! I have it on my playlist. That, Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.", Neil Diamond's "Coming to America", and Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem will all be seeing some serious play over the weekend!

    What a neat way to take us through your step-by-step! Your table looks great...really patriotic feel! The napkins are great...and great to have 2 when you're eating messy barbeque!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful and very safe holiday weekend. Take care of yourself, and thanks for remembering our troops in such a creative way.

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    1. Wow!!! I forgot how much I love that Neil Diamond song!!❤❤❤. Have to YouTube it immediately! You are sooo right. One in the lap, one for the lip! :)
      Have a beautiful week!

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  6. Beautiful! Beautiful table and beautifully written, great idea - wish I'd thought of it :)
    Thank you for promoting Memorial Day for what it is, a day of remembrance of our heroes, not just "the first day of summer". And thank you for joining the History & Home link party at We Call It Junkin! ~ Dawn

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  7. Tieing the words of the song to your table was very effective and made your setting even more perfect.

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  8. Love that song and your table is perfect. Found you through What's it Wednesday. xo Laura

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you! ❤

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  9. a stunning display to honor our fallen. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

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  10. I love that song- what a great tie-in to your tablescape! I like the unique way you used the napkins and the centerpiece!

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  11. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  12. Oh, how I love this post!! It is "perfection"! I love the Lee Greenwood song and your table is a wonderful tribute to all of those who have died defending our freedoms. God bless the U.S.A., indeed!!

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  13. Beautiful! That centerpiece is a show-stopper...

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  14. Gorgeous! Happy Memorial Day to You!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Your Table is so beautiful and perfect for Memorial Day!! Thank you so much for linking it up to our Something to Talk About Link Party and sharing your pretty planter too. Have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite, and for hosting!

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  16. Love this idea! I think I will use it for 4th of July. Love your ideas, I posted some over on my blog as well. - Seri from www.serisblog.com

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