Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Very Patriotic Entry For Memorial Day

Hello, and thank you for stopping by today!  What does Memorial Day mean to you?  For me, it is a bittersweet day; it is both a celebration of my patriotism and a day of respectful reverence.  On this day, we honor the brave men and women who fought and paid the ultimate price for our country's freedom.  Two of my boys who are in Boy Scouts several times over now have had the privilege of going to the cemetery and placing flags in honor of our fallen.  We will likely do the same this year.  I also wanted to pay tribute as well this year by decorating the entry of our home.  Memorial Day is just one week away, so in preparation, I am adorning the outside of the house with some patriotic elements.  I hope you enjoy the post!

First, I wanted to create a festive planter.  My column which is usually in the mulch of the entryway provided a little bit of height.

Inside the urn, I set a circular piece of floral arranging foam.

The urn was then filled with white flowers and mini flags that wave proudly.

Close-up of the detail.

Next, I decorated my doors with premade patriotic garden hats.  I like these hats because they remind me of Spring, but they could also be used in the Summertime as well.

Decorated entryway.


If you would like to view the tutorial to make these patriotic garden hats, you may visit the post on my other blog The Crafting Table here.

To each and every person who has served, has lost a loved one in service, God Bless, and I thank and honor you from the bottom of my heart. 

Are you planning anything special for this memorial day?

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  1. I feel exactly the same about Memorial Day! I thought I would do some decorating for it on Friday. Love how you used your urn and the hats are darling!

  2. That is really pretty! Man..already Memorial Day! I am getting behind!

    1. Lol....I empathize, especially since I've started blogging....I don't know how these ladies do it! :)
      Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. Wow! What a lovely doorway to your home, and your decorations for Memorial Day are darling. Love the hats, and the urn is very pretty. Hope you are having a great week! Bess

  4. Your entry way looks festive yet dignified. We've had a bbq for the last two years on Memorial Day, but I think it's going to be too chilly this year. My dad was in the Air Force so Memorial Day growing up was a day of remembrance and respect more than parties. That's nice your boys are placing the flags at the cemetery.

    1. Thank you so much, Nora, and thank you to your father for his service! :)

  5. This is all so pretty! I don't have much red white and blue and some friends just gave me trouble over that! Maybe I can borrow theirs!
    I have been working on my Dad's life story and he served in WWII, so I have some special feelings in my heart this Memorial Day. I found a letter from one of his buddies listing different members of their company that had died and another of his saying that he had gone to two of the families to visit after their sons had died since he had been injured also and sent home to recoup. Those kinds of things touch the soul!
    Have a lovely Memorial Day.

    1. There are tears in my eyes as I read this, thank you so much for sharing, God bless! What a beautiful daughter you are, I'm sure your father must be just as proud to be your father as you are to be his daughter!

  6. Oh how pretty and what a great tribute to our brave soldiers. Love your door, love the hats!...Christine

    1. Thank you, Christine! Enjoy your weekend, and that FAB table you set!! :)