ic Kathe With an E: Memorial Day BBQ Tablescape

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day BBQ Tablescape

Memorial Day is the day set aside to remember those that give us the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy everyday.

It is also the official start of summer and Mr. B breaking out his
mad skills on the BBQ grill!

Since the weather was so nice and, the cottonwood trees haven't yet started to shed, I decided to set my very first tablescape out on the back patio table.

I purchased the vinyl tablecloth at Walmart. I thought the checks with the inset stars was perfect for the holiday.
I decided to keep the place settings simple.
A woven charger from Goodwill, plain white dinner plates from Ikea, flatware from Family Dollar and napkins from Walmart.


Walmart iced tea glasses sit on melamine stars from Target.
For the centerpiece I placed white petunias into a planter from Ikea.
Funky vintage style candles from the restaurant supply store
in case we stay out after it gets dark.
The hamburger and hot dog salt & pepper shakers were
a gift from Mr. B and add some fun and color to the otherwise formal table.

The final piece to the table, other than Mr. B's perfectly prepared steaks and my eggy mac salad, is a vintage condiment set for steak and bbq sauce.

A wonderful way to start summer!
Outside enjoying the sunshine and good food!


 
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67 comments:

  1. How festive and pretty Kathe - love it - and love the background shots of the decorated fence too!
    XOX

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  2. I love your table kathe and your backyard looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Classy table for the Holiday. Great job on your backyard!

    Cathy Cupboard Calamity <;)

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  4. Kathe, your table is crisp and cool for a Memorial Day BBQ. Those salt and pepper shakers are adorable. Happy Weekend!

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  5. Nice table and I love that it was your first outdoor table this year! The cute S&P really added a fun touch!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Kathe, How wonderful it must be too look forward to the bbq! I love your table! The stars on the cloth are perfect. Love the S&P. Those plates and the star plates are just great pieces!!! Have a blessed and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. xo marlis

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  7. Your table just sings "summer"...I love it! Have a wonderful Memorial week end...hugs, Penny

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  8. This is a lovely setting. Very inviting.

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  9. Kathe, I love your fence. My eyes go right to it, with the lovely stars, etc. And I love your table, just perfect. xo

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  10. How simple and elegant with just a spice of fun with those shakers! Glad I saw you at the Talent Show! Best wishes for tasty dishes!

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  11. I love it Kathe! It is fabulous and it looks perfect with the backdrop of your star on the fence! How nice to enjoy a good meal at a beautiful table while looking at your pretty back yard...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  12. Perfect! Wish we had the weather to go with it.

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  13. Wonderful outdoor setting especially a table set with the red, white and blue colors. Your star shape plates are so cute and love the idea of a cookout on the grill. Hope you have a great meal and enjoy your weekend!

    Pam

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  14. Everything looks very festive I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Denise

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  15. I'm so happy that you shared your patio before the cotton woods shed. such a perfect tribute.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. You really picked just the right tablecloth, Kathe! It looks terrific with the little stars sprinkled throughout!!!

    CUTE salt & pepper shakers!!! That hubby of yours really knows how to buy neat gifts for you! Either his Mama raised him right, you have him trained well, he's just a good guy from the word go, or any combination of the three! :-)

    Please let Mr. B know I like my steak medium. As for you, in addition to the eggy mac salad, I would like to have the rim of my iced tea glass salted, and fill that puppy up with margaritas. Keep 'em comin'!!! :-)

    Have a happy holiday weekend, Kathe! I'm glad the 2 of you will be spending it together in grill heaven!!!

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  17. I agree with Alycia...the tablecloth with the little stars is perfect....All of the pieces come together so well for a patriotic table. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and enjoy the grilled steak.

    Judith

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  18. I love it! Thanks for joining us on Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner.

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  19. Looking good! Love that tablecloth- it sets the whole design up nicely! The salt and pepper shakers are the cutest! They'd go nicely with my little corn on the cob dish!

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  20. I love your table!! The outdoor setting is so perfect. Your whole tablescape is so very patriotic!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  21. Just love your tablescape! Perfect for this patriotic weekend! I am inspired to tackle mine now. I would love to have you share this recipe at my Linky Party! Wicked Good Wednesday at The Wilderness Wife Blog - http://www.wildernesswife.com/its-wicked-good-wednesday-in-maine/

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  22. Love those salt and pepper shakers!

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  23. This table is perfect! Love the vintage condiment holders and salt and pepper shakers! Mr. B has good taste, but we knew that because he married you ;).

    (You could use this for July 4th and it would be equally appropriate.)

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  24. Goodness--much prettier than my paper plates! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hi Kathe, I love how you decorated the table, it is so pretty! I hope you have a great holiday weekend. I finally figured out how to do link parties and I would love to join yours next week! Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  26. Looks like a party! What time will the steaks be ready? ;)

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  27. What???!!! You got that awesome red flatware at Family Dollar??? Excuse me while I dash off to Family Dollar..... Seriously I hope you got that recently because I've been wanting some and I'll be running by there soon! Lovely table, nice take on it how you did mostly blue & white and just a touch of red. LOVE the s&p shakers, too cute.

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    1. Dawn, yes recently! They have red, white and a dark blue. $3.50 for a set for 4! They aren't the best out there but, better than plastic ;-) At my Family Dollar they have them hanging on pegs in the household aisle. Good luck!

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  28. very nice! salt & pepper shakers cracked me up!

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  29. Kathe this is lovely! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  30. What a darling table! I love the stars under the cups and those little salt and pepper shakers are so cute!! I hope your holiday weekend is fabulous!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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  31. Your table setting is gorgeous! I love the tablecloth, silverware and the hotdog and hamburger salt and pepper shakers are adorable. Great post!

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  32. Very nice table settings:) Now I am ready to eat:)

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  33. What a keen shopper and great decorator you are! Love what you have put together,
    just know your Memorial Day Party will be festive and fun!
    Visiting from The Dedicated House-
    jemma

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  34. Would love for you to join my link party where we pin all those who join to our party board
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/5/23/all-things-pretty-9

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  35. I would love to join you and Mr. B at this table! Grillin and chillin! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF this week!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  36. Your table is lovely and very patriotic. I think the salt and pepper shakers are too cute! Enjoy those delicious steaks!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  37. I love the simplicity of your table, Kathe.
    Have a great week...

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  38. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. It looks soo great! Oh I can't wait to set up our porch and BBQ! Happy Memorial Day!

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  40. You have such great finds on your table. Love the placemats from Goodwill and the flatware too. Great job.

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  41. I love this post... I love setting the table and making it pretty! What a fun tablescape you have here! By the way - I chuckled at your blog title because Zannie is short for Roseanne - I always say "Roseanne with an E" LOL Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Zannie @ mymixingspoon.com

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  42. Looks fabulous!! :) Happy Memorial Day, Kathe!

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  43. Perfect setting for Memorial Day Kathe. Love the red, white, and blue in honor of those who have gone before us. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. Oh, your blue and white tablecloth just steals the show. Happy Memorial Day.

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  45. Kathe, what a great table... I'm loving your red handled silverware. Thanks for sharing your backyard.

    Helen

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  46. everything looks great! so pretty and lovely! :-)

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  47. love your tablescape! It looks so inviting! I like the star coasters and the touch of red of the silver ware.

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  48. How fun!! =) Thanks for sharing this at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  49. Hi Kathe, your tablescape looks great, so festive. What really caught my eye was the blue stars hanging on the fence, what a great touch. Thank you for partying with us at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  50. So fun and festive! This would be perfect for July fourth as well! Thanks for linking up!

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  51. I just love the hotdog and hamburger S&P...so adorable and I do love S&P's but have limited most to Christmas time:)
    Your tablescape is so pretty I love how simple but adorable it looks!

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  52. Your table looked awesome, Kathe! Everything, especially the small details, fitted in with Memorial Day {even I can see that being a South-African!} Thank you for sharing your beautiful table at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE Blog Hop !

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  53. Come share this post on Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_28.html
    Karin :)

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  54. Ciao arrivo da "Qualunque Mercoledì Linky Party" Complimenti!

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  55. Beautiful tablescape and perfect for the holiday! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!

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  56. Terrific tablescape - I love your dishes and am amazed at your thrifty finds - beautifully done! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursay,
    Kathy

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  57. What a cute setup! Can I just say I ADORE your salt and pepper shakers! Too cute! (New follower now!)
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would love if you would join me in celebrating my Blogiversary by linking up any of your awesome posts at my Blogiversary Link Party: http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/05/its-my-blogiversary-and-ill-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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  58. What a festive table! We love the blue and white and the red-handled utensils top it off very nicely. The salt and pepper shakers are so fun - you must get a lot of comments when you put them out!

    Thanks so much for sharing this terrific Memorial Day table at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday party. Hope to see you again next week BeBetsy Link and Hop

    Sharon and Denise

    PS. Hope the party was a smashing success!

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  59. How lovely Kathe! I am sure yours and Mr. B's Memorial BBQ was so enjoyable! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  60. How lovely Kathe! I am sure yours and Mr. B's Memorial BBQ was so enjoyable! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  61. I love that table set and i LOOOOOVE the stars for the glasses LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back tomorrow with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  62. Your table screams summer! Love it :) Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Diane @MamalDiane

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  63. I have already left a comment on how much I like you table, Kathe and just want to thank you for sharing this at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  64. Love it! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  65. Beautiful table setup. This year we stayed home and took a day to relax. It's been non-stop for the last month so we really needed a breather.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-9-party-time.html

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