ic Kathe With an E: Memorial Day Table

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Table

I set this table
for all of the service men and women
who have given us such great freedoms.
  Men and women
who have protected us
and continue to keep us
safe from harm.
 Men such as my father, my brother, my cousins, my friends.
Women such as my classmate Michelle.
When I found these plates at ARC Thrift months ago
I knew that I would be using them for this
table today.
 The steel blue gray 
made me think of
the dress uniforms of 
the brave men and women 
in the armed services.
Candles standing straight and tall.
Light fare to be offered.
 A table set
to welcome them home.
Flowers and flags 
in remembrance
to those that gave all.
A simple toast to
each and every one of them.
Thank you.

China~Mikasa Delacort
Flatware~Cost Plus World Market
Champagne Glasses~Walmart
Wine Glasses~Godinger
Candlesticks~Cost Plus World Market
Flowers~Grocery Store and The Dollar Tree
Vase~Thrift Store
Blue Runner~Ikea
Tablecloth~Bed Bath & Beyond

I always share my tablescapes with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

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  1. Great table to honor our service men and women. Love that you used your candlewick desert dishes. Have a good Holiday weekend my friend.

  2. oops think I forgot an S there, I always think de-sert instead of des-ert.

  3. What a lovely patriotic table Kathe!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Beautiful tribute to those so brave. God Bless them all and keep them safe.:)

  5. Beautiful job Kathe! I love your china find!

  6. Kathe, those plates are absolutely perfect. I would never have thought of it, but they really do give a "dress uniform" look to the whole table. I really love this one.

  7. Kathe this is a wonderful table and I love the thought you put into it. Happy Memorial Day.

  8. Oh Kathe.. Tears over here. Thank you for this table, and for the well written words. What a loving table this is, that means so very much. Simply Beautiful. Enjoy your Memorial Day, Thank you for a great look and start to my Memorial Day. xo Jen

  9. The table is wonderful looking! I did have my focus on that fruit--what a great treat for this day.


  10. Beautiful and such a great idea. Thank you for your inspiring words as well. We are so blessed.

  11. So lovely....I just adore your Thrifty China!!

    Have a wonderful evening!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  12. Just beautiful Kathe! Love the table and the sentiment!

  13. Thanks for sharing this beautiful patriotic table at Your Cozy Home Party. Your dishes were a good starting point for the tribute to those who served our country. --------- Shannon

  14. Those dishes are lovely! Perfect table for Memorial Day, so appropriate to remember those who dies for our country!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  15. Everything looks perfect! Every detail is Memorial Day perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  16. What a beautiful table. I do hope you'll visit me at My Dream Canvas!

  17. Hi Kathe!

    Thank you for reminding us of the freedoms we enjoy today... because of the ultimate sacrifice of so many. Your table was a perfect tribute to our fallen soldiers.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  18. Great table and I love a cup of those berries:)

  19. Very festive table!!! Your newest follower via TimeOutThursday!!! Please follow back so we can share creative ideas!?

  20. It's beautiful, Kathe! What a lovely remembrance. Thank you so much for linking up!

  21. Beautiful and elegant. I love the blue/gray plates and couldn't agree more they are as well-dressed as a soldier in dress blues. What a lovely tribute!

  22. Beautiful table and such a perfect way to honor our military men and women. Especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. As a mom of a soldier I thank you!

  23. Kathe, this is an elegant table to honor Memorial Day!

  24. What a beautifully set table! I bet your family really enjoyed eating at such a lovely table! Thanks so much for linking up!

  25. It's rally special that you honored our military in such a gorgeous way. The new plates are beautiful! I think that you'll lose them often. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  26. This really rocks, Kathe! I love it how you saw the blue & gray of the uniforms in the design. I also thought that the pattern looks much like some of the medals given. Very, very nice find! I am sure that any soldier coming home to this would be thrilled!

  27. You honored our service men very nicely.

  28. What a great gesture to the US heroes.

    TY for sharing your lovely setting, as always.

    Happy day to you all.

  29. Gorgeous table setting and the plates, what a great find.


  30. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful For Memorial Day in honored of our fallen soldiers. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  31. Beautiful and oh so festive! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  32. Great table! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  33. Very festive!! Thanks for linking up to Flaunt It Friday! :) Hope you will come back and visit!

    @ www.dottedlinecrafts.com

  34. Thanks Kathe for sharing this beautiful table and tribute with Share Your Cup.

  35. Another festive and fantastic table! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

  36. a beautiful table and a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  37. Kathe, Wow! What a beautiful table setting. Those dishes are gorgeous! What a beautiful tribute to those who truly deserve it! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday. Have a wonderful week :)

  38. What a lovely table and so wonderful that you took the time to give tribute to those serving in the military. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  39. This is a beautiful table for honoring all the men and women that have served our country. I really like the color of those plates, they are lovely. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  40. found you on Bowl full of Lemons Link up. Love the table!

  41. It looks great! Thank you for coming by and linking up.

  42. So festive! I love this table and the tribute to our military. Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  43. I love the plates you used! Thanks for sharing at What's Cluckin!

  44. I love the china you used! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  45. great layout, looks fab
    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx