Memorial Day Celebration: Oh My Stars and Stripes!


Memorial Day is a week away, the unofficial kick off to summer!


A day to wave the flag, salute the stars and stripes, and celebrate the Red, White and Blue!


In anticipation, I pulled out the red, white & blue for a little tabletop fun in the Potting Shed.


Ball jars are filled with a red, white and blooming combination of Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s Lace, and the red foliage of Lorapetalum for a patriotic bouquet.


Star and stripes are the guests of honor, with melamine plates layered over embossed white plates, beaded spray napkin rings, and broad stripes and bright stars napkins.


Help yourself to American Flag Tootsie Rolls and sparklers for a stars and stripes salute. . .


Sunwashed red, blue and white stripes on a jute table runner provide a foundation for the table with Pfaltzgraff American Bead flatware.


You can make a quick and easy party cup for your Memorial Day BBQ or party!


A candlestick from Dollar Tree provides a stem and elevates the fun for Oh My Stars cups from Pier 1.  Like with my Witches’ Brew Cups, I used E6000 (or use a similar silicone adhesive) to glue the cup to the candlestick, allowing the glue to cure 24 hours. Add some stars and stripes straws for patriotic sipping!


Patriotic paper fans and a banner are hanging in celebration. . .


A Land of the Free and Home of the Brave galvanized sign is proudly hailing some of what’s most beautiful about the USA.



For an easy sweet ending for your Memorial Day celebration, dress up your grocery store cupcakes with some red, white and blue!


Add red, white, and blue nonpareils, stars and stripes liners, Americana pinwheel picks and a sparkler.

Light and serve!


Of course Memorial Day has much more significance than celebrating the arrival of summer with BBQs and cupcakes. . .  it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in military service.


A day to recognize, reflect, and remember how fortunate we are to live in freedom.


If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Memorial Day celebration, your can find recipes to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry, HERE.

Oh My Stars & Stripes Table Details:

 Melamine Patriotic Plates  / HomeGoods

Red, white and blue Bowls and Straws / HomeGoods

White Square Dinner Plates / Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard

Flatware / Pfaltzgraff American Bead

Oh My Stars Cups / Pier 1

 Napkin Rings / Pier 1

Red and Blue Striped Loire Table Runner / World Market

Stars & Stripes Galvanized Sign  / Pier1

Patriotic Paper Fans & Patriotic Bunting / Hobby Lobby, last year

Americana Pinwheel Pick / Pier 1


However you celebrate, wishing you a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day Celebration Oh My Stars and Stripes!

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  32 comments for “Memorial Day Celebration: Oh My Stars and Stripes!

  1. May 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

    OMG those napkin rings are great Mary-love them! Cuuute Tootsie Rolls too, I saw some RW&B Hershey Kisses the other day. Can’t believe Memorial Day is this weekend already, now all we need is the sun:@)

  2. May 23, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Great tablescaping, Mary. Love that lorapetalum – both vases of flowers are perfect. And the cupcake with lit sparkler are striking in the photo. Have a great week.

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    May 23, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I salute you Mary!! Great tablescape!! Can’t wait to get mine set up..I love the RED, WHITE & BLUE!! We add a little bit of the black & white check here in honor of the GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING..THE INDIANAPOLIS 500!! This is the 100th running..very special Memorial weekend!! 🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸🏁🇺🇸💥💥💥

  4. May 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Oh my stars and stripes is right Mary! Your celebration is indeed in full bloom!! I love the flag Tootsie Rolls! I can’t believe how red white and blue is coming up everywhere in stores these days, so many temptations! You are ready for celebrating all summer! Love the sparkler in your cupcake!

  5. Debbie
    May 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love it! Everything is so fun and festive!

  6. May 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

    The SUN has finally reappeared here and I couldn’t be happier! I love your beautiful, stars and stripes table setting! Every detail is wonderful. The sparkler picks took me right back to my childhood and summer celebrations. Have a great day, Mary!

  7. May 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Awww so red, white and blue cute, dear Mary! I need to buy some of that glue that you use, as I know,it would come in handy. Your potting shed looks all festively decked out to begin summer celebrations.

  8. franki
    May 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    It looks “STARtacular!!!” franki

  9. Vikki
    May 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I rarely comment Mary but I always love your beautiful posts. Your floral compositions always inspire me. Vikki in VA

  10. Sherri
    May 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I love this…from your vintage jars filled with beautiful flowers to the place settings and everything else in between.

  11. Cyndi Raines
    May 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I salute all of your efforts! Awesome!

  12. May 24, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Very creative. I am in love with your potting shed.
    At Christmas I used those same candlesticks and glue to make goblets with their blue glasses.

  13. May 24, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Oh my goodness….MARY!!!! You’ve done it yet again…this display is SPECTACULAR! You have more fun playing with your dishes than anyone I know. Such wonderful inspiration & such beautiful floral combinations. Hats off to you & the Red, White & Blue!!!!!

  14. May 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Three cheers for the red, white and blue, and for you too, Mary! I love it all!!! The jute runner caught my eye right away and one is now winging its way to CT! A cupcake with loads of frosting can only be improved by a sparkler so I’ll take one of those too. Our hydrangea and Queen Anne’s Lace are not blooming yet, but they’ll be ready for me to copy you for our July 4th picnic, so thank you for the inspiration! Linda

  15. May 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Will be decorating the farm today and tomorrow! Hurrah for America! Make America Great Again!! Go TRUMP!!!

  16. May 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Your tablescapes are always beautiful. Thanks so much for this great Memorial Day Celebration. We are going to have a block party – should be fun.
    Enjoy the day.


  17. Marcia
    May 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    So fantastic and the sign form Pier I is on sale so I scored that for my new decor and I have to say it’s very cool and well done!

  18. May 25, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Horray for the red, white, and blue! The potting shed looks adorable dressed in patriotic colors. Love the fans hanging in front of the window. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  19. May 25, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Love it all especially the red scale!

  20. Melodie Strickland
    May 25, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Love your patriotic potting shed display–well done!! May you, your hubby and the girls have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Our area is finally getting sunshine and 80 degree plus weather.

    • May 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Melodie! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you too :)

  21. Janice Vogt
    May 26, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I love your Red, White and Blue! My home is all Americana, even my sofa and chair. I am going crazy trying to find the Tootsie Rolls in the Flag paper; where did you buy them?

    • May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Hi Janice! I found them at Dollar Tree about a month ago. If they’re out of stock, check Oriental Trading or Amazon.

      • Janice Vogt
        May 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

        Thank you! Amazon wants $9 a bag:( I will look today at Dollar Tree!

  22. May 26, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I love all of this Mary! Those tootsie rolls are the coolest! I’ve set out some of my red, white and blue and will keep it going through Independence Day. Have a great Memorial Day!

  23. May 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    What beautiful decor! I love the sign and plates, and I like how you used the antique scale.

  24. June 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    god bless america :-)

  25. May 14, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Thanks for sharing memorial day tribute poems

  26. May 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    You definitely pulled out all the stops Mary this is beautiful. Have a great holiday weekend!

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