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!