Today is Memorial Day and a day for remembering those who have gone before us.
It is a day for picnics and bar-b-ques and family gatherings and also the time we reflect on all our Military and their families. who have sacrificed their all, so that we may have freedom.
It is a day for placing flowers on the grave sites in the cemeteries ….something I remember my grandmother and I doing every year.
We would take mason jars with fresh picked roses and peonies and fill them with water provided in the sections of the cemetery….and then solomnly and quietly nestle the jars into the soil and grass in front of each tombstone of family members and loved ones.
I believe that in today’s world, many of us take for granted all these sacrifices of our Military.
We don’t stop to think that we are still sacrificing the lives of the men and women who continue to fight so that we may live in the land of the free.
As I have said before, my whole family is Navy, with the exception of my father who was Army.
We are all very patriotic and we will defend our flag and all it stands for.
We fly the American Flag every single day at our home and when it starts to show wear, we retire it in the proper way…yes, there is a proper way that shows respect for our flag and then we hang a new one in it’s place.
God Bless America.
Today, I have set up a vignette of red, white and blue to honor Memorial Day that I would like to share with you.
I have used the blue and white striped beverage jug in many tablescapes and vignettes….see above pic for just one example for several years ago.
I found it years ago at Pottery Barn and fell in love with the wide blue and white stripes of this crock.
Note I used a red and white pitcher for the flowers whereas in today’s vignette, I used the dark navy and white to match the crock beverage container.
I like to sit the beverage crock on a pedestal of some sort, in this case a cake plate to make it easily accessible to fill your glass or cup with mint iced tea or refreshing lemonade.
The red, white and blue wood stars were a find a few years ago at one of the hobby craft stores.
The little bicycle napkin rings I found this year at Pier 1 and I adore their red white and blue trimmings.
All that is lacking is a couple playing cards clothes pinned to their wheels and they would be ready for the annual Memorial Day parade.
The napkins are Ralph Lauren Mireille Floral Navy, blue and white tablecloth….which match the tablecloth I have used in blue and white tablescapes.
See this one from a couple weeks ago…I called it the Birds and The Bees.
And there is nothing more American than a double chocolate brownie…unless it is Apple Pie!
Even Jesse James has joined in the celebration with his red, white and blue scarf.
What are your plans for your Memorial Day Holiday?
Whatever your plans are…Have a safe and Blessed day.