Memorial Day Weekend 2011

I just love red, white and blue. It may have something to do with being born close to Independence Day.  🙂

A special thanks to those who have served in our military and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we might be free today. And thanks to those who protect us today so that we can continue to be free. God Bless America and her military sons and daughters!

This was a quick set up as we decided at the last minute to have a cookout for our daughter and her boyfriend. My husband made his first barbecued chicken of the season. It was fabulous!

I used my Ruby Red Goblets and also my blue water glasses from Fortessa. We enjoyed vanilla ice cream with Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Sauce in the Ruby Reds. They were perfect for this delicious and refreshing dessert. The table covering is from Kohl’s as are the coordinating napkins. The blue-handled flatware is a Walmart purchase from a few years ago.

The square blue-rimmed dinner plate is also made by Fortessa.

Atop this is a square red plate by Corsica purchased at Kohl’s several seasons ago.

The small plate with blue band and white stars by Totally Today is a recent Salvation Army Thrift find, thanks to my dish-spotter, ‘S’. She knows I love stars.

Lastly is the little star shaped dish which was quite handy to use for extra home-made barbecue sauce for dipping. These were also a thrift find.

We had a very nice time visiting and enjoying the first barbecued chicken of our grilling season. I hope your weekend was filled with fun, too.

This week I hope to join Marty’s Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and Susan’s Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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16 Responses to Memorial Day Weekend 2011

  1. Betsy says:

    Love this post.
    You did such a great job with this tablescape. I think those square plates are so fun!!

  2. Ceekay says:

    Beautiful patriotic tablescape….love those little star bowls!

  3. Gorgeous red white and blue table, Tammy!

  4. FABBY says:

    I love, love this patriotic table! The plates are great, I love the star plates with blue and the little star bowls are so pretty!, they would be great to hold fresh fruit salad, too. Red and blue glasses…oh well! You guys had a great BBQ, I see… I just love BBQ, specially made by the hubbys. I’m also at TT at, BNOTP. Lots of hugs. FABBY

  5. marlis says:

    What a gorgeous table! Love the red goblets and yes perfect for parfaits and desserts of all kinds.. many blessings, marlis

  6. laurie says:

    Great, festive table Tammy. I love the way you placed the square dishes in a star shape! Those red goblets are gorgeous, and I love the clear plate with the sparkly blue rim. laurie

  7. laura says:

    Oh TAMMY! I think you should swing by my blog, got a surprise for you 🙂

  8. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Such a fun table! Lucky you with the thrifty finds, I would love those dishes-enjoy:@)

  9. This was a wonderful table Tammy! I LOVE it! Everything is absolutely perfect! Hope you have a great day!

  10. This is a great tablescape, perfect for the Memorial Day weekend. Love the stars…..
    Great stemware too.
    Hope your weekend is good…

    The French Hutch

  11. The mix of the blue and red goblets is so effective. I think that I’m going to have make a trip to our Kohl’s tomorrow. I wonder if they still have that cool tablecloth? Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

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  13. Poppy says:

    I love love love your cobalt blue square plates and those red plates… these cobalt blue square plate matches so much with your recent awesome find… those lovely cobalt blue dipping plates in your earlier post.. I loved those as well! I was looking for a patriotic fabric tablecloth… couldn’t find any, so ended up making one… but I love your patriotic tablecloth-napkin set…. it is perfect for a patriotic tablescape. The star plates look sooo cute! Sounds like you had a lovely time over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by and for your beautiful comment. I always enjoy having you. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

  14. Denise says:

    Hi Tammy,

    How nice that you have an “almost 4th of July birthday”! My Dad’s birthday is July 3rd, so we always have a combination cookout in our family. I also love red, white and blue, especially in the summer. Your table is so festive and patriotic. The combination of dishes is great, and I love your flatware and the napkins and tablecloth. Thanks for sharing!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  15. Kathy says:

    How wonderful to celebrate your birthday around Independence Day! You have set a wonderful – impromptu- patriotic table! Love bar-bque season! Nothing beats good grilling!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  16. I *love* your tablescape! What beautiful dishes you have.
    Thank you for your kind comment at Red Hen Home!

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