Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: No Greater Love {A Memorial Day Table}

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15:13 (NLT)

In honor of all of those who have served or are serving, I put together a table this past weekend. 

Since I only had a small amount of time to spend on it, it's pretty simple, but it's my little tribute to those who have served & sacrificed for you & me.

{As you might can tell, it was a pretty windy day!}

A stars & stripes tablecloth sets the mood......

......while a stack of mixed & matched red, white, & blue dinnerware continue the theme.

A silver charger is topped with square blue & white plates {one turned diagonally to give it a little more interest} & round red plates, alternating back & forth .
The notched edge of the red plates adds to the nautical feel, while the blue plates, peeking out, add some interest.

A white boat bowl with blue trim finishes it off......paying tribute to the Coast Guard & Navy.

A mason jar {which can later be used for an ice-cold beverage on this hot, windy day} is filled with a red, white, & blue plaid napkin, red & blue flatware, a red & white striped straw, & of course, the American flag.
{Just a little tip: The napkins are actually tea towels!  I often use tea towels for napkins when I can't find the right color/design of napkins.}

Two silver airplanes act as a centerpiece........honoring the Air Force {including my sweet dad, who retired from the Air Force Reserves in April}.

Thank you to all who have served our country.......
 ........Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corp, Navy........
 .......for all the sacrifices both you & your families have made........

......and especially to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.......

......for our freedom!

God bless you all!
And God bless the USA!

Stars & Stripes Tablecloth - Kohls
Silver Chargers - Hobby Lobby
Blue Plates - "Tacey" by Roscher/TJ Maxx
Red Plates - "Kick It Up a Notch" by Emeril/Dillards
Boat Bowls - Pottery Barn
Plaid "Napkins" - Tuesday Morning
Colorful Flatware - Kohls
Airplanes - TJ Maxx/Hobby Lobby {borrowed from my dad}
{Click on the the links above to see other tablescapes using the same items.}

I'll be joining the following parties this week:
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Rednesday @ It’s a Very Cherry World

Outdoor Wednesdays @ A Southern Daydreamer

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Friday Favorites @ Simply Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogie Board Cottage

Newbie Party @ DebbieDoos
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Show & Share @ Just A Girl


  1. Love the planes and the boats. What a great idea!

  2. I am working on a table scape right now with my vintage enamelware. I just set my little Pottery Barn boats on the plates a few minutes ago!!! Great minds sure do think alike! Your table is beautiful. I love patriotic settings.

  3. Thank you for this important holiday tribute table top decor. It is gorgeous and so meaningful. Thank you for your special way to honour all of our fallen and living heroes and their loved ones….my dad, your dad, uncles friends and all who loved our freedom enough to make a difference.God Bless them all and you and yours. Love your adorable dishes and boat bowls too! Emeia.

  4. What a pretty, patriotic table. I just love to see a round table on the lawn; it looks so inviting! This is a lovely table with all the red, white and blue, and such a sweet tribute to your father, as well as all those serving (past and present) in our armed forces. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Oh how cute! I love the boats and planes...Christine

  6. Great table for Memorial Day. I'm fond of red, white, and blue anytime.

  7. How precious is your table with the boats and planes added. I love USA blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Shae!

  8. That was awesome. I love the boat on the plates! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  9. Beautiful shots!

    My BLUE, please come and see.

  10. What a beautiful setting! :) Perfection.

    Have a great week!

  11. I love your table scape and the outdoor setting.

    Your new follower

  12. This is a fabulous table. You did a great job. The airplanes are so art deco. Makes me think of an old movie.

  13. Beautiful post and beautiful pics.

  14. Cool table...and a beautiful setting.

  15. Red, white and blue means summer! Lovely table and the boats and planes are a wonderful touch for an important date. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

  16. Your yard is fabulous.. Love the nautical them with the planes.. It's pretty special! many blessings, marlis

  17. There is nothing like red, white and blue to say SUMMER!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Shae, Thank you for the scripture. We have just sent a young man (my daughter's boyfriend) of to boot camp and I did a tablescape for him. It's nice to know that there are other's who think among the same lines "Oorah"