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