Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Memorial Day Table

I thought it would be appropriate to do a simple table for Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who have died in our nation's service.

The quilt is a large wall hanging I made using star patterns from Alex Anderson's book Simply Stars. It has fabric with the Pledge of Allegiance, vote, and elephants and donkeys. All perfect for election day as well.

The flatware is my everyday stuff, Community by Oneida. We got 13 place settings when we got married 25 years ago. However, not quite service for 12 anymore. Where does flatware go? I think in the garbage when overzealous visiting children helped with the table clearing.

I am linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


















Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember those who gave their lives so that the United States would be free.
Jeannine

24 comments:

Lori Lucas said...

What a wonderful table. I love the quilt, the colors, the different napkins. I especially love the patriotic theme. Wonderful job. Lori L

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your table is just outstanding! I really adore that quilt and the candles and napkins are perfect! Well Done!
Cindy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is beautiful....loving that patriotic theme!!! Beautiful tablecloth/quilt...I love it...PERFECTION!!!

GrannySue said...

Your table is fabulous. I adore the napkins -- it's is all so festive and inviting. Thanks for sharing this post.

GrannySue said...

Your table is fabulous. I adore the napkins -- it's is all so festive and inviting. Thanks for sharing this post.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! What a beautiful quilt on your table. Red white and blue are always among my favorite tablescape colors.

Karen@Table, Hearth and Home said...

Stunning! Every element is beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jeanine, I love your tablescape, and I think it was brilliant to use a quilt with stars for Memorial Day. I love how you coordinated this with the touches of red and blue on the plates, napkins, and candles. Very nice job!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joanne Kennedy said...

That quilt is so pretty and how clever to use it as a table cloth for your tablescape. I love it.

Hugs,
Joanne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Spectacular quilt! I love that you mixed the napkins too, very pretty!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful table setting! That quilt is just amazing! I can't imagine having such talent. I like the square red on the round white. The variety in napkins looks great too. I know what you mean about disappearing silverware.

Sharon Haynie said...

I love your table-especialy the quilt for a tablecloth. You've done a great job-Thanks for sharing with us!

Tricia said...

Stunning table! That quilt is just incredibly beautiful, and the way you've layered the solid-colored dishes really lets it shine. Love the touch of the mix-and-match napkins!

Mimi said...

Beautiful quilt...love your patriotic table!

Denise Marie said...

fun and festive!! love the diff flag fabric napkins. I bet you won't be serving bbq chicken on that gorgeous quilt. lol

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Your table is just perfect! I LOVE that quilt!! Everything looks so wonderful.

Johanna said...

This quilt is beautiful and makes a very nice table for memorial Day.
Greetings, Johanna

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT table. I LOVE the quilt and I LOVE Alex Anderson! Very festive :)

Blessings!
Gail

Tardevil said...

Lovely quilt and tablescape! Have a happy Memorial Day!

Linda Q said...

Gorgeous quilt, love quilts used for tablecloths! Love all of this, one of my fav tables this week!!
Linda

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

The table is beautiful!
I love all the textures and colors!
I am envious of anyone who can quilt--my grandmother died before getting around to showing me how--but thankfully, there are many tutorials on youtube now :)
Anyway, I wanted to tell you "Hi", that I am so glad you stopped by my home, and that I got your entry for the birdcage giveaway, thank you so much!
And it's nice to meet a sister in Christ!
Blessings to you as you make your home!
~Leslie

Shaunna said...

This is so bright and festive! I love the quilt and the mixture of different napkins. -shaunna :)

Rettabug said...

Jeannine, your Memorial Day table is just stupendous! I adore the quilt that you've made & you've given the idea to take one with stars down off the wall of my sewing room & use it for July 4th. I hope I can remember!
I'm sure it needs washed anyway, too.

Beautiful post, from beginning to end!

Kelli said...

Beautiful table, Jeannine! I love the idea of using the quilts as a table cloth. My grandmother taught me to quilt and sadly I'm never able to do it. I do have a bunch of her quilts in my house though. I love this idea on how to use them. (still laughing at how I found your blog...)