Today, Memorial Day not only signals the beginning of Summer, but is a reminder of all of the brave men and women who have died serving in our nations armed forces. So what better reason to celebrate?
In the past I haven’t decorated that much for Memorial Day, but this year I felt like I needed to make a little more effort. I made a new wreath and hung on the front door. (If it ever stops raining on my days off I may get the front door painted before it gets too hot!)
I put out a few flags in the front flower beds.
Since I love pinwheels, I snuck a few in with my mini flags!
You all know that I always start decorating with my hutch. I love these patriotic paper fans.
My kitchen table is super simple. I put a few things together that remind me of summer. Mason jars, bandanas and geraniums! All with a red, white and blue patriotic theme. My table may seem a little bare, but summertime for me means cleaner and simpler. Less to dust, more time to play.
I found these cute paper straws at the grocery the other day. No surprise that they have a pinwheel on them. Perfect for sipping sweet tea or lemonade!
All that’s left is for some gourmet hamburgers to complete the celebration.
It’s true that I am ready for all things summer. Flip flops, fire flies, sweet tea, gardening, swimming, movies in the back yard and family time!
I’m also ready to spend a day giving thanks to those who have fought and died for our nation, so that we CAN celebrate.
Happy Memorial Day!