Memorial Day Table

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red, white and blue table setting

Hey friends! I can’t believe that May is almost over, although I seem to be saying that almost every month lately. Time seems to fly the older I get. Today I’m going to share my Memorial Day Table with you. However, before I get to that, I want to do a little housekeeping first.

Memorial Day has always been a favorite holiday for me.

As a child it signaled the end of the school year.

As an adult, it means many things to me.

The weather is getting warmer, the day’s are getting longer and summer is just beginning.

More importantly, it’s a time to think about and honor those heroes that have fought for our freedom.

Also, to remember those who have died to preserve it.

My grandfather was one of those who fought for our country and I couldn’t be prouder.

So Thank you to all of the men and women who have served!

pool, patio,

Normally, Memorial Day would find us in our backyard.

The Hubs would be grilling while the rest of us would be visiting or playing games.

However, this is how our backyard looks right now.

A big empty, almost finished pool, a whole lot of concrete and a ton of work to be done.

Hopefully it will be finished in time to celebrate, but just in case it isn’t I’ve come up with a simple, fun and colorful Memorial Day Table for indoors.

white ceramic basket weave lantern

Of course, the color scheme is red, white and blue.

When setting a table, I generally work from the center out.

I laid out a white table runner, followed by a red, white and blue berry candle ring placed in the center of the table.

I put one of my favorite white lanterns on top of the berries.

On each side of my lantern, I placed mason jars filled with red geraniums to complete my centerpiece.

red, white and blue table setting

Now for my place settings.

I went for a fun, eclectic style for my table.

Full of color and  a lot of mix and match patterns.

The key to making so many patterns work without it seeming like the busiest Jackson Pollock painting on steroids,  is to make sure the all of the patterns are different in size.

In my place setting the buffalo plaid is the largest, then the bandana salad plate, the charger is next and the smallest is the red and white polk-a-dot plate.

Had I put this many same sized patterns together it would have had you seeing crossed eyed into next week.

Also, be sure to add some solids into the mix, as they allow a place for the eyes to stay “grounded”. 

red, white and blue table setting

 A plain navy placemat starts off my place setting, followed by a navy and white bamboo charger.

The blue buffalo check napkin is nestled under the red and white polka-dot plate.

 A blue bandana salad plate finishes off the place setting.

The navy placemat was actually a natural color when I bought it years ago.

I simply spray painted it!

The red silverware is a new addition this year.

I love how it adds the perfect pop of color to an almost all blue setting.

memorial day table scape

If you look closely you can see the prettiest blue glassware.

Also a new purchase this year.

These pretty little glasses make my heart sing every time I look at them.

Not only are they pretty, but they are the perfect size for a glass of tea!

table and chairs, memorial day decor

For a little added sparkle, I hung a red, white and blue star garland on my white hutch.

I love that this table is simple, yet filled with fun and color.

It screams summer for me.

But the best part?

With the exception of the centerpiece and the glasses it’s all plastic!

So, if we do get the patio ready in time for the holiday, it’s a simple task to move this table setting outside to our new patio dining table.

It really is the perfect Memorial Day table!

I’ve tried to link the items from my table, in some cases these items were out of stock so I chose some that are similar for you!

Navy straw Placemats / Blue Glassware /  Red and White Polk-a-dot Plate / Navy Bandana Plate /

Star Garland / White Lantern

memorial day table

Don’t forget, if you love it,   PIN it!

Tammy from Patina and Paint

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