Tablescape Tuesday: A Memorable Day

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”
Psalm 34:3

We all have those days.  You know, the days that things do not go as planned, but you just have to laugh them off! And getting this tablescape together will certainly stand out as that in my mind.  It brought a whole new meaning to the words “Memorial Day”.  I had it all planned out…when we got home from church on Sunday, I was going to go out to the pasture and cut Queen Anne’s Lace to have as a part of the centerpiece.  Not quite.  Would you believe that when we got home, our pasture had been cut?  No big deal, right?  A little frustrated, but I can work with that.  Well, after I got the table put together, my friend Carol and her mom stopped by to bring me an autographed copy of her recently published cookbook!  And what a welcomed break from the heat!  But what Carol did not know is that when you stop by while I am photographing for Tablescape Tuesday, you just might find yourself in the post!

So then came Monday…and a finicky internet.  Yep, on and off all day Monday, I had internet issues…I wasn’t even sure if you all would see this table!  So, I just had to laugh!  And now I present to you the most Memorable Memorial Day table I think I have ever put together!

I hope y’all don’t get tired of tablescapes in the garden, I can’t seem to stay inside!

Just a simple red, white, and blue setting for celebrating Memorial Day!

The Noritake stemware that I have had for years is perfect for a patriotic table!

Red dinner plates, creamy-white salad plates, and blue/white dessert plates placed on woven placemats!

Silver-plated star napkin rings seem appropriate for Memorial Day!


The cobalt blue vase holds oak leaf and lacecap hydrangeas gathered from my yard!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs 25:11

The table square is vintage and on loan from my precious friend, Patti!  Even though this setting is not on the beach, many people will spend the holiday relaxing by the ocean or lake!

My long-time friend Carol and her precious Mother…I am still waiting on that banana cream pie!

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  1. Alice says:

    Pam, your yard is beginning to look Architectural Digest worthy! Can’t wait to see Butch’s shed design.

  2. Kim says:

    Shoot! I’ll never tire of your tablescapes outside! I hate to hear of your internet troubles. Trying to get a post ready during spotty service can be so maddening! Your frustrations aside, the table is gorgeous! I love that table square!!! Thanks for sharing your friends with us, too. :-)

  3. Rhonda says:

    Gorgeous tablescape in a gorgeous space (yard)! I have the Noritake stems in clear. Never seen the blue, but I love those! Swooning over the linens, too! Glad you were able to pull this off despite the mayhem… cause it sure is a treat to see! :) ~Rhonda

  4. Nikki says:

    How beautiful! Those glasses make me think of my Mama. She loves blue and bought blue glasses when I was a kid. Daddy didn’t like them. Said they made his tea taste bad. LOL
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    :) gwingal

  5. lulu says:

    That is a mighty fine table for Memorial Day. I hope the weather is nice for whatever you have planned in such lovely surroundings. Enjoy!

  6. Carol James says:

    Pam, I sincerely apologize for staying so long. Your garden is so inviing. You do a great job with the tablescapes and the photography. Hope you enjoy your copy of Feed My Sheep Cookbook. Banana cream pie will be my next drop by. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. Love you.

  7. Oh no, I’m sorry you were so challenged, tablescaping is supposed to be fun and relaxing! However, I don’t like to be disturbed when the creative ideas are flowing :) It turned out perfectly and your garden is stunning, why would you want to be anywhere else?

  8. Stacey says:

    Well of course this is beautiful in spite of the roadblocks. :)

    You really do inspire with your lovely tablescapes.

    Happy Thoughts of Home.

  9. Despite the plans for the Queen’s Ann Lace flowers your tablescape turned out wonderful. I had to snicker about that one :-) The annoying internet situation would make me upset- but at least it got resolved. Congratulations to your friend regarding her cookbook! Love the tablecloth and the pretty blue glasses. Beautiful red, white and blue tablescape!

  10. Laura says:

    Pam, your tablescapes are works of art.
    You have the gift of arranging beautiful things on very special occasions- such as Memorial Day- in a way that is welcoming.
    Thank you for being at TOHOT!
    As always, we are so glad you are here.

  11. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, it’s things like this that make memories, and stories! Truly wonderful tablescape for the holiday. Never tire of your beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. janetlea62 says:

    I promise I did not see your table! Or if I did, I didn’t intentionally copy you! LOL! Beautiful table and Happy Memorial Day to you and your family, Pam.

  13. Oh I love your table. So pretty. Sorry about your field! The table turned out beautiful. And the surrounding gardens and patio and home. So pretty. So neat you got visitors. I’d love to see the cookbook. What a special gift. I’d love to follow you but I didn’t see an option.
    Come over and visit I shared a Red, White and Blue table too. Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

    • Sherry, thanks so much for visiting me, and I am going to run over to see you! If you will look again, you should see how to follow on the sidebar. If you have trouble, please let me know! Happy Tuesday!

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