Thursday, May 26, 2011

Set the Table for Memorial Day

Red, White and Blue Napkins

Memorial Day is traditionally the day we honor our American servicemembers who have died while on military service. 

It is also a long-weekend filled with picnics, barbeques and outdoor fun marking the beginning of summer vacation.

Set your picnic table with red, white and blue gingham cloth napkins.  And, of course, the perfect beverage to complement a gingham napkin is an old-fashioned bottle of Coca-Cola.

String up some red, white and blue fabric bunting.  We made ours using our fabric scraps, and enjoy using it again and again.

Make some festive napkin rings.  Read our super easy tutorial for these fabric medallion napkin rings here.

Pick some red and white and blue flowers.  Missing one of the colors?  Just add a bit of ribbon to complete the look.

We adore Erin at Sprigs who "picked" and arranged our patriotic bouquet!

Decorate the center of the table using a coaster napkin or flat piece of fabric as a mini table topper.  Wrap strips of fabric scrap like ribbons around some old jars filled with candies.  Cut out round fabric pieces from fabric scraps to decorate the lids.

Two of my favorite things in the whole wide world are in the picture below.  Can you spot them?  And no, one of them is not Coca-Cola!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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