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Saturday, May 24, 2014

America the Beautiful






America the Beautiful

Celebrate the patriotic holidays of summer 

and indulge your patriotic spirit.





Fill your favorite 

blue and white container

with blooms from your garden.




Set a festive table, 

and dine in patriotic style!




Memorial Day Weekend

It's the prelude to the patriotic holidays of summer.

The perfect opportunity to pack a basket 

in anticipation of a picnic.





Gather together some of your 

Red ~ White ~ Blue 




Spread your quilt and enjoy a picnic 

at the lake, on the beach, your favorite park,

or where ever your heart desires.






Memorial Day

A time to honor all those 

who have given selflessly to their country.  

From the Civil War soldiers 

to those fighting today on foreign soils,

we remember the men and women who have died 

while serving in the US Armed Forces.





Joining

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Best of the Nest @ Simple Details

50 comments:

  1. We will be celebrating tomorrow on the beach with our entire neighborhood. I am making my "street famous" chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.

    I love the flatware in photo #5. Do you remember the brand?

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  2. Beautiful indeed! Enjoy Sarah. XO

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  3. Good morning beautiful Sarah! So nice to see you over at my post, and here with your bright and happy colors. I remember my uncle who served in WW2 and was a great man. When he passed on, the church was full to the brim, with people standing in the street, waiting to get in. He was a veteran, had the 21 gun salute...but what he was remembered for was his huge and generous heart, and for always leaving the door open on the weekends for friends and neighbors to come in and have a meal, a drink and a lively conversation.

    Love that bird at the end! Happy hugs to you dearest Sarah! Anita

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  4. Ooooo, my ♥ skipped a beat when I saw that beautiful quilt!!! How SPECIAL!!
    Lovely settings to honor this Memorial Day, Sarah...well done.
    I hope you have a thoughtful holiday. All my grands are marching in the parade tomorrow with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts & the high school band. Yay!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  5. Sarah, such a beautiful post to honor Memorial Day and all those who have served our country. We are indeed blessed to live in this great land.
    I love all of your red, white and blue, especially the garden stake. Great idea for a picnic basket. We hung our flag yesterday and I''m setting a table with patriotic colors today!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend dear friend.

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  6. Beautiful post! The photos are spectacular, too.

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  7. Love all of the red, white and blue decor!!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend Sarah!

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  8. Hi Sarah, beautiful post honoring the red, white and blue. Gorgeous settings!!
    Enjoy the holiday weekend and
    Happy Memorial Day.
    Hugs

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  9. Your blog is beautiful! I found you through Brynwood Needleworks. I'll be visiting often.

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  10. What a pretty post, Sarah. The little dove in the last frame is just lovely!

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  11. Sarah, I love your parade of Red, White & Blue! I'm always up for packing a picnic basket :) Wishing you & Sadie a Happy Memorial Day ♥

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  12. Sarah, what a beautiful post! Your patriotic decor is stunning. Wishing you a great Memorial Day weekend.

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  13. Beautiful photos and who does not LOVE red, white and blue!!

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Linda

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  14. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a lovely post and great tribute to our armed service folks! Your posts always make me happy. Thanks for popping in to see me and we're just moving over to one of our condos in Galveston.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Happy Memorial Day!! Great post and, as always, beautiful photos! We have a crowd coming for a barbecue and I hope I remember to take pics!

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  16. Dearest Sarah,
    Lovely table settings in the patriotic colors!
    Indeed, let us all honor those that gave their ALL for our Freedom!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  17. Beautiful post Sarah...love all your patriotic accessories and that picnic basket is perfect and so pretty! Tomorrow we will be pause and remember those who gave their lives for our country. Have a safe and Blessed Memorial Day!
    Miss Bloomers

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  18. Sarah~ Above and beyond the the best post I've seen in honor of this holiday! Your vignettes are spectacular! You are a true artist/stylist.

    As you know we are traveling, but I see people celebrating in every town with the red, white and blue. It's just wondrous that my husband and I are in places where our country fought for freedom and now honor all of those heroes.

    Thank you for you nice comments at Mary's blog...she is such a warm, gentle and down to earth lady. It would be something else for all of us to meet together one day! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. Hi Sarah I love all the red white and blue. Those are great colors anytime of the year!

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  20. A beautiful Memorial Day post, remembering your fellow countrymen who have fought in wars.
    Soldiers everywhere would be dreaming of a sumptuous picnic like yours Sarah!
    Have a very happy Memorial Day!

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  21. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Sarah! I'll be copying some of these wonderful ideas for the Fourth of July celebration. xo

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  22. I enjoyed you patriotic Memorial Day post, Sarah. You sure know how to pack a picnic with such style. We went to Arkansas where we laid Rich's ashes to rest at Papa's Pond.

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  23. I love a read white and blue color scheme! My husband and I were in California last week and returned on Sunday, so we took today to rest and put together some outdoor furniture I had ordered. Now I'm ready for summer!

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  24. Love your patriotic table setting! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  25. Love that blue pitcher and the one plate with the blue stripes around the edge...I love anything red white and blue....my house has flags everywhere!

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  26. Just beautiful, Sarah...this is going to be a wonderful summer...I can just feel it. :)
    xoxo

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  27. Thank you for popping in to see my little kitchen, Sarah! Hope you're having a nice week.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. I've always loved that whirligig, and I love seeing it again. Your picnic basket is filled with such great red, white, and blue goodies, and that quilt is gorgeous. I don't remember seeing that sweet patriotic dove. Love that. laurie

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  29. Everything is just lovely !
    You are so talented-
    What a patriotic post honoring such a great holiday.

    Laura
    WSP

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  30. Oh dear Sarah, I am in love with your patriotic table! I love, love that fun flatware and your picnic basket is filled with such gorgeous things. You did an awesome table! I also adore your gorgeous dishes for the challenge. You did a beautiful setting and I didn't want to miss it!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  31. Gorgeous red, white, and blue perfect to take us all the way through July! Love all the ways you've shown to use it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  32. Great ideas for a patriotic picnic! Yes, we enjoy so many freedoms in this country because of all the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
    Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Mary Alice

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  33. Love all the red, white, and blue and the sentiment behind it. I always do some red, white , an blue in my garden or on my deck. This year I have a lot. Love the checked flatware too. Joni

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  34. Saluting all the red, white and blue!
    xo

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  35. Sarah, I enjoyed your decor for Memorial Day. We didn't have the opportunity to decorate or celebrate because we worked through the weekend….Shelley is still in school and she was slammed with papers, science fair project, SAT's and exams.

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  36. HI Sarah, such a lovely setting. Love the decorations....You have outdid yourself and you have really celebrated and saluted our armed forces. Beautifully done and full of love and honor.

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  37. Stopping in from Say G'Day Link Party and love all of your patriotic pictures from your post.

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  38. What a beautiful post Sarah. Everything you have shown would be perfect for the 4th of July too. I love the way you set a table.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Karen

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  39. What a beautiful post Sarah. Everything you have shown would be perfect for the 4th of July too. I love the way you set a table.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Karen

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  40. I love this post! This is among my favorites!Love how you filled that basket.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  41. Sarah, what a beautiful collection of festive ideas for the holidays! I love the pretty picnic basket you created! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Nest!

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  42. Hi Sarah, This is so festive looking, a perfectly Patriotic setting. I LOVE the flatware!

    Nancy

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  43. Such a lovely post. Thank you for sharing some beautiful photos.

    Smiles,

    Debbie

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  44. What beautiful and patriotic decor. I'll have to bookmark this post for 4th of July! Thanks so much for linking up to Best of the Nest!

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  45. Wow, what a gorgeous post Sarah! I’m so glad you shared this at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I have pinned this and can’t wait to try that wine you shared. It looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking up-hope you can join in again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  46. how fabulous, i have some pinning to do!

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  47. I love that transferware pitcher Sarah! It is all just lovely! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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