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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day ~ Celebrate in Red, White, and Blue






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
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm

47 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Sarah! I love the baskets. I hope we all do something patriotic and festive for Memorial Day!

    Jane

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  2. Dear Sarah:
    What a wonderful presentation of patriotic decorating. Lots of great ideas here Sarah and I loved the basket bursting with an organized picnic! Great posting!

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  3. Sarah,
    Thanks so much fopr stopping by! What a great post filled with wonderful Patriotic Goddies. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a nice Holiday weekend!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. I love your patriotic picnic basket.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

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  5. Happy Memorial Day Weekend Sarah-enjoy:@)

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  6. Beautiful Sarah! Love your red, white and blue. The picnic basket is perfect and I bet the chef is whipping up something special. Our flag is flying out front and my table has a red, white and blue vignette.
    Happy Memorial Day weekend Sarah……………..

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  7. Love your presentation Sarah. I've got my red, white and blue out too! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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  8. Looks so pretty!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Today is graduation. Yippppppeee!!!

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  9. Your posts are so beautiful, Sarah. Thank you for always sharing the beauty you see.
    Rita

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  10. You have such great taste..you know ..I just love the way Americans show their patriotism.:)Have a great MD weekend.

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  11. I love this time of year as we start summer and share our red, white and blue!
    hugs,Linda

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  12. Happy Memorial Day!! Totally inspired by this post... Love the blue and white striped chargers... frantically perusing the web now to find the source. I am totally smitten with the felted wool birdie. Thanks for this treat.
    xo marlis

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  13. Thanks for motivating me to get out some red, white, and blue today!

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  14. Love your red, white and blues! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  15. Sarah, I am loving your Memorial Day Basket and your sentiments of course.

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  16. Very sweet red, white and blue ideas! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Your picnic basket is most attractive. Great post for Memorial Day. We are so blessed to live in the U.S. A.
    Love your tablescape. Very striking.

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  18. Sarah, love this Memorial Day post, the beautiful table and all your red/white/blue! Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

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  19. Beautiful post! Pinned several of your pictures! Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend! ~Rhonda

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  20. Sarah, you amaze me each and every week!

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  21. Sarah you've inspired me to buy some red flowers and to bring out My blue and white pottery! I love all the patriotic inspiration here, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend my friend.
    xo
    Leslie

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  22. Dearest Sarah,
    What a lovely, lovely post!
    Your photos with the red-white-blue theme are so beautiful.
    Indeed we should honor and remember those brave souls that gave all.
    Happy weekend and sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  23. Such lovely photos, Sarah. My favorites are the first and the last, the book-end photos :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. Sarah, My heart beats Red, White & Blue and I love your inspirational post! You have me wanting to pack a patriotic picnic and gather some blooms from the garden! Wishing you and Miss Sadie a Happy Memorial Day Weekend. ♥

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  25. Fabulous Memorial Day post! I love the patriotism I am feeling and the reminder to honor those that served and thank those that currently are.
    I have a fine son-in-law that is a Captain in The Air force!
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Sarah,
    Jemma

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  26. A very nice tribute and presentation to those so brave.

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  27. Beautiful patriotic photos, Sarah! I especially love your quilt and your flatware. Happy Memorial Day!...Christine

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  28. What pretty photos you've shared, Sarah, along with a heartfelt message. I always love your style! Happy Memorial Day to you!

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  29. Sarah, your Memorial Dy decorations are so pretty. Will you use them again at 4th of July? Thanks for sharing your party decorations at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

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  30. Hello, I enjoyed all of your wonderful red, white and blue decorations and holiday touches. I love the pin cushion. Wishing you a memorable Memorial Day celebration. Joyous wishes, Linda

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  31. Such festive vignettes! Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  32. What a lovely set up. Love all that red, white and blue

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  33. Sarah, your holiday vignettes are some of my favourite things!
    Loving all the red, white and blue which would also work well here on Bastille Day, the only thing I'd have to do is replace the stars and stripes with la tricolour.

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  34. Oh Sarah, I love your patriotic picnic basket! What a pretty setting. Hope you have a blessed Memorial Day.

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  35. Happy Memorial Day Sarah! I love anything and everything patriotic and you have an outstanding collection.

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  36. Wow Sarah, this is lovely Patriotic setting for Memorial Day. Love the basket vignette! Your post is a lovely tribute for those who fought for our country. Hope your Memorial Day is fabulous, just like you. Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute at DI&Di.

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  37. Hello, lovely red, white and blue items. The picnic basket and a bottle of wine sounds like a relaxing time. I hope you are having a happy Memorial Day!
    Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  38. Great pics!! Love your silverware! Hoping you are enjoying the holiday!

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  39. Sarah, what an assortment of red, white, and blue. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. How I loved all your exquisite photos of your adventures, do envy you so.The places you've been and places you've seen are not something many do, let alone share. Thank you for sharing your adventures. I've been able to see places in my imagination by reading.
    Have you ever read any of Maeve Binchy's books about Ireland? Love her books and characters, couple of her books made into movies but nothing equals the books and how I imagined the places and characters. Have also read many of Rosamunde Pilchers books about England and Scotland .Have read The Shell Seekers a few times, one of her most popular books..
    Have also read novels about Australia before it was so populated,before anybody traveled over the Blue Mountains. The authors depiction of how people were treated. I know some of novels are authors imagination to keep interest but have learned so much out of them all.
    Might not get to goto these places bu tcan learn about how people live, love, raise their children. How I envy you and your husband for going to these places. Have also read "Out of Africa" at least 3 times and of course seen movie, love that one too.
    Reading and seeing the movies has been big part of my very limited education.
    Now I need to find where I can subscribe to your blog. Happy week to you

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  41. Sarah!! What a beautiful and stunning array of red, white and blue!!! Fabulous post!

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  42. Sarah, so much inspiration with your red, white, and blue to inspire us. Love the picnic basket, it's perfect for Memorial Day weekend.

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  43. Lovely post Sarah! Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  44. Beautiful decorations! I am decorating now and leaving up red white and blue until after the 4th...lol
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  45. Sarah, Every photo is a thing of beauty! Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam make a wonderful couple, don't they? And that quilt--I can't take my eyes off of it. I just love everything red, white and blue, and you have done a wonderful job of making me feel proud and thankful for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. I hope your Memorial Day weekend was a pleasant one. Linda

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  46. Love,love,love your picnic basket!!! Obsessed with that flatware!!! I enjoyed your post!

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