Schumann Wild Rose

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Memorial Day Tablescape

With anticipation and joy, the idea of sharing a Memorial Day meal with the family has finally become a reality. Here in California, facial masks are still required indoors but not at your residence - and, best of all, everyone who will be attending has been vaccinated. So, we are "good to go" as they say - safe and protected. 

We are using a Memorial Day red, white, and blue table that Pat's daughter set for us. She was inspired by the paisley napkins and her love of Fiesta dinnerware. 
Although the table is set somewhat more formal, the meal will actually be a barbeque. We are just  celebrating getting together after a very long time.... 

The small covered soup tureen will actually hold baked beans. It sits on a "Scarlett" Fiesta(ware) bread and butter plate that acts as a liner.
The next layer is a "White" Fiesta(ware) salad plate.
This is a "Lapis" luncheon plate - Jennifer used a matching bread and butter plate for the place setting
The dinner plate (acting as a charger) is "Scarlett" Fiesta(ware
And last is a Maryland China charger
Flatware is "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton
The red goblet is from Pier 1 years ago - the water glass is from the Dollar Tree
White lanterns vases of flags make up the centerpiece - they will be removed later.
From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Red Hemstitch Place Mat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Denim Place Mat - Handmade by Pat
White Charger - from the Maryland China Company (mail order)
Dinnerware - All Fiesta(ware) from Macy's, Replacements, and Kohl's
Small Covered Soup Tureen - from Pier 1 a few years ago
Flatware - "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton from Tuesday Morning five years ago
Water Goblet - from the Dollar Store (still available)
Red Goblet - from Pier 1 several years ago
Paisley Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Inexpensive PVC pipe cut into rounds and spray painted with plastic adhesive paint
White Lanterns - from Michael's two years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 


  1. What a festive and fun table this is! I am totally in love with those chargers. I rarely set a patriotic table because I don’t have much in the way of red and blue, but you’ve given me some ideas here and I appreciate that. Have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family.

  2. Oh, how wonderful it is to be able to gather with family again! Your table is perfect, I love those paisley napkins and you just can't go wrong with red, white, and blue. I'm going to set my table with red/white/blue for this weekend and probably leave it through Flag Day and July 4 unless someone comes to visit me in the meantime. I want to set it with a flamingo theme the next time my granddaughter visits, but that may not be until later in the summer. And I do love my red transferware and my blue transferware, this will give me the chance to enjoy it! Have a great barbeque with your family.

  3. Celebrating celebrating again!