Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My First Tablescape .. Honor of Memorial Day

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday
Hosted by Susan at

This is my very first time participating
in Tablescape Thursday..
After viewing everyone else's
beautiful work week
after week over the past months
I have to admit I've always
been hesitant.
Have you ever heard the expression
"If you can't run with the
big dogs.. Stay on the Porch"
Well that's me lol .. because
In Honor of the upcoming
Memorial Holiday
I wanted to share with you
a lil something I put together
to Honor the
past and present
Military Men in my life.
I used the colors
Red, White, Blue, Yellow, Camo & Black & White
all colors connected to our military.
Red, White & Blue .. Our Flag & Country
Yellow.. Rememberance of those
gone out from amongst us to places far away.
Camo.. Military Uniforms
Black & White.. MIA/POW

One of Jeff's old Boonie Hats..
used to display a few medallions.
I wish I could show you
some of his Honor Medals..
but those are locked away
in our safe deposit box,
and I had permission
from him to only show these.
Since I didn't like the look
of the bare wood of the tabletop
I tried to incorporate
some of his old uniforms
on the table but..
no matter what I tried
it just didn't look right..
So , I went out
and found a piece of
camo material to use as
my table covering.

The camo set it off..
I added old military pictures of
my loved ones as
place cards.
This is my handsome Father In-Laws.

My precious Daddy's

Added a lil touch of my
Daddy's favorite thing..
Fresh picked Blackberries.

A special cross to honor
those no longer with us.

My Daddy
Granddad in the background

These are M-16 magazines..
used underneath my centerpiece.

I think it looks so beautiful set up..
Everytime I look at it
I see my Daddy.

Jeff has complimented
many times over the last
few days...
and that makes me
so proud.

of the Military Men in my life..

to HONOR those who fight
and who have fought
for the very freedom
I enjoy each and every day.

Thank you for sharing in my first
tablescape .. I do hope you
enjoyed your visit.

Have A Blessed Day,



  1. This is a very creative, imaginative, touching tablescape. Thank you for sharing it.


  2. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday -- it's fun! Love your tablescape -- of course, I love anything patriotic. And tell Jeff, we thank him for serving.

  3. great table all your detail! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

  4. Debbie! This table is so special. What a wonderful tribute to the memory of those who have fought for our freedom!! God bless our servicemen and America! have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend...

  5. Thank you for posting in honor of all our military. I love the photo of your Dad that you put with the veterans saying. I salute you and your husband.
    Joyce (Army Mom)

  6. I love your tablescape and all the personal memorabilia in it--especially the picture placecards! Thank the military men in your life for me!

  7. Beautiful table and very touching as well!
    You've done a wonderful job!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. So beautiful and touching. Excellent job...Love the yellow ribbons tied around the napkins. Great attention to detail! I think you just proved that you are a "big dog"... can't wait to see more! :)

  9. Debbie -

    As a military wife, thank you so much for doing this. Your display is absolutely gorgeous! I don't have a display like that, but I wrote a post about my husband just a few days ago.

    I hope you'll stop by to read it.

    Great job again! Can't wait to see what you do next time!

    ~ Jennifer

  10. What a wonderful tribute to the heroes in your family.

  11. Debbie-

    it looks incredible - you've done a fantastic job.

    My father and FIL are both retired Air Force, and my husband and I both have several family members who proudly served our country.

    Tell you husband thank you from us.


  12. Oh my God, this is so terrific. This would make any soldier proud. The old photo is just perfect! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

  13. What a beautiful table. You are so creative.

  14. What a beautiful tribute to the military men in your family and a inspiration for all. Incredible!

  15. What a beautiful tribute .. through my tears I think of my father and two brothers who served in the military. All came HOME, thank God, but they were never the same. Your choice of music is like you are in my head (and heart!) thank you for allowing me to visit and enjoy your Tablescape ... never heard of it, absolutely beautiful!

  16. Interesting use of camo... love the old photo. Nice idea!!!!

  17. This was amazing. I found your blog just tonight. Can't believe this is your first tablescape. Please add my thank you to your husband, all of my military men are gone to God and I feel so proud to be an American. Drop by my neck of the woods some time. Blessing to you.

  18. Well, you done good, girl! In fact, you did great! Imagination is what it takes. I'm only on my third or fourth, can't remember, and still learning from all these fine talented ladies. So please come back!

  19. This is a very innovative and unique tribute to the men in your life who have served our country. Using personal memorabilia, you enhanced the typical red, white, and blue theme. Great job! :-) Sue

  20. You got me at the hat, then your Daddy photo! I just love the table setting you have created with your personal belongings! Just wonderful! My Hat, tea hat is off to you!

  21. Beautiful and very heartfelt. A great way to honot the ones that serve and have served aour country.
    Jean in Virginia


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