Remembering Our Military Vets

DSC_0275Amidst the bar-b-cues, boat outings and general merrmiment of a long weekend is a day with meaning. I decided that I didn’t have enough flags on the house, so I’ve added them to the window boxes, as a sign of gratitude to the men and women who serve and have served.

Many of our families have served in the military, so today I want to honor my family members who served so bravely.

My great-uncle John, was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and lived to tell about it. My Uncle John, is a physician and enlisted after medical school and was stationed at a forbidden weather station in Newfoundland, during the Korean War. My Uncle Marion wa drafted into the Navy (in the middle of his residency at Vanderbilt Medical) and was sent to Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Sanctuary were he operated on numerous soldiers and civilians. My Uncle Jack served in the Air Force in Vietnam. He was a side gunner on a helicopter flying in ammo and flying out the dead and wounded. All made it home safely.DSC_0278 DSC_0272 DSC_0276 DSC_0264I fly the flag for them and all of those who have so bravely served and protected our country. Happy Memorial Day!

Elizabeth-signature

Happy Memorial Day

IMG_9142Up until today, it has been a gorgeous Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of sunshine, golf (for my husband), pool time (for the boys) and beach time for me. We’re winding things down and happy to be celebrating the freedom that we are so fortunate to have because of our brave military. Let the stars and stripes fly high!IMG_9148 IMG_9150 IMG_9154 IMG_9156 IMG_9163So, from our home to yours….Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you’ve had a wonderful “unofficial” beginning to summer. Let the sun and fun begin!

Elizabeth-signature

Saluting the Red, White and Blue

Parades, memorials, flags flying, stars and stripes, the red, white and blue. All of these things come to mind on this Memorial Day. I love embracing a holiday and especially one that has so much meaning. 

When I stumbled upon this Emma Bridgewater star pattern, I had to snap it up. From Memorial Day to the 4th of July, first day of school (it’s our school color) to “you’re a star” breakfasts…I know I’ll have fun creating memorable tablescapes.

Here’s a peek at how I’m using it this weekend. Placemats are La Gallina Matta from Protocol. Napkins are Tag. Flatware is Sabre. Rattan charger from Pier 1. True high low mix.

Sending gratitude to our veterans and armed services and a sunny day for celebrating to all!

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue!