A Memorial Day and Beyond CenterpieceMay 31st, 2011 in blog, projects
Many of you know that I lost my sister to her battle with breast cancer a few years back. Every Memorial Day I try to find a way to honor and celebrate her life. This year I set the table in a fashion that would have her approval I believe that I learned my appreciation for all things old from Jean. When I was a young girl my job was to set the table at my sister's house when she hosted a family holiday event. She would send me out to the garage to get Grandpa's that, to the closet to get Grandma's special this, and to her garden and woods to fetch the organic goods. I used to wonder why I had to do all of these things, but now I fully appreciate what she taught me.
Table scapes like this are not meant to be maudlin, but rather to create conversation, evoke happy memories, and initiate family bonding. Again, I hope you and yours shared a beautiful Memorial Day together!
With a few simple changes like replacing Jean's statue and removing the family photo this living centerpiece can reside on my dining table all summer. There are no fresh cut flowers so all I need do is keep it watered. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!
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