For many years I collected Byers' Choice Carolers and the girl with her basket of sea shells is one of my favorites.
She was the inspiration for my breakfast tablescape for Memorial Day.
Dressed in her old fashioned swim costume, she reminds me
of times gone by.
I love the little basket of shells and the starfish she's holding in her hand.
I set her up as the centerpiece on the coffee table with some shells and a lantern and brought out some red pillows, that I use in the fall, to brighten the deck chairs.
She didn't come with a flag but I always have her carry a little cupcake flag, which seems to be just the right size.
I always think of her at the beach.. or the shore, if you're in NJ :)... on Memorial Day weekend.
The bistro table is so small so I set up the cups on the coffee table.
This wooden tray is from GW a couple of months ago and I spray painted it white. I have a thing for trays... have you noticed? Even old plain wooden ones like this one follow me home.
Do the napkins look familiar? I folded them in the double sails sailboat shape by using the tutorial that Susan@BetweenNapsOnThePorch shows here.
It was really very easy and lots of fun. Here I tucked the starfish in, but you could use a place card or favor.
I hope y'all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends.
God bless all who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
I hope you'll stop by Tablescape Thursday and see all the great ideas from so many wonderful bloggers. See you there.