Memorial Day Decorations~Remembering the ones we love



Memorial Day has always been a day for me to remember those close to us, those that we love, that are no longer on earth with us. I say, on earth, because I do feel that they are always with us. Like angels watching over us.

I remember even as a little girl, going with my parents with a Station Wagon full of flowers, for the cemetery. We would visit each of the relatives and friends, and leave flowers. It was even then that my Mom discovered my allergies to flowers.

My Mom was a florist for 40+ years, so I learned to live with my allergies to flowers, and take lots of Actifed medicine.

I have been having such a great time, decorating and sharing my Mantles with you, I wanted to decorate it again for Memorial Day, but especially, to Remember the ones we love.

  1. I started with a blue plaid piece of material (and yes, I didn’t even iron the material 🙂 )
  2. I added my Great-Grandfather’s flag, I wish I knew which area of the Armed Forces he was in.
  3. Then a birdhouse, my Dad built and painted birdhouses as a hobby, however, he didn’t build this one, but I wanted the red, white and blue colors
  4. I always balance the larger pieces at each end of the Mantle

  1. Then a picture of my Parents, they are having a blast up in heaven, dancing the polka 🙂
  2. And a picture of my Mother-In-Law, who is also enjoying her time in heaven, and also a basket behind the flag
  3. A wooden heart in the middle, and a stuffed doll for a little whimsy
  4. And some balls to add color and texture

Psss…I have a new look, if you haven’t been here yet, jump on over to the home page and take a peek!

Who are you remembering this Memorial Day? Join in the discussion over in my BlogFrog Community!

This post linked to:


~Beyond the Picket Fence

~DIY Day hosted by A Soft Place to Land

~My Romantic Home

~The Inspired Room

~I’m Lovin’ at Tidy Mom’s Place

~Frugal Friday hosted by Life As Mom

~Finer Things Friday hosted by The Finer Things in Life

~Funky Junk Interiors

~Weekend Wrap Up Party hosted by Tatertots and Jello

~Tickled Pink Party hosted by 504 Main

~The Girl Creative

~DIY Show Off


  1. i love your display– patriotic and also touching with the fam pix

  2. Love your Memorial Day decorations and that you are honoring those who are no longer with us. I hadn’t even thought much about Memorial Day yet….I better get with it!

  3. You know, I never thought to include photographs! I’m going to hunt some down and pay good homage to my dad, my fil and my brother!

  4. Oh I adore this. We celebrate by taking our scout pack to place flags on graves.

    Sigh…swoon…my heart is going pitter pat.

  5. Susie's Homemade says:

    What a gorgeous display!! If you want to preserve that heirloom flag, they sell flag frames. I have my dad’s (who passed away in 93) on display all the time and the frame just adds something to it:-)

  6. Nice tribute Liz! and it looks wonderful!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up to I’m Lovin’ It! Have a GREAT weekend!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..I’m Lovin’ It – Garage Sale Tracker {There’s an App for that!} =-.

  7. Great sentiment and a great reminder to be thankful and mindful of those who came before and of the blessings I have simply because I am an American. Thanks for sharing:)
    (over from Tidymom’s)

  8. Love your decor! You are so creative!
    I love how you incorporated pictures with it.

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Reeling it in! =-.

  9. Very sweet memorial!

    A wagon-full of flowers–a great memory!

    love, kelee
    .-= Kelee Katillac´s last blog ..THRIFTY GARDENING: Simple Ideas From The Shack Patch =-.

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