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As we are in the heat of the summer the days seem to stretch on.  The longer days give us more opportunity to spend time with our family and friends. We can travel to that far away, dreamed about place we were yearning to go to or make our stay at home a refreshing, fun filled experience.

The opportunities are endless: a backyard barbecue, picnic in the park, a get together with family and friend you rarely see. Some people prefer to keep cool indoors while some like to spend time outdoors as long as there are plenty of drinks and refreshments handy.

Vinyl Tablecloths Camel Print

The summer colors are so nice and bright it puts us in an invigorating mood. Bright red, yellow, and orange colors make for a fun presentation. Neutral colors and soft tones make the decor a relaxing and enjoyable place to be.

vinyl checkered tablecloth red and white

Classic checkered tablecloths are timeless and classy. A great choice for Memorial Day and July Fourth but also for everyday summer picnics and dinners. The flannel backing keeps the vinyl tablecloth from sliding around and vinyl is so easy to clean-all the more reason to throw a party!

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Fitted vinyl tablecloths are a great choice for windy areas such as homes near the beach. It keeps the eating area neat and tidy, especially when there are children around and large families all get together. The elastic on the elasticized tablecloth keeps it from sliding so there is less mess and less cleanup.

Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor dining, enjoy these long summer days. Although it seems to stretch on, it flies by really fast. Then we’re back to homework, shorter days, and cool autumn breezes!

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. We also celebrate the beginning of summer. We tend to have nice weather (we hope!) so we can enjoy the outdoors while honoring those whose lives were lost.

Here are some red, white and blue ideas to celebrate the day and make it special:

The checkered cloth tablecloth and cloth napkins are a classic for Memorial Day. It’s bright and bold colors of red and blue checkered are patriotic, classy and fun.  They are also popular for July 4th, summer parties, picnics, weddings etc.

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The Galaxy Vinyl Tablecloths are great for summer parties as well. Easy to wipe clean and loads of colors to choose from this makes a great outdoor tablecloth.

Royal blue vinyl tablelcoth

Still some time to make a decoration or two! I loved this cupcake liner wreath idea from the Gunny Sack. Check out her tutorial of how its done http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/05/patriotic-cupcake-liner-wreath.html

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I also loved the Flip Flop wreath from mamadanddaboyz.com. It’s amazing how many inexpensive items you can find to create beautiful, creative designs.

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Let us know if you have any good ideas-we would love to hear from you! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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