Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone, as we honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces to preserve our freedom!  I'm proud to be an American, and there's no place on earth like the U.S.A.!  May God bless, and protect our military.

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"Our dead brothers [and sisters] still live for us..."
1884 Memorial Day speech by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Every Memorial weekend my city hosts a huge garage sale in the municipal parking structure. This was the 8th year for the sale.  After church and Sunday dinner yesterday, I went to the sale to see what the sellers had to offer.

[Parking Structure]

There were lots more people this year, but fewer vendors and booths.  I saw a red transferware demitasse cup and saucer, but it had a lot of crazing so I came home empty-handed.

I did find a 34" x 34" tea-themed, hand embroidered tablecloth at an antique shop a couple of days ago though. It has an embroidered teapot on one corner, and a teacup on the other three corners.

The sales lady said she had just put it out minutes before I came into the shop.  At $12 it was good buy.  The teapot embroidery needs two slight repairs, but they'll be an easy fix.

The teacups in each of the three corners are identical.   The cloth will be perfect for covering a card table.  I wonder what the lady who embroidered it used it for?


  1. Happy Memorial Day to you too, Phyllis, and I love your new tablecloth! What a bargain!


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