Hello, Friends! Thank you for stopping by today! Mother's Day is just around the bend, so today I am sharing a tablescape and a few inspirational ideas that I hope you will enjoy!
A Sweet Setting
For this tablescape, I decided outdoors would be best. There's something so appealing about dining al fresco, especially when the flowers are in bloom. Just be sure you prepare beforehand to keep the buggers away! You can read my post about how to deter garden pests in the archives here.
I began this setting with simple hemstitched linen in bright white.
A sheer antique curtain scarf with pretty embroidery became the topper.
I love the intricate detail of the embroidery, and also the fact that it has an interesting faded-looking pattern....it lends to its charm. Aren't old textiles and those that emulate them interesting and lovely?
followed by simple white plates
Crocheted tea towels in beige held by roses in pink and white
were followed by crystal goblets
and gold flatware.
The Romance of Roses
It's no wonder roses are among the most popular or are the most popular flowers chosen for Valentine's Day. Sweet and fragrant, with beautiful petals; you cannot go wrong. Last year, I chose tulips for my Mother's Day setting, but for this setting, I chose to combine pink and red roses. Pink roses signify love, gratitude, and appreciation, while red mean love and romance. A centerpiece was created by simply laying the beautiful flowers down the length of the table.
To make mom feel special, there's nothing like something you make yourself. I personally cherish the little trinkets my children make for me, even more so than something that is found in a store. Here, I've handmade some pretty candies.
A depression glass compote,
carefully lined with tissue paper holds the sweets.
and darling antique mirrors among others....all lending to the romance of the table's overall atmosphere.
For extra romance, I added a sheer canopy over the table by simply hanging the canopy on a branch in one of the trees.
From my collection:
White hemstitched cloth, generic, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
Antique Curtain Scarf, Arandela Victorian Vintage Collection, local thrift
Red transferware, Staffordshire Engravings 17th Century, local antique
White plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Gold flatware, Wallace Grand Duchess Collection, Neiman Marcus/Horchow
Beige crocheted tea towels, Neiman Marcus/Horchow
Crystal goblets, Godinger Dublin Collection, Neiman Marcus/Horchow
Pink saucers, Target
Depression glass compote, Indiana Glass Company, Sandwich Pattern, Salvation Army
Rose napkin holders, Pier 1 Imports, local thrift