Do you spend Mother’s Day with your mother? Your mother-in-law? Or, do your kids spend Mother’s Day with you?
Since May is filled with graduations and weddings already, it’s not working out this year to travel to see my mother (sorry, PAM) and HH’s mother for a Mother’s Day with them. I guess we’ll have a quiet Mother’s Day here at home…with or without a Fun Son or Spunky Daughter.
You can never tell what will happen with college kids. Earlier this week, I set a table for four in the dining room…just in case.
I used a mixture of family china and silverware, along with this new set of bread and butters I found at TJ Maxx three weeks ago.
All the plate colors are in the antique hand-embroidered table runner.
It was a steal/deal, in my mind. Wouldn’t these be great as a collection on a wall – indoors or out?
Oh, and the table-cloth beneath is a remnant I found last week. Either side looks nice in the master, so I’m trying to decide which side to use – white on green or green on white. After taking the Euro shams upstairs to the guest room (pictured here), I have three more pillow forms to make something special for our room.
The dinner plates are HH’s late grandmother’s Piggly Wiggly china – rimmed in silver. For another color in the mixture, I added salad plates of our wedding pattern, Cambridge by Royal Doulton.
The Cambridge pattern has silver and gold, so I used the burlap chargers I made last year for another golden tone and texture. An added bonus is that the chargers reflect what looks to be gold beneath the burlap when the lighting hits them just right.
Painter Artist Mom (PAM) sent her silver ware home with me a couple of years ago. She knew they’d be useful for tablescapes. 🙂
This Mother’s Day table has a mixture of glassware, too. The beverage stems are from our wedding registry, and the compote stems came from a thrift store nearby. Just look at the delicate roses etched in them!
HH gave me this Waterford crystal vase for our tenth anniversary. I probably would have stroked out if I’d known how much he spent on it at the time.
Our young family didn’t have extra for fancy frivolities like that!
I gathered some blooms and greenery from the yard…Harry Lauder walking stick, apple mint, daisies, and peonies. The scent in the room is heavenly!
The candle holders look old in verdigris. Each gets a fun polka-dot candle stick – my favorite!
The cream and sugar set matches the Piggly Wiggly China.
My grandmother’s fancy ladies S & P repeat the same yellow as on the yellow bread and butter plate.
So, we’re all set here for Mother’s Day.
How about you? Is your table set, or are you enjoying Mother’s Day elsewear?
I’m sharing at Tablescape Thursday.