Candlelight Supper: Mother's Day Tablescape

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Tablescape



Mother's Day Tablescape


I am thinking about all the Mother's I know and love.  Who have done so much for me and all their loved ones.  

My own Mother who has passed on.  She was a wonderful woman, gentle and mild, and self-sacrificing.  She had rheumatoid arthritis at a young age, yet she would walk with me for miles in the coldest winter snow to take me to Ballet class or Girl Scouts, or shopping, as she didn't drive.  We would read together every night.  She would read a page then I would read a page.  She would stay by my bedside until I went to sleep.  I couldn't sleep very well then as well as now.  It was so comforting to have her nearby when I am sure she must have been very tired.   Now with many children of my own I understand what a Mother truly is.....  .

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The tablecloth was from Tai Pan Trading.  Purchased last year.  I had to buy 2.  They were very reasonably priced.  Only sold in a rectangular size and I wanted a round cloth.  So between the 2 I made a round.  I used the left over fabric to make napkins, which I added a shell stitch crocheted border.  I love decorative edges on napkins.  
The woven balls in my tablescape came from Tai Pan trading.  They were a natural color.  I used 3 different colors of spray paint, light ballet pink, watermelon, and sage then I sprayed the balls with the paint to scatter on the table.  The pink and white Chevron design place mat on top of the white linen place mat is wrapping paper.  I just cut the paper to the size I wanted.








I used my green Crown teacups, which was a close enough match to place at each place setting.  I just set the faux flowers in for the photo.  I don't know if you can see but the pink bowls at the top of my plate stack have adorable white flowers both painted and embossed onto two sides of the bowl.
































My pink Urn came from Thanksgiving Point Emporium.  I really searched to find a pink one for a long time.  This urn had been sitting behind the cash register for some time.  It had been staring me in the face and I had never noticed.



















The little rose box is from Martha Stewart.  They are molded cardboard and I just spray painted them with the Watermelon colored paint.  They have a surprise in them for the guest!


  
I will be posting this on Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday.


Please feel free to leave a comment.  Thank you.



Items used in this tablescape are from a myriad of places.  Tai Pan Trading.  Pfaltzgraf. Thanksgiving Point Emporium.  Williams Sonoma Outlet, are most of the sources.  

25 comments:

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Valerie, a lot of work went into this beautiful tablescape, and it truly paid off! It's gorgeous. I love the handmade and DIY elements, wonderful. Your mother sounds lovely.

Also, don't you just love Tai Pan? It's one of my favorite haunts! I hope to be sharing a tour soon....thank you for sharing!

Angelina B. said...

This is such a pretty table. The pinks and greens go so well together. I like the flowers in the teacups. I also liked the daffodil, I think it's a cupcake? Just so lovely

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This is such a lovely, girly, springtime table. Such a pretty combination of colors, and I do love those square plates.

My mother passed away two years ago February. No holidays have been the same since then and this year, like last, I'll just grit my teeth and do my best to get through Mother's Day as painlessly as possible.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Lovely! The colours and dishware look wonderful the way you've set everything out. I think my fave thing though are the floral napkin rings - must find some of those! It's always touching to hear of someone who has fond memories of their mom and I enjoyed hearing about yours.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Valerie, this table is fabulous! I love the soft colors and your accents. Pink and green look lovely together. The added touches on the napkins is so pretty. Your Mother would have loved this table setting. I have something to show you, however I don't see anywhere to contact you.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Valerie your table for Mother's Day is stunning!
Such feminine accents with lovely china and the napking rings, napkins and table topper are simply perfect.
Happy Mom's Day.
FABBY

Anonymous said...

You Are The Best Mommy Ever! Always Sacrificing For EVERYONE!!! You Always Are Willing to Do Any And Every Thing Possible! Always There When I Need You The MOST! I Love You! Oh Also Your Table Is AMAZING Too! You Are So Gifted and Do the Most Incredible Job And Do Not Leave Out Any Details! Fantastic!!! -Your Favorite ��������

A Taylor said...

I love the description of your mother at the beginning. Happy Mother's day to you! What a lovely table setting.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So pretty!! Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
The stepping stones you asked about were my neighbor's and she bought them many years ago . Maybe from Lowes.
Hugs,
Deb

Laurie Ritchey said...

This is such a lovely table, Valerie. How clever to cut the wrapping paper to put on top of the place mats. I love the rose napkin rings, and since I also like pretty borders on napkins, I really like the way you made the napkins. Did you make those gorgeous cupcakes? They are incredible. I also enjoyed your reminiscing about your Mother. She sounds like a wonderful person.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table! Love all of the color and detail.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Kim Hood said...

Valerie, your pink and green is lovely. So serene and beautiful. You are a genius to use wrapping paper for a place mat layer! The chevron is very striking. What a nice tribute to all the moms who influence our lives. Blessings~
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a lovely tribute table for Mother's Day. I'm so impressed that you made the two tablecloths into one and then crocheted the edges of the napkins you made. You're mother would be so proud to see your skills used so well. Love the cute cupcakes in the curved dish. That pink urn is great- that can be used for a lot!

Crystal Grandeur said...


Dear Valerie...No one in the world can replace a Mother. My mother too passed away a decade ago. Her thoughts are there always with me. I can understand your feelings for your mother.We have to live rest of our lives keeping them in our memory.Thank you to stop by to leave a comment. Yes they are tea glasses. i some time use them to serve water too. Your table is ex ordinary. Love the colours. The flowers,candles dishes everything looks pretty. Hope you had a lovely mothers day with your family. Tc. Love and hugs Sujatha:)

Elaine Cariglio said...

Beautiful tablescape! Just dropped by to say Hello and to my surprise a table decorated in my favorite colors! The linens are so pretty. You put alot of work into this table! It is just stunning!
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings My Friend,

thepaintedapron.com said...

Wow Valerie, it's all soooooo pretty! How clever to make a round cloth out of 2 rectangles, and use the scraps for napkins, and then to crochet the edges! I am beyond impressed! Please tell me you didn't make those gorgeous cupcakes too~ all your pink and green pretties are so perfect for mothers day!
Jenna

Candy S said...

Everything looks lovely on your pretty pink and green Mother's Day table. The tablecloth and napkins are perfect. Don't you love it when you can make something that works out so nicely? The crochet on the napkins really takes this tablescape over the top. I love the new urn and the green candle holders too. Oh! before I forget, I love those cupcakes too!!! Happy Memorial Day! Candy

Christine Graves said...

Your tablescape is just darling! I am in love with your dishes and stemware. I am going to have to go on the hunt for those pieces!!

Eva Roberts said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Momma! Genna and I love it. Four thumbs up! <3

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a gorgeous tablescape Valerie. Those colors are so pretty. You even topped it off with cupcakes...Yumm! Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Valerie, your Mother's Day tablescape looks wonderful! So many thoughtful and pretty details.
Visiting from Dishing It & Digging It. Have a lovely day!

Sandra Lee said...

I love this warm color palette and all of the feminine touches. I've heard of Tai Pan Trading but we don't have one nearby and that's probably a good thing! The sweet treats you added were the perfect touch and thanks for sharing the story about your mom. Have a beautiful and creative week!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautifully done Valerie. I love the story about your mother. She was a loving woman and obviously took great care with you. I love your creativity. Making the fancy edge on the napkins is amazing to me! Love the rose and daffodil on the cupcakes. I learned to do that many moons ago but haven't tried in years. My mom is nearly 94 and I know I am blessed to still have her around. I will be visiting her for Mother's Day. Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day

Pinky said...

Oh, your table is gorgeous! I love every detail. The water goblets are SO pretty! The cupcakes look delicious!! I am so glad you got your urn too!!! Lovely table.

Jacqueline said...

That watermelon color is so great! Did you hear that the Emporium is gone? Sad, sad, sad! I loved that store! My mother has been gone for 26 years now! I always still think of her, how she would love this or that. She would have loved all of the goodies at Tai Pan, and she would have been a blogger, for sure!