It's time to set the table for Tablescape Thursday. The best day of the week for dish and table inspirations.
Even though I won't be in town for Mother's Day....I've set the table to honor the day with a simple brunch setting. I usually have such a full table, you couldn't possibly get any serving dishes on it.....but today, I thought simple would be nice for a change.
Why don't you sit here....
...and I'll join you right over here.
I found this centerpiece and all the table linens at "Through The Garden Gate", a local antique store, right after Christmas. I knew that I would be saving it for spring when buds were starting to appear.
The tag on this said it was a "vase", but it was just the metal form, no glass to hold flowers. I found that one of my votive candle holders fit perfectly. Loved the beads and flowers.
A few little nics and flakes just add to the character.
Let's have a closer look at the place settings.
These metal napkin rings that I found at Pier 1 this weekend seemed like a good match for this table. I was looking for those wonderful white wooden chargers I've been seeing here every week for months....no luck.....they didn't even know what I was talking about.
These linens were machine embroidered. I don't think that they were ever very expensive....but I love the sweetness of the flowers and buds in the design.
The colors went well with these dishes I've had for awhile. They have soft colors and remind me of the first blush of spring.
Love the octagonal shape and the tiny delicate flowers.
The center bloom is a pretty peachy pink.
The octagonal shape is also carried out with my everyday dishes. I found these several years ago at Goodwill.
Love the raised design... in fact it sort of reminds me of those chargers that I couldn't find.
This is part of my "mis-matched" silverplate flatware. All found on eBay.
A closer view shows more buds of spring flowers.
A close up of the design on the tablerunner.
My table is so small that the runner goes from end to end.
A look at the placemat uncovered.
Tiny flowers etched on these glasses.
Love the shape of these cups and saucers. Would you prefer coffee or tea for brunch?
Another sweet flower inside the cup rim.
Overview of the table and centerpiece.
Lighting the small candle as I say goodnight and wish all of you Mother's in blogland a wonderful Mother's day!
Be sure to visit our hostess Susan, at "Between Naps on the Porch" this week -- she'll have the table all set for us to enjoy every Wednesday evening.