Monday, May 2, 2011

Tabletop Tuesday - Mother's Day & Spring

It's been awhile since I've participated in Tabletop Tuesday. This weekend I packed up the Easter decorations and decided that I wasn't quite ready to bring out the Summer beachy decor. I re-arranged here and there and brought in some Mother's Day items too.

Let's see what's on the washstand. Sorry that I couldn't get a picture until after it was dark.

This lacy bonnet was my mother's. I'm not sure if she wore it or if it was for a baby doll.

A little tarnished baby spoon.

Greetings from my silver tray chalkboard.

Sweet little baby shoes and a silver baby doll cup that was also my mother's.

Old fashioned baby buggy.

Bird's nest and bird nestled in my apothecary jar. I left the springy paper shred from Easter.

A touch of Spring on the sideboard.

I found this basket at one of my favorite antique shops "Through The Garden Gate" this weekend.

These birds and nest were found last year. I added an antique lace napkin and some greenery.

A small bluebird platter. I just love this old china pattern.

Antique post card of children playing outside.

A bit of spring in this picture too. Don't you love the birds and nests full of eggs? All the signs of new life for Spring.

Spring topiery and bunnies in the kitchen.

The bunnies remind me of our daughter and her twin girls. Such a good mommy she is!

Another little nest tucked into the ivy.

I know a mantle doesn't count as a tabletop....but I'm pretty sure that Marty won't mind.

I loved changing from my darker colors of winter to the lighter look of the greens and whites.

Yes -- another bird's nest!

These two bunnies weren't quite ready to be packed away.

I found the pair of topieries at Pier 1.

A Spring welcome from the mantle and a Happy Mother's Day to all my blogging friends.

Thanks Marty, for hosting Tabletop Tuesday every week. Be sure to check them out over at "A Stroll Thru Life"

See ya!


  1. Looks like your house is all decked out for spring, pretty! I love your mother's bonnet! I have one of my mom's and it's black!! It seems that children used to wear that color! I love the way you used bird's very sweet! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Wow Martha, so many pretty little birds and nests! Love your mother's sweet!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week! :)

  3. So many pretty things. How precious to have the things that belonged to your mother when she was a child. Thanks for sharing such loveliness. Have a wonderful day. Karie

  4. Martha,
    Everything is so pretty! You have been very busy :) I love all your pretties!

  5. I loved the tablescape. It was sweet and refreshing. I love bird things and that bluebird platter was beautiful. I also love those precious baby shoes.

  6. Hi Martha! Oh, look at all your spring touches. Just love everything. Your sideboard is gorgeous! I love that low basket with the little birds!
    Happy Spring and Happy Mother's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Martha, I love all of your vignettes. You have such a talent for arranging things together in such a beautiful display. I love them all. The sweet baby things are so precious and what fabulous heirlooms. That mantel is perfect and of course it fits the party. It's a table top too. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Love your bunnies and the nests you have decorated with! Looks like my house! : ) I just adore that little doll carriage. How precious is that!

  9. Your vignettes look so precious and Springy, with all the darling birdhouses, baskets, bunnies, nests and ivy too!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    hugs, Sherri:)

  10. Oh honey, ya can find my bunnies out year round tucked in a corner here there and yonder! Heeehehe!

    I adore how you've honored Mother's Day in your home. It's just so very charmin' sweetie!

    God bless ya and have an extraordinary day!!! :o)

  11. You've simply got "the gift" when it comes to pretty spaces. Love that you have your Mom's baby shoes and such. I would love to have something from my Mom's childhood. I took down all my Easter decor and put out the Summer things. Summer is my favorite season!

  12. Everything looks so pretty Martha. How wonderful that you have that precious little bonnet. Every time I see your silver tray with the chalkboard, I think I'm going to do that, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Love the way you decorated that great basket. You are definitely springing into spring. laurie