I want to thank Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week. I'm having way too much fun doing tablescapes. And I know I am not alone. There are already more than 60 participants signed up for this week. So I'm sure you have already visited all the other participants by the time you reached my blog, but if not, be sure to visit Susan to see all the fabulous tablescapes.
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. I will be celebrating with my Mom on Saturday at her house with my extended family. We usually get together on Mother's Day but we have a special family event on Saturday so we figured we would celebrate Mother's Day then. So this will be the first Mother's Day in a long time that I will get to celebrate with just my own little family at my house. I am looking forward to it.
Since I live in a family of all men, I figured the only way I am getting a nice table is to set it myself. And if I post it on Tablescape Thursday, they will have a blueprint to go by to recreate it for Sunday. Do you think they can do it? We'll see.
We will eat dinner out in our backyard. Hopefully it won't be too hot on Sunday. Today it was 100 degrees here. Let's hope it cools down by Sunday. I'm hoping hubby will BBQ steaks, potatoes and corn on the cob (he will if I go and buy it). That is my all time favorite meal. Some salad would be great too. And strawberry shortcake for dessert. Do you hear that boys? You've got to give men lots of clues as to what you want.
Even though I live in a family of boys, the table will be very girly. Cause I am a girl!!! And it is my day!!! So they will just have to live with it. I'm sure they will insist that no photos be taken of them sitting at such a girly table. But we'll see.
I purchased the tablecloth & napkins from a website called Crossroads Cottage. Shana has lots of fabulous things on her website & even has some tablescapes. So go check her website out. She used this tablecloth & napkins in her Mother's Day tablescape last year & I fell in love with it & knew that I wanted to use it for mine. For napkin rings I used pewter curtain rings & clips. I then clipped on a silk rose.
Here is a photo of a place setting without the napkin on the plate.
The white dinner plates came from The Dollar Tree for $1.00 each. A dollar!!! I love how the edge has a basket weave. And they are white!!! Did I tell you they were a dollar?
For salad plates I used my Bordallo cabbage plates. Since it is still technically spring (even though it feels more like summer here), I thought they fit in just right. And I love that they are green. I got mine on clearance at Ross for $2.49 a plate.
My silverware really means a lot to me. My Grandma gave me this set when I graduated from High School. I used them in this setting as they have roses on them. My Grandma had a similar set and I got her set as well when she passed away. I had to search high and low to find these in all my stuff. And anyone who knows me knows that was no easy task. I have a lot of stuff. I unfortunately don't know who they are made by. I'm not good at remembering stuff like that. I'm lucky I can remember to feed myself each day. And take one look at me & you can tell that is one thing I don't forget. lol. I used my favorite thrift store goblets again. I only have a couple of sets of goblets, so you will see them all the time in my tablescapes. I'm more of a dishaholic, not a gobletaholic.
Here is my centerpiece. I used my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic pitcher that came from Mervyn's years ago when Shabby Chic first became big. I had never heard of Rachel Ashwell when I bought the pitcher. I bought it because I collect pitchers & I love roses.
The silk roses it holds are the $1.00 flowers from Walmart. But I think back when I bought them they were actually only 88 cents for a bunch.
The wire charger underneath everything came from Target. It was in their Easter decorations. Then of course my Target birdies Harold & Maude couldn't wait to be back in a tablescape. Did you ever notice that they have roses on them? I never noticed until just now.
The candlestick holders came from a community thrift store in the city where I work. I had seen them one day & they were not marked. I asked the woman working how much & she said $4.00 for the pair. I thought that was too much so I didn't buy them. Then a few days later I went back to the thrift store & they were still there & were calling to me. I took them up to the register to ask how much (there was a different woman working). She said $2.00 for the pair. I said SOLD!!!! I was so happy that I waited on buying them. I love these as they have roses on them too.
Doesn't the pool look refreshing? It has just warmed up enough to go swimming. So we may just have to take a dip in the pool after dinner. Want to join? If so, it's bring your own towel.
Here's one final look at my table.
Well thanks for visiting my Mother's Day tablescape this week. Let's hope that my Mother's Day turns out the way I expect. But you know how that can go.
What will you be doing for Mother's Day?