Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. Not sure what I will be doing at this point. I guess I better figure it out real quick. I'll either go down to San Diego to visit my mom. Or maybe I'll see if she wants to come up to my house. Or maybe I'll send everyone away & have the house all to myself and do what I want. Sounds like heaven to me.
Since I haven't figured out what I will be doing for Mother's Day, I haven't even thought about a new tablescape for this year. And since I have been feeling so lazy I thought I would recycle another tablescape from last year. But I love this one & I hope that you will too. I originally posted it on my family blog last year. I have updated it for this year.
I live in a family of all men, so I figured the only way I am getting a nice table for Mother's Day is to set it myself.
If we stay home we will eat dinner out in our backyard. The weather has been beautiful here in southern California aka: SoCal. A little on the warm side, but last year at this time it was already 100 degrees here. So 80's is nice.
If I were to choose the menu (and I am), I would have hubby BBQing 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 (need to have something a little healthy). And we can't forget strawberry shortcake for dessert (What? It's Mothers Day). 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 last year. She is no longer selling this particular tablecloth or napkins.
I love these napkins.
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 last year 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? And you know I have an obsession with white plates.
For salad plates I used my Bordallo cabbage plates. I love that they are green. I got mine on clearance at Ross last year for $2.49 a plate. I've seen them in pink on some other blogs, but have not found the pink ones in person. I would love to have pink ones.
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 (years ago). But I think back when I bought them they were actually only 88 cents for a bunch. Does Walmart even have $1.00 flowers anymore? I know they still have silk flowers, but I don't remember seeing the $1.00 ones lately. Don't get me started on Walmart's downsizing of their fabric & craft departments. Not a happy camper here.
The wire charger underneath the pitcher came from Target last year. I have four. It was in their Easter decorations. I wish I could say that I purchased them on clearance after Easter, but no, I had to have them. Didn't want to take the chance they would be all gone, so I paid full price. Hard to believe, but sometimes I give in to temptation.
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 vintage candlesticks came from a thrift store. When I originally saw them I took them up to the counter to ask how much (they didn't have a price tage). The girl told me $4.00. I thought too much & passed on them. A few days later I went back to the thrift store & they were still there. By now, they were calling to me. This time a different woman was working & she said they were $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. Are you catching a theme?
I see you eyeing that pool. Doesn't it look refreshing? I know you just want to jump in. It's not quite warm enough to go swimming yet. Maybe in a few weeks. You will just have to come back. But 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 I figure out exactly what I'm going to do for Mother's Day and that it turns out the way I expect. But you know how that can go. Especially if you have kids. Even if they are adults.
What will you be doing for Mother's Day?