Mother's day is a perfect excuse to celebrate. My mother means so much to me and is really one of my best friends. I also celebrate my sister on this holiday as she was the first of us to have a baby (by just 10 weeks) and she is an an exemplary mother. Although she is hundred of miles away, we also honor my husbands sweet mother and miss her dearly on this holiday. I always miss my late grandmother as well, who I was very close with but her love and presence is always with us when we gather. This dining table belonged to her and is the place where we would gather together for many Mother's Day celebrations in the years before she passed - so naturally, it is very important to me.
For the place setting, I started with Ikea woven chargers and Baroque white plates from World Market. Then I layered each of my unique blue and white dishes on top of linen napkins (also from Ikea). I then finished it off with the Baroque bowls from World Market.
Want to know a little secret? Im 30 years old and still don't have a complete flatware set! I just mix and match what I have and it's never disappointed!
For the table runner, I used something a little unexpected. Can you tell? This is actually a scarf and not a runner at all! I picked this scarf up at Target to get the exact color match I needed. If you can't find a runner that matches your look, I encourage you try this next time. You get a gorgeous and unexpected runner and scarf out of the deal!
For my centerpiece, its all about the dessert! I like to think that is my mantra in life and not just decorating! I love dessert and I love to bake. This is a vanilla spiced caked with cream cheese frosting and it's about to be devoured tonight right after this blog post is done ;). I used blue silk hydrangeas and blueberries to simply dress it up a bit.
To create a strong theme of blue and white throughout the space, I pulled in some blue accessories onto the buffet table and surrounding wall. I used New York seltzer bottles (which come in many different colors - great for decorating use), blue lilacs and blue and white ceramics to complete the look.
Lately, my sweet 5 year old has been more curious about what I do and has been telling me that when she grows up she is going to be a mommy and blogger! I can't help but melt a little when she says that.
With her help and the fact that the cake needs to be eaten very very soon, thats a wrap on this Mother's Day tablescape. I hope you enjoyed it. I'll leave you with a few final shots and a link to your next stop on this fun tour below!
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