ic Kathe With an E: Mother's Day Tablescape

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Tablescape

This truly has to be the hardest table I have ever put together!  
I normally am not a perfectionist, 
unless it's one of my tablescapes. 
Everything has to be perfect! 
The table is my canvas upon which I can let my creative juices flow. 
Knowing when to step back and say "enough" 
is usually very hard for me. 
But, not this week. 
This week I present to you my 
Mother's Day Table 2012
C'mon!  It's Mother's Day!  
I will not be cooking nor will I be cleaning.  
We will be dining out on Sunday!

To all of my readers,
whether you be a mother
to children, or pets,
a special Auntie or friend,
I wish you a very
Happy Mother's Day!

Of course I can't leave you with just my blank table 
to look at so, I am re-posting 
a table I put together back in September 
as a shout out to my beautiful mother-in-law. 

To: Linda 
Happy Mother's Day!  
I love you dear friend! 
You are there for me 
when I need you and I know
I am always in your prayers
Thank you!
From: Your favorite daughter-in-law ;]

For The Love Of Blue
I am very lucky.  I have a mother-in-law that is also a dear friend.  She and my dear father-in-law accepted me into the family from day one.  I carry the family name with great honor. She and I share so many of the same likes.  She loves to shop (me too!).  She is very thrifty (oh you know I am).  She desires to set pretty tables (hello!!).  And, we both think Mr. B is just wonderful (and I thank her for raising such a fine man ). The only thing we don’t share is our favorite color.  Mine changes with my mood and the season.  Right now, I am loving the orange of pumpkins, the golds of leaves changing, the rust of mums.  In Spring, I might be more moved by the reds of tulips or the yellow of a daffodil. My mother-in-law never wavers.  He true favorite color is, and always is, blue. 

With her in mind, I set this table to share with her, and with you.  

I started with an off white tablecloth. Forgive me for not taking an iron to it.  It's been a stressful week at work and I claim being tired.  

I then layered a white plate from our every day Gibson set.  The small blue flowered salad plates were a Goodwill find, again on a 50% off day, and were .25 each. On top of that I placed Candlewick sherbet glasses. I also used a Candlewick salt & pepper set that I purchased on EBay.  They have never been used and still have the labels on them!

The napkins were purchased from on online source that for the life of me I can’t remember right now (Edit: I remembered!  Boscov's!).  The napkin rings were another gift from Mr. B. The flatware is the same as I used on my table last week  (see here) as are the crystal water goblets.

The candlesticks were yet another Goodwill 50% off purchase at $1.00 each.  I chose dark, cobalt blue candlesticks to go with the placemats.  The blue stems came from Dollar Tree, if you can believe it!  Mr. B thought they were from a much more expensive store. Was he ever happy to find out I spent only one dollar on each of them LOL.

To keep the centerpiece simple, I used a silver plated bread tray purchased in a lot at a local auction and used a faux loaf of bread found on sale from Hobby Lobby.

I hope my dear mother-in-law sees this table and knows that I set it with her love of the color blue in mind ♥ ♥

I always share my tablescapes with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

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  1. Hi Kathe,
    The table is beautiful. The blue glasses pop. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  2. Kathe,
    Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Your tablescape is lovely. I'm right there with you on the eating out idea. Happy Mother's Day to you too. I am now a follower.

  3. This cracked me up! I won't be cooking either on Mother's Day! LOL! Hugs, Linda

  4. Well...hopefully I won't be cooking on Mother's Day, either. Your table is a lovely tribute to your dear MIL. What a lovely blessing that your MIL is a dear friend!

  5. I got a kick out of your first Mother's Day table! Clever! The table you set with your mother-in-law is right up my alley, too -- love the blue, especially those pretty glasses! It is a major blessing to get a great mother-in-law!

  6. Love this table! :) Enjoy your dinner out on Mother's Day!

  7. Not cooking here either.. but I would if pressed into service.. However, not going out to eat either.. hate the crowds. Love your tablescape.. blue and white so pretty. Have a blessed weekend.. xo marlis

  8. You set a beautiful table! Happy Mother's Day!

  9. I just love the way those cobalt stems pop on this table against all the beautiful neutrals. That's really pretty!

  10. Ha! I love the first tablescape! Happy Mothers Day to you my friend! The second tablescape is beautiful. The blue is so pretty! I just want to know where you store all of these dishes.

  11. Ha! You're funny :) Hope you have a relaxing Mother's Day with no dishes to do! :)

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

  12. How lovely! I wish my mother-in-law was still here, so I could serve a beautiful meal to her. Happy Mother's Day!

  13. LOL - that's perfect. Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  14. LOL! Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your dinner out.

  15. I totally remember this pretty table!!! I went b-ball bonkers over the great buys you got at Dollar Tree and the thrift store. I have since made my peace with Dollar Tree since I have been able to find lots of good stuff there including both the cobalt blue and the green stemware. They are now off my Naughty List. Thrift stores, on the other hand, are still not so much my friend. I need to figure them out! I was cracking up at that bare table! Way to go, girl! THAT'S the way to spend Mother's Day!!! Have yourself a good one!!!!!

  16. What a beautiful table...love the cobalt stemware.
    Happy Mother's Day, Kathe!

  17. That really is a beautiful table and I love your plate! I would love for you to share this in the link party I am having now.

    Like you, my mother-in-law was my best friend. She treated me as if I am her own.

    I got a mother's day treat for you. You won my giveaway! Could you email me your mailing address so I can send it to you?

    Happy mother's day :)


  18. That is gorgeous! You have great pictures. Our kids did something like that for our anniversary. It was awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog hop. Have a great weekend!

  19. How sweet of you to honor your mil with a table. I love the candlesticks! I am not cooking either , but I did a table in memory of her with some of her things.
    Enjoy your day out! Here it is a nightmare to go out on Mother's Day, they jack up the prices and it is so crowded!
    Thanks for linking this pretty blue table to Let's Dish! See you Tuesday!

  20. What a gorgeous and thoughtful table. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

  21. It is a beautiful table Kathe! I am sure your MIL would love it. Everything is so pretty. You did a lovely job! Thank you for joining TTF. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother's Day!

  22. It looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us @ the Sunday Round Up.
    Hope you have a wonderful week,

  23. How pretty your table is. I know she loved it, too.:)

    I had no idea you had a linky party on Tuesdays...I will sure be linking up with you soon. Now, I need to go read what we need to post about to link with you. :)

  24. Love the BLUE!
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!

  25. Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Love the blue. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!
    Also- I posted a special announcement on my blog today that I hope you'll check out, and I'm giving away a cute clutch over at Happy Hour Projects!

  26. So pretty! I really like those goodwill saucers, I just love finding deals like that! I'm working on a tablescape for next week that is blue and white and the dishes came from Goodwill, I'm so excited and hope it comes together!

    Have a wonderful evening and thank you for sharing!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  27. Beautiful table, I so have been enjoying seeing blue tablescapes, thanks for sharing.

  28. Beautiful as always! (though I might be more jealous of an empty and clean table...) I love blue and white together!

    Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin

  29. Ha! Love the mother's day tablescape! Perfect!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  30. Stunning. I love that you kept everything white except the placemat and goblet. Such a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  31. What a pretty tablescape! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  32. I love the blue. The china and the table cloth is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  33. Hi Kathe!

    I'm with you about taking the day off... your table tribute to your MIL is beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful day too!

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  34. The Mother's Day table cracked me up, yet it's probably the best one since there was no clean up afterwards. Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day meal.

    I don't remember the blue table, so I'm glad you repeated it. I like the blue goblets and the flowered plates. Amazing you found so many wonderful things at the Goodwill. I need to go shoppng with you because the one where I live is awful. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Cozy Home Party!

  35. Lovely table love the blues! thanks for sharing Joann

  36. I love this. The blue is totally gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  37. So incredibly gorgeous! You are so very good. It was beautiful, beautiful images. :)

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  38. Wow, do you have a second home where you store all your dishes? I think you could even put Martha Stewart to shame! Thank you so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  39. This looks beautiful!! You are so talented!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

  40. Very, very pretty! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.


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