ic Kathe With an E: Wedding Brunch Tablescape

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wedding Brunch Tablescape

Have I mentioned my oldest son is getting
married soon??
Only like 20 zillion times right? LOL!

I know that when we get there it will be very hectic
so, I set a table with some of my 
most precious pieces, pieces that may belong to my son and
his beautiful wife someday.
A table for us, in my imagination, to sit at and
enjoy each others company
before the festivities begin.
 Many of the dishes were inherited or gifts.
Most special to me are
the Epiag dinner plates
I inherited from my mother when she passed.

They were passed down to her from her grandmother.
My great-grandmother, my son's great-great grandmother!
They are topped with my favorite collectible,
a Candlewick salad plate.
The gold plated flatware was a Christmas gift
from my parents when I was a young girl.
Remember when we older gals had hope chests?
This was for me to put into my hope chest.
 I know my future daughter will be using
the color purple so I used a pale lavender charger
and purple napkins.

I folded the napkins to look like roses in bloom
and placed them in crystal goblets.
A lovely gift from Mr. B.
The centerpiece is a large champagne glass
filled with purple potpourri and white roses.
The bridal bouquet will be white roses.
The two tall candlesticks were a gift,many years ago,
  from my son. 
I just love them and use them often.
 The smaller candle holders are actually 
glass light shades, found thrifting, placed on a
Candlewick dessert plate.
A bridal white tablecloth and
a burlap runner keep it simple,
yet elegant.

A table set to honor my beloved son and our shared past
as he begins his exciting future
with his beautiful bride.
The day will bring to light the fact that my son is grown up. 
I know he’s been grown up for a while, but 
 it’s a completely different feeling when one of your children is married.
Now before I tear up again, join me as we toast the bride and groom!

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

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  1. Beautiful toast, beautiful table, and very beautiful memories in the making. Best of luck to your son and his future wife. xo

  2. Absolutely beautiful Kathe - and we ( bloggers ) are the only people on the planet who " get " staging a table to take photos and tear up - thank God we all have each other lol
    Big hugs ( xxx too )

  3. Oh wow!!! So pretty!! Congrats to your expanding family! :)

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  4. So beautiful, Kathe! I am so excited for your family :)

    1. Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  5. I like how so many pieces have sentimental meaning behind them. Congratulations to your son and his wife-to-be (:

  6. Here's another toast - but to the groom's mother.. Great table and so wonderful you were able to use family pieces that one day may be your son's. The table is extremely pretty. just love the antique dinner plates. Hope chests.. what a wonderful thought. I wish they still were popular. Best wishes to the bride and groom! xo marlis

  7. The whole table is just lovely. I love the color (deep purple especially) used. My favorite part of all, though is that great idea for the old light globes! I happen to have some that I was going to donate to a thrift sale. I'm pulling them out of the box!

  8. What a beautiful, elegant table. I get excited when I see others using purple...it isn't used enough! Much happiness to your son and bride.

  9. Oh Kathe, your table looks elegant, set with such love! I'm sure the bride will love everything! Including her future mom-in-law! Susan

  10. Very pretty! I love the white rises in the champagne vase with the potpourri, very nice touch using the colors the bride has chosen!

  11. How gorgeous dear Kathe and I specially love heirlooms, like these lovely dishes! If I was the bride, I'd be so happy and flattered with such elegant table! I love purple, got nothing myself. Congrats and many blessings to your son and bride. Big hugs to you.

  12. Beautiful treasures and a wonderful post about this special time for your family. I hope you and your family have a wonderful wedding and new memories to begin with this occasion. I love all the family pieces and this is a very lovely tablescape. Your dinner plates are so elegant! Much happiness to all!

    Thanks, Pam

  13. Kathe this is so sweet! I remember before Sara got married I was so emotional thinking about her becoming a wife and moving into a new stage in her life. Weddings are such a wonderful event and celebrate love and the future!! I love the plates that were handed down and the lovely meaning to everything on the table. I know you will share photos of the event when it's over! Congrats to all and a toast to the Bride & Groom!

    hugs, LInda

  14. Beautiful job Kathe! I love your china. Very elegant. Its a green trim? my favorite color! I really like the silverware too! I cant wait to see the wedding pictures!

  15. What a lovely toast to your son and his future wife. I love your cherished china and I think my favorite of all are the candlewick plates.

  16. So pretty! What a beautiful tribute! You make me tear up too! Beautiful china and a beautiful shade of purple you've chosen! Seems as though we are all running around the countryside these days to see our kids!

  17. I trust one day that your son's wife will appreciate your fine things. Very pretty.

  18. Your table is lovely. You are making me cry with/for you, lol. Congrats to your family!

  19. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Your table is very lovely.

    Jocelyn @

  20. I'm stopping by for a blog visit from Between Naps on the Porch today. I'm a urge fan of her tablescapes.
    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. How exciting!
    Autumn is my favorite time of year. The colors and textures that you chose are so beautiful.
    What a festive table.

  21. Congratulations on adding a new family member, love the table, too bad I don't live closer, I would loan you some Candlewick Candlesticks ....

  22. You have and will make more great memories with your dishes and most important with your growing family.

  23. This is such a beautiful post...in photos of a lovely table...and in your love for your son.
    xo bj

  24. Very pretty Kathe! Congratulations to you all :o)
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  25. Yay a wedding is coming!! Your table setting is gorgeous, and such a wonderful gift to pass down :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  26. I'm following you from No Rules.

    The table is lovely, and cheers to the upcoming bride and groom!

  27. Simply beautiful Kathe! What an exciting time for your family!

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

  28. Your table looks so pretty. I love the purple!

  29. Wow, everything looks so beautiful and elegant! You did an amazing job. The china is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you, and very excited about our upcoming project!! YAY Have a great week. Talk to you very soon. Hugs

  30. Kathe, your tablescape is lovely, and what a special occassion to be sure.

  31. What a lovely table...fit for the occasion.

    I am visiting from Marvelous Mondays - I am a co-host this week. If you would like to learn more about what goes on in my Milwaukee Kitchen, please visit MilwaukeeKitchen.blogspot.com.


  32. Hi Kathe,
    What an adorable mum to planned a table for just the fam b4 heading to the hectic occassion.

    I surely know that you will be the most happiest Mum when you march on the aisle with your son.

    Congrats and you did a great job in your setting.

    I myself just roaming around with the TTT players as I just arrived from a long vacation. Hopefully, can join next week.


  33. Lovely table, Kathe! Your daughter-in-law {to be} chose the same color theme as my recent wedding :)

  34. Beautiful table with a beautiful sentiment, Kathe. I'm imagining how much you enjoyed doing it, as you remembered precious family members who have passed and those now ready to reach new lives. Lovely. Best wishes to all of you. ~Zuni

  35. Oh wow, stunning. I love your tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  36. Such a lovely tablescape especially since it is in honor of such a special and momentous occasion! Thank you for sharing it.

  37. Beautiful table! And such a wonderful way to start such a special day. I also had lavender as one of my wedding colors.

  38. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tablescape on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Wonderful Memories. Happy Halloween!!


  39. Oh, Kathe, congratulations - I know you're quite excited - this china is gorgeous - they'll treasure it for a long time - beautiful tablescape! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  40. Thanks for joining us for last week’s “Think Tank”. We’d love to see you again today!

  41. What a wonderful post Kathe! Everything looks just lovely!

  42. Hey, is your son getting married or something?? haha I joke.

    This is lovely. You must be so proud and excited!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!!


  43. Hi Kathe, I love this tablescape. Your inherited dishes are priceless! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.