Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A May Affair For A Beloved Mother
Happy Tablescape Thursday! For more colorful and creative table settings, please click on the image above to Between Naps On The Porch blog hosted by the lovely and talented Susan.
I created this table setting as a dedication to my beloved mother in celebration of Mother's Day.
(click on images to enlarge)
The tablecoths are fabrics that I purchased on sale at a nearby
bridal fabric shop. A beautiful pink satin with a floral embroidery pattern throughout. The topper was a pale pink tulle beaded with miniature pink pearls on the hem. Unfortunately, I was unable to truly capture the beauty of the trim with my camera outdoors.
The vintage etched stemware was a find at a nearby antiques store.
Pale yellow and pink ribbons placed together to bring more of the colors to the table. Crystal brooches from Michael's crafts store. The sky blue menu with silver medallion stamp tucked in the napkin pocket.
Vintage Minton china
Saint Francis Pattern by Barton & Reed
For evening drama(providing there are no mosquitoes) I purchased an empire chandelier which was originally hardwired and converted it to a plug- in to hang over a tablescape such as this which creates the perfect ambiance. I hope to create another outdoor tablescape for the evening before the weather gets cool. Stay tuned.
Colorred crystal stemware by Faberge
This is actually a placecard sitting on top of a napkin ring. I love the look of the napkin rings by Faberge with its rich enameled colors the brilliant crystals and pearls. I thought they would work perfectly with the tablescape so I was lucky enough to find placecards with a similar enamel color and finish that fit perfectly on top.
Sterling silver candelabras from my partner Dan's grandmother which were gifted to her on her wedding day.
I created the large floral arrangements with a variety of tulips,peonies and other(sorry, I forgot their names) flowers purchased from my local Costco.
The 2 smaller floral arrangements consists of a mix from(I think stalk or tube roses)Costco with Peruvian lilies and snap dragons from my garden.
Thank you very much for visiting my tablescape.