This colorful brunch tablescape in Springtime shades of blue, white, and cheery lemon yellow punctuated with bright pink paid homage to my Mother. The bouquet – my son and his girlfriend’s way of honoring me on Mother’s Day – was perfectly coordinated to the setting, especially the fresh fruit compote! (Please pardon the horrible fold lines in the table linen! This is one of my very early blog posts before I realized just how awful lines look in photos!!!)
These placemats from Bed, Bath & Beyond caught my eye because of the playful lemons adjacent to the traditional & decidedly staid damask. The lemon yellow cotton napkins are also from BB&B. The cornflower blue juice glasses and compotes are from Old Time Pottery, and the cobalt blue chargers from Pier 1. The plates are basic white Corelle.
Fresh, fragrant lemons in blue & white transferware bowls with a few lemon leaves tossed in for color elongate the tablescape’s centerpiece. Not one to be wasteful, freshly squeezed lemonade is on the next day’s menu. (Oh, for heaven’s sake…those folds in the linen are killin’ me!!! :-()
I embellished the lush mix of lilies, roses, Fuji mums, orchids, hyacinth, button mums, monkshood and carnations with a few butterflies.
Coffee cups in the colors of the day are from Old Time Pottery.
Pre-sliced bagels are presented in a long napkin-lined basket. Find the recipes for the homemade vegetable or honey cream cheese spreads HERE or by clicking the “Recipes” tab above.
Nothing like a little fruit juice to get the day started! Here, clear glass decanters hold a choice of pink grapefruit, orange or apple.
I just love to take something basic and make it special! Plain white ceramic pitchers from Home Goods are gussied up with the addition of custom silver tags that mark the frothy, cold chocolate and strawberry milk.
The hostess awaits her guests’ arrival!
Other posts suitable for a Mother’s Day celebration on this site:
“Peonies & Pearls“
“Showered in Pink“
“Pink Plaid & Posies“
“Days of Wine & Roses“
“Blushing Bridal Shower“
“Pleasant Under Glass“
Another tablescape using lemons on this site:
“Lemonade From Bill“
A few fun accessories that will help make your Spring table feel fresh, inviting, and alive!
- Budding branches (you can get these from your yard or nearby wooded areas)
- Fresh curly willow (adds a lot of character and dimension to arrangements or can be used alone)
- Flowers in seasonal colors (e.g., daffodils, tulips, hyacinth)
- Potted green plants
- Freshly grown grass in pots or flats
- Birdhouses and cages
- Glass bell jars and wire cloches
- Chicken wire
- Baskets (plain, moss covered, embellished with twigs or pussy willow branches, etc.)
- Pots and vases with a vintage look
- Fresh or faux veggies (e.g., lettuce, cabbages, carrots)
- Easter eggs
- Smooth river rock
- Floral wreaths
- Softly colored solid and patterned fabrics: plaid, paisley, floral
- Ribbon and twine
- Candlesticks, chargers, and other tabletop items made of wood, grapevine, straw, iron and other natural elements
- Flatware with handles made of wood or bamboo
- Figurines of woodland animals (e.g., rabbits, squirrels, birds)
- Figurines of Spring- or Easter-related animals (e.g., chicks, hens, roosters, sheep, butterflies)
- White or pastel spray paint for lightning and brightening everything from branches & twigs to….you name it!