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Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother’s Day Tablescape Ideas

My dear friend Liz from Rose Vignette’s recently invited me to a Ladies Tea held at her church. It was truly a wonderfully uplifting and inspiring event. She told me that there would be over 40 tables each decorated with a different theme so I arrived early with my camera.

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This table was simply decorated with garden store daisies, a quick and inexpensive centerpiece. The take away gift featured packets of seeds showcased on place card holders. Brilliant!

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Continuing a garden theme was a bird cage filled with flowers. An addition of some fine feathers friends completes the scene.

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The hostess of the table took a six pack planting mix of flowers and cut them apart. She then wrapped tissue paper around each plastic planter and secured it with a ribbon. A clever gift for less than 40 cents a person!

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For the little girl in all of us.

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This display appealed to the literary lover in me.

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I adored this homage to family.

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Darling paper bag gifts were hung on miniature mannequin forms.

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This table combined several of the above elements into one charming tablescape.

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Vintage jello molds were filled with pampering presents.

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Walking on sunshine.

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A single rose at each setting.

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I loved the color palette used at this table. The hostess made a lovely photo album for each of her guests.

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Classic black and white. Oooh la la!

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Pretty pink and beautiful butterflies.

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Blue and white is always right. Simple white supermarket bouquets are nestled in various vases.

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Blissful burlap.

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Vintage hats are very pretty. Almost anything loved by mom can be made into a centerpiece. 

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I made my way back to the table where I was seated. In my opinion it was truly the prettiest.

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Lovely Homer Laughlin teacups.

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Lunch was absolutely delicious. The deacons of the church sweetly tended to our every whim. At a Mother’s Day luncheon this role could be filled by devoted husbands and children.

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Liz ~ the kindness and friendship that you shared truly filled my cup. Thank you!

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Love was truly in the details.

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Are you planning a special Mother’s Day?

Laura

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday and Tablescape Thursday

29 comments :

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How nice! I helped decorate for a Mother Daughter Tea at church that was on Saturday! It's the season for that I guess!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What beautiful tables!! Love them!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks like you had a great time! Our church hosts one at Christmas time and it is so much fun! Hope you'll share at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Julia C. said...

Really great. You gave me a wonderful idea for our next mother's day , it's in october. Thank you, Julia
LaSillaChic

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh I just love this Laura!
Wish I had been there, what a great day you two had.
So many, many gorgeous tables.
Cindy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVELY!!! Each table is so pretty! My church is having it's tea party this Saturday and I can't wait! the table there are also so very Pretty!
Happy Monday!
Warmly,
deb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of the tables were so beautiful, but I so agree, I think the one Liz did was perfect. The picture of you two is so beautiful. What a special time. Hugs, Marty

Redhead Sadie said...

Wow! How lovely and creative!! I bet you had a great time, and you deserved every second of it! Miss you, lovely girl!!! <3

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a lovely idea that the ladies were served! It looks so pretty, you are one lucky duck to have been invited! Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures.

French Basketeer.com said...

Bravo to everyone who did these tables~ super creative and wonderful themes!

Vel Criste said...

excellent features Laura! Thanks!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love all the wonderful tables for Mother's Day..but I too agree the one Liz made is specially lovely! Thanks for sharing this sweet ideas, I'm not inspired yet with a mama's day tablescape, so happy I saw these!!! Big hugs,
FABBY

Laura Turner said...

Aaahhh... so many beautiful tables! My personal favorite was the one with the typewriter. :-) Our church had a similar event one time. What fun! Have a great week, and thanks for sharing.

Laura
sundayview.blogspot.com

Rita C. said...

Wow! Setting all those tablescapes took a lot of effort & time, so nice to see so many of them through your lens, thanks for sharing! PS - you're beautiful!
Rita

Christine Graves said...

That is truly stunning...I'm so gad you shared it! It was very inspiring!!!

Mimi said...

HI LAURA!!!!
So happy you got to go...I was gone......it is amazing all the wonderful table decor!!!!
Hope to see you soon
hugs,
jamie

Jen said...

What a fun way to do tables for a tea! I love all of the creative options! Thanks so much for sharing as they have my own wheels spinning now! =) Hope you are having a good week.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Ooh, those are all beautiful ideas for a mother/daughter tea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Miss Charming said...

So pretty! My favorite was the typewriter vignette.

Laura Turner said...

Wanted to invite you to link up with my blog party!

http://sundayview.blogspot.com/p/vintage-view-sunday-blog-party.html

Laura

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

These are all such beautiful tables. Thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

It must have been just wonderful! I have wanted to go to something like this for a long time. Maybe God is nudging me to stop wanting someone ELSE to put the wheels in motion and do it myself. Hmmm.

Really, I love it.

Karen Albert said...

Dear Laura, what a wonderful ladies Mothers day Luncheon. I always love to see different themed tables!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Auntie Em said...

How beautiful! Each and every table was a visual feast of it's own. You can tell each one was decorated with so much love and care.

I think the most exciting place setting I was too for mother's day was one the kids put on at school where they had melted styrofoam cups and then decorated them to look like hats! lol Very precious to the mothers but not quite as fancy.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful table scapes!

openid said...

Laura,
When I was a child in 4H, there was an annual Mother's Day Tea. Each club got a table to decorate, we made all the food and served our mothers. This was at the height of 4H in Ocean County so there were at least 25 tables, each one beautifully decorated. My favorite two that our club presented was "The Rainbow Tea" ( all pastels and each girl wore a pastel apron that we made)
I also recall the Mad Hatter Tea. Thank you for sharing this event. It brought back sweet memories. I especially like the table with the typewriter centerpiece and the one with the Family theme.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Marlis said...

Thank you for showing us all these gorgeous tables. Each one spoke to a part of me. Just wonderful how creative these are. xo marlis

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful tables! I loved looking at all the centerpieces and ideas. Thank you so much for sharing...
Blessings,

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful table. I bet you had a blast. I think I love the old typewriter the most, maybe because I was a high school business teacher at one time.

Liz Hockamier said...

What a fantastic post! I'm so sorry that I have been so busy with work and parent stuff that I missed this.

I love that picture of the 2 of us!
Thank you for joining me. It made it that much more special! :)

~Liz