When I think about Mother's Day Tablescapes, I see pastels, bright white, fresh juices, and yummy treats. A well-designed table and a few nibbles are the perfect settings to enjoy some time with your Mum. I often see things in my head before I bring them to life. A blogger I've been following for a year or so has been making a lot of Bundt cakes for her upcoming cookbook. I've been admiring the pan she uses for the past few months, so I splurged and bought myself one. I envisioned a tablescape focused around a dessert centepiece, so that's where I started. First I baked a cake, then I put it on a white stand and sat it in the centre of the table. Next, I added a white table runner.
Once I had the cake on the table I decided to add some height but using another larger cake stand as a pedestal, My first thought was to fill the gap with lemons, but I didn't have nearly enough. I looked around the house and spotted some healthy greens from a flower arrangement I purchased last week.
After I added the Lemons, I tucked in a few stems of white babies breath.
My Mom is letting me borrow her beautiful set of China for a few weeks; I've admired this set for years. She only brings it out for specials occasions. I get my love of setting tables from her; she always made occasions special with pretty tablescapes, money was always tight for my parents, so she often made the accents by hand.
Mom, if you're reading this, I know I have the spoons on the wrong side of the knife! By the time I realized my tablescape was already missing half of everything, Thanks to Kendall! This was a mock setting for the blog, so I only made a few things I knew the kids, and I would eat. Simple cucumber sandwiches for me and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for them. We invited Anthony's parents over to sample the cake. I'm always worried when I bake Gluten-Free, but this was a huge success. I'll get the recipe on the blog shortly.
I used two small antique milk glass vases and added a few fresh flowers, I wanted to add some colour to the table but wanted to keep the height low and understated because the cake was the star of the table. I made pretty blue napkins with Mother's day in mind but ended up with my stained white ones instead. The plates are so delicate and pretty that they only needed something quiet between the layers.
If you've been following along for a while then you know I love mixing old with new. Adding a dish or two from My Moms collection makes me feel close to my Gramma, instead of feeling sad that she isn't with us on special times like Mother's Day it gives me comfort knowing that I add a little piece of her. If you are lucky enough to have your grandparents, I hope you make the time to show them how special they are. I haven't had grandparents since I was in my early twenties. I often see estate sales and flea markets selling off treasures that no one in the family wanted. If you've lost a loved one I encourage you to keep some special pieces to add to your table. You may not need them, they may be ugly or out of style but one day you'll be happy you have them.
I wish you all a lovely Mother's Day, and sending the ones with Mums in heaven an extra big hug next Sunday.
- Megan xo
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