Hello and Welcome! It’s that time of year again when Mom’s can ease back and enjoy a little spoiling from their Family. Mother’s Day holds a special place in our hearts. If you have your Mom close enough to you to share the day…what a Blessing! If you’re like me and your Mother has passed, it’s a time to remember all the special moments we shared. I’m fortunate to have my daughter living close by and she told me today that she is putting together a Mother’s Day Tea to celebrate the day. We actually love having tea so it couldn’t be more appropriate. I’ll share that with you right after Mother’s Day.
Today, I’m presenting a table setting that would be really pretty for a Mother’s Day Brunch.
The overview of the table shows a white and green striped tablecloth setting the base color scheme for the table setting. The accent color is pink which is in the dishes and in the layered napkins. A touch of pink references Mother’s and it’s a little bit girly which is also nice for Mother’s Day.
The plate stack begins with a Spode dinner plate in the Jewel pattern. It’s a vintage pattern and is bordered with porcelain lace which surrounds the roses presented in the center of the plate. I was lucky enough to find these in a Goodwill store this week. I purchased a set of six dinner plates and six bread and butter plates along with a creamer and a sugar with lid. They were all in pristine condition, no chips, cracks or blemishes. I really love the traditional, cozy feel of these dishes. The dessert plate in between is Alfred Meakin’s Audobon series. Beautiful birds from Audobon’s Folio grace these English plates. I picked these up a couple of years ago at a local Thrift Store for just a few pennies each.
The Tea Service is by Michael Aram…..one of his flower series. Found the tea set at a Humane Society Thrift Store. I have the teapot, cream and sugar with lids, and 8 cups and saucers. It’s a beautiful set and I love to set it on a pretty table.
The crystal stemware is Opal Innocence by Lenox. I have pretty good luck finding wonderful stemware at the Thrift Store. These came from a Miracle Hill Thrift Store and I now have a set of 8 red, and 8 white wine glasses, 8 champagne glasses, and 8 water glasses.
The silver-plated flatware is Holmes and Edward’s Lovely Lady. It has the same delicate pattern that is picked up in the borders of the plates used today.
The flower centerpiece consists of Snowball Vibernum and Japanese Iris from my garden. These two flowers are delicate but showy and so seem a fitting addition to this Mother’s Day Brunch table. Everything on this table including the crystal flower vase was thrifted. Happy, happy finds!
Finally, I used a double napkin idea to form a little bouquet with just a bit of pink showing to pick-up the pink in the plates. A simple green porcelain napkin ring holds the bouquet together. Woven green mats act as chargers under the plate stack and add yet another shade of green to the table.
For Brunch I decided on Broccoli and Red Pepper Quiche with Parsley https://www.thriftingwonderland.com/post/red-pepper-and-broccoli-quiche and a beautiful herbal salad with fresh lettuce from the garden and a variety of garden herbs. The herbs included, chives …..I used chive flowers as a garnish…..tarragon, marjoram and some parsley. The dressing was also a homemade herbal dressing. https://www.thriftingwonderland.com/post/herbal-salad-with-herbal-dressing
The quiche was made with a hash brown crust. Delicious! I’ll be doing a post on the quiche in the next week or so.
Also had homemade pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries……so good!
The quiche was served on a green glass cake plate with a chunky square pedestal base.
I think any Mother would be pleased to sit at this table and enjoy a brunch made especially for her by her loved ones. Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day in a few weeks and that this table setting will give you some ideas for your own Mother’s Day celebration.
A little extra bonus: A tea table I set up on the deck in the garden.