Hello Everyone and welcome to the Blog today. I’ve been making some changes in the Morning Room this week. The latest is changing the window display to include some vintage pieces and new finds from the Thrift Store. You can see the post here:


I also spend some time changing over the focal wall to incorporate some bird theme plates and soft watercolors. You can se that transformation here:


It’s getting closer to Mother’s Day and I wanted to come up with another setting for a Mother’s Day meal.

You can see my back garden through the windows in this picture. I hoped to have a setting that would draw your eye from the flowers on the table to the flowers in the window and out to the flowers in the garden. The quirky artist’s sculpture in the window is a find from a few weeks ago.

The table setting begins with a yellow linen tablecloth (quite heavy). It doesn’t quite go to the floor but certainly drapes pretty far down the side of the table. the round woven red placemats repeat the round shape of the table and add some texture to the setting.

The plate stack is a simple one for this table setting. I used Mikasa’s, Flower Basket White, for the dinner plate. Pretty flowers and a basket weave encircle the rim providing interest and texture to the place setting. Holmes and Edward’s, Lovely Lady, silver-plate was chosen for it’s simple pattern but also for the gorgeous round soup spoon. There’s something about a round soup spoon that I really like. We’re going to be having Risotto with Spring Peas for dinner….a meal that’s easier to eat with a spoon.

Next in the plate stack comes a small soup saucer with with a blue zig zag pattern from Scandinavia. They are by Lars Syberg from Denmark circa 1950. He was a very successful potter and his work is highly collectible.

Placed on the soup saucer is the matching double-handled soup bowl. When I saw these in the store I fell in love with those double handles ad knew they would look great on my table.

A Mother’s Day table setting deserves a little bit extra and so I added the Waterford crystal wine and water glasses to the tablescape. These are two of my favorite crystal glasses. Waterford is truly a master at carving crystal. I was fortunate to visit their establishment in Waterford, Ireland. Their craftsmen train for years to work on carving the intricate patterns into the heavy glass. One can only marvel at their expertise and the beauty of their finished products.

This simple flower centerpiece was created with some philodendron leaves and some grocery store flowers. You can see how I made it here:


The centerpiece is flanked on either side by some thrifted crystal candle holders with candles in colors that match the Danish pottery bowls.

The napkins have a French Country feel and incorporate the colors in the tablecloth, chargers and the flowers in the center of the soup bowls.

Here’s an overview look at the table setting with all the different textures easily seen from above.

Here’s are beautifully cooked risotto in the Danish soup bowls. Add a little parmesan cheese to the top and you have a perfect Mother’s Day meal. Hope you all have a fabulous Mother’s Day.

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