Thanks for the kind words on the Mother’s Day table! I received confirmation from Shauna that she loved the table and will be executing something similar very soon. But as promised, here is a quick breakdown of the table…..
Waterford Tablecloth: Home Goods – $29.99
Charger Plates: Ikea – $5.99/each
Dinner Plates: Home Goods – $9.99/set of 8
Silverware: Vintage mother of pearl and silver
Napkins: Home Goods – $14.99/set of 12
Champagne Flutes: eBay – $60/set of 4
And if you will indulge me for a moment, the champagne flutes on the table are one of my favorite things in my pantry! They are Vallerysthal blue glass flutes from France that I adore. I have been slowly adding to my Vallerysthal collection because they are not cheap, but if you scour eBay (where I got these) you can score some good deals.
Teacups & Saucers: Antique Shop
I used my normal piece meal approach to creating a centerpiece for the Mother’s Day Tea. I started using an existing cake stand as my base to give some elevation and then anchored it with the two elephant teapots filled with supermarket flowers in white yellow and purple. I baked the cupcakes and decorated them with a simple white sugar frosting piped through a star tip (cooking school finally came in handy!). I thought I needed one more bright burst of color and that came from the wonderful (and delicious) strawberries from the farmer’s market.
And to confirm that I have the mentality of a 12-year-old, I am posting a picture of the “butts” of the teapots. I don’t know why, but this shot just makes me think that the teapots pooped strawberries which I find hilarious. Sometimes I crack myself up…….
Okay, now for the back table that housed the drinks, I used a Crate and Barrel tablecloth in a light shade of blue to pick up the turquoise on the main table. It is topped with another flower centerpiece in a $1 vase (go Dollar Store!), teapot (for actual tea!), champagne (my ladies like to party) and some extra teacups should some extra guests arrive.
As I said, I tried to strike the balance of modernity and antiquity in this tablescape – combining the old with the new in an interesting way. I am happy with the results…so much so that I am going to be giving away some of the tablescape again!
MAY GIVE AWAY
To kick off the start of Summer, I am going to be giving away the teacups, saucers and one of the elephant teapots to a lucky reader…..
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If you are already a fan of the above, then you are golden! Simply leave a comment and you are entered…..
The contest closes on May 17 at midnight (PST).