Flowers for Mother’s Day Tablescape

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Sending you Flowers for Mother’s Day . . .

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

In the form of my husband’s grandmother’s china and Oakleaf Hydrangeas from my Mother-in-Law’s garden.

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 A field of quilted flowers,

alongside blooming napkins,

 blossoming flatware & napkin rings.

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A mosaic urn, with a little floral relief and shards of flowering china, purchased many years ago, is joining the celebration~

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Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

 A full/queen size quilt from Bed, Bath & Beyond is serving double duty as a tablecloth and the right size for my 48″ round table.

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 My Mother-in-Law’s delicate and fragile crystal stems, manufacturer unknown, are 62 years old, and have seen their fair share of Mother’s Day celebrations.

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

“A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.”

~Author Unknown

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

Flowers for Mother's Day Tablescape #alfresco #tablescape #lake #flowers #quilt

A fresh Strawberry Bellini, pureed and strained strawberries & Prosecco (or sparkling water for a nonalcoholic version), garnished with the last of the violas for your Mother’s Day brunch.

Strawberry Bellini #cocktail #mothersday #edibleflowers

Happy Mother’s Day~

Hoping Yours is Delicious

and Flower-filled!

Strawberry Bellini #cocktail #mothersday #edibleflowers

Flower’s for Mother’s Day details:

Crown Ducal Bristol Pink/ Dishes

Crystal/ Mother-in-Law’s unknown

White Chargers/ HomeGoods

Napkin Rings, Napkins & Quilt/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Mosaic Urn/  from retail years ago

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Flatware/ HomeGoods

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 Between Naps on the Porch

  63 comments for “Flowers for Mother’s Day Tablescape

  1. May 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Mary! I just love how you’ve combined the quilt and the floral napkins with your grandmother’s china. That mosaic urn filled with the hydrangeas is beautiful. I cut my first hydrangea blooms today, too.

  2. May 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Again I must say, you never cease to amaze me. Everything is so beautiful. The dishes are exquisite. I love the quilt, the napkins, the napkin rings, oh gosh, I love it all. As usual, you’ve done a marvelous job and putting your table together.

  3. May 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    You have such a knack for coordinating everything, Mary…It should not amaze any longer, but it always does! A beautiful Mothers’ Day table…

  4. May 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love quilts on the table and your setting is so perfect!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    May 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Just gorgeous Mary! How I’d love to sit and enjoy a Bellini with you at this table! And yes, I’d like a viola floating in mine please:@)

  6. May 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Stunning. Breathtaking. Love the quilt. It is the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous china. So wonderful that you have these lovely pieces. I have got to find some of those napkin rings!! Wow. Of course, i could just sit there all day looking at your backdrop! Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your day is wonderfully blessed. xo marlis

  7. May 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Wow your tablesetting is just gorgeous! The colors and quilt patterns are so pretty and then your china….fabulous! Really over the top with the centerpiece!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  8. May 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    The oakleaf arrangement is killing me but in the very best way. Happy Mother’s Day Mary.

  9. May 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Your photos are so vivid, Mary! Yes, I’d love to share a bellini in your lovely setting.

  10. May 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Mary, your sense of color is amazing! Your blog is a tutorial… Brilliant! Happy Mother’s Day!

  11. May 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Mary, this is one perfect table setting! Fabulous and delightful! The inherited china is stunning! I love the shades of colors here! Wishing you a wonderful, sunny, and colorful Mother’s Day!

  12. FABBY
    May 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Oh Mary, what a gorgeous for Mother’s Day! I love the flowers, lovely. The dishes are stunning and the flatware is fabulous! I’m also loving the great tabletopper. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day in the beautiful sorroundings.

  13. May 13, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Mary, A lovely tablescape for Mother’s Day, such beautiful china and pastel pink colours. A Summer surprise is that Strawberry Bellini, what a treat!
    A little disappointing the news about FFT, I’ve invested in buying most of the books from the list, so as I’m enjoying the books on the list and I’m a avid reader, I’ll continue the edible reviews.
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful day! xx

  14. May 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

    That is a gorgeous quilt! Oops! I was so distracted by the quilt that I forgot to look at the flowers. Happy Mother’s Day!

  15. Pondside
    May 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

    It’s all so lovely – what mother wouldn’t wish to linger all day?

  16. May 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Very reminiscent of another time. I love how the red diamonds in the quilt circle the edge of the table! I love the eclectic look of the elegant dishes, stemware, and flatware against the country look of the quilt. My first thought on seeing the urn was “OK, what plates can I break and which of my urns would work best?” It’s just a beautiful table, Mary. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  17. May 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    These kind of post are always inspiring! Even the tablecloth caught my eyes because of its designs and texture. You always impress me by your table! :) Have a nice day!

  18. May 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Another beautiful table by you. You are always an inspiration to me. This is so lovely.

  19. May 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    What a lovely tablescape, the flowers are beautiful and I love the quilt idea. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  20. May 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It is all so lovely. I would love to sit and share a strawberry bellini with you. I adore the sweet little faces on the violas. This is the perfect Mother’s Day setting. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

  21. May 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, Mary. Love the quilt…I was sure it was old and had a lovely story–you’ll make the story going forward instead. The urn for the centerpiece is perfect with it. And the strawberry bellini pictures are heavenly.

    Thanks for visiting me recently and commenting on my WaterColor Inn post. :) ~Zuni

  22. May 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

    This is super pretty, Mary!!! Oakleaf hydrangea, huh? I never knew what it was called, just that I really liked it! It’s just gorgeous flowing from that cool urn!!! Every element on the table is beautiful, and those Strawberry Bellinis look heavenly! I could use one (one as in “one whole pitcher full”!!!) right now! :-)

  23. May 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Charming! Just perfectly charming!
    We had frozen strawberry frozen blender drinks and pineapple too with 4 of the 5 kids plus son in law and our 3 sweet peas! The sweet peas can not suck them down fast enough! A very satisfying Mother’s Day late afternoon evening very informal (grab what you want) gathering.

  24. May 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Your table is stunning. I love the dishes.

  25. May 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday! So pretty!


  26. May 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I’m really dying for some dishes like that! You have created a wonderful table with such beautiful elements!

  27. May 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I just saw your post at StoneGable and love your site!

  28. May 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Your table is absolutely breathtaking. I would love to sit at that table and sip away the afternoon.

  29. May 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Gorgeous table! The bedspread tablecloth worked beautifully. Lovely flowers, urn and setting. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Mary!

  30. May 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Very very pretty. Love the quilt and your drink garnishes. Thanks for sharing.

  31. May 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Mary, finally, I had no way of contacting you, I could not read your blog from any which way, my lap top would just freeze! I had a tech guy here tonight for two hours and now I can visit once again! Everyting is gorgeous, I don’t know what to look at first! xo

  32. smiley39
    May 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Totally unreal, so beautiful. I love that quilt and your napkins compliment it so perfectly. Beautiful flowers, china and accessories. Couldn’t be more perfect. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  33. May 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Oh, the textures!

    – The Tablescaper

  34. May 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Mary, this is so lovely. What mother wouldn’t feel special dining at this gorgeous setting. I continue to be in awe of the many stunningly beautiful tables that you set lakeside. You always have the perfect tabletop items to create a table full of beauty and interest. Love the graceful blooms dancing out of that urn!
    Hugs to you, Sarah

  35. May 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    What a nice combination of the quilt, those dishes and the napkins all topped with those beautiful flowers. All in your lovely setting.

    Robin Flies South

  36. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    May 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    You should open a Bed and Breakfast! Another beautiful post Mary!

  37. May 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I so embarrassed to admit that I do not own a single quilt and I have always loved them! Yours is so pretty! This table setting is gorgeous! It is difficult to pick out just one detail to praise, because everything just looks so wonderful together. Beautiful job, as always!

  38. May 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hi Mary,
    I love it all! The scenery, the flowers, quilt, dishes, and you! Just beautiful!
    Blessings My Friend,

  39. May 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    So pretty, Mary, that backdrop sure can’t be beat…love the quilt.

  40. May 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful! Love the vase, flowers and china!!

  41. May 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Picture Perfect! Lovely, just lovely.
    Visiting from Let’s Dish.

  42. May 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Like I have often said, you could put a paper cloth on the table, and paper plates, and with that view, no one would notice! But, you never do, (thank goodness!) :)
    Beautiful quilt, dishes and the flowers are lovely! The strawberries look great!
    Thanks so much for linking every week to Let’s Dish, Mary!
    Have a great weekend, enjoy the view!

  43. A beach diary...
    May 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I can count on pretty here, such wonderful colors…

  44. May 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day! Mine was busy:”):) Your table, once again, is beautiful. It is funny that you mentioned the size of the quilt and table, as I was goinmg to ask you just that!!!!! I love the dishes and the flatware. The oakleaf hydrangeas are gorgeous. XO, Pinky

  45. May 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Mary, this is gorgeous! I love the transferware! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  46. May 24, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Awesome in every single way! Belated Happy Mother’s Day to you Mary!!

  47. May 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    This is so lovely Mary, I love the way you have blended the old and new, and incorporated so many family heirlooms. The napkins really caught my eye, the fabric is beautiful. A beautiful table in a beautiful setting to enjoy the special Mother’s Day cocktail!

  48. May 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I would love to come picnic with you :) I’m hosting a new linky party at

    I would love to have you!

  49. May 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Oh my word — those flowers are gorgeous! And I have never before seen such a beautiful bellini garnish! Thank you for sharing!

  50. May 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful table and lake view. Love all the flower details from the quilt to the flatware. I did fall in love with Lake Norman while visiting there. Thank you again for all your wonderful suggestions. We did them all.
    Cheers! Rita

  51. May 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Mary, the flowers, the table, the dishes all just wonderful. I love how perfectly the quilt is with the transferware. xo marlis

  52. May 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

    What a splendid table, in such a splendid setting!
    Absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the mosaic urn, the fragile old crystal, and the use of the quilt as a table cover. Just lovely!
    Our summer house is also on water — but salt water. You have inspired me to try some tablescaping magic there on summer weekends!

    And — your photographs are SO well done. Thanks!

  53. Botanic Bleu
    May 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    The quilt is perfect with the red transfer dishes. Another beautiful table setting that inspires me to look an everything anew.


  54. May 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    You have a special talent of mixing color and patterns – with such wonderful outcomes!! Beautiful!! Wouldn’t it be neat it your stemware could tell you about all of the wonderful parties it has attended!! I hope it realized it has been included on some of the prettiest tables ever!!

  55. May 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful table as always. The quilt is perfect with the transferware china and the view of the lake is always serine and inviting. It makes such a gorgeous setting.

  56. May 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Always beautiful, and that quilt really sets the stage!

  57. dafna
    June 17, 2013 at 3:40 am

    please unsubscribe me

  58. Bev
    May 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Beautiful! That quilt is so pretty and perfect on the table. Love it all…

  59. May 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my, this took my breath away. The tablecloth, the china, and the view! LOVE the garnished strawberry bellinis.

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