Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some simple ideas for a floral inspired Mother’s Day Table.
Even if you’re not hosting Mother’s Day, these tablescape ideas would be great for any spring or summer event.
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It’s tablescape day for my dinner club with my blogging friends and we have some great ideas and inspiration for creating a beautiful table for a Mother’s Day celebration.
If you’re coming over from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome!
I’m so glad you’re here and hope you find lots of inspiration today.
how to decorate a table for Mother’s Day
I like to start with an inspiration piece before I begin setting a table for any event.
For this Mother’s Day table I wanted a simple, but elegant setting.
Incorporating something a little “out of the box” is something I enjoy doing for all of my tablescapes.
In this case, I remembered some clear glass lanterns that I have been collecting this past year and thought they would make beautiful flower vases
This began the process of creating a unique floral centerpiece.
Mother’s Day centerpiece ideas
As I mentioned, I have been collecting vintage glass lanterns for the past year or so.
I pick them up occasionally at thrift stores, estate sales or antique shops.
I also found a couple of mine at a yard sale last summer.
To use them as vases, I removed the wick part of the lantern which leaves a center hole.
Next, I filled them with water and started creating my flower arrangement.
I wanted to keep this table simple and elegant so I chose all white fresh flowers with a touch of greenery.
Since I don’t have many things blooming in my own garden quite yet, I made a trip to the grocery store and picked up different types of white flowers.
I wanted a mixture of shades of white, and different textures of flowers.
Also, some of my lanterns are larger than others, so I needed some taller type flowers and also some that would look great cut a bit shorter.
White garden roses, hydrangeas, white stock, queen annes lace, carnations and a bit of wild honeysuckle I cut from my backyard made perfect arrangements.
I used a moss table runner and folded it in half to use in the center of the table.
This helps anchor the centerpiece and make it more of a focal point.
Next, I added a couple of small white cake plates and placed one of the lanterns on top of each cake stand.
These are a great way to create different heights for a centerpiece.
Lastly, I placed a few small glass cruets I picked up at an estate sale recently for .25 cents each.
They made a perfect holder for taper candles. I love having candles lit for any type of luncheon or dinner party.
Candlelight creates such a beautiful atmosphere for a lovely table and makes the setting seem a bit more magical.
how to make floral inspired placemats
Since I was going with a floral theme I decided to make flower shape placemats.
I had picked up a felt flower shape at the dollar store last year and had it in my stash of spring decor.
I used the large flower shape as a template and cut 4 placemats.
For the fabric for my placemats, I had planned on using felt. But, when I ran to Walmart to grab some felt, they only had small pieces and no bolts of felt.
Instead, I found a package of natural cotton batting that was a cream color and it worked just fine.
Of course, you could use any color felt to coordinate with your table design.
Mother’s Day brunch table setting ideas
The flower shape placemats were the first layer to each of my place settings.
Next up was large dinner plates that are part of my thrifted white plate collection.
I layered a neutral floral salad plate on top of the dinner plate. Believe it or not, these are melamine salad plates I found a few years ago.
To continue with my floral theme, I made some napkin rings out of fabric flowers I had on hand.
I glued each flower to a clear shower curtain ring.
I picked up a package of the clear rings at the dollar store for just a couple of dollars.
An ivory linen napkin was slipped into the flower napkin ring and placed beside each of the table settings.
Tiny terra cotta pot drip trays served as a coaster for a drinking glass.
For the final touch, I put silverware inside a small clay pot lined with moss and placed on top of each plate.
other ideas and inspiration for a floral inspired table
Think about your mom’s (or mother figures you might be celebrating) favorite colors and use this as your color palette for the table.
For a get together or party with a summery vibe, think about using sun flowers or even a tropical flower.
These tablescape and place setting ideas would also be great for a young girls birthday party, a bridal shower, or a ladies luncheon or brunch party.
Shop thrift stores, estate sales and yard sales to find inexpensive dishes, glasses, vases, and linens to use for your parties and events. It’s an easy way to have a nice inventory without spending a lot of money.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple ideas for a floral inspired Mother’s Day table and found some inspiration for creating your own beautiful table setting.
Up next is Jen from Midwest Life and Style with some great ideas for creating a special day tablescape.
Be sure and click on the link at the bottom of each photo to see some gorgeous tablescapes.
Stay tuned for our delicious brunch menu coming up on Saturday.
blessings and happy spring,
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