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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Table 2012

Finally after more than 2 weeks without a computer I am back! Now I have to learn how to use Windows 7. I am very computer illiterate so it may take a long time before I feel comfortable.

This week's tablecloth reminded me of my mother, who loved all colors.

I found it at Savers for $3.99...someone appliqued the flowers and then did quite a bit of embroidery, too. It has a couple shades of blues, greens, yellows, and pink along with a very thin border of brown around the whole thing. I noticed that I forgot to iron out the wrinkles...my girlfriends didn't mention it when we had lunch yesterday! They are mothers that I volunteer with at the local thrift store.








I used lots of pink, dishes, glassware and napkins, plus the centerpiece! The napkins are hemstitched linen. The flatware is Oneida Afterglow.
I used the pink stemware for iced tea and the green for wine. I don't know either maker or pattern. If anyone knows what the green pattern is, I would love to hear from you. They are my favorite of all the stemware I own. I think they may be something from the 1930's, but really have nothing to go on.

I used white Gibson Regalia for chargers. The pink dinner plates are Goebel Meridian, the salad plate is Alfred Meakin (haven't looked up the pattern), and the soup bowls are Nurumi Pink Scroll. The little pink flower shaped dish was for the mini cupcakes we had for dessert. I am sure you have seen most of these dishes at one time or another, but not all together.




The rim shot.

The centerpiece was a tureen filled with the most wonderful scented peonies. I found the tureen (lid and ladle not shown) at Savers for $5.99...I did not buy it the first time I saw it, but when it still sitting on the shelf 10 days later I knew it was meant to come home with me!




I have used the green metal candlesticks before...I just love the height of them.








This is some of my peonies. I would love to thin them out, but am so afraid they won't blossom again...they are touchy when transplanted I have heard.




Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you come back the next time, too. I will be joining these parties this week.

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the pinks! I know it's one of your least favorite colors, but some of us love it! Glad you're back showing off the talent in the family!
Love you,
Jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE this table! The cloth is amazing to start with and you know I love Pink (not the YOU do, lol) but the colors you combined are a perfect compliment to the tablecloth. Your glasses are so pretty and the green looks vintage for sure. I hope someone will know what pattern it is. The peonies are gorgeous! What lovely flowers and your plants are blooming like crazy! All in All....A great table! Hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh forgot to say I'm glad you are back! I've missed you. I have Windows 7 and really like it!! XO Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

All the pinks make this truly a wonderful and pretty table (I used the same sort of hemstitched napkins as you, only in white). Love your china pieces and your peonies are just gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

Alycia Nichols said...

Yippeeeeeee!!!! You're back! If you have any questions re: Windows 7, just let me know. I should be able to help. I've had it for quite awhile. I've always been a "Windows person." Your peonies are so brilliantly colored!!! Wow! I would love to have that color in my yard! I don't have any experience with thinning, so I can't help you there. I pretty much kill everything I touch anyway! :-) I am so excited that we both wen the pink & green route this week!!! I especially love that you added the height on the sides!

Anonymous said...

I love the pink!

Magic

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Glad you're back. I have Windows 7 and you'll quickly get the hang of it, I like it much better than Vista and XP. Didn't take long to get used to it at all! just holler if you have any questions. Beautiful table, so pretty. I love the peonies.

Anonymous said...

My mother never stops telling everyone how pink is her favorite color so this would be her favorite tablescape. I have Windows 7, but I liked XP better but getting the hang of it. My peonies won't be out until mid-summer so enjoy seeing yours. hugs, bbb

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always, Marigene....and what a beautiful lady your mother was!

Liz said...

Love your table - it is gorgeous and the flowers are lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Tricia said...

Beautiful, Marlis, and a lovely tribute to your mother! Lucky you, with so many pretty pink dishes to layer! I like your candlesticks that are twins to mine except in color -- they ARE great for adding height. And I am jealous of your peonies!

Anonymous said...

Love the pinks and the peonies, but most of all the tribute to our sweet, little mother. Sure do miss her.
LY,
Delma

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Welcome back, dear friend! And back with such a lovely post! I adore those glasses and the place setting with the pink china stacked up high is breathtaking! I'll be watching for future post...give yourself some extra time with your new computer program...it does take getting use to !
Fondly,
Pat

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That is a wonderful photo of your mother!

Beautiful cloth and Mother's Day table.

Texas Tea Party said...

Love the idea to have a luncheon for the ones who volunteer at the store. The tablecloth is perfect with your china. I like the colors of green and pink used in the place settings. The peonies are gorgeous and the sweet tureen is a great vase for the flowers. Thanks for sharing about your Mother!
Pam

kitty said...

I loved all the soft colors with that beautiful tablecloth. I'm sure glad that soup tureen went home with you, as it is perfect!

Mary said...

Gorgeous Peonies, what a beautiful color! I only wish they weren't so short-lived! We were out of town for a week and they are almost bloomed out. Wonderful tablecloth! I am NOT a fan of ironing and use Downy Wrinkle Releaser instead :)

Robin said...

Such pretty pink dishes and your peonies are just gorgeous! Can I ask a stupid question? What exactly is Saver's and how can I find one?

Robin
Robin Flies South

Marlis said...

Love your tablecloth and the pretty PINK dishes.. they really are pretty fabulous. Love the photo of your mom.. Happy Mothers Day.. xo Marlis

Kathleen said...

Pink! You have come around! Now I will work on the spare ribs. You peonies are gorgeous! I have peony envy!
Your table is lovely, the tablecloth is great!
Thanks so much for linking this to Let's Dish, and Happy Mother's Day!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Oh...those...peonies!!!
Nancy

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful tribute. I LOVE all of the PINK!!!!

- The Tablescaper

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the pink and greens, perfect for the tablecloth! The rim shot is really pretty too!

Enjoy your new 'puter!

Happy Mother's Day!

Katherine

xinex said...

Your peonies are gorgeous, Marigene. I love the shade of your dishes, such a sweet pink. Beautiful tablecloth and beautiful plates!...Christine

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm glad your back Marigene. I'll ask my sister about thinning the peonies. She has over 100 peony bushes lining her long driveway. A lovely tribute to your mother, and so many pretty pink dishes. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Debbie said...

OK, I want to know what this Savers place is and if it's exclusive to your area. I love the stuff you got, and the prices are RIGHT up my alley.

That's the prettiest tablecloth. There's so many things you can do with it because of all the color. My favorite part of all, though, is the whimsical tureen in the center.

lulumusing said...

It seems so many of us remember our mothers with pink. Mine, too, loved all things pink which always surprised me because she didn't seem like a pink person.
I'm glad you're back.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful pinks in your tablescape. Love your dishes, wish they were mine and the goblets are perfect too. All the peonies are blooming so fully. I do love pink and you have done the color true justice.

Linda said...

The tablecloth is so lovely. I always love pink and green together.
Your china is so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Cheers to your mom and her love of colors! I love the beautiful flowers on your tablecloth and those gorgeous peonies. My tree peonies are blooming right not too. I love those flamboyant colors!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, Marigene. I would love to visit a Savers, not sure if there is one near me. Happy Mother's Day. xo

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, Marigene. I would love to visit a Savers, not sure if there is one near me. Happy Mother's Day. xo

beti said...

aww the table looks amazing and really cute!

Anonymous said...

Love all the pink! Very cottage chic. Your peonies are beautiful!
Lynne

Elaine said...

So so pretty, Marigene! What a sweet tablecloth to start off your table! The rim shot is just gorgeous! Love the mix of pink and green stemware. You can send a photo of your green glasses to replacements.com and they might be able to identify it. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tanya@takesix said...

I love your pink china, Marigene. Your stemware is beautiful! I have heard the same thing about peonies. I moved some in our yard after we bought this house and it took several years for it to "forgive me". :)

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Marigene,
Glad you're back! Your table is lovely. I like the height of the green candles too. Those pink dishes are so pretty. What pretty flowers. Happy Mother's Day!
Pat

Diann said...

What a pretty table! I love the pink china and your new tablecloth. And I would have had a hard time passing up that tureen!Your peonies are gorgeous Marigene! Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Love the pink. Such a pretty tablescape.

Gina said...

What a pretty Mother's Day table! That tablecloth is so pretty & was the perfect starting point. Your stemware is beautiful!

Your peonies are gorgeous! Oh how I wish I could smell them right now.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great deals once again. I wish the Savers here had the prices you get your stuff at. Beautiful table. I did miss you. I'm glad your are back. Happy Mother's Day!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your tablescape is beautiful! Such gorgeous dishes! ~Tammy~

Aledia said...

Gorgeous table! I just LOVE your china and that tablecloth is so very pretty.
The stemware is lovely as well and I love the centerpiece from Savers!

Thank You so much for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment on my Mothers Day Tablecape!

Have a wonderful week!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty tablescape, Marigene! I love the pinks and greens! How fun to see a photo of your lovely mom, too! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of my 100th Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

love2dine said...

i love the colour and the layout, is beautiful.