What better way to honor Mothers than with a very feminine rose tablescape?
I also chose to use the dishes from my Mother, Grandmother and two Great-Aunts to honor their legacy on Mother's Day.
When put together they made a very beautiful tablescape.
I set the table up outside on the deck. As you can see I had "help". Appropriately, it was Mama Cat that was watching the goings-on.
Mama Cat did not stick around for long though. Apparently it was all too boring for her.
I used my mother's Desert Rose pattern for the tablescape. She has pieces of it that I didn't even know they made.
She has the plates, the salad plates, two sizes of bowls, the glasses, the silverware, the napkins, the tablecloth, the cups and saucers, the mugs, the salt and pepper, the coffee pitcher, creamer and sugar, and the serving bowls.
Then she has pink and clear goblets in two sizes,
and plates to match.
In addition she has cute little green dessert cups.
When I was growing up, my mother loved to go to auctions.
She is the one that gave me the "old stuff is great" bug.
When one of my Mom's aunts died, my Mom got
Desert Rose dinner plates.
After that, at an auction, she bought a
whole set of the Desert Rose.....
She now has 24 place settings!
The little green dessert cups were my grandmothers, and they fit in perfectly.
Although hard to tell here, these little
plates (and goblets) are
pink and clear.
They were my great-aunts.
One piece my Mother has that is beautiful is
a serving bowl.
I took pictures of it upside down
as well as
right side up,
to show all its beauty.
For the centerpiece I cut roses
from the rosebush and put into a hand-painted
It matched the tablescape perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed my Mother's Day tablescape
using dishes from
as a tribute to the wonderful women that
have touched my life.
You will find more tablescapes at Susan's.
It is a true feast for the eyes.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.