Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tablescape for Mother’s Day


I am a week behind! At least a week behind actually. So here is my Mother’s Day table the week after.


Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts this fun event each week.







The dinner……





The dessert…..



The flowers……


It was a very good day. Jack and I cooked the meal together. All the recipes are from Ina Garten’s books. Tomato and Feta salad, Scallops au gratin, fresh steamed asparagus, and crusty bread for dinner and then Coeur a la crème with raspberry sauce for dessert.

Table cloth and place mats from WS. Napkins from Pottery Barn (they have a wonderful selection of colors). Centerpiece from Fresh Market. Plates from Williams Sonoma (gold and white) and butterfly plates from Pottery Barn. Cafe flatware and wine glasses from WS many years ago. Napkin rings with “bling” from Pottery. Bowl for flowers vintage Fenton.


sissie said...

Beautiful table setting and the food and flowers look devine. I would love to sit down to a meal at your lovely table.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Carol! Those butterfly plates are really wonderful. I like the graphics. I did a table with some lobster salad plates. Made me think of you and Maine! :-)



Kathleen said...

Carol, I see you like one of my favorite places..WS/PB..but I only visit the outlet!
I love the little menu cards.
Looks like a wonderful dinner..such a pretty table!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Carol....I shouldn't be here at this time of day when I'm sooooo hungry. Everything looks yummy and so well in good enough to eat! To answer your question about what program I'm using to frame my's Paint...yep good ole Paint that comes with everyones PC. I do have Windows 7 which has several new handy tools than XP or even Vista. I also do some editing and messing around with photos in Print Shop....I've still to get past OPEN in Adobe Photo Shop. Usually I find the KISS method works best for me....KeepItSimpleSue!! LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by....Sue

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Carol, it's after 7:30 here and I haven't had supper yet -- no fair! Scallops? Oh wow, one of my very favorite seafoods. It looks fantastic!

I really love that cafe flatware too, and the "bling" napkin rings. What fun!

I haven't been to a W/S in decades, and never to a P/B -- I think I need to remedy this.

Maggie B said...

Your tablescape and menu is ringing all my bells. Ina, WS, Pottery Barn all great then.... flowers from Fresh Market!
Just wonderful, hope you know I'm so envious.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I see tomato and Feta salad in my near future! Everything looks great!

Rettabug said...

I would KILL for those exquisite candle holders, Carol!! I also think your little menu plaques are precious!

I adore Ina & always want to try making everything she shows on her program. Your dinner looks luscious!

Tricia said...

Your menu sounds fabulous! I love the sparkle your glassware, napkin rings, and candleholders add to your setting.

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. A beautiful table and yummy food cooked with your sweetie. What could be better?

The question I'm always asked is "Where do you keep it all?" So I'm having a party to let all of us share where we do keep it all. Come join the party on June 2, 2010.

- The Tablescaper

Johanna said...

Yes, I agree with all the comments. That's a lovely table for Mother's Day and the food looks deliciously.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

Carol, beautiful table...the butterfly salad plates are really pretty, with that little wisp of aqua in the wings. The food is making me very hungry...raspberries are my favorite berry and it will be a couple months before they are ready to pick!

kayellen said...

Oh my~~~ I think I am hungry now!!
Pretty and yummy:))

Happy Tablescape Thursday~~~

Kay Ellen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your table looks so pretty, and dinner looks delicious! The flowers are so pretty, and those napkin rings with bling are beautiful. Great job! laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

You have set a beautiful table for a feast, Carol!! I love all of your dishes and they come from some of my favorite places! The butterfly dishes are SO pretty. Nicely done!! :-)


Miss Merry said...

Those butterfly plates are amazing! Your table is lovely - surpassed only by your food. Thank your for sharing this elegant table with us.

Sarah said...

Table, food, flowers, . . . all just lovely. I really like your little menus. Beautifully done, Carol.

Beth said...

Carol, Your tablecoverings are really pretty. Love the butterfly plates and the little gold crystal bowls, too!

Rita said...
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Rita said...

your tablescape is enchanting and your menus look scrumptuous... so mouth watering! And your flowers are just perfect to add that charming touch to such a precious table.
So glad I discovered your blog and popped over tonight so that I could admire and enjoy your masterpiece.


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