I must have been feeling exuberant when I planned this table because it has much more color than is customary for me. I think I will try this tablecloth again with all white dishes on top. But today I'm loving the green patterned bowls from Anthropologie.
I've been using this color scheme on the patio all season, but I think my camera is intensifying and isolating the rose color here. It feels much more toned down in person. But the combination is certainly cheery!
Hydrangeas center the scene until we all sit down for food and conversation.
This patio will soon be too hot for much of the day, but for spring we are enjoying a bit of a garden theme here.
I like the organic nature of these hand painted bowls. The shape is uneven and has a pleasing heft and flow to it. They are perfect for a substantial cold salad.
Large damask lap napkins are vintage monogrammed linen.
A few garden seeds in flower frogs serve as favors, and gift cards from Simply Shabby Chic stand in for place cards.
The table cover is a vintage fifties cotton print layered over a couple of others for padding and a little flirty underskirt.
Such a wonderful time of year! And perfect weather for a lovely Mother's Day brunch.
A vintage McCoy cachepot for the flowers, and bistro glassware by Williams-Sonoma.
It's so nice to have you gathered around the table!
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