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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Brunch


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!
Stop by anytime!
I hope you're working up an appetite for a wonderful weekend!

Jacqueline



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41 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a gorgeous outdoor tablescape, Jacqueline!

It exudes femininity and loveliness - the vintage rose tablecloth is stunning!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day coming up!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Inspires me to do something like this for my Mother. It's also her birthday too! Beautiful~~~~~Especially love the Linens~From one sweetie to another~~Roxie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your table is so inviting and lovely. I LOVE the vintage tablecloth. From a distance the pattern looks like needlework and it blends so beautifully with those gorgeous bowls!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

Linda said...

Oh Jacqueline...what a lovely spot..
I especially like the seed packets, they really go with the decor...
I once gave my female guests a pair of gardening gloves by their place setting...they LOVED it!!!
You certainly have a talent for making things look enchanting...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Danielle said...

I absolutely love the table linens! A perfect setting for Mother's Day brunch. I love the seed packets too. That was a nice touch. Once again, it's a beautiful day in your backyard :-)

Danielle xo

Linda said...

Gorgeous table. The linens are quite lovely. I wish I had them...LOL The seed packets are a great touch.
Perfect touches everywhere and a lovely setting. Happy Mother's Day.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love how the green on the dishes goes with the vintage tablecloth... absolutely charming!

jeanetteann said...

I love the way you layer the table cloths. I must remember to do this next time, It's all just so nice. x

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: Beautiful table. A treat for the eyes. That tablecloth is a beauty and I do love the little green patterned bowls. It all just looks perfect for Mother's Day and I hope you have a Happy one..Judy

pembrokeshire lass said...

Love the green and white china...it looks so fresh. Also the white hydrangea adds to it so well. just lovely. I think I would feel really spoilt were I to be invited to eat there. Joan

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Dear Jacqueline,
Your posts inspire me.. We cannot buy old lace or old tablecloths here. I have it on my list of things to look at when next in England. The old ladies here still crochet and make lace by hand..and even the linen table cloths.
Your mothers day table is lovely. I like the hand painted salad bowls.
Thanks for the invite for tea. wish i could just drop by.
happy Thursday
val

collarcitybrownstone said...

I love vintage tablecloths and many of mine from garage sales and eBay. Your outdoor area looks lovely! I have a huge backyard for a house in the middle of a city but have no idea when I will get to focusing on it. I have to figure out what the heck I really want to do with it first. I did plant an apple tree and some knock out roses so far. I know that I want to be able to enjoy it and sit down for meals during the warmer months like you do with your outdoor space.

ImSoVintage said...

I can't think of a more beautiful place for a Mother's Day brunch.

Rowan said...

What a pretty table setting. Your Mother's Day is much later than ours which falls in March - the old Mothering Sunday.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful spot for brunch. The layers of textiles, your gorgeous dishes, and those hydrangeas are all stunning. Happy Mother's Day, Jacqueline. ~ Sarah

Melanie said...

Such a beautiful table.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jacqueline said...

My sister and I want to have a garden party style brunch for our mom this weekend. I hope the weather here is nice enough, I would love to have a beautiful table setting like this one set up.

chateau chic said...

Such a lovely table setting for Mother's Day! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. I would definitely sneak into your brunch if I lived closer.
Mary Alice

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh, I love everything about your table! Love the tablecloth and the use of the McCoy. I would love to sit a spell there!

Peggy said...

Jacqueline, you never disappoint. Very beautiful. I really loved the green bowls with the Hydrangeas.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh how i wish i COULD ("stop by anytime")! It all looks so sweet...girly.... and inviting! I love the seed packets in the flower frogs....loving the splash of "pink" as well! my eye is craving more "color" these days....enchanting table setting Jacqueline! Happy mother's day! ;0

Cindy said...

I love those vintage tablecloths and I really like the way you have layered them with the lace. Beautiful!

Susy said...

Shall I call before I come over?

Tricia said...

What a lovely, feminine table! I adore the fluffy white hydrangeas and the lacy undercloth, and I do not think this is too much color at all! It does let that pretty tablecloth stand out, though. Lovely!

janice15 said...

I LOVE LOVE THE ROSE TABLE CLOTH ITS WONDERFUL...I THINK IT WAS JUST THE RITE COLOR AND PICK FOR MOTHER'S DAY...THE BOWLS WITH JUST A TOUCH OF GREEN IS PERFECT...HAPPY THURSDAY AND MOTHER'S DAY WITH LOVE JANICE

Tanya@takesix said...

Such a beautiful, feminine table, Jacqueline. I love how you layered the table cloths. Everything is beautiful!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a beautiful table! I'm a vintage tablecloth nut and just love your pretty pink roses tablecloth. Visiting from the Charm of Home.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Stunning table setting! I love the layers of tablecloths that remind me of a lacey pettycoat peeking out below.

xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Scrumptious! That's the first word that came to my mind when I saw your tablescape...just plain scrumptious!
Happy Mother's Day!

Anne said...

What a beautiful table scape.That table cloth looks great with the lace peaking through.And those dishes are beautiful.
Anne

sissie said...

I'm so in love with your pretty vintage tablecloth. I think your table will make any Mom feel special. Those pretty bowls from Anthro are wonderful.

hugs
Sissie

lynn said...

lovely, just so lovely, jacqueline:) this makes me want to go out and buy some pretty things:)

thistlewoodfarm said...

I just love your tablescape :) What absolutely beautiful bowls. I should have known they were from Anthro. The bowls set off the tablecloth perfectly!

Thanks for the inspiration :)

blessings,
karianne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous outdoor table! The vintage tablecloth is my old time fav, I am in love with it, it's so happy and feminine, so lovely. Pretty bowls too. Great table, any mom would be really happy to enjoy. Happy MOTHER'S DAY!
FABBY

wendy said...

such a beautiful table setting. That table cloth just makes me happy !!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your table linens are beautiful! And I think the green and white bowls are wonderful and the perfect touch. Oh my goodness, your table is feminine and lovely and gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day.

Marlis said...

I could sit at this table for hours whiling away the time with you! Love the lace and the roses.. And sweet hibiscus as the crowning glory. In heaven! The bowls are wonderful pieces and their simple adornment is perfect with the vintage roses in the tablecloth. Have a beautiful weekend, xo marlis

Debby S. said...

When it comes to photographing white, you are a rock star!!! You blow me away every time!!!!!

Shelia said...

Beautiful table and I love your vintage linens.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tami Kenner said...

I loved gathering around this beautiful table today! I like the way you layered the tablecloths. The lace peeking out is wonderful.
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day..xo Tami

Sherry said...

I love it when you mix something new; like the bowls, with all of your vintage things. It looks fantastic!
Sherry

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