Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day and A Surprise Bouquet

Welcome to my Mother's Day tablescape. This one got here before I really had a chance to be ready. My daughter is better now after her surgery so then my husband and I went to Illinois to visit my 90 year old Dad, who is doing great. We are back and needed to get something ready quick. So take a look:

The flowers were a surprise from my husband who had been in the country and came home with these lovely Wild Phlox. I hadn't planned to use purple flowers in my centerpiece but what can you say to a sweet man who brings you flowers? There are a couple of tiny purple flowers on the vase so it's perfect. 

I already had the pink napkins on the table when he came in with the flowers and I didn't think I should change a thing or I might hurt his feelings. 

Both of our Mothers have passed away so the vase in the corner with white flowers is to honor them.

The silver plate flatware I am using belonged to my Mother and is 1847 Rogers. It is very special to me so I love sharing it with you.

Look closely and you can see the daffodil on the end of each piece.

I'm sharing a picture of my Mom when she was about 18 years old. I love this picture of her, she had dark brown hair and big beautiful brown eyes. You can see that I don't really look like her, although my sister does. I look more like my Dad with my light hair and eyes. Mom was a very hard-working yet such a loving Mother. She met my Dad shortly after he returned home from WWII. She spent many years of her life working side-by-side with my Dad in their dry cleaning and coin laundry business that they started together.

I have a dessert center set with dessert plates and forks. The platter, cream and sugar, and canape plate are Fitz and Floyd Woodland Spring pattern.

On the dessert menu, we are having: 

Red Velvet Cake 

It is my husbands very favorite dessert, so since it is also close to his birthday, I like to treat him with his favorite cake.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Mother's Day tablescape- Judy.

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  1. You have to love having a husband thoughtful enough to bring you flowers~ what a gorgeous vase! Happy Mother's Day :)

  2. Such a great silverware pattern with the little flower on the end. Your Fitz and Floyd is just lovely and I don't think I've ever seen it in those nice soft colors. Mother Nature mixes all her colors so I think the flowers look great!

    Robin Flies South

  3. A beautiful table, Judy!

    And what a SWEETHEART your DH is!!!

  4. Hello, Miss Judy!!! I was just admiring phlox today!!! It was on my computer, but still...! :-) It's so pretty, and the color your husband brough home is gorgeous. It goes quite well with the pink! Everything looks beautiful, and I wish you a very happy Mother's Day, my sweet!

  5. What a beautiful table, Judy, and such a thoughtful hubby to bring you those flowers!! Happy Mother's Day.

  6. Your table is gorgeous, and the flowers your sweet husband brought look beautiful with your setting. Oh, I just love your silverware with the daffodil, the prettiest I've seen. Happy Mother's Day!

  7. You set a lovely table and made Red Velvet Cake. I'm impressed. How thoughtful of your husband to bring the flowers. They are perfect for your table. Happy Mother's Day!

  8. The hubs wins all the way around: for the beautiful flowers, and the fact that he loves red velvet cake! What a guy!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Judy, your table is absolutely charming and I love love the flowers on it! I think they look just wonderful with the pinks and blues.. Oh your silver is lovely! I've never seen that pattern. Have a very blessed weekend. xo marlis

  10. How sweet your hubby bringing you flowers. They are beautiful and they look lovely with your pink. Red Velvet cake is so yummy. Your table is so pretty. The Fitz and Floyd Woodland Spring pattern is quite pretty. This table is perfect for celebrating Mom. Thanks for visiting Judy.

  11. How beautiful your table setting is. The white flowers for both mothers are such a special touch.
    I really like the cutlery with the daffodils,so different. :) Happy Mothers Day xx

  12. Love the flatware, love the vase, love the colors!! Such a pretty table and I agree that the white flowers are so sweet. I remember that people used to wear white or red flowers to church depending on if they still had their mothers or not. Do people still do that? I am not sure. Glad that your daughter is doing well - that is a great Mother's Day gift!

  13. Judy your table is beautiful. The flowers from your hubby make it so very special. The vase is gorgeous. I love your stemware and gorgeous daffodil silverware. So lovely!

  14. Judy your table is so pretty! Just love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. Lovely, Judy! The pink and blue look wonderful with the pretty purple flowers. I loved the close-up look at the silver with a daffodil pattern! The pink stemware is also lovely, and I wish I had some in that color. Happy Mother's Day!

  16. First of all, I have to mention that your mom's photo lines up with your photo in the sidebar and you look very much like your mom! Your coloring may be different (Robin and I both take after our dad)but your features are very similar!

    How sweet of your husband to bring you flowers, and they make a wonderful centerpiece for your lovely table! What a treasure you have in that flatware! Have a great Mother's Day!

  17. Hi, Judy! I'm back again! My friend is here helping me to set up an accounting system and we got a little sidetracked looking at BNOTP posts! We're both diggin' on the phlox, and she is going nuts over your blue candles and red velvet cake. I guess our next stop this afternoon is Old Time Pottery in search of blue candles! (She's on her own for the cake!) :-) Forgot to tell you how pretty your Mom is in the photo you posted. She was a real looker!!!!

  18. Hello Mrs. JB...

    You call this quick? This is just an amazing setting. I love every piece, every angle. Red Velvet cake looks so delish and I know, who love it too (my GH of course §;-)

    Always sweet and so nice gesture when our husband come home with a bundle of flowers, isn't it? It always appreciated.

    Hope you have a great day & happy MD in advance.

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

  19. Very pretty table. Gorgeous vase. Love the pink and blue together, and the phlox makes a nice color contrast.

  20. A very pretty table. I see you are using that beautiful blue color.
    Have a happy mother's day.

  21. I'm so glad you didn't change a thing after he brought the flowers! It's so sweet when they bring them, and pink and purple go together like peas and carrots. It's all beautiful to me, and I really love your mother's flatware with the daffodils. That's some of the prettiest that I've ever seen. Seriously.

  22. Gorgeous table sweet lady. I think you did a great thing not changing a bit after he brought you flowers and how wonderful of him too. Your mother's flatware is stunning, as I saw it I fell in love with it inmediatelly! Pink and blue is one of my very fav combos. The vase is very pretty. Lovely. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.

  23. Hi Judy! Oh, what a beautiful table. How sweet of your hubby to bring you the pretty flowers. I think is all looks wonderful together. Thanks for popping in to see me and Happy Mother's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Dear Judy,
    I've just found your lovely blog and I'm now following...your tablescape is just beautiful, as is your sweet Mom...the white roses are a sweet tribute to her (and your hubby's Mom) lucky you are to still have your Dad!
    So nice to meet you, and Happy Mother's Day to you!

  25. How sweet that he brought you flowers and you worked them right into your 'scape...that's what marriage is about, right? Your table is lovely...I've seen that silver pattern before and think it's so sweet with the daffodils. Loved your post. I'm glad I stopped by. Happy mother's day to you! ~Zuni

  26. Hi darling, what a beautiful table. How sweet of your hubby to bring in flowers, he's sure a keeper. I love the way the buffet is set up and the special corner for your mothers.
    hugs ~lynne~

  27. Beautiful table, Judy. The pretty flowers looks great with all the pinks. Your cake looks delicious, too!
    Happy Mother's Day.

  28. Sweet table, the flowers are lovely! Of course you had to use them! I see you in your mom.
    Happy Mother's Day, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  29. Oh that red velvet cake is TDF! Everything is beauriful, what a gorgeous table. Such lovely flatware, I love it. The best is your beautiful mother. We are the other way around,... I'm the one with the dark brown hair and eyes, like my dad, whereas my brother Joe looks like my mother, blond hair and green blue eyes, lol... Enjoy this special Mother's Day Sunday.

  30. Judy,
    Hi! I forgot to mention that red velvet cake looks mouth watering too & The flatware is very lovely.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  31. Hi Judy: Thank you for visiting my Cottage and I am paying you a visit also. I am also following you. You have set a very beautiful table in honor of Mother's Day and the sweet gift from your hubby. I think the purple is beautiful and I love that you have the special vase of flowers in honor of your Mother's. That cake look good enough to eat! And I wish I had..Happy Mother's Day from one Judy to another..Judy

  32. Hi Judy,thanks for stopping by and your nice comment. I love everything about this post: the fact your hubby handpicked wild flowers for you, the table setting, the white flowers in the corner in honor of your late mothers, the Fitz and Floyd pieces, and my most favorite, the pitcher with the doe and fawn. I love it. xo

  33. so beautiful. Happy Mother's Day. It would be wonderful to be a part of Seasonal Sundays. You might be interested in my $100.00 Give Away.

    - The Tablescaper

  34. Your table is gorgeous Judy. I loved seeing your mother's photo and hearing about her.

  35. This is a lovely table and the flowers honoring your Mother are the perfect finishing touch. xo P.S. Have you entered the new giveaway yet?

  36. So beautiful!! I think the purple flowers look just wonderful with your setting, gives it a nice "pop" of color. I hope you have a wonderful week!!

    Thank You for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my Mothers Day Tablescape!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  37. What a beautiful tablescape, The treasures that you have displayed with your mom's picture are priceless. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the beautiful flowers your husband gave you too! Have a wonderful week.


  38. Your tablescape is stunning. I love your treasures and the pic of your mom is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers also, now about that cake, I would really, really, love a piece. lol Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  39. Hi Judy.....whether the colors were inentional or not, I think this is a beautiful table. I love the vase in the centerpiece. How wonderful to honor your family on such a special day with so many things to remind you of them. Thanks for joining us at Your Cozy Home Party today!

  40. I think it is so lovely how you honored both sweet. The vase you used in your centerpiece is gorgeous and I think the purple and pink look so pretty together. You have a sweet husband :) Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your centerpiece with us.


  41. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  42. Your tablescapes are always so wonderful! I really mean that! So many things I love about this Mother's Day one. The flatware, the plates, the picture! Wonderful job, as always!

    Thanks for sharing!