Let’s pretend you don’t have anything better to do this week, shall we?
Ok…so now that we’ve established that tablesettings are your number one priority, I can not wait to share the next five posts. Yup. five. Each one will have a different tablesetting for your extended weekly viewing pleasure. Plus I have some other posts sputtered in there for fun. Yes. Sputtered.
First up…one I named “a mother’s garden”….don’t be fooled, this could be easily switched to “a father’s garden” or “a sister’s garden” or “an incredible hulk’s garden”…he’s green afterall. They don’t even need to be an actual gardener…because it’s just a play on words…but I think you already know that.
My table cloth base was actually a couple curtains I scored at Goodwill. The green checks were the perfect country infusion. The centerpiece was a gathered burlap runner with eight potted or basketed plants and a pot base faux-chalkboard sign. I sprinkled acorns and some votives for added mood.
Each place setting was a mix of metals and textures. The gold metallic charger holds a white dinner plate topped with a avocado green textured bowl. The green set was a gift from my mom. She got it for her wedding and I often see similar pieces at Goodwill. If you see them, they are from the 70’s. I decided to go with silver silverware because it cleaned things up a bit. I love the patterned napkin and how it plays off the runner and the tablecloth.
The great thing about this table setting centerpiece is that the plants are easily transitioned back outside…nothing has to die. Most of them are hostas…that one that is more feathery is called an asparagus fern I believe.
In a few of the pots I stuck little plant markers (aka a skewer stick with a bit of paper taped to it). They each say something that is ‘planted’ by mothers in her garden (are you still following this metaphoric tablesetting?!). She shows patience…she teaches…she nourishes…she loves.
I came up with this table setting when I was hosting tables at a mothers day brunch and needed to decorate for the ladies at church. I like it when table settings have a theme…or tell a story…this one did both.
Also, here’s a trick if you don’t have all matching napkins for a large party…pick up complimentary ones…like in this case I had four different types. It looks coordinated and definitely has an appearance like they go together because of the matching napkin rings.
So that is the first of this weeks tablesettings posts. Maybe on the last day we can all linky party. That means if you wanna get in on the action, you gotta set a table and post some pics of it this week. I’d love to see all of yours too. Especially if someone decides to do an Incredible Hulk tablesetting. Must see that one. I’d Marvel over it. (sorry…had to!)