Ever since moving into our home and finally getting settled, I’ve loved playing with my dining room table and setting it up in different ways in accordance with the holidays and seasons. I’m looking forward to sharing more of this type of lifestyle and home content here on Adored by Alex, too. So let’s chat about this easy and chic Mother’s Day tablescape, because I don’t know if you realize, but the occasion will be here before we know it!
Woven placemats // Dinner plates // Accent plates (on sale!) // Flatware // Wine glasses (similar) // Water goblet glasses (similar) // Napkins // Napkin rings // Taper candle sticks // Tapered candles // Large vase // Glass bud vases // Candles c/o // Table runner (no longer available, similar here and here)
As a little girl I remember my grandmother and mom pulling out the stops for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, you name it, when decorating the house and setting the table. Now that we have our own formal dining area, Rick and I have decided we need to be intentional about using the space more.
In preparation for Mother’s Day, I wanted to do a tablescape that not only made me happy, but fit for the spring season, for celebrating our moms and would be timeless. I initially think of lots of pink and pastels when it comes to Mother’s Day cards and whatnot, but that color scheme isn’t really for me. Instead I opted for primary colors which would easily tie into my printed blue area-rug and neutral seating.
Primary colors always make me happy. And I feel like in creating my easy and chic Mother’s Day tablescape, a happy setup would be welcoming and memorable.
To provide a little texture to the table, I chose woven placemats. I know these will be used for years to come, as the neutral will go with so much. I actually opted for melamine dinner plates, since they’re not as heavy and will be versatile for future dinners and gatherings. Really, you could use your everyday dinner plates for a similar looking setting and instead just invest in the fun accent plates and napkins for the color pop.
Gingham is my obsession, and once I saw these blue gingham napkins, I knew I had to have them. Again, they’re a linen that I can use time and time again, so it wasn’t a purchase just for one use. In my opinion, if your budget is tight, go for some fun napkins – you can find them rather reasonable and in packs of 4 or 6 at places like Target, Home Goods, Pier 1, etc.
Since my blue goblets and wine glasses (passed down from my grandmother) gave a little height to the setting, I chose to balance things out with the traditional candlesticks that live on my dining room table all year around and different variations of height from the Gerber Daisy arrangement.
Pro-tip: pick up your blooms from Trader Joe’s (they’re by far the cheapest) and create your own bouquet, no need to spend the up-charge at your local grocery store for a pre-made mixed flower bouquet.
Even better, my momma herself approved of my setup! She actually came into town the day after I shot these photos and just loved the way everything looked for my easy and chic Mother’s Day tablescape. I suppose that’s the mother’s seal of approval, right?
I truly enjoyed putting together this tablescape! Let me know if you’d like to see more dining room or entertaining ideas here on the blog, too. You can catch my recent most recent drink recipe, the hibiscus lime cooler post and stay tuned for a fun Cinco de Mayo margarita idea as well! xx