5/06/2009

"To Mama With Love"



Hello my friends...welcome to "Tablescape Thursday"!
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Tablescape Tuesday is hosted by our very own...sweet Susan over at Between Naps On the Porch! I know that there are going to be sooooo many fabulous tablescapes today...so why don't you go on over and see what Susan and the other tablescaping participants have for us today!
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Thank you, Susan...for hosting this fun filled Tablescaping Lalapalooza!!! I sure do appreciate you, my friend!!!
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"To Mama With Love"
Happy Mother's Day!!!
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My tablescape today is called, "To Mama With Love"...in honor of my two Mothers!
Happy Mother's Day!!!


A Mother's Day table prepared for two in my French Country dining room.
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"A Mama is a girl's best friend"


I will be spending Mother's Day with my husband this Sunday! I sure wished that I could celebrate with my Mama but she lives in Texas!
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"No matter the distance...a Mama's heart is always near"


The Placesetting...
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Today, in honor of my husband's mother Mary Alice, I have set the table with her china!

This beautiful china is so perfect for a Mother's Day table! It looks so delicate with its petite pink roses! Please click on the photos to see the details.
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This fine china pattern is called "Roselet" and was made by Harmony House (Japan). Roselet, so named for it's entertwining band of pink roses. The roses are bordered on the top and bottom by a very delicate pattern done in a gold color. A beautiful silver dances so sweetly around the rim of each piece!
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I count it such a blessing to have my mother-in-law's beautiful china...I will treasure it for the meantime and someday pass it down to her only granddaughter Danielle!
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"Her children rise up and call her blessed..."
Proverbs 31:28


The charger plate is called "lace" from JC Penneys. I just love this pretty lace charger and have used it for so many tablescapes. It's a heavy plate but the designs and pretty scalloped border give it a delicate feel. I think it frames the Roselet china beautifully!!!


The Table Linens...
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This beautiful white lace tablecloth was made in Germany. In the first photo you can see the beautiful scalloped edging! This was a gift given to me by my mama!!! The damask napkins were my mother-in-laws!
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"Mama's always spoil their girl's with great gifts"


This beautiful etched crystal goblet also belonged to my mother-in-law! I'm using it for a serving of fresh berries.



The Teacup and Saucer...



The Stemware...
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An etched crystal water glass and a goblet for some sparkly!
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"All good Mothers have been etched by a little wear and tear but they will always be 'sparkly' in their daughter's eyes"


The Flatware...
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The flatware also belonged to my mother-in-law. It's so beautiful...I love it!!!



The Centerpiece...
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Ohhh noooo...I'm using my apothecary jar again! Hehe!!! Ohhh, I have really enjoyed decorating my apothecary jar...please be patient with me if you've seen this before...I will tire of it eventually!!! Hehe!!!
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I placed a white cherub in the jar...it's nestled into a white lace doily and some tiny white flowers. The apothecary jar sits atop a silver handled tray (one of my recent thrift store finds). I wrapped a long silvery beaded tassel around the bottom of the jar and placed a frenchy silver ornament on the tray in front of the jar. An ivy serves for the background and brings a little green into the picture. I then placed mercury glass goblets and silver candleholders to each side.





" A mama is God's angel sent to earth"







In honor of....
Mary Alice
August 29, 1936 - January 26, 1992

Such sweet memories of the best mama ever!!!






My sweet mama...
Ruby Marie

Happy Mother's Day Mama!



















Well my friends...I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother's Day!!! I hope that your day is filled with sweet delights!!!
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I hope that you enjoyed my "To Mama With Love" tablescape!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I just love visiting with you!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari

35 comments:

Sonia said...

Chari,
What a beautiful post! I love your table...I always do. The sweet china is perfect for a Mother's Day lunch or dinner. I love all the white and it looks so dainty and girly! The tribute to your Moms is so sweet and touching. Great and wonderful post! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Sonia/Miss Bloomers

salmagundi said...

That is a wonderful post!! It is great that you cherished your mother-in-law, and now you have such sweet reminders of her that you can use to set your beautiful table. Your mother looks so pretty in that picture - I know you must miss being around her every day. Do you go to Texas very often to see her and your kids? Have a great Mother's Day. Sally

ellen b said...

Hi Chari,
Wow this table is so elegant. I love that tablecloth. So gorgeous and love all the layering. Happy TT to you!

Kammy said...

Chari,
Love your post , so sweet to include the mamas ! Your linens are precious and so is that china !
I love your A-Jar - can't get enough either, LOL ! I hope you
have a wonderful Mothers Day !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Nancy said...

Really liked your post. Especially your tribute to your moms. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother's Day to you!
Nancy

janet said...

Oh this post is just to precious. The china is beautiful and love the lace chargers. Another beautiful tablescape and you just know how much i love your dining room. Happy Mothers Day Chari!
hugs
janet

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

I still love it too Chari.
Beautiful and what a nice tribute to your mother. ~Athella

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Such a sweet tribute to your Mom and MIL Chari! The table is so dainty and romantic- just what a Mother's day table should look like!

I am not able to be with my mom this weekend either- We always did something special when I lived there- I think I might try to get Bill to rotortill the garden area for me after church- sounds like an interesting Mothers day huh but I need to get that garden in soon!!

blessings
mary

Cynthia said...

Hi Chari,
This is so touching I have tears in my eyes. Your mom is still a beautiful woman and the table is just perfect for the Mother tribute. I am not kidding when I say how creative you are! I think your hubby will be so touched by this. The lace tablecloth is fabulous and the flatware is really pretty. I hope you get to see your Mom soon and that you have a Happy Mother's Day too! Hugs, Cindy

~CC Catherine said...

Chari! I love your post today! You have such special memories having this china passed down to you. The pictures of your mothers are so sweet to share! And I adore the tablescape with that lovely tablecloth... I always love seeing the layers on your tablescapes! ;) ~CC Catherine

Libby Murphy said...

Sweet tribute and lovely table. I hope you enjoy a beautiful and blessed Mother's Day.
Happy Twirls

xinex said...

Beautiful tribute to both your moms, Chari. Everything on the table is so nice and special...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Chari you are a very special Mom to create such a beautiful tablescape and touching post.
It's just so lovely.
It truly shows your kind and nuturing heart in every single detail.

Happy Mother's Day to you and Ruby!
~Melissa :)

sue said...

What a dear you are Chari! The table is beautifully set, the china and that charger, so perfect together! Of course the apothacary jar looks wonderful in the middle of the table set on the fabulous tablecloth. Just perfectly done sweetie! My Mother lives 5 minutes from me so I'll be with her and the rest of the gang on Mothers day, wish you could be with your Mama!! But you will have a very nice day I'm sure with dear hubby! Enjoy your special weekend dear friend! xoxo

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Chari girl! Your table is ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! I think it's my favorite. The china from your MIL is so delicate and fine. I love the pattern - such understated elegance. I love the mostly white color scheme. Of course I have a long standing addiciton to white.
Your centerpiece really caught my eye - how creative to place the cherub inside the glass vessel. I have enjoyed every minute and now I'm off to get a second look! See ya soon.
Warmly,
Alisa

Chandy said...

What a lovely table for your mamas, Chari! I love tablescape that have a great reason to be put together. That china is quite pretty and your apothecary jar is a great centerpiece. Of course, I still think your chargers are awesome! ;-)

I guess I'm later than everyone else again as I'm going to do my Mother's Day table on Mother's Day! LOL

Hugs and enjoy your day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a sweet tribute to both of the mom's in your life! I'm sure that your MIL knew that you would enjoy and take care of her treasures! (Son included)!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful...and a sweet tribute to your mother in law! Happy Tablescape Thursday and Happy Mother's Day! ~ Susan

"Blossom" said...

Mothers are wonderful. This tablescape touches my heart. So....lovely Chari.

Janie's World said...

Wonderful post!!! We all need to appreciate and cherish our mothers and mothers in law!!! Beautiful and elegant table. Love your use of the apothecary jar!

Debby said...

Chari,
WOW!!! I love this post, so special, such a beautiful setting and so many great pics.
Happy Mother's Day!
Debby

Zoey said...

Hi Chari,
Very beautiful and sentimental table. I like the cherub in the glass vase.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I love your creativity with the apothecary jar! I'm rather in love with those sweet chairs. And the table overall just looks so absolutely elegant. Fit for the queen to come dine for sure!
Brenda

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Chari,
That was such a sweet tribute to both of your mothers. I loved how you incorporated both items that belonged to your MIL or where given to you by your own mom. Makes the tablescape even more meaningful. Your table looks so beautiful. I love all the little touches. The china is fabulous. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day. Talk to you later.
Kim

Sharing with Sherri said...

Chari,

What a BEAUTIFUL tablescape, and a lovely tribute to both of your mama's! I'm sure they would both be sooo pleased!!
I LOVE everything you used on your tablescape, the lace tablecloth is especially beautiful, Your centerpiece so creative too with your favorite apothicary jar and the silver pieces!

Hope you have a really wonderful Mother's Day!

Sherri:)

ceekay said...

There are so many beautiful things, I know I will forget something...but I love the china and the lace tablecloth is beautiful. Such a great idea for the apothecary jar!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet. It's all so pretty and how can you NOT use that gorgeous apothecary. Isn't this a wonderful way to remember special moms or moms in law?
I just noticed that both our mother's names are Ruby! Loved all your passages and quotes in this special post. Thanks for your kind words on my blog, Chari, and I wish you the happiest of Mother's Days. Warmly, Nancy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your mother and I are the same age. I was born October 8, 1936. I know she would have appreciated your tablescape so much. It is interesting, because I was about to tell you that when Maryalice sets a lovely table for me..I am so proud of her. Your mother and my daughter have the same name. I ran the word together and your mother's is serarated. I named her after her Great Grandmother and her Great, Great Grandmother.
I loved your post. Your table is gorgeous. So beautifully done!

Carla said...

What a beautiful tribute! Happy Mother's Day to you and yours:)

Pinky said...

Chari, this is a beautiful tribute to your Mama and MIL. Everything is beautiful and done with LOVE, that is plain to see! Thanks for sharing with us and Happy Mother's Day to you too! Pinky

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this china is so dainty and beautiful. I love it. Every time I see those chargers, I start wishing JCP still sold them. They just look great with anything you put on them. Loved all of the little Mother sayings, and your love for both of them was a beautiful thing to read. Happy Mother's Day. laurie

Robin said...

A lovely tablescape.....a lovely tribute to your mothers.
I love your dishes and I love the way you used the doily in the hurricane.

Have a beautiful Mother's day.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What sweet tributes to both of your mamas. The tablescapes are both so beautiful and the red wall in the background just makes it all pop!

Great post, thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Nicole ~ said...

You have created such a lovely, elegant tablescape filled with so many beautiful treasures. I know your Mary Alice would be so proud that you are using her gorgeous china and flatware for this special occasion.

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Carrie said...

Your table is an exquisite tribute!