Sunday, May 6, 2012

Roses, Roses, Roses

Roses for Mother's Day
The table theme of roses began with the purchase of the pink roses on the set of china.
This table just fell into place for so many pieces have roses in this tablescape!

The Hallmark card is great for my Mother and expands to a view of a floral garden with the arched gate surrounded by climbing pink roses.

The balance of pink and green colors with a touch of yellow is anchored in the chintz table covering over the green tablecloth.  Each place setting has a layering of new and antique china, crystal and flatware.

Stacked china adds height to this place setting.

Topping the stack is a green and gold octagon shape demitasse cup and saucer antique by Royal Doulton H 3924. Fortunately, the gold filigree has roses incorporated into the design and there is a set of six. As I was reaching for the silver serving pieces in the silver cabinet I touched a small bundle which contained six coffee spoons with a coffee pot on top. How long ago and where they came from is a mystery.

Limoges porcelain by H/A Balleroy Freres manufactured china from 1908 until 1937 in France. Before turning the plate over this was obviously a french porcelain pattern with the swags of tiny roses. The salad tops the stack of plates.

The luncheon plate is one of the many sized plates in the set. Upon finding the porcelain set,  I decided it was time to use some of my antique french china rather than the new china I seem to use for many holiday tablescapes.

Substituting the large white dinner plate instead of using the plate from the antique set gives a break in the layering. The white plate is by Ralph Lauren from the Club Porcelain group.

Two surprises, one is the doily placed between the layers of plates! Saving the top of each plate from scratches as the back rubs the plate underneath is the purpose. The second is the clear crystal styled flatware by Bellamo lets the chintz table covering shine through. 

Pretty pink place plate is to bring focus to the rose designs.  Adding to the yellow hues is the straw place mat.

Another pop of color is the spring green napkin layered over the rosy pink crotchet edge of the cream napkin.  The bling of a pink hued crystal flowered napkin ring brings jewelry to the Mother's Day table.

The use of three stemware is for the purpose of color and to add a different drink to each course. For the salad plate a mix of wild greens with cranberries, strawberries, blackberries and a raspberry pink vinaigrette will be served with  cranberry cocktail juice in the pink etched wine goblet.  The main course is chicken salad with pecans and green grapes served on a lettuce leaf in the luncheon plate. The clear water goblet will accompany the main course with spring water and a slice of lemon. As the plates are cleared, a dessert plate of dark chocolate torte drizzled with white chocolate sauce will be placed on the dinner plate. A toast of the green flutes containing sparkling white grape juice will be to the mothers on this special day. (The water goblet contains the cranberry cocktail juice just for this photo.)
A close-up of the water goblet displays the etched rose in the crystal.
Coffee with be served from the pale yellow demitasse pot by Johnson Brothers in the green and gold demitasse cups and saucers after the dessert.  If you choose, whole strawberries with cream and sugar is served in the white cabbage leaf  by Spode.  Maybe a tiny peach and brown sugar muffin is more your choice served from the Shelley "Regency" pattern muffin server.  Everything is in reach from the 3 tiered stand wrapped with metal pink rose and green leaves.
The antique pink roses creamer and sugar will tempt you to add fresh cream or rainbow sugar sprinkles to your coffee.

The flower bouquet of pink roses and other spring flowers is placed in two crystal vases by Waterford. The pattern is my mother's Lismore and I borrow her goblets and she can borrows my vases. The Mother's Day celebration is a time to be together and remember the good times but if you are not near your Mother then call and pink roses could be a lovely choice to send.

31 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a sweet Mother's Day table! I would love for someone to set me a table like this. So nice to know you came by!

chateau chic said...

Such a pretty Mother's Day tablescape. So many pretties!
Mary Alice

lynn said...

this is so charming!

Beth said...

I love that Hallmark card. Your table looks great; the china is stunning.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely Mother's Day table! The card is beautiful! I love your pretty china and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a lovely week and thank you for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! LOVE your tablecloth! Perfectly sets off your tablescape - so very beautiful! Perfect for Mother's Day,
Kathy

kitty said...

What a gorgeous tea party!! I want to come. The three-tiered stand looks so pretty.

Lavender Cottage said...

You've created a warm and inviting table for Mother's Day. I like the tablecloth, china and of course the roses everywhere.

Jann Olson said...

I love the colors of your sweet Mothers Day tablescape! The idea of putting a paper doily between plates for protection is very clever. The card is so sweet and I'm sure your mother is going to love it. Have a Happy Mothers Day!
Hugs,
Jann

Michelle said...

What a lovely tablescape! Your china is beautiful. I love the tea cup and saucer. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Schotzy said...

Layer upon layer of grace and gentility! Love the mood you ahve set for the wonderful Mother's Day dinner....
I know you will make many memories with this setting!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Pam!
Beautiful post. I love your tablescape and that pretty Hallmark card. Thank you for sharing.
~Clara

Terri said...

Now that is a gorgeous Mother's day table! Love all the layers of color. The yellow with the chintz pattern is lovely, and your china is very pretty!
Hugs,
Terri

Ann said...

Such a beautiful table-setting! The mother's day card is sooooo cute! And I have been wanting a 3-tiered stand like you have. Do you remember where you got it? Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day!

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Micupoftea~ said...

What a pretty tabel...love the details! Happy Mothers Day..stop by for tea~
shawn

Magnolia Cottage said...

I love all the detail that went into setting your Mother's day tablescape. It is so elegant and pretty. The colors and rose theme are gorgeous. I love your different pieces of China. Well done! Thanks for visiting Magnolia Cottage.

Lisa
~hugs~

Magnolia Cottage said...

I couldn't find your linky Follow button to add you to my reading list of blogs.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful Mothers Day table. The pink flowered tablecloth is gorgous and compliments your dishes so well.
I love the darling card, too.
Nancy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a lovely tea party! The three-tiered stand is perfect for your celebration. The card is one of the prettiest I have seen!

Tricia said...

I love all the roses -- and even your Mother's Day card carries out a garden theme! Those little demitasse cups are darling -- and the stemware is really pretty. I especially like the etched water glass! A lovely table for Mother's Day!

Marlis said...

Beautiful dishes! Love the delicate swag on each piece. The card is a beautiful addition to the table. Love the tablecloth! Beautiful table indeed. Have a blessed weekend. xo marlis

Barbara F. said...

Wow! You know how to set a fabulous table. I love the idea of three glasses. And your menu sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Sarah said...

Just lovely! Your Mother's Day table is full of delights. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Elaine said...

Beautiful table! You put so much thought into every detail! I love everything and my mouth is watering from your description of the meal. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table for Mother's Day.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous Mothers Day table! Like everything of your table, but especially your Limoges plates, and demitasse cups, oh~they're wonderful! Thanks for visiting me!

Alycia Nichols said...

LOVE the chintz table covering!!! I just htink chintz adds so much femininity and beauty to anything it touches! It goes so well with your dishes and other decorative accoutrement. The "jewelry" of the table is gorgeous, too. I love napkin rings that have that 3-D glam look!!! I hope you have a nice, relaxing Mother's Day weekend!

Zinnia said...

Beautiful table setting! I love that you use the bright green napkins and tea cups, the pink floral fabric and the pink plate. I wish you a nice weekend Zinnia

Kathleen said...

What a lovely Mother's Day table. So pretty and feminine!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Aledia said...

Ohhh, this is so beautiful!! I love your tablecloth and your dishes. I have always loved pink and green together. You did a wonderful job!

Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment on my Mothers Day Tablescape. Have a wonderful week!

(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

MJ said...

Love your tea party! My friend inherited the same Limoges pink rose china but doesn't know the pattern name. Do you know the name?