Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day Everyone !

Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful blog friends!

Blogging is such an important part of my days, now that I am a retired lady for five years. I say this because the best part is to see you almost everyday along with your beautiful work, in decorating, cooking, talented DIYers and the tablescapers.

Now, I know I will rejoice looking at your gorgeous tablescape ideas for Mother's Day!   Most of you know I have a 'special love for china,' dishes and accessories for the table, tablescaping is what I love the most.

In lieu of that, I've created this table for my Mother, my Sil's, my friends and all of you Mothers in the world for 2016, as it wasn't difficult to think of, as I love my Mil's inherited beautiful antique 'Pink-Rose' china from her wedding.

The tablecloth is one I recycled last year from the guest room's chintz draperies (previously our two daughters' bedroom). I loved the chintz cause it has many pink flowers and roses, very feminine for the occasion, indeed.

I already received a couple of presents I'm sharing with you. One is a gorgeous doily, crocheted by mother, who was cleaning her linen drawers the other day and for my luck she parted with it in my behalf.

The other are the gorgeous Cala-lily plants daughter Sofi gave me and a perfume from Alejandro I'm not sharing, lol..

With that said:

     I'm sending you a trunk filled with love and blessings on Mother's Day !

My dear Mother at 86 years old.

Thank you for being my mom, I am so lucky !

The star of this table setting for Mother's Day 2016 is our antique Pink-Rose china that was from my Mil's wedding and we inherited. Perhaps many years old.

Reticulated chargers are used here, as they're ivory as the china is.

I recycled this pretty tablecloth from a pink rose chintz material of my girls draperies from their single bedroom.
I had plenty cloth spared to make 12 napkins which I did, but now I used my pink ones for a better contrast formed in a 'fan fashion.'

The place setting is stacked with my lace like charger, you've seen many times before... the dinner plate, the salad plate, bread plates and dessert small bowls and yes, it has soup bowls not shown and serving pieces as well.


My wooden tool box with my Sofia's Calla-lily plants she gave me for Mom's Day while we visited them last week, Sil and our little girls.

Etched Venetian crystal goblets for water and wine.

Loving the miniature Calla-lily plants, as I love indoor plants, they make a home warm and inviting.

A close up of the pink, lavender or lilac Calla-lily... I love them!

Pink and butterfly napkin rings from our former Ceramic Co.


I fixed this vignette with mother's 'French Limoges' china plates, she gifted me several years ago and this one too must be way over fifty years old.

The French 'Art-nouveau' aqua centerpiece came from Alejandro's father's side of the family and it's from turn of the last century... maybe my oldest piece. 

Mother was cleaning her linen drawers the other day and she gave me a couple of weeks ago, this gorgeous crocheted doily she, specially cause she says she doesn't know WHERE to display it in her house, lol..

Thank you for your sweet comments my friends, they always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

                                            Love for Mother's Day,

I will be partying here:

Tablescape Thursday
Weekend Blog Hop
Home Sweet Home
Share Your Style
Mostly Food & Crafts
Anything Goes PINK Saturday
No Place Like Home
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden
Tea Time Tuesdays
The Art of Home-Making Mondays

Inspire Me Tuesday
A Morning Cup of Joe
Saturday Show Off
Saturday Sparks Link Party
Chain Linky CLIMB
Dishing it and Digging it Link Party
Anything BLUE Friday
Bouquet of Talent Party
Simple Saturday Blog Hop
Creative Monday

Amaze Me Monday
You're Gonna Love it
Create Link Inspire
Make it Pretty Monday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Table for 5 de MAYO, 2016

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you are all fine. I just got back from visiting the girls and I feel so much better with all the fun we had together. We pretty much disconnected somewhat from the country's latest tragedy.

When I first started blogging friends would all be eager to design tables for every occasion, as 5 de MAYO is; but lately, in the last couple of years I hardly see any tables capes with this theme, as I find them to be so much fun with all the colors and dishes to go with it and I love the inspiration too! 

Actually, 'tables cape designs,' or 'setting' are very scarcely posted anywhere, somehow it may be just my idea. 

I too didn't make one last year, so here goes my inspiration for 5 de MAYO  2016.

" I've been trying to post my new entry to blogger for a couple of hours now without any success, because my thumbnail doesn't show at all ! It's happened before, but after a few tries there it was."

Does anyone know? Has it happened to you before?

I had this table topper made some 25 years ago in 'Ikat weave,' as I even had some chairs upholstered with it. Now all I have is the topper which inspires me to make my 5 de Mayo tables.

I mixed and matched different green plates and the bowl is for 'shrimp ceviche'... nothing to do with a Mexican menu, lol..

The cutwork place mats are made of 'balsa-wood,' made in Ecuador.

The terracotta pot (was also made at our factory) in the back, (right side) is for making a very light chicken and veggie recipe. Which reminds me I should cook it one of these days.

The ceramic ceviche bowl was made by us on top of cheap, but cute green apple plates.

The flatware is in the basket and a Tequila bottle, hehehee

The cute chicken napkin ring was made at our former ceramic company...

... and here is the rooster napkin holder.

Ok, here you have it, my 5 de MAYO 2016 table setting, where we will have lunch with my mom tomorrow.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me join their great parties.


I will join the fun here:

Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesdays at our Home
Make it Pretty Monday
No Place Like Home
Brag About it Link Party
Create Link Inspire
Mix it up Monday
You're Gonna Love it
Tuesdays with a Twist
Tuesdays with a Twist

Celebrate Your Story Link party
May You're Gonna Love it
Talk of the Town Link Party
Wake up Wednesday
Wednesday Blog hop
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden
The Homemaking Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday

Tablescape Thursday