Our David Austin roses are blooming this week so I am using some of those for my centerpiece.
They are so pretty and SO fragrant; I wish we had a fragrance button on our computers so that everyone could click it and smell these wonderful roses.
Unfortunately their bloom period is brief, so I knew I only had a small window of time to use them for a tablescape. I will do another post soon about these roses, but for now, let's celebrate our moms.:-)
This table is just very simple and old fashioned. Once again, I used white dinner plates and the white "Butterfly Meadow" salad plates.
The illustrations are by Helen Allingham and they're so charming! Helen Allingham was born in Derbyshire, England in 1848, and is famous for her watercolors of the English countryside, and the picturesque farmhouses and cottages of Surrey and Sussex.
I didn't use any serving pieces -- just the pink Depression Glass plate and a silver water pitcher (the camera and tripod are reflected in the water pitcher).
I found the little salt and pepper shaker and silver tray at a local antique mall a few months ago. I just love their shape!
The salt and pepper said "Irice", NY, on the bottom. I found a pair identical to mine for sale online because I was curious about the makers. I was not familiar with Irice. According to the website called Cherished Collectibles, Irice stands for Irving W. Rice and Co., Inc., and they were founded in 1905. "The company was launched in New York City as a seller of head vases, perfume bottles, salt and pepper shakers, crystal accessories and crystal table gifts". I don't know the maker of the little tray, but it was displayed with the salt and pepper shakers, so I bought it. I thought it made a pretty set.
So that's my table, folks. I like the simple color combinations of white, ivory, pink and silver. An old-fashioned table with old-fashioned roses like we might have found at our grandmother's house when we were children.
Happy Mother's Day to both of my mothers, and I hope you all enjoy the pictures!
This week I'm also linking to Seasonal Sundays hosted by the Tablescaper.
The bird's eye view...
And the rest of the pics.
On the Table
Dinner Plates -- Lenox "Classic White"
Salad Plates -- Lenox "Butterfly Meadow Cloud"
Fruit Bowls -- Royal Doulton "Juliet"
Crystal Stemware -- Gorham "French Cathedral"
Sterling Flatware -- State House "Inaugural"
Silver Plate Salad Forks -- Old Company
Silver Plate Water Pitcher -- Wedding Gift
White Napkins w/ Crochet Lace -- Horchow online this year
Linen Table Runner -- Ireland
Crystal Candlesticks -- From my husband's grandmother
"Prayers For a Mother's Day", by Ruth Bell Graham -- Gift from my sister