Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For Mama, the Queen!

Happy Mother's Day, Mama!
Happy Mother's Day to all the other mothers too!

I just posted a tablescape but when I found out that Kathleen's "Let's Dish" today's theme is Mother's Day, I immediately created another one. I must have forgotten cause I have been very busy these past few days entertaining guests.

 Anyway, since my mom has always been the queen of our house, I decided to use crowns as my main accessories. Mama  wil be 94 in 2 months and she is still our queen.

I bought the lace runner from another booth where my booth is located, very cheap, if I am not mistaken, I think for $1. It is a heavy lace, not really a table runner but that's what I had in mind when I bought it.
 I added 2 Sevres urns from our collection. These are smaller than the others and unlike the others that are predominantly celeste blue in color, these have a lot of pink on them.

I moved a golden crown from the living room. Then I took 2 little boxes with women wearing hats on the lids from our bookcase, added them to the table, added a few tealights and a pot with dried roses and my centerpiece is created.

I took 2 Italian stems from my dish room and placed them on the table.

 I placed a narrower hot pink table runner in the center underneath the lace runner.

I used a white laced napkin with a smaller hot pink cocktail napkin and placed a silver plated ring around. The flatware are silver plated with medallions. Somehow, medallions remind me of crowns too.

I used white paisley dinner plates, white lace plate chargers from JC Penney's from years ago and hot pink smaller glass plate chargers from Homegoods.

The white crown salad plates were from 1 Kings Lane.

I hope you all have an enjoyable Mother's Day! Thank you all for your visits and don't forget to visit the other participants also. I know you will be inspired. I would like to link this with
Kathleen's Let's Dish at
and Susan's Tablescape Thurs at

Beverly's Pink Saturday at
I had to add this picture, taken on my mom's 90th birthday 4 years ago with all her sons and daughters and she is still going strong today. People are amazed when I tell them she is not taking any meds except for vitamins and a very low dose cholesterol pill once a day. I hope she stays healthy. I love you, mama!


Dolores said...

Your table looks beautiful....and I love it that your beautiful mother is still the queen.


Christine, your table for the QUEEN is gorgeous! I'm in love with the two Sevres urns, the crown of course, and the table topper is fabulous. Very beautiful table. Many blessings and happy Mother's Day for you, your dear mama, your daughters and all the mom's in your lovely family.

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful tribute to the "Queen"! Beautiful. Happy Mother's Day!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful tablescape and beautiful family Christine!! A very Happy Mothers Day to you and your mama!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love the crown plates and your spectacular urns! What a great deal on the lace runner! Your table is certainly fit for your sweet mother! Happy Mother's Day!


Sarah said...

Beautiful table and tribute to your sweet mom, Christine. Happy Mother's Day to both of you.

Robin said...

I love the crown dishes! What a perfect theme for your mother who you obviously treasure! Why do we seem to do pink for Mother's day? Just wondering. I did it too. Those napkin rings look very regal too. Happy Mother's Day to you and all the mothers in your family!

Robin Flies South

Marlis said...

Christine the lace piece is stunning. As is the silver and the dishes you chose to use. I love the crown on the table! Beautiful. Love the family picture, a true blessing. Have a happy mother's day and a blessed weekend. xo marlis

Linda said...

Perfect for a Queen. Love your table Christine. I could have used your crown plates. I used crown napkin rings on my table. The centerpiece crown is striking. I hope you and your Mother have a fabulous day together. Love the fact, that she is still Queen. Hugs, Linda

KathyB. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mama! How blessed you are to have her with you and still healthy.I love the way you've chosen to celebrate the day for her, and the table-setting is so perfect for your theme!

Amy said...

I love your beautiful and elegant tablescape for the Queen! :) What a precious family picture you have there. Thanks for sharing and wish you an early Happy Mother's Day.

Susan said...

Christine, your tablescape is fit for a queen! How lucky you are to have your queen for mothers day.
I can not believe you only paid a dollar for that beautiful piece of lace. It is gorgeous.

Debbiedoo's said...

How special Christine. Your Mom must feel like a Queen most of the time, she has the best daughter ever. Happy Mothers day to you too. Your table is stunning.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Christine! This might be one of my favorites. This table is fantastic! Your mom is a rock star, and she deserves to be treated like a queen! :D I hope you and all the ladies in your family have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, this has blessed me so much! Thank you for sharing this wonderful Mother's Day tablescape and tribute to your beautiful mama! WOW and OH WOW does she look like a hot little nana! LOL! Happy Mother's Day to you too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

kitty said...

Christine, what a special table with wonderful touches. The crown is perfect and I love those boxes with the heads. Love the photo, too. Happy Mothers Day!

Marydon said...

Xinex, your table scape as always if gorgeous. I LOVE the silver. What a fabulous picture of the family, Mother is just gorgeous.

Happy Mother's Day ~

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Tricia said...

Christine, I loved reading how you shopped your house to create this pretty table honoring your dear mother! I also love that gorgeous lace you've used as a runner -- just stunning, especially over the pink one. Sounds like you have good genes for longevity and health from your mother! Happy Mother's Day!

Gina said...

That is a beautiful table, fit for a queen, like your Mom! Happy Mother's Day to you both!

Lynn said...

Your mama is beautiful! Mine is 86 and going strong, too!
I always love looking at your beautiful photography and your beautiful home!

You are one fortunate lady!

Anonymous said...

The absolutely perfect. I'm also loving the lace runner and if you really bought it for $1, that's the best deal ever.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your beautiful Mother the Queen! LOVED EVERY DETAIL. but your lace runner has Won My Heart. I "THINK" it's a curtain tier. Do you see the little rings down one side? Well you can weave a rod through them and hang it as a tier(I have a small similar one and that is what I did)...
Have a wonderful week,

Jacqueline said...

What a queen to be surrounded by her loving family! That is so amazing to be so healthy and well. I love your urns and your crown plates. I got a whole set of those including bowls and serving dishes at Home Goods on one lucky day last November and my friend's daughter who is a reigning city queen received a whole set too from her mom. You never find that many of something. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tanya@takesix said...

Such a gorgeous table for Mother's Day. Your table runner is stunning, Christine! Your "queen" looks absolutely precious. A gorgeous picture of you all! Happy Mother's Day!


Oh my goodness...this is perfect!!! I love how you say your mother is 'queen'. And truly she is. She does NOT look her age. I look older than she does. What's her secret?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How blessed you are to still have your mother with you! Great that she doesn't have to take meds!

Your Queen's tablescape with the crowns is beautiful! Gorgeous lace!

Happy Mother's Day!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

The table is definitely set for a Queen. I love it. Love the dishes with the crowns on them. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mama.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Christine, your tablescape is so elegant - perfect for honoring your mother - she's beautiful! Gorgeous family! I hope you have a blessed Mother's day,

Lady Linda said...

Well Christine, your mama may be the queen ( and a cute little thing) but you are the queen of table settings.
How fun. I adore the crown plates!
Happy Mother's Day,

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

It is absolutely fit for a queen! Great job!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Christine's Home and Travel Adventures" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors to here.

Debbie said...

I just love the crown idea, Christine. She does look downright regal with her family surrounding her in that picture. The centerpiece was just perfect. I loved the place setting too, especially the paisley plate and salad plate. Love both patterns there.

Happy Mother's Day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your Mother is amazing, and so is this beautiful table. I love the lace you used for a runner and all of your gorgeous china put together so beautifully. And, oh my, what gorgeous stemware. Great ideas for the centerpiece. Happy Mother's Day to you and to your Mother. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Your table is beautiful! Your little mother is so cute and what a blessing she is so healthy! Happy Mother's Day to you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tobi Britton* said...

How beautiful christine!! I am in awe that you have a "dish room"- really?? wow!
I am sure your mom will be very happy!!!
Happy Pink Saturday & Happy MOTHER'S DAY to you!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

LV said...

Definitely a table fit for a queen and her court. Very nice. Any mother would be honored to be served like this.

chubskulit said...

Such elegant setting Christine. Your Mama is beautiful!

My PINK, enjoy your weekend and happy mother's day!

Kathleen said...

You are very blessed to still have your mom, and healthy at that, at your age. Wish her a Happy Mother's Day from NY!
I love that lace runner, it is beautiful!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day! I have to catch up on your posts!

Tami Kenner said...

An absolutely beautiful table..the crown plates, the silver..all of it!!! Fit for a Queen.
Happy Pink Saturday Christine and Happy Mother's Day..xo Tami

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Christine. That lace runner is just gorgeous.
Your are so fortunate to have your lovely mother with you.
Happy Mother's Day to you and your mother.

Diann said...

What a beautiful tribute tablescape for your mom Christine! Everything is gorgeous!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Christine, Everything about your table looks very regal. A special table to honor your Mother for Mother's Day. Hope the day was special for you too!

Thanks for stopping by my post and leaving the sweet comment.


Aledia said...

Thank You so much for your recent visit and for leaving me a sweet comment on my Mothers Day Tablescape.

I just love your pretty setting, those dishes are beautiful and what cute little boxes! I love that your mother is still a queen :) You have a very beautiful family!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Chubby Chieque said...

Always the queen of all Queens, Ate Xine, di ba?

How wonderful to see your old lady in a very healthy condition. Look at her beautiful kids, too. Love to see you guys happy.

Pero, to tell you the truth? Ala kayong sinabi sa beauty ni Mama? She is more gorgeous of you ladies (Lol) Naka... baka, maupakan pa ako? Yeeeeyyy... Ma, wish you have all the energy and more hundred years Mother Day to come.

GB to you all.


Jojo said...

That is truly giving mama the royal treatment! Love it!

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