A few years ago I did a photo shoot for an on-line magazine for a Mother’s Day party idea. I thought you might enjoy taking a peek at some of the pictures, even the ones that didn’t make the magazine spread.
I set it up in my main dining room area. I pulled the faux mantle from from our living room at the time, and set up a plate wall display. Remember when those were really popular?
I found a ton of cool vintage plates at Goodwill and used plate hangers on the back to hang them.
I also took two teacups and made a vase out of them for my flowers. Super easy and cute!
And I liked how the old lamp bases looked with out their shades.
I took a few old vintage tablecloths I had that were really stained, ripped and unusable, and cut and sewed the printed flowers onto a new white tablecloth to make kind of a patchwork/applique style table covering.
It ended up being a pretty cool up-cycling project!
I also cut part of one into smaller napkins under the vintage fork. It was a great way to use the entire thing.
I also used those thrift store mismatched plates on my main table as well. I love having my dinnerware not match.Then I don’t stress when the kids break one loading the dishwasher.
I used a tea cup for my dessert. It looked pretty and just made a simple dessert look really elegant.
Pudding,fancy cookie and white cream,how much easier can it get?
I decided to make my photo shoot a Mother’s day tea party, because it’s so easy to out together.
I made my tea sandwiches from pre-made containers of chicken salad and salmon salad. So easy and yummy. Just press the bread slightly to flatten it and cut off the crusts!
I also served one of my favorites which I know is not for everybody; county pate, a rustic mustard, sour pickles and crusty french bread. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I also loved using fresh flowers and even tangerines with the stems on them to brighten up the table. I also made a little more room on the table by using varying height cake plates to serve my sandwiches on.
The thing I loved most of all were these cut hyacinth’s in vintage canning jars. I just love the pink against the light aqua blue.
I hope you enjoyed this peek at the Mother’s day party idea!
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