“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln
(: This is a revision of the post that “accidentally” posted earlier this evening. When we were all getting ready for dinner, my computer was moved to the wayside and somehow, my partially finished blog, posted! If you read the earlier post, please re-read this copy as it is now, happily, completed with all pictures and instructions. (: Trenda Happy Mother’s Day! It has been a beautiful weekend packed with time spent with all of our dear children and grandchildren … and today was a perfect day for a Mother’s Day dinner served outside on the deck! Adding a touch of sweetness and “gracing” our table, I used the DIY place cards and DIY napkin rings (click here for instructions!) that I taught you how to make earlier this week! (:
Crocheted Battenberg lace place mats match the “grid work” of the antique wrought iron chairs. This beautiful table belonged to my grandmother … a cherished gift to me from my mother.
A bright floral napkin ensconces each white napkin edged with Battenberg lace – both are slipped into DIY Spring napkin rings (click here for instructions!) and a matching DIY place card, “reserves” each seat!
I was delighted when I found these charming green bowls on one of our “antique-ing excursions!” The bowls look like little cabbages and for this tablescape, I used them to hold Sweeteners. Carrying out the spring/garden theme and adding some whimsy, I placed some miniature cabbage teapots under a domed pedestal plate.
Crystal glasses are ready to be filled with Southern iced tea and water. The rose blush stemware is a beloved gift from a dear little boy … many Mother’s Days ago ❤
Both tables on the deck are set … the round table holds all the “overflow” serving dishes and is used as a buffet with plenty of chairs and built-in benches to seat everyone. A favorite Villeroy and Boch “Country French” covered dish waits for Homemade Chicken Florentine and Noodle Soup.
Ready for dinner! Look how darling the napkin rings and place cards are!
Now, one more DIY project to show you … I made these sweet little favor boxes to send home with each of our “guests!” If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I love making favors or treat bags for our “get-together’s.
I bought a package of these little boxes at Hobby Lobby on the party aisle where the crepe paper and favor bags are. They are called Gable boxes and they come 12 to a package for only $3.99. (Download the Hobby Lobby App to get 40 percent off on one regular priced, that can be used each time you shop at Hobby Lobby!) Using my Recollection tag die-cutter, I punched out tags from stock card in a variety of Spring colors and stamped them with bird nests, “For You” and a filigree frame (I wrote each guest’s name inside the frame) and used my hole puncher to punch a hole in each colored tag. Then, I filled each favor box with a fine sparkly shredded grass, nestled in some individually wrapped chocolates, tied a ribbon around each box and added a “set” of tags (1 of each … a bird nest tag, a “For You” tag and a filigree frame with the guest’s name on it) and tied them on to the ribbon of each favor.
“FOR YOU” … favor boxes are waiting by the front door to be given with goodbye’s and final hugs; a sweet remembrance of another special day together.
This is the second Mother’s Day my own dear mother has been in heaven; I miss her every day and continually think of her, particularly on this special day. What a blessing it was to be her daughter! Her love, inner strength, joy, contentment and faith in Christ continue to be an inspiration to me. “I’ll love you forever, like you for always, Mom” ❤
” … her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done …” Proverbs 31:28-31
Sending you a bit of our lovely day! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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