From budget-friendly florals to a beautiful pink and blue colour story—Diving into all the details of this Floral Mother’s Day Tablescape.
This coming weekend we’re celebrating all the Mamas in our life, so I couldn’t resist putting together a cute tablescape for Mother’s Day aka Sunday brunch! (because I’m tablescape obessed, check here, here and here) There’s nothing that warms my heart more than to see the face of my guests when they walk in and see the table setting looking all spiffy just for them! I love how it makes them feel special! I’ve never been good with words, so food and a pretty table is my way of saying,
“I love you!”
Now, let’s get into the details on how of this Mother’s Day Tablescape came together!
Pinks & Blues
When it comes to picking a colour story for your table, you simply can’t go wrong with pastels for spring. Personally, I like adding a darker colour into the mix for a bit of contrast against the lighter shades—The navy blue under the light pink draw you in immediately. Other colour combinations that would pair beautifully with navy blue are yellow, white (of course), lilac, and lighter shades of blue.
I feel like Carnations deserve more love/a comeback. These pretty blooms are SUPER resilient and long-lasting. They require little prep work and most importantly, they’re affordable! Carnations are a great choice for decorating your tablescape while staying on a budget. Not to mention that ruffles are TOTALLY in…?I bought one large bouquet at Costco for under $20 and was able to fill the table and shelf in the background with it. Here’s how to care for them to ensure they stay fresh for Sunday Brunch and after:
- Fill the vase(s) with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water.
- Add floral food to prevent bacteria in the water and give added nutrients to the flowers.
- Remove any leaves that fall below the water line. Leaves will mold or rot and cause bacteria to form and shorten the flower’s life.
- Using sharp scissors or a knife under running water, cut the stems diagonally approximately one inch from each of the stem’s bottom edge.
- Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
- Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Carnations may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
- Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
- Change water every 24 to 48 hours or when the water becomes cloudy to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.
Dinnerware, Silverware, Glassware, Napkins, etc…
It’s amazing when you can find everything you need for your tabletop in one store, but let’s face it, we like variety, different styles, and SALES! Everything on my tabletop comes from a mix of stores.
H&M: I discovered their home line last year and I haven’t looked back. Their items are reasonably priced, but my favourite is their sale tab online. Those gorgeous navy blue plates are $2.99 and the washed linen table runner is $5.99.
IKEA: Who doesn’t love their marketplace? I could spend at least a full hour (that’s long in my books) looking through their kitchenware & tableware. This is where I bought the short pink glasses, but sadly I can’t find them online. I’ve linked their green version for ya!
MACY’S: Having a mama-in-law that lives in the US has some pretty great shopping perks! She gifted me the most beautiful gold flatware that I’ve used here. This is the priciest item on the table (compared to the total deals I found) but it is one of my favourites.
HOMESENSE: It’s no secret that included in my hobbies is browsing the aisles of this fab store. The only downfall is that I can never link any of their products for you, BUT on the upside, it makes for a really fun treasure hunt! The champagne glasses, pink plates and napkins were bought there. No worries though! You will definitely be able to find either those exact ones or similar in-store.
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day?
Enjoy the weekend, sweet friends!