We serve brunch at our house every Mother’s Day. I like to set the table and my husband Tom’s specialty is breakfast, it’s a perfect fit! This year, my Mom made homemade doughnuts and my sister Elaine, brought a delicious version of double baked potatoes served in ramekins. We spent a lovely morning chatting over blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes and champagne mimosas.
I had to set the table for 10 and planned to use placemats, since it was a casual meal. By laying the mats vertically instead of the usual horizontal, it allowed for more room on the table.
The navy and white mats set the tone for a nautical theme. The napkins are folded in a sailboat pattern.
We had lots of sea shells left over from a party last summer, so I scattered them on the table and used them as placecard holder.
I simply cut a small piece of paper, wrote everyone’s name on each and curled the ends with a scissors (like you do with curling ribbon). I inserted an end into an open shell.
Candles are great and look charming at each place setting, but always move them to the center of the table before anyone starts to eat! I chose yellow as an accent color with white dinner plates.
You know how much I love tulips and use them almost every day until the season is over (and the season is always too short!).
What more can a Mother ask for than to be surrounded by family?