Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lilac Table for Mother's Day

My lilacs are finally blooming!  Just in time for my Mother's Day Table.
I have been jealous watching all of you posting such beautiful flowers while we were still having snow here in Ohio! 
I was worried I would not have any lilacs this year.  My mother had started a lilac bush for me several years ago from one of her bushes.  It has grown pretty steadily over the last few years.  But for some reason this year it is not looking so good.  It will get some TLC this spring so that I don't loose it.
It all started with these beautiful lilac plates with a raised floral pattern.
Then I found the purple version of the stemware that I have been in awe of on some of my favorite blogger's tables!!  
From there I took a trip to my favorite fabric store, it is like a little slice of heaven for those of us who collect fabric!!  I would like to make a shout out to the girls at Miller's Dry Goods in Charm, Ohio!!  If you sew and have not been there yet - I highly recommend this store.  You will not be disappointed!
I bought two beautiful pieces of fabric for the napkins, one a floral, the other a subtle plaid of lilac and brown. The floral piece is one of the prettiest pieces of fabric I have ever worked with. 
 On my last trip to Miller's Dry Goods I met two ladies who were taking a cross country trip to every quilt store they could find and blogging about the trip.  They were having such a good time, it was infectious!
While my mother cannot make the trip down to my house, I will be making a trip up to see my mom at her house.   I hope to enjoy this table with my boys who will be home this weekend!  They will endure all the purple and flowers for their mom for one day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  I hope you are able to share some special memories with someone who has been a Mother to you. 

Purple bottles - Michaels
Crochet place mats - World Market
Willow Chargers - Pottery Barn
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
Flatware - Home Goods
Lilac Plates and Stemware - Home Goods
Napkins - made from Fabric from Miller's Dry Goods

I am linking to the following parties:
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Love your gorgeous lilacs tablescape from the plates to the stems! Your bottles are beautiful! I have lilac envy, it's too hot to grow them here and they are heavenly!

  2. Happy Mother's Day. Your beautiful lilacs are so wonderful on the table in all those vases!! Your dishes are a perfect match to the flowers. I bet they smell good. I just planted a lilac bush this year. My sis in law has one so I know they grow, but will it grow for me???? LOL.. xo marlis

  3. Lilacs are one of my favorites, but we can't grow them in the TX heat. Your table with all the lilac details is full of charm. Thanks for sharing this beautiful setting.

  4. Oh that stem ware is beautiful, I think I can smell the lilacs through my screen lol! Funny how this table says "mother" without words. I think the combination of the softness of the lavender color and the delicate lilacs are just so feminine add to that the elegance of the stem ware and you have the essence of a mother.

  5. What a beautiful table setting! It's pretty enough to pin and that's exactly what I am doing.

  6. Ann - this is so lovely! The first thing I noticed was the way the swirls on the stemware is so similar to the swirls on the plates. the lilacs are just so sweet and all of the purple is gorgeous. I hope you and your mother have a wonderful day on Sunday!

  7. Oh Ann, I love your lilac table! I miss lilacs from Ohio as we don't have them in Texas. I can still smell them in my mind. Your napkins are beautiful and I know I would enjoy the special fabric store you visited. Your stemware is gorgeous and looks perfect with the rest of your table. Happy Mother's Day!
    p.s. I grew up in Columbus and all four of our children were born there. Go Bucks!!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the purple!
    Lori @

  9. I LOVE your table. Purple was one of my mother's favorite colors.

  10. Would you mind if I shared your table on my blog? Email me @ please:)

    1. Cathy, your email is not working! I have tried this and from your blog and I just get a failure to send notice.

  11. I'm really sorry that your Mom won't be able to visit your home with this beautiful - EXTRAORDINARILY beautiful - tablescape with all the pretty purple!!!! I LOVE purple, and I love lilacs. What a great setting they make!!!

    BEAUTIFUL plates and stemware!!! Your centerpiece is absolutely fabulous, too! That's a great way to display lilacs!!! I'm always in such a hurry to try and display them in clumps, but singles in individual vases really look terrific!!!!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend with your Mom!!!

  12. Oh, your table is stunning Ann! Like Alycia, it's so sad you won't be together with your dear mom this Sunday, but that's life. When I lived here and mother in the USA for so many years, than we missed each other a lot! Your china, stemware and your lilacs centerpiece is gorgeous! I love, love your purple tablescape for our special day! So happy you dropped by to visit, sweet lady. Big hugs,

  13. Your setting is truly beautiful! Love love love the purple!

  14. This is one of the prettiest Mother's Day tables I have seen...I can almost smell the lilacs...wait, I can...I brought a large bouquet in this afternoon! They never last long enough to suit me.
    Enjoy the visit to your mother's and the time spent with your boys...Happy Mother's Day, Ann.

  15. Your tablescape is striking. I love the purple accents & lilacs. (mine are just starting to bloom) Can't wait to see more!

  16. Oh I love your gorgeous lilac tablescape - what mom wouldn't feel so special sitting at that table! Happy Mother's Day!

  17. Love, Love, Love your beautiful lilac table!! Not only does it look wonderful for Mother's Day, but purple is my favorite color, so it would look great to me on any day! :O) Enjoy your Mother's Day!

  18. Love your lilacs and the lilac containers, so beautiful on your table as your centerpiece. Beautiful stemware, I think the pattern is like the green ones I have. They look stunning on your table.

  19. Your lilacs and your table are both beautiful. I am inhaling now! My lilac has not bloomed yet and I am worried about it too. I've lost so many trees and shrubs the last two years with the hurricanes and early snows, and I really don't want to lose the lilac as it is huge. My mother would also love your table (I painted my guest room purple just for her! :) ) Linda

  20. Oh my - this is such a beautiful tablescape. We have moved to the mountains and I can plant lilacs! It will be wonderful to have some purple ones like this!