As the spring season arrives every year, I find myself getting inspired by all the soft and beautiful colors that surround me. With Mother’s Day coming soon, I thought this was the perfect time to set a table with soft pink hues. My goal was to have it look pretty, however; I needed it to be simple too. My “Pretty in Pink Tablescape” did just that, and the soft pink and white colors would be perfect for a ladies luncheon – or a Mother’s Day celebration.
I love creating tablescapes, and I was excited to create one with a soft pink theme – accompanied by white accents. Since pink is not a color I use very often, this tablescape gave me the opportunity to be a little creative in my design. I did try using other accent colors, but in the end … it was the simple white tones that really complimented the soft pink palette. They were non-competing, resulting in a tranquil and vintage-looking place setting. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!
One of the very first things I added to the table was the flower arrangement. I opted not to go with a big centerpiece, as I wanted this tablescape to have a more casual (but special) feeling. Small pink carnations were perfect, and not the least bit expensive! I put them in a Fostoria American Rose Bowl, and they were simply divine.
Different pieces of china, with a mix of patterns, was also used. As long as they had the colors of pink and/or white in them, they would be perfect. My tendency towards tablescapes is to always mix and match whenever I can. A more visually interesting table setting usually evolves.
For glassware, I chose the Fostoria American Footed Handled Ice Tea. It was produced over one-hundred years ago, and had the vintage look that I craved. If you were serving a brunch or luncheon to a group of ladies (or for Mother’s Day), this particular glass would be perfect. It is dainty looking, yet durable, and has a large holding capacity. These attributes helped convince me that multiple drinking glasses were not needed. (Remember, think simple.)
The Water Bottle and Dinner Plates were also from the Fostoria American pattern. They are in clear crystal, and blend harmoniously with just about any other china or glass pattern you might have.
One of my favorite usages from my linen closet were the antique white lace runners. I placed them across the table, instead of going down the center of it. In doing so, they acted like place mats – yet they were much prettier. The width of the runners were perfect, centering each plate setting and having just enough space on the side to accommodate the drinkware.
Depending on the type of celebration you are having, you could also incorporate a beautiful clock into your tablescape. I perched one on top of a cake stand to signify the importance of “making time” for loved ones. In this case, it was for remembering Mom. After your meal, you could then serve cake using the Cake Salver, or leave as is … which makes a heart-felt statement.
Heirloom crystal, accompanied by accents of pink and white, add to the sweet flavor of this tablescape. It is a dreamy setting that your loved ones will enjoy, especially the women in your life. Let the celebration begin!