Setting a beautiful Mother’s Day tablescape for your mom, and/or grandmother is a must.
A table setting she will remember.
One she will appreciate and gush over.
When you think of your mother, what’s her style? Is she modern, bold, traditional, frilly, outdoorsy?
Try to bring her sense of style onto your Mother’s Day tablescape.
Create a table setting that represents her.
The results will be a mother’s day tablescape made with love and one she will truly appreciate.
How to Set a Simple Beautiful Mother’s Day Tablescape
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Step 1: Find inspiration for your beautiful Mother’s Day table setting
I always suggest starting your tablescape ideas with an inspiration piece.
Something that you want to build the rest of the table decor around.
A piece that will be the building block to the color(s) and overall look of your table.
For my Mother’s Day table setting this year, my inspiration was this lace tablecloth.
It’s SO sweet, delicate, and has an antique quality about it.
Perfect for celebrating mom (and grandma!).
Step 2: Create a beautiful Mother’s Day table centerpiece
Almost always, your Mother’s Day centerpiece will be a topic of conversation.
Think about how you will coordinate your centerpiece with your tablecloth or table runner.
With a lace tablecloth that has as much detail as the one I used, you don’t want to cover it with lots of Mother’s Day table decorations.
You want it to shine.
With that in mind, I started with a really easy DIY cake plate that I recently made.
Instead of cake, I thought it best to use it for pastries and croissants.
After all, cake plates aren’t just for dessert. They’re a raised plate, so they can be used for anything.
Then on each side of the cake plate, I added three cute bud vases filled with dried lavender.
The butterfly and flowers are made from Plaster of Paris, which I glued on the vases.
Aren’t they cute!
Notice that I chose to not use fresh flowers?
I love the delicate airiness of the lavender.
That’s my simply beautiful Mother’s Day table centerpiece.
Anything more would overwhelm and hide the pretty lace tablecloth.
Step 3: Assemble the place settings for your pretty Mother’s Day table
Now that my centerpiece was finalized, the next step is to figure out the place settings for your pretty Mother’s Day tablescape.
I needed plates that would be as pretty and delicate as the lace tablecloth.
I started with white plates that have a lovely detail around the edges.
Unfortunately, I had only four of them, so I used two other plates for the ends of the table.
Note: it’s okay to mix up your plates, as long as they have a similar style.
On top of the dinner plate, I added fabulous small plates.
When I found these plates at the thrift store, I immediately fell in love with them. There are two coordinating designs, and three of each design.
They set the colors for my simple Mother’s Day tablescape: a pretty lavender and light mint green table.
Did you notice how the edge of the small plates mimic the dinner plate?
Next, I added the silverware and glasses.
I found the beautiful white embroidered flower napkins at an estate sale.
They work perfectly on the tablescape, don’t you think?
Lastly, I added my DIY flower place card holders on the small plate. (super simple to diy!)
As part of the place card holder, I attached a few pieces of dried lavender.
Aren’t they pretty!
Step 4: Continue the Mother’s Day table decorations throughout the room
To tie my pretty Mother’s Day table setting to my sideboard, I created a simple arrangement.
First, I stretched a scarf down the middle. Then I added a large bulbous candle and vases. One medium with dried lavender and one large vase with two stems of leaves.
All three items have the same clear green that coordinates with the table setting.
Finally, to complete the Mother’s day decor I added two candles, more bud vases, and small plates.
It’s simple and beautiful.
My lovely Mother’s Day tablescape and decor were complete, and I know my mom will love it.
Now, step back and take a look at your simple beautiful Mother’s Day tablescape.
I bet your mom will love what you did and she’ll know that you thought of her when you created it.
Enjoy and have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
If you need a little help planning your Mother’s Day brunch, I have a great Last Minute Checklist. Feel free to download and start using it asap.
Pretty table! Love the tablecloth and thanks for sharing so much info on setting the table. Happy Mother’s Day.
Judy, Thank you for the sweet comments! I really appreciate hearing them. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too.