Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Lunch ~ Let's Dish

Our May themed challenge for Let's Dish is
Mother's Day

This year I decided to set a lunch table for four! 
The guests are my Mother (of course), my daughter Sara celebrating her 2nd Mother's Day, Myself and my other daughter Ashleigh.  This a virtual lunch as we won't all be together but wish we could!
These table is Vintage, Traditional and Modern!
This wonderful milk glass snack set in the vintage grapes and leaves pattern was my inspiration for this table.  I love milk glass and have collected it for several years....mostly from thrifts, yard and estate sales
The place mats, napkins and napkin rings are very modern.  Place mats & napkins were found at Garden Ridge on that blue color!
The flatware a wedding gift to my parents is traditional.  My Mom has passed it on to me now and I treasure it. 
The centerpiece is some faux flowers in a milk glass planter.  I love the touch of green this adds to the table.  I used only milk glass serving pieces to keep the table very simple in color scheme
The napkin rings are some I won in a lovely sweet!
These little salt & pepper shakers were only 50 cents!
The lovely crystal water glasses are from Mr ALC's family.  His Mother passed away many years ago before I met him.  I am honored to add some of her things to this table.
On the menu~salads, fruit and various breads
I will serve tea or coffee
Wishing you all a wonderful Mother's Day!

Joining Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen

**update since writing this post...late last night my Mom was admitted to the hospital with heart failure (they had to shock her heart I was told). They did emergency surgery and put in a pacemaker.  She is holding her own, but at 81 has some recovery ahead of her.  I would appreciate all  your prayers~~ I will be going to Houston** 



Gina said...

I'm sending prayers for your Mom.

Your table is so pretty! I love the milk glass snack set & the blue placemats are such a lovely shade of blue.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am keeping you and your sweet Mom in my prayers. I hope your trip goes well, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love the colors blue and white. Your flowers are so pretty. The milk glass is wonderful. Such a pretty table.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful table. Our celebration will have to be mostly virtual, too, this year. We take our gatherings as they come and choose joy for when we can be together. Blessings..

kitty said...

I love your pretty milk glass. What a fun hobby to collect it. You have such lovely treasures.Prayers are on the way! xoxo

Jill said...

Your pics are lovely, Linda!

Wishing the best for your Mom, take care...

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
The first thing that caught my eye are the lovely blue placemats and napkins. I love them. The milk glass snack sets are so charming.
The table looks lovely and I'm so glad that you are going to be with your Mom and your girls.

Happy Mother's Day.


Mary said...

Linda~ I love your milk snack sets with the grapes! Sending healing thoughts & prayers your way for your mom~ I'm sure she would be happy to dine at your table.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful setting. So sorry about your mom. Hope she is better soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

Sending many prayers your way, Linda. I hope your mom has a good recovery. What a special table to honor her...very pretty.


France Guérin said...

My prayers are with your mom Linda.
Drive safe. I will be thinking of you and sending you good vibes.

No need to comment on the Milk Glass, it is an amazing setting!

Viki said...

I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts, hoping your Mom makes a full recovery.

Coloradolady said...

Oh. Linda. When are you leaving?? I will keep your mom in my prayers. I love your white milk glass...I wish I had some plates like this!!

I am excited for the stickers...those are going to work so well!

Keep us posted on your mom. Hugs to you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your Mom. I know she would love the table you set for her. Beautiful milk glass, the blue & white is so striking together. You have so many lovely pieces. Take Care, Pam

Marlis said...

Love your table.. I used to have those milk glass pieces in the same pattern. I miss them much and am happy to see them on your lovely table.. Love the placemats and napkins. The flowers are so perfect for the table.. Have a blessed weekend. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Linda, your milk glass snack sets upon the blue textiles are picture perfect. They are so lovely together. This is a wonderful table to honor the women in your family. Happy Mother's Day to each of you.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh No Linda, hope you Mom has a quick recovery. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Linda said...

Hi Linda,
Blessings to you and your Mom.I wish her a speedy recovery. Pacemakers can be a life saver. My son had one put in years ago.
Your table is lovely. The Milk glass is charming and I like the blue with it.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment.
Try to have a nice Mother's Day.

Barbara F. said...

Linda, I was so happy to see your post as I knew I would absolute love your table and everything on it. Of course, I do! But I was so sad to hear about your mom, I will say a prayer for both of you. Safe travels. ((hugs)) xo

bj said...

I am so sorry to hear your mom is ill. Will pray the pacemaker rights things again. 81....that is amazing.

I love your pretty table and the blue and white looks really pretty.

love, bj

xinex said...

Your table is just beautiful, Linda. Lovely milk glass collection. happy Mother's Day!..Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wishing a speedy recovery for your mom Linda!
Great table, love the colors and of course the milk glass:@)

Waseem said...

Wonderful table...Hope you have had a delicious lunch.

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Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Linda, thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear Mom.

Your tablescape is just beautiful, love the sky blue and the milk glass set! I have that exact same set, I'll have to get it out sometime.


Tanya@takesix said...

Praying for your mom right now. Your milk glass collection is gorgeous! Lovely table.

Tricia said...

Oh, how scary about your mom! I hope your trip to Houston went smoothly and your mom will be okay. Your pretty table is perfect to celebrate mothers! I love all the milk glass, and the snack sets look wonderful with those great placemats and napkins. I need to visit a Garden Ridge soon!

Diann said...

Oh Linda, I am praying for your mom and sending big hugs and positive thoughts your way. Also praying for you to have a safe trip!
Your blue and white milkglass table is so pretty. I have the same snack sets and love them. Everything looks so clean and fresh! Take care of yourself!

the cape on the corner said...


oh my gosh, please know i'm thinking of you and your family right now, and hoping for the best. safe travels.


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very pretty blue and white tablescape. The salt and pepper shakers are so cute!

My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope your mother gets the best of care and makes a full recovery.

Maggie said...

Hi Linda,
Firstly let me send all best wishes to your Mom I hope she recovers soon.
Your tables cape is stunning, I love your collection of milk glass and the blue & white placemats are lovely.
Maggie xo

Catherine said...

Virtual lunches are very good for the waist line I think... ;)

Sending lots of good thoughts and warm wishes that your mom is OK Linda!
xo Catherine

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. As you know I went through the same thing with my own Mom a few weeks ago. Of course you have my prayers. My Mom is doing much better now and yours will as well. The hospitals in Houston are wonderful and your Mom will be well cared for. Stay strong dear friend. On a lighter note, your tablescape is lovely. Love those place mats,
flatware and of course the milk glass. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Vintage Christine said...

Reading through your post was so wonderful and then to reach the end and see the news about your mother was so sad. You know my heart is with you, Linda--you were so kind during Dad's continual surgeries and illnesses. ((((Hugs)))) to you, sweet lady!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your pretty Mother's Day table, especially the glasses and flatware that have been passed down. Blessings to you and your family on this Mother's Day. I will keep your mom in my prayers.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, Linda. So sorry to hear about your poor Mum. Hope all will be well. Good that youare going to Houston, even though you just recently returned from there, right? My thoughts and prayers go with you.

Lovely table setting. I love milk glass. Not everyone does but I do, like you.

Good luck,Honey, and God bless all. Susan

Kathleen said...

First of all, i will pray for your mom! She may surprise you with her recovery!
Love the color of those placemats with the white dishes, beautiful.
The glassware is so pretty too!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Let's Dish, happy Mother's Day!

Nancy's Notes said...

Hope all is going well for your Mom.
Thinking and praying for all of you.


Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Oh Linda, she is in my prayers and so are you and your family. I am so sorry to hear this.

I want you to know that I think your table is just beautiful and has such meaning. I loved reading about every detail of it....the dishes and your wonderful heritage. You did a magnificent job. Hoping you may have a good mothers day in such trying circumstances.



Chatty Crone said...

Happy Mother's Day! sandie

Marigene said...

I am late as your table linens. I have a few pieces of milk glass, but not enough to do a table.
My prayers that your mother isn't in the hospital for very long and that recovery is full and speedy.
Happy Mother's Day, Linda!

Annesphamily said...

I feel like I know your mom so personally! I wish her love and a speedy recovery. Love to you sweet Linda!