Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MOTHER'S DAY TABLESCAPE AND A GARDEN PARTY

Hi everyone!   I am back from the lake just in time to join Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.  I am also Joining Tracie for Cottage Garden Party.  Visit her blog, Fishtail Cottage to see all the beautiful blooms sprouting up!

So while The Husband labored outside, I cleaned and scoured inside.  After a few hours the house smelled like Murphy's Oil Soap and Windex!  All I have left to do is one bathroom and the guest house...Yay!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am back to housecleaning here and tons of laundry.  Yesterday after getting back from the lake, I just vegged out all day.  I'm making up for it today!  Have a good week! :-)

87 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, your ruffled dishes are beautiful. The lake garden will be stunning in just a few weeks. No need to worry about a climbing rose as it will likely try to take over the house. Mine do. hugs, olive

Pondside said...

What a lovely table...in my favorite colours!
Your joy at being once again at the lake house jumps right off the page. I wish you a summer full of enjoyment there!

April said...

Jane...your tablescape is just perfect through and through! Can't wait to see pics. of your garden when everything is all filled in. You lost your mom around the same time I lost mine, I think. Still feels like yesterday.

laurie said...

I can't wait to see the roses and the daisies, they will be lovely.
The set of dishes are so dainty and girly girl, love them,
you mum was a beautiy, she looks like she loved theoutdoors, so much fun and full spirit she looks,

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jane, I love your dishes! They are beautiful! I never have seen a yellow hibiscus. Your flower gardens look wonderful too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like a busy but good visit to the lake house, Jane! Love your table. It looks wonderful for Mother's Day but also has a romantic look about it, too.

Linda Chapman said...

What a lovely time you had!!

Your table setting is beautiful....vintage ANYTHING is dear to my heart!

Your husband has a green GREEN thumb! I do not allow Louis Dean to tend to my plants. He can play around with his veggies but that's about it. Once (when newly married) I asked him to weed and edge the yard. He used Round Up! I had straw around the perimeter of the yard the rest of that year!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So fun that you found the perfect tablecloth at the lake house and such a cute pic of your Mom! All of your plants look healthy and happy Jane, I'm sure the daisies will put on quite a display:@)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane your table looks beautiful, I love those dishes! Have a very happy Mothers Day!

Susie said...

Blondie, I love the table chandy. Your mommy is a beauty. So nice your hubby helps with the flowerbeds. Smiles, Susie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Such a lovely post. Your mother was a beautiful woman. Your table is so pretty and elegant. Those dishes remind me of my grandmother. Enjoy your mother's day.

NanaDiana said...

Jane- Your wife was a beautiful, beautiful woman...what a nice tribute to her. I love the tablescaping..your dishes are beautiful. What a good price for those!

Glad you got to the cottage and got it set (or almost set) for the summer. Your beds are looking great! xo Diana

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I love dishes with a touch of blue and yours are perfect. I have a new appreciation for your little Milo's picture on your sidebar, now that Chaos has come to live here!
Best,
Susan

Faded Plains said...

Your mom is certainly beautiful...love her bag floppy hat. I also love your dishes...the ruffled edges are great.

Cozy Little House said...

Your garden is looking great! And I love the blue and white dishes.
Brenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your tablescape! The dishes are so pretty and I like that its a tribute to your Mom! Hugs, Linda

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love blue and white dishes.

One never gets use to losing a mom. I always miss buying my mom a Mother's Day gift.

Marigene said...

Love your table...the dishes are beautiful and what a deal!
Your Mom looks so cute with that floppy hat.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your tablescape is beautiful, I just knew those dishes were Wedgewood! What a great find!

The lake house looks like it's in great shape. We've been doing the same thing at our cottage in Maine! Never a shortage of work! LOL!!! I'm thankful our lot is a postage stamp!!!

This will be our 1st Mother's Day without mom . . . your comment about your mom brought tears to my eyes.

Have a great week and a very Happy Mom's Day!

Mary

Gina said...

Your table looks so pretty! I love the dishes, especially that ruffled edge.
What a lovely picture of your Mom!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time up at the lake, and I love your beautiful flowers and all of your trellises! We need to find or make a trellis for the New Dawn climber I bought today. I also love your beautiful blue and white dishes, what a perfect tablescape for Mother's Day! And what a beauty your mother was.

Happy Mother's Day to you this weekend!

Kat

Babs said...

Your table is so pretty..love the ruffled edge on the blue and white dishes..so feminine. What a fun photo to have of your mother. She was beautiful..I know you miss her. How nice your hubby brought home the hibiscus and rose trees. They'll be so nice for summer.
Hope you're having a great week,
Babs

Shirley said...

Hi Jane I like your table with the pretty blue dishes. Your mother was so pretty. We truly do miss them every day. I love your new flowers that hubby bought you. I am definitely partial to roses. Take care Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom who really was a little hottie! :D Your table is so pretty. I really love it, Jane! Your trellis is pretty, too!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Picture perfect is what this post is...love it!!! I know how you feel about your Mom...not a day goes by that I don;t think about my Mom after 20 years...hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday! x0x0

Lori E said...

You sure keep busy. The gardens are looking great.
What a good deal on the dishes. I need to keep my eyes peeled.

Marydon said...

Beautiful dishes, gorgeous gardens, exquisite picture of Mother, RIP. Love your table in her honor, my friend.
Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

~GIVEAWAY end 5/13~

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

The image of your Mother is stunning!
Your table, set in her honor is beautiful. You have the prettiest dishes, Jane.
The lake house gardens are ready to set bloom for your Summer days ahead.
You and the Husband deserved to veg a bit after all that cleaning.
Happy Mother's Day!
~Lynne
w/L.

koralee said...

Such a pretty tablescape....and your flowers are stunning. Hugs to you my friend.

mississippi artist said...

Love those blue and white dishes!Sounds like you had fun at the lake, even with all that work!Do you really grow sweet peas in the summer? mine are almost done for the year. It is too hot here for them.

Tricia said...

Your table looks beautiful, Jane. I want to see a close up of that tablecloth, it looks so pretty! That's such a wonderful photo of your mom :)

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
Your table looks perfect!!!
All set for Mother's day...only I think you should go out for dinner!!!But that table is set for a queen!!!!
Thank you for popping by my blog...yes, I do love art...not an art history major or a big huge art fan, but I do love to look at beautiful art and in Paris I saw that and more!!!!
HAve a great week
and Happy Mother's day early!!!
hugs,
jamie

Deborah said...

Jane your table setting is gorgeous and your Momma is a beauty!
Love the ruffly dishes too.
Your flower beds look so good and healthy..Ill bet you cant wait to see them all bloom..daisies? Love!
Yes, no wonder you took a break..Id be pooped too. I love Murphys Oil Soap as well!
The other day I thoroughly cleaned our bedroom including windows too, and everytime I opened our bedroom door it smelled heavenly! Love the spring cleaning fragrances throughout!
Happy week to you!

Deborah xoxo

Something Nice and Pretty said...

The most beautiful picture you posted is of your mom, such a beauty! I lost my mom 11 years ago too! Mother's Day is always hard for me.
Beautiful dishes Jane!

Balisha said...

Beautiful tribute to your lovely Mom. I think that it is so sweet that your hubby has a little rock garden. The plant that you didn't know the name of is Lamium (silver beacon) It is a ground cover that I have in my garden. It fills in so beautifully and thrives in my all sun garden...although it's supposed to be a shade plant. He will love it when it starts to fill up the spaces between the rocks and plants.
Have a nice day...Balisha

Tommie Jo said...

I have been SO out of the loop lately! Glad to see that you are still blogging away and sharing your great ideas!
~TJ

Andrea said...

gorgeous table setting! I can't wait to get out in the garden also...yours looks wonderful.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
What a nice tribute to your Mom. She was a very pretty lady, just like you!
I love your tablescape with the blues...so pretty.
Your garden is looking nice too.

hugs
Sissie

Amber said...

so pretty and your ruffle dishes are just lovely.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Your mom looks like she was a lovely lady Jane...just like you!! Love those dishes, they are so pretty & delicate! The yard around the cottage looks great! I started edging around the house Sunday....didn't get quite finished cleaning up all of the dug up stuff (what in the world do you call that....lawn scraps?!!) before the rain came on Monday though...oh well...maybe this weekend! That yellow hibiscus is so pretty...I don't think I've ever seen one in yellow ~ it's perfect for the summer months & so very happy looking!!
Have a great weekend Jane!

Texas Tea Party said...

Wonderful tablescape with the blue embroderied tablecloth and the pretty blue and white dishes. The photo of your mother has a pretty smile on a lovely lady! Hope your garden grows and blooms all summer for it is very pretty in the photos!
Pam

Julie Marie said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Mothers Day Jane... your mama is so pretty... and I know you miss her like I do mine... your table setting is beautiful too... much love, enjoy your Sunday special day, xoxo Julie Marie

podso said...

A beautiful table, I love blue and white! And I love it when we can repurpose something, or find something we forgot we had and enjoy using it!

Happy Mother's Day1

xinex said...

Those dishes are so beautiful, Janie, and what a deal! I am in love with the ruffled edges. Your garden and flowers are looking good! Happy Mother's Day!..Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a stunning table Jane!
If it says Wedgewood, I love it!
Your Mom was a beauty just like you!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Jen (emsun.org) said...

I love that trellis!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Jane! I'm so sorry your Mom is no longer with you, but it's nice to know that you have such fond memories of her. She was really stylin' in that hat!!! You must be absolutely exhausted from all the work you've been doing, but it will all pay off this summer when you can enjoy a nice clean vacation house AND your newly rediscovered tablecloth! I hope you enjoy your Mother's Day with your Mom in your heart. Take care!

kitty said...

Jane, I love your beautiful Wedgewood! Your flowers look so pretty, too.

Sarah said...

Jane, your table is delightful! Those ruffle edge plates are gorgeous. Your garden is looking lovely.
Happy Mother's Day!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

So glad you got to go to the lake-I'm sure you love it very much. I know I would! Your flowers look great. I LOVE those dishes-so dainty and pretty! Have a great week.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your Mom was beautiful! I miss lake Michigan so much. Can't wait to see it again. Loved your post as always.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Jane..You and are have been doing the same things, including the Hybiscus. I am planting mine tomorrow. My daughter gave me a red one...and it needs to get into a pot..and soon..so tomorrow is the day!
Your Mother was really was lovely. You do know you look like her.. :)

lynn said...

i just love your table setting, jane:) pretty garden-i esp. like the plant growing in the rock pile!

Tanya@takesix said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I love your Mother's Day scape! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Debbie said...

Your table is beautiful, Jane!!!
Just beautiful!
What a sweet picture of your Mom.
Sounds like you had a productive weekend at the lake house. I'm glad you were able to go.
Have a nice Thursday.
xxxooo

Kelly said...

I love your blue and white dishes! They are just gorgeous. Your flowers are doing well too. Such pretty bright colors you have. I'm sure this Mothers Day will make you think of your mom. I hate that you don't get to spend it with her.

Tricia said...

What pretty dishes! I really love the "ruffled" edge, and of course, the blue and white always appeal to me. What a great photo of your mom as a teen!

Elaine said...

Your table and dishes are gorgeous! Love the way the ruffled edges look when stacked! I hope you will share photos of your trellis once the sweet peas have grown!
I lost my mom 11 years ago this month. Thank you so much for sharing your mom-inpired table!

Lynn said...

Your table is beautiful! Glad you are back to your summer schedule! Fun, fun, fun!
Is that little girl of yours home?

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi there Jane! So happy that you linked up this week to the Garden party over here! Such beautiful hibiscus flowers...& a few weeks more you will have some gorgeous daisy's to share! You are so lucky to have a place like this to escape to! xoox, tracie

chateau chic said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments. I just enjoyed viewing your blog and becoming a new follower. Your blue and white table setting for Mother's Day is so pretty.
Mary Alice

Elyse said...

hello, jane!

everything looks so lovely and tidy. it's such a good feeling to get things done and then enjoy them.

relax and enjoy!

xo
elyse

Melanie said...

Love those dishes; they are beautiful. Also love the unique trellises you found...they are so pretty, they don't even need vines on them! ;-) Lovely even as yard art.

Barbara F. said...

Hi Jane, very lovely table. Your mom was beautiful.

I love the stones with plants in between. I am still cleaning out two flowerbeds that I have. I was happy it was raining for a few days, but now my weeds are bigger. xo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share this evening. I love strolling along in your gardens and your dining able is absolutely delightful and fun. How pretty the wedgewood color is. I have always loved blue. You were right about that tablecloth, it really did hit the spot for those dishes. SO pretty.

Your Mom's photo is so pretty Jane. Just beautiful. You look like your Momma sweet friend. (You will have to pop over and see what is in the mail to my sweet Momma for Mother's Day. I made it especially for her.)

I can't wait to see plants growing on your trellis. What a relaxing and serene place to have to escape to.

Thank you for taking me along sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

bj said...

I love your pretty table. Wedgewood has always been a favorite of mine.
Your mom was so beautiful.....*sigh...gosh, how we miss them.

Your lake house is going to be so pretty with all the blooms.
xo bj

Marlis said...

A beautiful table for a beautiful lady. Love the ruffled dishes and the tablecloth is absolutely perfect with them. I love your sweet rock garden. The dark mulch is so nice.. have a wonderful weekend.. xo marlis

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love blue and white together, so I really like your dishes and tablecloth. Wonderful tribute to your mom too. She was very pretty in that picture. Since you're in the cleaning mood, when you get done with your house, please hop on over to mine! Everything looks great so far. Have a great weekend!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your tablescape is so pretty! Happy Mother's Day!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Jane! Love your blue Wedgewood plates! Your table is beautiful, and WHAT a bargain!! Your place is looking wonderful. It's so much work! Nice to know you stopped by. I picked up British CL at Barnes & Noble. Happy Mother's Day!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, what a beautiful table you've set. Your mother was just gorgeous and I see where you get your pretty looks! Everything looks so pretty at your place and I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Susan said...

What a gorgeous tablescape Jane. I love those wedgewood plates, and how fortunate you found a matching tablecloth. Your mother looked so sweet. Enjoy your mother's day!

vintch said...

oh my gracious, what a beautiful setup. you have such an eye for classy, timeless decor, jane. i just love the peeks inside the place you call home:) and what a sweet tribute to your mom. you are one stellar daughter:)

Designing Domesticity said...

LOve your little rock garden. I hadn't thought of that - will be duplicating, I think. Thanks for sharing, liz

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. I wanted to stop by and say Hi. and wish you a Happy Mothers Day.
~Clara

RobinfromCA said...

This is beautiful and what a great match up between the dishes and the tablecloths! Great deal on the dishes too! I love your trellis and it will be so lovely with the sweet peas on it!
Happy Mother's Day!
Robin

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Jane! Your dishes are just beautiful. There's something so classic about blue and white. And being a fan of ruffles, I adore that sweet detail.

Deserae said...

Your tablescape is so beautiful....love those dishes!!! That little trellis in your flower bed is just darling too!
Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Lori said...

Wow ~ you have been busy Jane! We are trying to figure out when we can get to the cottage to get it opened up. Mom is still not strong enough to do a lot so it looks like it will be just Trev and I this year doing it. It is a great payoff though having the getaway for the summer months. I have the same plant that you have growing between the rocks ~ I can't remember the name of it either but it has the cutest little purple flowers. Happy Week-end! xo

Kathleen said...

I love that china, and how wonderful the linens you found match! I am sure your mom would love it!
Yes, we all miss our moms and dads too, if we were lucky to have good ones.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Jane!
Thanks for linking this to Let's Dish!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh the image of your mother warms my heart. I see her in you.

I have a praise in that our home has officially sold. I now have just 32 to days to find a home, pack and move. A little pressure? :) We put a bid on a home yesterday that will give "The Money Pit" a run for it's money.
I wanted to let you know that I so appreciate all of your support and kind comments and if I am absent the next few weeks from your blog please know I will return soon.

For whomever you nurture, have a happy and blessed Mother's Day.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your ruffles dishes are so pretty and how wonderful that you dedicated it to your sweet mother.

I love the blue and white.

I know your garden is going to be amazing!

Thanks for the inspiration.
blessings,
karianne

J. Beaudet said...

Your mother was beautiful! I hope you have a great Mother's Day celebration tomorrow.
Jenniferxox

Sonia said...

What a beautiful post! I love the picture of your Mom! The dishes are gorgeous I have a set similar and love the ruffled edges...mine is blue and white but a different pattern..I love yours! Sound and looks like you guys have been very busy. Isn't nice to have a clean house and pretty yard to share with friends! Happy Mother's Day!
Miss Bloomers

Stacey said...

Beautiful tablescape to honor your gorgeous mother. Lovethe garden too and happy belated Mother's Day!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty tablescape, Jane...befitting your pretty mom! Love your garden! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I love whatever that is growing between the stones. It's so pretty!I love it when moss and plants look as though they are pushing through what we have put in their way, if that makes sense. Very pretty Blondie! Have a great week-
♥Linsey