I was talking to my neighbor/friend, telling her how becoming a mother made me truly understand the love mothers feel towards their kids, which is so different and unconditional. In spite of loving and appreciating my mom for all she has done and does for us, I had never understood that feeling until I experienced one for myself! It’s really divine! And while we were taking a walk in our garden and having this deep conversation, I showed her my lilac tree filled with deep purple Lilacs, and she mentioned –“Do you know that Lilac’s are considered Mother’s day flowers”, and there I had it! I also didn’t know that purple lilacs symbolize the “first emotions of love” – exactly the emotions that you feel when you first hold your baby in your arms! And the very next day, I picked these beautiful Lilacs from my garden to set up the Mother’s day inspirational tablescape, adorned with the perfect symbol of a mother’s love!
You can create this simple, elegant and modern French style tablescape to give a surprise Mother’s Day brunch for your Mom and her friends or hubby’s of kids can do this on behalf of their little ones! (Hubbies, hint hint )
For the centerpiece, I decided to go big with flowers. I picked almost all the flowers from our Lilac tree and used a big serving bowl from Crate and Barrel for the flower arrangement. Again, to highlight the lilac flower arrangement in that big bowl, I used an organic looking platter from Crate and Barrel to bring this centerpiece to spotlight and to give it the modern French country look.
The Dinner plates and bowls are from Zgallerie, that I had bought 3 years ago, but you could find a similar set at Crate and Barrel or CB2.
The blue cotton napkins and white cotton table mats are from India. You could buy similar ones from World Market or HomeGoods. Crate and Barrel also usually has a good selection of cotton napkins in different shades.
I really hope you liked this simple table arrangement and would use this inspiration to delight your loved ones! I would love to hear your comments and questions.