When thinking about how to set the table for Mother's Day this year, it was easy for my daughter and I to decide what dishes we were going to use. The china belonged to my mother-in-law who died last month. My sister-in-law didn't want the china and I just couldn't leave it at the house for the large auction we will be having in July. I brought it home thinking maybe my daughter would want it. She decided she wants a different every day pattern that also belonged to my mother-in-law, so maybe at some point my son will have someone special in his life who will like this pattern. I have my own china, my mother's and my grandmother's china...but, I still didn't feel right leaving this behind.
This isn't china my mother-in-law got when she was married. She bought it later on. It is Noritake Arlington. At first I wasn't crazy about it, but it has sort of grown on me. I do love the soft gray next to the white.
The stainless was also my in-law's. We will be taking the set to my daughter our next trip down. It is Oneida Cherbourg which was made in the early '80's.
Silver chargers, a hand embroidered tablecloth of my mother's and soft pink wine glasses completed the table.
Vintage crystal candlesticks and a strand of grape lights surround the beautiful floral arrangement that was a wonderful Mother's Day surprise.
Of course we had to light all those candles!
Dinner wasn't all that elegant, but it was good. My daughter and I had grilled salmon and my son and husband had burgers.
Yes, those are roasted radishes.
I've been seeing them in magazines and they were quite good.
A little olive oil, salt and pepper...that is it!
Deviled eggs...recipe here.
The kid's favorite fruit salad-recipe here.
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Please stop by and tell her I sent you!