Simple Ideas for a Floral Inspired Mother’s Day Table

Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some simple ideas for a floral inspired Mother’s Day Table.

Even if you’re not hosting Mother’s Day, these tablescape ideas would be great for any spring or summer event.

Floral Inspired Mother's Day place setting with white flower shape placemat white plates with silverware in small clay pot on top of plate and white napkin with flower napkin ring beside plate

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I’m so glad you’re here and hope you find lots of inspiration today.

how to decorate a table for Mother’s Day

I like to start with an inspiration piece before I begin setting a table for any event.

For this Mother’s Day table I wanted a simple, but elegant setting.

Incorporating something a little “out of the box” is something I enjoy doing for all of my tablescapes.

In this case, I remembered some clear glass lanterns that I have been collecting this past year and thought they would make beautiful flower vases

This began the process of creating a unique floral centerpiece.

Mother’s Day centerpiece ideas

As I mentioned, I have been collecting vintage glass lanterns for the past year or so.

I pick them up occasionally at thrift stores, estate sales or antique shops.

I also found a couple of mine at a yard sale last summer.

To use them as vases, I removed the wick part of the lantern which leaves a center hole.

Next, I filled them with water and started creating my flower arrangement.

I wanted to keep this table simple and elegant so I chose all white fresh flowers with a touch of greenery.

Since I don’t have many things blooming in my own garden quite yet, I made a trip to the grocery store and picked up different types of white flowers.

I wanted a mixture of shades of white, and different textures of flowers.

Also, some of my lanterns are larger than others, so I needed some taller type flowers and also some that would look great cut a bit shorter.

White garden roses, hydrangeas, white stock, queen annes lace, carnations and a bit of wild honeysuckle I cut from my backyard made perfect arrangements.

I used a moss table runner and folded it in half to use in the center of the table.

This helps anchor the centerpiece and make it more of a focal point.

Next, I added a couple of small white cake plates and placed one of the lanterns on top of each cake stand.

These are a great way to create different heights for a centerpiece.

Lastly, I placed a few small glass cruets I picked up at an estate sale recently for .25 cents each.

They made a perfect holder for taper candles.

I love having candles lit for any type of luncheon or dinner party.

Candlelight creates such a beautiful atmosphere for a lovely table and makes the setting seem a bit more magical.

how to make floral inspired placemats

Since I was going with a floral theme I decided to make flower shaped placemats.

I had picked up a felt flower shape at the dollar store last year and had it in my stash of spring decor.

I used the large flower shape as a template and cut 4 placemats.

For the fabric for my placemats, I had planned on using felt. But, when I ran to Walmart to grab some felt, they only had small pieces and no bolts of felt.

Instead, I found a package of natural cotton batting that was a cream color and it worked just fine.

Of course, you could use any color felt to coordinate with your table design.

Mother’s Day brunch table setting ideas

The flower shape placemats were the first layer to each of my place settings.

Next up was large dinner plates that are part of my thrifted white plate collection.

I layered a neutral floral salad plate on top of the dinner plate. Believe it or not, these are melamine salad plates I found a few years ago.

To continue with my floral theme, I made some napkin rings out of fabric flowers I had on hand.

I glued each flower to a clear shower curtain ring.

I picked up a package of the clear rings at the dollar store.

An ivory linen napkin was slipped into the flower napkin ring and placed beside each of the table settings.

Tiny terra cotta pot drip trays served as a coaster for a drinking glass.

For the final touch, I put silverware inside a small clay pot lined with moss and placed on top of each plate.

other ideas and inspiration for a floral inspired table

Think about your mom’s (or mother figures you might be celebrating) favorite colors and use this as your color palette for the table.

For a get together or party with a summery vibe, think about using sun flowers or even a tropical flower.

These tablescape and place setting ideas would also be great for a young girls birthday party, a bridal shower, or a ladies luncheon or brunch party.

Shop thrift stores, estate sales and yard sales to find inexpensive dishes, glasses, vases, and linens to use for your parties and events. It’s an easy way to have a nice inventory without spending a lot of money.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple ideas for a floral inspired Mother’s Day table and found some inspiration for creating your own beautiful table setting.

Floral Inspired Mother's Day Tablescape clear vases with white fresh flowers white plates with silverware in small clay pot flower napkin ring

Be sure and click on the link at the bottom of each photo below, to see some gorgeous tablescapes from my dinner club friends.

Stay tuned for our delicious brunch menu coming up on Saturday.

blessings and happy spring,

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  1. This tablescape is so pretty, my friend. Using antique lanterns for vases is genius. I would love to share this in my newsletter. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you Rachel! Yes, I love this group so much!

  2. Michele, I adore all of the vintage and DIY touches on this table! The vintage lanterns made
    gorgeous vases and I love how resourceful you were with the batting flower placemats and floral napkin rings. I’m so thrilled to be part of the supper club this month with all of you inspiring ladies!!💗

    1. Thanks so much Kate, and we’re so happy you joined us this month!

  3. Beautiful as always Michele, now I am sad I got rid of all of my oil lamps. LOL
    Thank you fro sharing your talents with all of us.

    1. Oh no!! It was a fun use for them. Thank you for the kind words.

  4. A very beautiful Mother’s Day tablescape! The use of vintage lamps made a hit with me!!!
    Love your work!

    1. Oh good! I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you!

  5. MIchele what a pretty table! Love the terracotta pots!

    1. Thanks Stacy! It was a fun addition to my Mother’s Day table.

  6. Another gorgeous table, Michele. I love the soft, pretty neutrals. And the cute mini flower pots at each place setting are such a fun touch!

    1. Thanks Jen! I appreciate your kind words.

  7. Michele your table is stunning. I just love the glass lanterns you used to hold flowers. You’re always so creative in your designs. Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much! So glad you like it and I appreciate your kind words.

  8. Wow, this is so creative. Love the white on white, napkin holders, napkins and the vintage
    look of the vases. You have re-imagined this tablescape and given me ideas. Never would I
    have thought of cutting my own floral placemats, but it is possible. The green and white is so soft and vintage. Thanks for these ideas. Sweet.

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed the tablescape and found inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  9. Lesa Gage says:

    I love this tablescape! The clay pots make it adorable! So creative you are friend!

    1. Thanks so much Lesa! I really appreciate that and I’m so glad you like it.

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