It’s always nice to show your mum how special she is but on Mother’s Day you can really go that extra mile, so after seeing a beautiful picture on Pinterest of an outdoor wedding which used umbrellas and crystals for centrepieces I decided to ‘shower’ my mum with love over lunch with decor that incorporated a vintage umbrella and crystal raindrops. If you have the weather you could set this up outdoors, but the good old British weather made this impossible so we brought the garden indoors with a floral backdrop and flowers.
To recreate this look you will need:
Flowers (I used artificial peonies to suspend from the umbrella)
To create the ‘Mum’ picture I used:
A picture frame
To attach the umbrella to the ceiling I used pegs to fix it to the ceiling pendant then hung crystal strands off the spokes. These crystals were used at our wedding, in our Winter White Tablescape and for our daughters’ joint mermaid party, so they have come in very handy over the years!
The flowers were suspended at different heights using fishing wire which I tied to the stems then looped at the top to hook over the spokes.
I had a little assistant who absolutely loved helping to get this set up for her Nanna 🙂
The floral backdrop is a photo-studio sheet and really set the feminine tone for our lunch. It folds up really neatly, irons well (with a cotton sheet over the top) and would be great as a tablecloth too! I used pegs to fix it to our kitchen cupboards behind the table.
Because we had a lot going on above and behind the table, I kept the table itself very simple and neutral with white linens, white crockery, white flowers (I would have used fresh but we ended up hosting the lunch at last minute a week earlier than planned!) and classic silver details.
I love how girlie and feminine this is; perfect for a Mother’s Day lunch but also wonderful for a baby or bridal shower too, particularly because of the ‘shower’ theme.
To add that extra special touch, I used Picmonkey to create the ‘Mum’ printable and placed it in a classic silver frame surrounded by vintage-looking glass votive candles.
We enjoyed a simple yet delicious lunch of sticky roast gammon, creamed leeks, honey roasted parsnips and green vegetables. For pudding was cinnamon and apple tart with custard or ice cream. Delicious and a hit with the children too!
I hope you have enjoyed this and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. More beautiful tablescapes can be found on my Pinterest board.
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