How to Create a Beautiful Mother’s Day Table Setting

Do you wonder how to create a magic filled beautiful setting that is easy to do but looks effortless? One that is perfect for a special occasion or an any day occasion? All things flower filled are my favorites when it comes to entertaining and setting a pretty table- and with Mother’s Day just around the corner-perfect for a lovely Sunday brunch with mom too.

How to Create a Mother’s Day Table Setting

Mother's Day table setting with flowers and vintage place settings

I have to be honest. I cannot believe it is already May. And already the first week in May with Mother’s Day just a few days away. Maybe it is because we are unseasonably rainy and chilly so far this month – but really, I feel like this year has been zooming by. Before you know it- we will be into summer and pulling out Christmas trees for Christmas All July. Today though, we are talking Mother’s Day and how to create a beautiful brunch table setting for celebrating with mom.

Where to set up a table

A sage green buffalo check cloth sets the stage for a lovely brunch under a floral filled chandelier. The secret to this cloth? It is actually a rectangle tablecloth that I doubled over to fit this round table. I love the bit of drape it brings and of course, the beautiful faded check backdrop sets the stage for a mix and mingle of florals.

Tip: Choose a cloth with a pattern for more design impact. I chose this green check since it mingles so well with the florals but a simple soft color cloth would be stunning too.

Mother's Day table setting

Originally, I had planned to set this table outdoors under the oak tree. But with rain in the forecast, we looked for a different spot to create a charming garden party feeling. And the sun porch was the perfect place.

Tip: Set the stage and think outside the box when deciding where to set your table. A room with an abundance of windows can create a garden feeling indoors. Bring in some potted trees to add a ‘canopy’ and leafy backdrop.

Mother's Day table setting with flowers

Place Setting Details

Floral covered plates, vintage flatware and those delicious vintage green goblets were perfect for creating beautiful place settings for mom.

Tip: There is beauty in the mingle, so don’t overlook those mismatched plates and flatware when setting a table. Choose a theme- floral plates for example and gather several patterns to mix together.

vintage place settings for the table

Flower Filled Centerpiece Idea

A basket full of ruffly garden roses is a beautiful centerpiece. This is an outdoor safe hanging basket that I bought indoors. I love this floral collection from Balsam Hill- the roses look so incredibly realistic and I love them indoors as much as outdoors. You might remember them from my London Inspired Door HERE

Tip: Outdoor flowers can become beautiful indoor floral accents as well and a basket or pot of flowers works perfectly as a centerpiece.

faux flowers on the table

Flower Filled Chandelier Idea

Inspired by a flower filled wedding, I wanted to create a beautiful floaty floral arrangement above the table. The roses echo the centerpiece and the sage green color mingles perfectly with the tablecloth and I love that there is something unexpected that dazzles above. I used a wreath here and will share the breakdown on how easy it is to create this look soon.

Tip: When creating the most beautiful table- think about the spaces around and above as other places you can add ambiance. Florals tucked into a chandelier or a garland draped on a door frame bring another unexpected layer and inspire the moment for your guests.

Mother's Day table setting with green check cloth and flowers

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