Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mother's Day Lilacs

I just love Mother's Day.  I love all of the beauty of the
world and gardens at this time of year.  I love that lilacs
are out in full bloom at Mother's Day here.

Which came first, my love of my parents' lilacs or
my love of purple?

As I was setting this table, the smell of the lilacs
brought back the smell of spring at home.  I used
to bring bunches into my bedroom when I was
in high school.

Although I was tempted to set this table outside,
as it would have been our first pretty weather,
I decided it was best in my formal dining room
with the purple banquets and chairs from Z Gallerie.

I started with white and silver polka dot
placemats.  Then I stacked ruffled purple plates
with ruffled white dessert plates.

These gorgeous ruffled dessert plates I found at
Tuesday Morning a few years ago.  They remind me of 
my French heritage on my mother's side.

The sterling came from my father's side.

This cut glass relish bowl is also from my father's side.

My life was made wonderful my both of my parents.
I didn't get my love of bling from my mom, but from 
my dad.  He loved beautiful home items and often
bought them for her.  

My life has also been made wonderful by being 
a mother and a grandmother.  Of all of my blessings,
there is nothing that compares to them.  

May Mother's Day bring you joy and sweet
memories of your mother or mother figures 
in your life.

Posting this table with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Jackie, that's so pretty. My mother loved lilacs and wore purple all the time, so well. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Such a sweet Mother's Day post and a beautiful table setting. The lilacs are so pretty and I love that your Daddy liked "pretty" things. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. Hello Jackie- this is so beautiful! I just want to cup my hands around the lilacs and smell them! Your table setting is beautiful- love those polka dot placemats! The deep purple stemware is beautiful and I love that you have the family silverware. Blessings to you on this upcoming Mother’s Day!

  4. I can imagine the lovely scent of the lilacs on your beautiful table! So pretty!

  5. Gorgeous Jackie, I can almost smell the lavender! Everything is elegant and beautiful, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

  6. Love this! The purple pops. What a lovely centerpiece with the lilacs. Your love of purple and bling is beautiful jackie. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  7. Jackie, I love Lilacs too! We had a huge bush in our garden growing up. They are the perfect flower for your beautiful dining room! Love your dishes and the sweet things you shared about your mom and dad! We are a little slower up here. My Lilacs are in bud and just starting to open. I can't wait! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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