Since this is my first Mother’s Day without my Mom, I created A Memories of Mom Tablescape for the blog hop. These last few months have been about cleaning out her home and bringing home treasured pieces of her life.
Today I’m honoring her memory by setting the table using a set of dishes like she used when I was a little girl.
I recently shared how to use those treasured old family photos.
The Perfect Setting
I decided to place my tablescape on our pier.
I remember my Mom taking us to The Ponds and letting us fish while she planted flowers around the little cabin. We couldn’t fish off the pier because she was afraid we’d fall into the pond.
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The Dishes – Memories of Mom Tablescape
So you’re probably asking yourself “where did these dishes come from?” Well, I never forgot these fun Boutonniere plates although they had long been gone from my Mom’s table.
We were out yard sailing, as I like to call it, one weekend, and there they were! A whole set for only $10.00. Because I needed more dishes, wink-wink, home with me, they came. This inspired the idea to use these dishes in memory of my Mom this Mother’s Day!
My mom never had fine china and what she did have was used daily. We grew up with 3 home cooked meals a day. Needless to say, we only found one heavily chipped Boutonniere plate when we cleaned out my Mom’s house.
Thankfully, this set of dishes was perfectly preserved to allow me to create this Memories of Mom Tablescape Tour.
These Dishes hold a special childhood Memory of my Mom for me
I vividly remember one wonderful summer that seemed to last forever. I was probably 9 or 10, and we played outside every day, and it was perfect. Every day that summer, my mom would cook us a fabulous lunch.
The garden produced well that summer. We had green beans, cantaloupe, corn, potatoes, and always homemade biscuits. But the one thing that sticks in my memory about that summer is eating from these sweet dishes. I think it’s where my obsession with dishes began.
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Last summer, I ran across the glasses to match at a thrift store, and you guessed it. I was thrilled.
There’s just something special about those childhood memories that come flooding back whenever I look at these dishes. I know that their value is in their age and my memories. My mom probably got hers as a bonus for grocery shopping or collected green stamps to get them.
As we packed away my Mom’s possessions, we didn’t bring home a lot of valuable antiques or family heirlooms. But we brought home memories of a life well lived. Memories of a childhood filled with love, a home-cooked meal, and a Mom who would give you the shirt off her back if you asked for it.
Memories of Mom!
You could say this post isn’t so much about my tablescape but about remembering our Mother’s on their special day.
My mom lived to be 98 years old. I was so blessed to have her in my life for so many years. So with tears in my eyes, I’ll say, treasure your moments with your loved ones! And Happy Mother’s Day!
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Monday 30th of May 2022
What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I love the fact that this is set up on the pier where you have so many memories!
Tuesday 31st of May 2022
Thanks so much Susan!
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Thursday 13th of May 2021
I love the way you honored your mom with this table setting. Congratulations, your post was most clicked at the Friday with Friends link party! Thank you for sharing this with everyone at the party. RR
Friday 14th of May 2021
Oh Rachelle I am so honored. Thanks so much.
Barbara at Mantel and Table
Friday 7th of May 2021
That's so sweet Rachel - such a beautiful table and wonderful memories! You've inspired me once again as this is our first Mother's Day without my mom. Thanks so much!
Sunday 9th of May 2021
Barbara, Thanks so much for sharing. I appreciate you input.
Sunday 17th of May 2020
Absolutely amazing post!Thank you for sharing.Hugs and blessings.
Monday 18th of May 2020
Maristella, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I'm so glad you liked it. Rachel