Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
What better way to celebrate the special women in your life than with a bright and cheerful table such as this? I have been collecting different sets of dishes (some full sets and some bits and pieces like cups, salad plates and chargers) for so many years, that it has become something of a storage problem. Whether I’m setting a formal table for a special occasion like Mother’s Day or a spring brunch, I love to mix and match cheerful table linens, glassware and and china (both formal and informal) and accessorize with napkin rings, table decorations (note the crystal flowers scattered around the place setting) and voila, instant spring celebration.
I especially enjoy surprising my guests with their Mother’s Day gift as soon as they arrive at the table. Since we all know that good things come in small packages, imagine how much fun it would be to come to the table expecting brunch or lunch, only to receive a pair of special earrings or a pin or another trinket before the food is even served? It’s another way to get the party started at the table and it’s so exciting to watch their joy in opening a special gift. Aesthetically, a beautifully wrapped small gift is just about the best table accessory you can use to add a fun pop of color to your table. I added a small silk rose to the package as a final touch (I buy these from Michael’s craft stores and keep them on hand for decorating gifts at the holidays) and they always come in handy.
So whether you’re celebrating Mom, Bubbie, a special aunt, or cherished friend, take the time to dig out some colorful plates, napkins, and glassware. Absolutely nothing has to be from a matched set (and it’s even better if they’re not) to create textured layers and a garden-like feel. Your guests will really feel the love the moment they set eyes on your table.