Posts Tagged ‘table setting’

A Beautiful Pink Mother’s Day Brunch

As we all gear up for Mother’s Day, I started reminiscing about the ways my sister and I tried to honor our mom on this special day.  We would make her breakfast in bed and try to get her anything she wanted.  I’m sure all she really wanted was to sleep in and just chill or spend the day alone at a spa.  However, if you are hosting your mom and grandma this year, here is a  beautiful, pink brunch for Mother’s Day.

A special Pretty in Pink Mother's Day celebration.

Check out this gorgeous Mother's Day table in pink, white and rose gold.

This glam tablescape is set in pink and rose gold for a special Mother's Day celebration.

I asked you guys on Facebook how you spend your Mother’s Day. Lots of you based your gift around flowers. Planting flowers, trees, and fixing up flower beds for your mother was a reoccurring trend.  Also there were other family traditions like strawberry picking and going to the beach that made that day extra special. No matter how you spend your day, being with your mom and spending the day as a family is the key.  Here is a pink Mother’s Day table that works for this day, but can be used for any special day or party.

Pretty in pink tablescape set for a Mother's Day celebration.

You know I love black and white, but when I throw in an accent color it is usually blush pink.  When I use pink, rose gold is just a perfect metallic to compliment that color. I also used that color combo one Christmas. You can check that out here if you missed it.  I got my inspiration for this table from Monique Lhuillier’s Pottery Barn collection.  I already had the Emma dinner collection plates from Pottery Barn.  I love them.  Having a classic set of white dishes allows you to accent your place setting with any color when you’re hosting a dinner party.

Celebrate your mother this Mother's Day with this gorgeous pink and rose gold tablescape.

The pink floral salad plates are from Target’s Opal House line.  I will be using these plates in my outdoor kitchen reveal in a couple of weeks.  I am so excited to share that post with you. You won’t want to miss that one!

Pretty in pink tablescape set for a Mother's Day celebration.

The wine glasses and the gorgeous blush Linen Hemstitch Napkins are both from Pottery Barn.  

Pretty in pink tablescape set for a Mother's Day celebration.

If you are a Mother, I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day.  I hope you get a little rest and relaxation on Sunday.  Have a great day doing whatever traditions your family does to honor you on this special day.

Yours Truly,


New Year’s Table Settings

Can you believe 2016 is right around the corner?  It really is mind blowing to me.  I feel like I just sent my kids off to their first day of school. Now we are celebrating the holidays and about to ring in a new year.  The weather here has been unseasonably warm in eastern VA.  I’ve always wanted to move to California after my kids graduate. This Christmas, at least the weather is a California Christmas.  It kind of feels weird though. Shorts in December feels a little off. Usually I’m layering scarves and coats. No matter what the temperature, these New Year’s table settings will knock your socks off. Are your thinking about your New Year’s resolutions as 2015 comes to a close and we start a new year?

I have really been into the metallic trend this year and mixing silver and gold has been so much fun.  I did a little bit with metallics in one of my Christmas vignettes and had so much fun creating it.  If you want to see that click here.  For New Year’s, I wanted to show that you can never go wrong with the classic table settings.  They will always be in style.

New Year’s Table Settings

gold setting New Year's Eve

White dishes with gold accessories and accents make

a lovely table setting for New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Add confetti, ornaments,

and candles to complete the look. Use this combination and you

are sure to have a winning table.

Black, white, and gold New Year's table

Using black and white dishes is one of my favorite color palettes.

Adding silver or gold as a metallic accent brings a nice

glam element to this look.  The pearl garland gives the final product

a very elegant feel. With this setting, you are definitely ready to entertain.

Happy New Year Friends

Champagne toast

The Ely home wishes you a Happy, healthy 2016 to you

and your family.  I hope this

year was everything you dreamt it would be and more.  I hope next

year is even better!

Yours Truly,