We hosted my parents for a casual Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday night, and what a treat it was to all be together. Since I had created a few floral arrangements for brunch earlier that day – a combination of fresh blue, green, and white hydrangeas mixed with cheerful yellow roses – I repurposed the flowers for dinner, and let the classic color palate inspire the table setting.
The flower arrangements were a breeze to make, as I used my own square glass vases (these are super inexpensive and you can find them at the flower department at the grocery store or at a flower shop), and simply trimmed the flowers and then grouped them together by color and divided them among four vases. A helpful hint for hydrangeas, choose ones that are super dense and then always cut off the leaves. They have the most gorgeous luscious green leaves, however they drink up so much water that it can sometimes prevent the actual blooms from getting the hydration they need. To still achieve a look of greenery, simply tuck the cut leaves under the flowers so they are spilling out over the edge of the vase.
Now for the table setting! I used these navy placemats, gold chargers (similar here), blue and white printed napkins (similar here), antique silver napkin rings I found in London, and votive candles from Roberta Roller Rabbit. I love the color combination of the rich blue, white and gold, and the chargers and votive candles were the perfect little touches to dress up the tablescape.