Monday, May 7, 2012

In My Mom's Shoes Tablescape


Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen hosts Let's Dish every week.  Her theme for the month of May is none other than...Mother's Day!

Instead of doing just a traditional Mother's Day tablescape, I thought I'd try to tailor it to something my Mom loves.  She loves alot of things, and shoes just happen to be one of them.  So, I borrowed her shoe salad plates and her shoes.  Well, not her actual shoes.  I didn't decorate the table with her actual shoes, instead I chose to borrow her little shoe collection! 



I found this table to be a challenge, because I feared there were too many colors going on, but that's Mom for you, full of color! 


Placemats from Home Goods.  Dinner plates are my everyday Corelle.  Salad plates borrowed from Mom.  Napkin Rings are from Pier 1.  Mixed silverware by Cambridge from Home Goods.  The glasses are borrowed from my sister.  They belonged to my Grandmother originally and are quite old.  

Here are the different shoe plates:







For the centerpiece, I used my milk glass compotes to display some of Mom's little shoes.


I would so wear that leopard print pump!  Mom would too.  Actually, Mom probably has a pair of leopard print pumps already.    



I  hope you enjoyed being In My Mom's Shoes today. 

Oh yeah, how could I ever forget....The Life of the Party...Mom.  She will be 78 this Saturday! 


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50 comments:

Ana said...

Oh how super sweet Gina...Love, love, love, love it! Definitely my most favorite tablescape you've done. Mainly becasue it is a tribute to your sweet mom. Awwww! A very happy birthday to her.

Much love,
♥Ana

pembrokeshire lass said...

I loved the shoe plates and the shoe centre piece. happy birthday to your Mum for Saturday! Joan

Debby said...

What a cute idea. Nice to use her collection. Your Mama is a pretty one.

Judy said...

I absolutely love the table. Those are the cutest plates ever. My daughter's birthday is on Saturday too!!

JenCoen said...

Oh.My.Gooooooodness!!! I LOVE this tablescape! I LOVE shoes! So great!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a sweet tablescape Gina your mom is going to love it! Happy Birthday to mom!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gina,

Your tablescape is so adorable. I love the cute shoes. "Happy Birthday" to your Mom! My mother is also having a birthday the following day Mother's Day!

Dee

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so cute Gina! I love how you captured your Mom's spirit in the shoes and colors! She looks like she is lots of fun. Love the plates and those 'little shoes'! Great job! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Linda

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh a big Happy Birthday to you Mom!~ I can see the resemblance in you! As always cutest table in town Gina.

andie jaye said...

how sweet is this! can i include it in a round-up later this week?

NanaDiana said...

What a clever, clever table setting, Gina. Personally, I LOVE all the different colors there.

Your MOM looks like she is just one of those fun-loving people that would make everyone around her smile. I can see it in her eyes! Blessings- xo Diana

Gail said...

Oh Gina, that is about the cutest tablescape I have seen! Those plates are adorable!! Happy Birthday to your Mom! Today is my Mom's birthday and I know she is celebrating with my Dad in Heaven. Enjoy your day, Gail

Shelia said...

Hi Gina! Oh, what a darling table. Love the shoe theme and I know your little mother will love it. She is so cute and I want to wish her an early Happy Birthday.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Linda said...

Gina what an imagination you have. That's great a theme with shoes.
Don't we all have a shoe or two in our closets. Your Mom is too cute.
Happy Birthday Gina's MOM

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so cute, Gina! I bet your mother loved it. She is beautiful by the way! Happy Birthday to her. I have to go to Homegoods and look for those place mats, I love them! Great job! :)

XO,
Jane

Barbara F. said...

Very cute table, and your mom is a cutie too. Happy Mother's Day xo

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Everything looks so pretty and feminine...I know she will thoroughly enjoy it. I used to be a horrible shoeaholic when I was working! :-) I still love shoes but don't wear heels anymore nor do I need a lot of different styles.

Enjoy your celebration!
xo
Pat

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

So clever, Gina!

And your Mom has such style! Look at what she's wearing!

How awesome, I totally loved your tablescape!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Gina, there is your gorgeous Mom in her leopard shirt, I bet if we panned down we would see her leopard shoes! Your table is great! I just went today and bought my Mom a pair of shoes for Mothers day. She commented that she liked the ones Naturalizers gave me so I got her a pair. Yep, our Moms like shoes

Carol

Diane said...

Too cute!!! And the table is pretty good, too. Really, your mother is adorable. Your tribute to her is darling and I love those plates. Hope your mom has a wonderful Mother's Day and I'll bet she will with a daughter like you!

Diane said...

Fabulous!! Love the way you set those little shoes on the milk glass. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and you!

Karen said...

So cute Gina,love those shoe plates and those tiny shoes. Happy birthday to your mom.

Melonie said...

Fantastic table Gina!! I LOVE those plates. My Sister collects those same shoes:) Happy Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom!!

sweet violets said...

Oh wow....78...God bless her!!! And the table is toooo cute with those shoe plates, tiny shoes, and frosted glasses!! I also would wear those leapord pumps, and the ones with the pink puffs!!! hugs...cleo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Oh Gina!
This is the sweetest post! I must say that I am charmed my your brilliant creativity and your adorable Mom!
~Lynne
w/L.

Janet said...

Your tablescape is so adorable, Gina! Such a special tribute for your sweet Mom!
Blessings,
Janet

Special 'K' said...

I seriously love the china. Gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your very special mother. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Kerry said...

Cute tablescape! Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

OH G that is so sweet. What a pretty, perfectly personalized table for you mom!! Happy birthday to her.

Hope you guys have a fabulous double celebration =))))

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Those shoe plates and vintage glasses are just too cute! You have a very stylin' mom and I love her mini shoe collection! Hope she has a great bday and you both have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Victoria said...

Oh how incredibly CUTE that is Gina! I adore the plates! Happy Birthday to your mom:)

Thank you for stopping by my blog:) We'll be house sitting for my dad over the summer while we look for our own place so all my goodies will be boxed up sitting in his garage..boo hoo:(

Maria Elena said...

Happy Birthday to you Mom! What a beautiful and original table! I love the shoe plates! So colorful and pretty! Great post!

anangloinquebec said...

Well, Looks like I am not alone in saying that this is one of my favourites of all you have done. And you have done some amazing tablescapes!! Love, love the shoes, and the plates....oh and your mom looks adorable!!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Gina, What a sweet tablescape and a loving tribute to your Mother. I loved that you used some of her favorite things. :-) Hope you have a wonderful night!
Sharla

Jann Olson said...

Oh Gina, this is absolutely darling. Your mom sounds like a fun lady. I love the shoe plates. They are the cutest thing I ever did see. Happy Birthday to Mama. Wishing her many more years of wonderful shoes!
Hugs,
Jann

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D This is too cute. LOVE the shoes!!! I know your mom loved it (and this post)....

Happy Birthday, Gina's Mom!!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh...this is the funnest tablescape I have ever seen! enter it in a magazine!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Love the shoe table. Your mother looks like a fun lady. Stopping by from Ricki Jill's Art at Home.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Gina,
Hi! Love this idea it's so cute.
I'm loving the color of your table cloth.
Have a happy mother's day!
Pat

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Gina, I love this! Love the shoe theme and all the little shoes! Happy Mother's day to you and your Mom!

kitty said...

Gina, no, it's not too much color!! I LOVED your table...it was so fun and whimsical. Who wouldn't love to sit at that high-heeled table??!! Happy Mother's Day.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gina, I love your table, what a cute theme. There can never be too much color! Love everything on your table...shoe plates, silverware, little shoes, all so cute. Happy Mothers Day!

Tricia said...

Love those salad plates! Polka dots AND shoes? Yes, please! The miniature shoes are darling, too, and the whole table looks perfect for your mom. Happy Mother's Day!

Jacqueline said...

I love the picture of your mom in her leopard print! I have always adored mini shoes. My aunt had my grandmother's collection of glass ones and I always admired them. I definitely need those high heel plates. Everything is so pretty and perfect for us shoe lovers!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Gina,

What a fun looking, Leopard print attired lady your mama looks to be.., Good for her and a happy b-day, as well as mothers day to her;( and to you as well)..,

I love your darling tablescape with the shoes; what a creative and adorable idea.

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Debbie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!! This is adorable, and I thought the whole "in my mom's shoes" theme was brilliant.

I love her little shoe collection, and I'm so glad she has big fun shoes as well as little ones. Big score on this one. It made me smile!

And I really want some leopard shoes. I think they would be so spunky.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Very charming and original. Love the shoe plates. Great theme for Mother's Day.

Kathleen said...

What a great idea! Love all the shoes, and of course the flatware. I keep looking!
Happy Birthday to your Mom, and Happy Mother's Day to both of you

Marigene said...

What a cute table...love the salad plates! Happy Birthday to your mother.
And a Happy Mother's Day to both you and your mom!

reFresh reStyle said...

How did I miss this! I hope y'all had a great Mother's Day!

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