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[Pink, Pink, & More Pink for Mom]

Mother’s Day a time to invite the mothers, the grandmothers, aunts and great aunts to an early dinner. Set the table as if the queen is coming to dinner. Take out that wedding china, and some of the family pieces that your guests bequeath to you. Your guests will be all smiles to see great aunt Ethel’s treasured pieces.

I went to the “attic” to find my French Limoges. I have so many pieces and they all look similar. I had to sort thru the bins of the blues, greens, lavender and pink floral patterns. Some have gold rims, and some without. I decided to mix anything pink. Yes, I have to hand wash after dinner, but what a beautiful table is set.

Mother’s day is all about pink, pink, and more pink. Since the Limoges is delicate fine bone china, I decided to go with lace linens. To tone down the lace, I placed a white linen cloth underneath. The napkins are linen with a lace boarder. Kept the place setting traditional no napkin rings or charges, too contemporary.

Since this is an elegant dinner, I used the gold flatware and etched crystal glasses. As I look at the china collection, I want to use as many pieces, so I need to determine my dinner menu. Healthy, light, and pretty. My family enjoys a good shrimp cocktail. I’m using a sorbet cup that has a blown floral design.

Centerpiece: Green dianthus in antique saltcellars surrounded by silver candleholders. Late addition a bouquet of pale pink roses for the tea tablescape

The fun part will be dessert. These grand ladies, like cups and saucers, not mugs. We will finish with a lady like tea!

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