Tablescape Tuesday: Mother’s Day & Our Good, Good Father

“…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:28-29‬ ‭

Ever have those days when the gentle hand of God is so very evident?  Last Friday as I pulled up at my Daddy’s house, the brightest red lilies greeted me…so bright that they almost hurt my eyes!  When I reached the door, it was the first thing he talked about…he wanted to make sure I noticed them!  The lilies have been there for years, but on Friday, they were really showing out…and it was no coincidence that on Friday we noticed them more than any other day.  Because Friday was a significant day for us…it was the anniversary of a day that changed our lives, and many others…forever.  You see, it was the ninth anniversary of my Mother’s home going, and her gentle and loving hands had planted those lilies many years ago.

We have a good, good Heavenly Father who understands and knows our griefs and sorrows, who even experienced them while He was on the earth, and He reminded me of His love and care with those bright red lilies.

The anniversary of her death is very bittersweet for me.  Bitter because I miss everything about her.  And sweet because her life was well-lived and her Godly legacy lives on.

It is a reminder that the way we live our life matters…every single day that we are given will echo into eternity.

My Mother’s legacy continues to be far-reaching…into the lives of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even into the lives of those who never met her!

The way she lived her life for the glory of God will affect people for years to come.  

Oh, I can’t wait to tell Ella Mae about her great-grandmother…how she faithfully loved and served God and others!

With no specific plans for this Sunday, and eagerly awaiting our first grandchild’s arrival, I thought there would be no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to set a table in our garden with my Mother’s lilies!

Blue and white tablescapes are always a favorite…

…and with the pop of brilliant red lilies it is perfect for me!


The tablecloth was a Williams Sonoma sale many years ago!

A recent 50% off sale on the appetizer plates at Sur la Table…love their French theme!

A cute windmill salt and pepper set that I found last summer on the Dutch side of St. Maarten!


The elephant adds to the oriental theme of the blue willow!


Mother’s beautiful lilies!

 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

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  1. Kim says:

    What a beautiful table and post. How special to use the gorgeous flowers your mother planted so long ago. They are the highlight of this table, for sure…such vibrancy! We are surrounded by so many emotions on Mother’s Day. Your mother’s legacy lives on in you! We see it every day at Everyday Living. :-)

  2. Beautiful post, Pam. Your mom would love seeing her beautiful lilies on your lovely table. I hope you have a blessed mom’s day with your family and as you await the new baby! What a blessing!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    • Everyday Living says:

      Lynda, thanks so much for your sweet comments! Our first grandchild is due on Mother’s Day…can’t wait for her to get here. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  3. Beautiful table and tribute to your mother. How special to have her lilies and your father still. Since I love all blue and white I like your table very much. Neat dishes and stunning glasses. The pop of red is a perfect touch.
    You have gotten me to thinking. I lost my mother and father in 1983 so they have been gone so long. My mother had a long driveway and had a row of purple iris and yellow day lilies all the way down the driveway. It was breathtaking and I have a sweet picture of my daughter age two in the midst of the blooming flowers. Thank you for prompting that memory today.
    My luncheon yesterday was a blue and white theme too. I hope to get a blog post done soon. Since Picasa is not working I am have trouble loading a group of pics to Picmonkey to watermark at the time. It is too slow to do one pic at the time. Am I missing something simple?

    • Everyday Living says:

      Bonnie, thanks so much for your sweet words. And, I am thrilled that I prompted a memory of your sweet Mother and her beautiful flowers. I love blue and white and will be looking forward to seeing your luncheon Tablescape…know it will be beautiful! Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. dolores says:

    That nice table, which collated well … I love the colors … blue tones give a sense of lightness and everything shines.
    I stopped a long time on the photo of your mom with your child. That beautiful mom and handsome boy. It reminded me of my mother, she also had very similar hair and nails !! ‘ very beautiful, also like your mom … When we get older we-I much- every day is for me the day of the mother because I really miss.
    Always a pleasure to read you and see the images that you give us.


    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores, gracias a mi amigo! ¿Qué palabras dulces y amables de tantas millas de distancia! Suena como nuestras madres eran tan parecidos! Sé que se pierda la suya tanto como echo de menos la mía! Mi madre era una cocinera fabulosa y tan creativo! Mi hijo y madre tenía un vínculo especial entre sí! Cómo se celebra el Día de la Madre en España? Enviando abrazos, Pam

  5. Oh this made me cry Pam! What a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Your table is just stunning, I love the red lilies paired with the french blue and white china, so so pretty! I am going to be spending the weekend with my children and 2 of my grands on the coast and you have inspired me to talk about their grandmothers who are no longer with us. Thank you for the wonderful and so important idea!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, thanks so much and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you! I am glad I have inspired you to tell the grands about their great-grandmothers! I am so sad my Mother didn’t live to see her three grandchildren marry. I want Ella Mae to know about my Mother, so I plan to tell her lots! Blessings!

  6. janetlea62 says:

    This is so touching, Pam. I love your tablescape with its’ beautiful colors and know how you must prize your mother’s red lilies. My mother passed away ten years ago and yesterday would have been her birthday. Our mothers remain in us through all time.

  7. So beautiful! I am adding blue to my new home and always enjoy seeing what someone else is doing with blues. Everything you used to pull the tablescape together coordinates beautifully, but my favorites are the speckled glasses and your windmill salt and pepper shakers. Thanks again for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story! link party. I am pinning this to my Tabletop group board.

  8. Stacey says:

    How beautiful! Those little salt and pepper shakers are the sweetest. I love the flowers that you chose for the table.

    Thanks for sharing this at Thoughts of Home. I hope you have a very special Mother’s Day. :)

  9. Kiki Nakita says:


    What a beautiful tablescape. I especially like the windmill salt and pepper set.

    My mother is in Corfu for Mother’s Day with my younger sister. They’re having a wonderful time.

    Have a blessed weekend.


  10. Carol Cook says:

    I saw those dishes at Sur la Table and fell in love with them, but I don’t have space for more dishes. Now I’m off to check online to see if they are still available.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Jann Olson says:

    Oh my Pam, those lilies are a brilliant red! What a sweet reminder of your dear mother. Love the pop against the blue. And boy am I ever loving those gorgeous plates! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. FABBY says:

    I love the lilies bright red popping with the blue and white gorgeous dishes!
    A beautiful table al fresco, I love it!
    Happy Mom’s Day.

  13. Rebecca Turner says:

    So pretty! Thank you for the reminder and the sweet scriptures! God’s word does not return void.

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