Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fete du muguet May 1st

Happy Mother's Day and Fete du Muguet

Lily of valley and fresh lavender from the garden

French organza table topper embroidered with lily of valley

Waterford cake plate and mint julep cup as vase

Old roses tussie mussie holder a treasure from my husband

My maternal grandmother bathing me!

Asparagus boxes add some depth to the place setting Silver looks nice with white and green

Silver sugar and Charlotte Moss Virginia candle

Soft focus for " misty memories"

Pearl napkin rings add a bit of elegance

I collect silver ladles for various uses

Swan toast rack

Fete du Muguet table scape

Tablescape Thursday

at BNOP:

May 1 is Fete du Muguet in France. A holiday about love and happiness. Street vendors sell the little bunches of lily of the valley and you are to give them to loved ones. I also tie it in with Mother's Day and here is my tribute to mothers and grandmothers table scape. My Mom lives far away so I have created this table to honor her. I know I am late posting it.
I must confess the lily of valley were so expensive I used artificial ones but the lavender is real!
Due to 100 degree days here I had to set it up inside instead of out in the garden. This table is all about love, the little tussie mussie holders are old ones that will be passed along to loved ones. The candle is Virginia by Charlotte Moss I love that scent. My silver sugar dish holds candy.

I used a white table skirt that is lined and interlined--always interline them give it more body and more luxurious . The organza topper is a treasure I bought while working for a French linen company. I love organza toppers. The napkins are from Anna Weatherly. Plates and asparagus boxes and pearl napkin rings all Home Goods this year.
Have a Pink day!


  1. Oh what a lovely holiday and a breathtaking Tablescape!! You have a beautiful favorite color is pink, too! ;-)

  2. Absolutely stunning. I remember les muguets vendors when I was little. They smelled so good. I can't seem to grow them in the heat of west texas! Your precious goodies on the table certainly make it so very special. a lovely tribute. many blessings, Marlis

  3. Oh this must have smelled delightful! This is all stunning.

  4. Remind me in the fall and I will share some of my lily-of-the-valley. Beautiful table.

  5. Oh absolutely gorgeous! I love all of it, and the flower arrangement is just stunning! :) It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! :) Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! :) xo,A

  6. Bonjour Marie,
    You have set a gorgeous table for Fete du Muguet. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom and Grandmother. Love the sweet photos of your Grandmother bathing you.
    You simply must come back to Paris soon, we have been having the most beautiful weather!
    Bonne weekend,

  7. What a charming blog you have. I enjoyed your muguet post. Luckily I was in France this year on May 1st and was given some muguet. You can see my post on it here: Pink is always a happy color – like the song “La Vie en Rose.”

  8. This is a very pretty table setting! Reminds me of Yves:)I'm sure we have some of this I should pull out and use.


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