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Pink and Calla Lilies for Mom

This is a re-post.  I have been so busy with two dinner parties, I am taking this day off. We had a Cinco de Mayo dinner party
 and then an Italian Chef dinner. 

 We are taking my Mom to Brunch today.  I feel so fortunate to be here to celebrate this very special day with my Mother and husband.  This day last year, I came home from the hospital, after having ovarian cancer surgery.

Mother's Day is here, so it's time to make Mom feel extra special.  She is already loved and appreciated, but I want to make this day very special.
My Mom loves pink, mauve, etc., so it's logical I would use her favorite colors for a Mother's Day Brunch.
The weather has been quite nice, so we can sit outside. I set this table outside of our kitchen window. The table is situated by a Koi pond.

The chairs are green, so it makes perfect sense to use this table set. I layered the table with a pink tablecloth and added a  white lace tablecloth for added elegance.

The french doors lead to our Dining room. I used white chargers from Pier 1 and added green plates I got at Marshalls. The salad plates and matching bowls are by Gracie.

I am using my green Fleur De Lis glasses along with green goblets. The green flatware is from Horchow.

The napkin rings are from Zgallerie. They are fitting for Queen for a day.

The pink frilly covering around the flowers is actually a toddler's slip.

This setting is very pretty with our Japanese Maples.
You can see the fish fountain head behind the chair.

Here's my Mom:  She is very active.  She has a pet-sitting business.  She crochets, knits, makes jewelry and belongs to the Red Hat Society.  
My Mom's favorite song is "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets.  In fact, our clogging group has performed a dance with that song. 
Here's the video of us performing it. Yes, I am wearing the hot pink skirt.

I also wanted to honor my Grandmothers.  I miss them very much!   This photo is precious. Love  the hat! She is my mom's mother.  I also have a love letter from  my grandfather to her when they were young. I want to honor my other Grandmother as well.  I am at a loss for  pictures.  I hope to get some from  my family.
 I want to wish each and everyone of you a very happy Mother's Day.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am linking up with the following blogs:   Be sure to stop by and see their fabulous blogs.
 Your Cozy Home party every Thursday

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday's CowGirl Up! 
Let's dish with Cuisine Kathleen
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It WednesdayShare Your Cup Thursday with Mrs. Olson
Home and garden Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Tablescape Thursday at Between naps on the Porch 
Open House Party with Sherry
Show and Tell Friday  at My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday with How Sweet The Sound
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Hi Linda, love love this tablescape! The lilies and the pink color are very pretty...Your attention to details are spot on! Great Job! Hugs

  2. Love an outdoor table! I also love pink so this is right up my alley!

  3. Your setting is absolutely beautiful!... I am here by way of Jann's place... Happy Mothers Day to you and your pretty mama... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Beautiful, love the pink centerpiece. Great attention to each detail.

  5. What a lovely table! The pink & green make the table so feminine...perfect for your pretty Mom!

  6. Your mother will definitely feel like Queen for the Day with that lovely table setting. So pretty!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  7. Your mother is a real looker!

    You have created a gorgeous tablescape for her how wonderful to have the right weather for an outdoor luncheon.

    The clogging is awesome, what FUN!!

  8. OOh can I move into your garden.. It's so lovely. I love the lace covering on the table too. The pier one chargers are fabulous.. and I love your dishes.. A table any mom would just love to sit at. Have a blessed weekend.. xo marlis

  9. What a beautiful table. Your mom is a lovely lady, and I know she is really proud of you. What a cute video.

    I love your home, inside and out. xo

  10. Ohhh! The tablescape is so beautiful. Love the napkin rings! How lucky your mother is. Thanks for sharing that clogging video, that's great! I like that song too,it always makes me think of the TV show "Happy Days".

  11. Hi Linda!
    What a pretty feminine table you've set! The calla lilies set the stage! The crown napkin holders are awesome and I love the pretty plates! The lace table cloth is the perfect touch!
    Now I know where you get your smile from! Your mom looks awesome like you always do! Like mother like daughter !
    Have a Happy Mothers Day!

  12. Well, now I know where you get your beauty! Your Mom looks wonderful. The table you set is so lovely, I know she will love it. Plus you have such a beautiful setting. Have a beautiful Mother's Day. Linda. XO, Pinky

  13. Everything is beautiful from setting to table to centrepiece to your star guest! The crown napkin rings are the perfect accessory for the day! ~ Maureen

  14. Your outdoor setting is just gorgeous! That's great that your mom is so active!

  15. What a gorgeous table in a fabulous setting. The calla lilies are beautiful as is everything else. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I have followed you back :)

  16. Great video, Linda! Your table is so charming, pretty setting! You are right, we could have consolidated our table elements....Christine

  17. Hi Linda,
    Your tablescape is absolutely lovely! A perfect setting for Mother's Day. All of your pieces look beautiful together and I especially love the crown napkin rings. What a nice touch : ) I'm sure your mother will have a wonderful Mother's Day.

    Danielle xo

    PS your yard is GORGEOUS! Love it!

  18. love your tablescape and LOVE the napkin rings!! I may have to go out get some of those for myself!! My crown votive candle holders would be so perfect on your table!! Yes you should buy some ;) Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi.


  19. Linda: Your table looks beautiful. Your mom will have the most perfect Mother's Day and I hope you will too..Judy

  20. What a special day this will be for you and your mom. The table setting is so pretty. I have those same salad plates, so you and I must have good tastes. Hee hee! I bet you will have a relaxing time amoung the pretty Japanese maples and the fish pond. Thank you very much for joining us at Your Cozy Home Party!

  21. LInda, your table is so pretty, and I love the setting with the Japanese maples. I would love the little crown napkin mother and I are both Zetas and our sorority symbol is the crown!

    GREAT video...that must be you in the hot pink skirt. Y'all are good!

    Have a great Mother's Day weekend


  22. What a beautiful table and such a lovely setting, Linda. Your dishes, the darling napkin rings, the tablecloth, just everything is wonderful. I loved reading about your dear Mom, too. What a cute video!!!

  23. AnonymousMay 10, 2012

    That's such a pretty mother's day table. I love your table cloth. It looks so inviting.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  24. What a pretty and feminine table to honor your mother! I love the pinks and greens and that lovely, lacey tablecloth. The floral china adds a wonderful touch!

  25. Hi Linda.
    Your tablescape is Gorgeous! A perfect setting for Mother's Day. I love the way you put this All together and I especially love the crown napkin rings. What a nice touch !!! I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day with your Mom and family.
    XXOO Diane

  26. What a gorgeous tablescape for Mother's Day. I can see where you got the YOUNG GENES!! Your mother looks fabulous! I love the pretty lace tablecloth, your pretty dishes and all is perfect for the queen of the been one. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY lovely friend.

  27. AnonymousMay 10, 2012

    Hi Linda! Oh, what a lovely table in a lovely setting! Sweet tribute to your mom and grandmother. Happy Mother's Day to you all.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  28. I enjoyed your clogging video so much! How adorable. And your mom is a real fox!!!
    The table setting is awesome, what a wonderful way to crown her queen for the day!
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  29. Who wouldn't love to have a wonderful meal in that fabulous outdoor setting!

    It looks like heaven.

    Happy Mother's Day.

  30. Your Mom looks great. Enjoyed seeing the clogging video. My daughter was a clogger years ago.:)

  31. Lovely table! Love the colors! thanks for sharing

  32. Hi, Linda! I love the Queen for a Day reference with the napkin rings! That ol' Z Gallerie really hit the nail on the head with those!!! I'm trying to remember when I've seen a tablescape of yours in an outdoor setting..... What a great environment to enjoy a summer's day! I am sure your Mom really thinks the world of it! Sounds like she is super-active!!! I don't have Adobe FlashPlayer on this computer, so I can't watch your clogging performance video just yet. I don't know why this one won't accept Flash Player!!!!!! :-( Still, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day weekend!

  33. What a pretty table. I just love pink and green! The callas are gorgeous and how fun to use the ruffly skirt. Your yard is so pretty too. Your mother is so cute, I love her dress. She looks like she would be a lot of fun. I couldn't get the video to work, but I am sure it is great. Have a happy Mother's Day.

  34. Wow Linda - first off - gorgeous tablesetting! I just love the chintz teacup-saucer above the green and cream layered dishes - beautiful setting - I am sure it was serene by the pond - now your mother is lovely - you two are such an inspiration! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  35. What a gorgeous tablescape, and the setting is beautiful. Love the pics of your mom and grandmoms. Nice way to honor them.

  36. Gorgeous table, so pretty! I love those floral dishes, just beautiful. And really creative use of the skirt, looks lovely. Have a happy Mother's Day!

  37. Hi Linda!
    Beautiful tablescape and I love your china and the pretty teacup. Thank you for stopping by. I am your newest follower.

  38. Thanks for following! Your blog is lovely and I really enjoyed the pictures of your table setting! Hope you have a nice Mother's Day!

  39. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for your comment on my gardens. I'm your newest follower. You have such a lovely home! The table setting for Mother's day is beautiful.

  40. Oh my - this is one of the prettiest settings for Mother's Day. Who wouldn't feel special at your table? Love the photos of your Mom and Grandmother - such beautiful women!

  41. Hi, Linda!
    Thank you for following my blog!
    I LOVED this post! Beautiful table setting and garden! Now, you dancing was a blast!!!
    I am so happy you CHOOSE to make your life HAPPY! Me, too!!! HAPPY Mother's Day!!!
    Your newest follower,

  42. You have set a lovely table for your Mom. I hope you enjoy your day together. Thanks so much for dropping by.

    Happy Mother's Day!!

  43. WOW Linda You are living life large...good for you...I just love when people have passion...and certainly do...Love your table...and your outdoor space...My son and family live in Laguna Beach..and it is so nice when outside becomes another living space...
    Thnak you for stopping by and visiting me...
    I have always wanted to tap....or clog as you call it.....Finally...when I read your profile and saw that you were a grandmother ...I was look so young.....not bad

  44. to a Linda from a Linda! Thanks for your comment on my blog. We have a tap group in our little town, I've just never had the nerve yet to try it! Looks like alot of fun. Have a wonderful Mother's day!

  45. What a beautiful table in a beautiful setting Linda. Happy Mothers Day to you and your mom! Loved the video, you go girl! Grandmas pic is so sweet also. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup!

  46. What a busy busy girl you are, and a happy one too.
    Happy Mom's Day, Linda...
    come over to see me, I've got 2 great giveaways going on through Monday....

  47. Hey Linda! What a pretty table you little clogging darling! Hopefully someday my daughter will set a pretty table like that- till then I will keep setting mine for her cause her birthday is usually the day before mother's day.
    Hope y'all have a great time!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  48. What a pretty table, so feminine! I love the centerpiece. Very pretty colors! Happy Mother's Day, thanks for linking this to Let's Dish!

  49. Hi Linda!
    I really enjoyed watching your dance video! Your tablescaoe fpr Mother's day is very pretty --pink was my Mom's favorite color. Happy Pink Saturday!

  50. That would be a lovely way to treat any mother. Niceley done.

  51. Fabulous pink you have this week!

    My PINK, have a great weekend!

  52. Oh how I loved your group dancing:) Such a delightful post....your mom is so pretty! You have put together a lovely brunch table in a gorgeous setting:)Love those crown napkin rings and the detailing of the green plates... love 'em!You have a beautiful home, Linda. Thanks for your visit and a Happy Mother's Day:)Hugs,Poppy

  53. That is the most gorgeous table I have ever seen!! I would love to sit there a spell for sure!!
    HPS and Happy Mother's Day!

  54. Any mother would be happy to have a meal in that wonderful setting. Lovely table, Linda. Happy Mother's Day!

  55. Such a pretty tablescape. The pink slip was a great idea. :-) Your callas are gorgeous; I can't wait until ours start blooming. Happy Mother's Day!

  56. Linda..first I want to say..lovely that table!!! Oh my goodness, I could sit there all day..and lastly your mom is just stunning.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day! xo Tami

  57. Hi Linda,

    Happy Mother's Day! I love your tablescape. The napkin rings are fantastic. I love all the pink and green! My favorite colors.


  58. Hello Linda
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your yard and table are lovely, the pink calla is stunning.
    I watched your clogging video - looks like a lot of fun. We have group here from one of the senior's developments and they perform locally. Cute poodle skirts.
    Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

  59. Your table setting is beautiful and so is your mom! I loved the video too.

  60. Your mom is going to feel like a queen. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  61. Linda~
    Everything looks wonderful and what a beautiful post of your mom and grandmothers!
    I am lovin the clogging!!
    Cricket @ Gypsea Nurse

  62. Sweet post...and the brunch table looks just lovely!
    Have a great day!

  63. Hi Linda I just found your blog and I'm loving seeing what life on the other side of the world is like - your garden is amazing and I love your tablescapes - gorgeous! Have a happy mothers day!

  64. Your mom must have LOVED this! Happy Pink Mother's Day!

  65. Thank You so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my Mothers Day Tablescape!

    I just love your pretty setting....I adore those crown napkin rings and those dishes are just so very pretty.

    Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  66. Hi darling, first off I have to say I LOVED the video. Your girls are fabulous!!! You can see you're all having a blast.
    You have such a lovely spot for your beautiful tablescape. Loved the napkin rings, so unique! Really enjoyed my visit.. hugs ~lynne~

  67. Darling Linda! Your post just barely came to me via email, and I am so late! First of all, I am grateful to God that you celebrated with your beautiful mother, and to think that one year ago, you had your surgery. BLESS YOU! Happy day my friend, and I must ask you, WHERE did you get your laced tablecloth? I want one just like it! Blessings, Anita

  68. Such a blessing, to have you alive & healthy after that second cancer scare & to also have your Mom still with you to celebrate! How wonderful!!!
    I love pink & green together, so this tablescape makes my ♥ sing. You did a beautiful job on every detail of it.

    I'm amazed at your energy, too, Linda...back to back dinner parties would have me flat in bed for a week. You GO GIRL!!!
    Loved the video of your clogging group. You shine, Honey& smiled the whole time, too!!!

    Stay Healthy Hugs,

    p.s. I get all your posts via email & have read every one, but have just not been commenting on anybody's blogs lately. Two recent deaths of young people in our family had me quite down but your post today lifted my spirits greatly. Thanks!

  69. What a beautiful post, Linda! I love your pink and green tablescape. What a lovely treat for your Mom. Your property looks spectacular, as always.
    I loved seeing the pics of your Mom and Grandmother - I see where you get your great genes!
    Your dancing made me smile and you look fantastic.
    Most of all, dear friend of mine, I'm so happy you are here, too! Getting to know you means growing to love your beautiful personality and it has been a gift. Love you lots, Wonder Woman. xoxo

  70. Hi Linda, I'm so glad you've been healthy.. and busy! Your table is so pretty and how peaceful to enjoy a meal near a Koi pond. The lilies are so soft and pretty:) Hope you had a nice Mother's Day and relaxing week ahead. xxleslie

  71. I hope your Mother's Day was great this year! You have such a pretty piece of property to enjoy yourself and not even have to go anywhere! XO Liz

  72. This a very lovely Mother's Day table for your beautiful mother. I love in the home celebrations. You did a wonderful job. I am visiting from Robyn's blog.

  73. The table is beautiful as always. Happy Mother's Day to you and your sweet mom. I know how much you love your mom and take such great care with her. May you have a good week ahead.


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