Looking for Mothers Day table setting ideas? Remembering mom and how to create a stunning blue and white table arrangement using antique blue dinnerware.

Mother’s Day Table Setting Ideas

Creating a beautiful table setting for Mother’s Day is a thoughtful way to show appreciation for your mom or any special mother figure in your life. Here are some ideas to inspire your Mother’s Day table decor:

  • Floral Centerpieces: Use fresh flowers or create floral arrangements as the centerpiece of your Mother’s Day table. Choose your mom’s favorite flowers, or opt for a mix of colorful blooms. Arrange them in a vase, mason jar, or even a teapot for a charming touch.
  • Pastel Color Scheme: For your table setting, embrace soft and feminine colors. Use pastel shades such as blush pink, lavender, mint green, or baby blue for table linens, napkins, and plates.
  • Personalized Place Cards: Create personalized place cards for each guest, including your mom. You can use elegant cardstock, small photo frames, or even mini chalkboards. Write each guest’s name or a special message to make them feel extra special.
  • Vintage China: If you have vintage china or heirloom pieces, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to use them. Mix and match different patterns to create a charming and nostalgic table setting.
  • Tea Party Theme: If your mom enjoys tea, consider hosting a tea party-inspired table setting. Use delicate teacups and saucers, vintage teapots, and tiered cake stands. Serve an assortment of tea flavors and sweet treats like scones and finger sandwiches.
  • Candles and Candleholders: Incorporate candles into your table decor to set a romantic ambiance. Use candleholders in different heights and styles to add visual interest. Opt for scented candles with fragrances that your mom loves.
  • Personalized Menus: Create custom menus for your Mother’s Day meal. Include the dishes you’ll be serving, along with a personalized message for your mom. You can print them out or write them by hand for an extra personal touch.
  • Linen Napkins and Napkin Rings: Upgrade your Mother’s Day table setting with elegant linen napkins and decorative napkin rings. Choose a color or design that complements your overall theme. You can also tie the napkins with ribbons or add small floral accents.
  • Family Photos: For a sentimental touch, display framed photos of your mom and your family on the table. This can be a beautiful reminder of cherished memories and the love you share.
  • Thoughtful Table Favors: Prepare small gifts or favors for each guest to take home. It can be a mini plant, a scented candle, or a personalized keepsake. Wrap them in pretty packaging or tie them with ribbons for an extra special touch.

The most important aspect of your Mother’s Day table setting is the love and effort you put into creating a meaningful and memorable experience for your mom. Tailor the decor to her taste and preferences to make it truly special.

In my case, my mother is no longer with us, so I embraced these blue and white vintage dishes to decorate this Mother’s Day table setting, which I knew my mother would love, In My Mother’s Maine Home.

Mothers Day Table Setting with Blue and White Vintage Dishes

I found this set of antique Enoch Wood’s English dinnerware while Thrifting with the Gals a couple of years ago. It’s one of my favorite thrifted pieces of dinnerware. We use it as our everyday dishes at our home in Coastal Maine.

And I know my mother would have adored it. Blue was her favorite color, and I set this Mother’s Day table setting today in blue for her.

Enoch Wood’s English Scenery / Wood & Sons 1784

Enoch Wood’s English Scenery Wood & Sons dishes are a true reflection of timeless beauty and craftsmanship. These exquisite dishes showcase the scenic beauty of the English countryside, capturing the essence of nature in their intricate designs. Each piece is meticulously crafted with attention to detail, featuring delicate floral patterns, picturesque landscapes, and charming countryside scenes.

The Enoch Wood’s English Scenery collection by Wood & Sons includes a wide range of dishes, such as dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, and serving platters. Made with fine bone china, these dishes exude elegance and sophistication.

Whether used for everyday meals or special occasions, Enoch Wood’s English Scenery Wood & Sons dishes add a touch of elegance and charm to any table setting.

It is a beautiful blue and white porcelain 4 piece place setting that I purchased for $68 at Stone House Antique Center in Chester, Vermont.

Mother’s Day Table Setting Decor

Cutlery Couture

I discovered Cutlery Couture’s boutique silverware pouches last summer when a friend gifted me their lobster pouches. Cutlery pouches are an ideal table accessory to elevate your Mother’s Day table settings. They have several patterns to choose from, and I chose the blue hydrangeas to accompany this day’s antique blue tablescape.

Blue and White antique mother's day table setting.

Blue Glassware

One of my favorite tablescape accessories is to add colorful glassware. Like these vintage blue goblets that I thrifted. The goblets accent the antique blue dinnerware with a coastal vibe and are brilliant for spring, too. Learn more in the Antique Amethyst Glassware: A Hidden Gem post.

You may also enjoy this post, 12 Table Topics with Thrifted Tea and Toast Fanfare, decorated in vintage blue and white.

Mothers Day Table Setting- Antique in Blue


My mother adored a large pewter collection. When I went to set the table in blue, I loved how the pewter paired so beautifully with the blue and white antique dishes! The foundation of each Mother’s Day place setting is now a large pewter plate.

You may also enjoy the Bring Warmth to Your Tablescapes with Pewter post.

Mother’s Day Table Setting Centerpiece

Because today is the first day of spring, I will add some colorful tulips that I picked up at the local grocery store yesterday. The teapot is also a thrifted blue and white piece that I picked up for around $12, I believe, to help me set this Mother’s Day table in blue.

Mothers Day Table Setting- Antique in Blue with colorful tulip centerpiece in tea pot.


Next, I chose to add a couple of antique pewter candlesticks from the same antique hutch, along with simple white tapers, to our Mother’s Day table setting.

More Ideas You May Enjoy

The wall of windows in this vintage-style dining room is fabulous. See more in the 5 Window Sill Decor Ideas: Vintage Design post.

You may also enjoy this Romantic Table, Pretty in Pink set for Valentine’s Day.

And Womens Day Gift Ideas | 75+ Blue and White Vintage Ideas

Mothers Day Table Setting- Antique in Blue
Mothers Day Table Setting- Antique in Blue in Dining Room

You may also be inspired by this Cozy Corner Ideas for Home Fireside post with my mother’s favorite Russian tea set in blue and white.

Fireside Table with Blue and White Coffee Set

Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day. Whether you are enjoying a meal with your mother or remembering her on this special day, I hope you’ll set the table for her and that you found a little inspiration while visiting us here today.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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  1. My favorite color is blue too! I do tend to have lots of blue around in our home and am particularly drawn to blue glass. This table setting is fantastic!

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne! I am so glad I went back and bought the dishes!

  2. I am on the hunt for blue and white dishes because of you Ann! I just love this beautiful table. Thank you for the inspiration.