Tablescapes, Mother’s Day Memory Table with Photograph Runner

Mother’s Day can be emotional roller coaster

bud vase chandy

Blessings,  memories~bittersweet times…

photo runner

I never had a soggy breakfast in bed… but one Mother’s Day I did get a midnight report from a 16 year old about a speeding ticket… 😳

photo centerpiece

The only things that are important are the wonderful memories, the good ones.  The joys we have from being a family

photo covered runner

I rounded up some of my favorite photos from around the house

photograph table runner

My children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, and beloved pets

photo runner 1

I set the places with wedding gift pewter and china plates

patterned charger

Wedding silver and crystal, and my grandmother’s silver goblets, Mixing Old and New, to respect tradition and give a nod to the present

silver and cream plate stack

Some treasured trinkets dot the spaces in between photos

Memory table 2

Baby cups, porridgers and keepsakes from the past

mother's day table

Everything comes together in this dining room where we’ve shared meals, parties, special occasions and laughter for 25 years

mother's day memory table

Nothing is more fun to me than a lively meal at the dining room table

memory table for mothers day

These photos are bound to create lots of conversion and visits down memory lane

memory table 3

One of my favorites is this photo of HHjr carrying SuperBoy after he went exploring the beach during DD’s wedding.   So many priceless memories this one photo conveys…my handsome son being SuperDad, my daughter’s beautiful wedding day and so many friends and family joining us on our favorite beach…

photo centerpiece

So round up your photos and savor the old while you create the new!

rose chandy

Juicy Details

Painted Pattern Charger tutorial here

table runner/World Market

Chalk Paint Candlesticks and wine coaster tutorial on Painting Silver here

Painted frame/JMdesigns


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

Between Naps on the Porch

The Scoop

AKA design

The Style Sisters

Karen’s Up on the Hill

19 Responses to “Tablescapes, Mother’s Day Memory Table with Photograph Runner”
  1. Mary says:

    What a wonderful idea and runner filled with framed photographs and memories Jenna! I had to chuckle over your midnight speeding ticket report 🙂 I love the blend of old and new of your wedding china and silver and the varied mix of your place setting with the painted chargers and different napkins. I love those little vases of blooms hanging from your chandy too 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Wow so beautiful. You went I a lot of effort and I’m sure enjoyed every memory as you placed pieces. 😃

  3. Candy S says:

    Lovely idea Jenna, The mix of old and new and the sentiments conveyed in each photograph will have your children chatting together about their memories of growing up. I am imagining that there will be stories told and lots of laughter to make for a very memorable Mother’s Day.

  4. Emily says:

    What a beautiful idea Jenna, your table is lovely. Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day……..

  5. Lovely and beautiful. Wonderful memories.

  6. I love this idea. Absolutely beautiful centerpiece!

  7. Lynn says:

    That’s a fun idea Jenna! I never connected the dots and knew that HHjr was Super Boys dad, that’s a great pic. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day:@)

  8. Kim says:

    I love this table, Jenna! What a great idea you have there, enjoying the special memories over your meal. Thanks for the fun inspiration! Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Jacqueline says:

    Jenna, this is such a fun idea. I am inspired to do the same thing – so easy if you just grab the photos around the house! I love that you added little mementos and used dishes filled with memories. Have a wonderful and fun dinner with all of your loved ones and have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

  10. Kitty says:

    What a perfectly lovely idea, Jenna, and would make for such a great trip down memory lane. You’re the best!

  11. Rllicia says:

    What a lovely idea. This should keep conversations going way past coffee and dessert. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. Brittany says:

    Such a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

  13. Its such a lovely way to display loved ones and a truly inspired tablescape accent. Love this! Hugs P.S. I hope you will stop by and share at the Thursday favorite Things blog hop ( you can link up tonight through Sat at midnight)

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