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May 11, 2017

For Mom With Love (T)

Mother's Day Brunch
 I'll start with these beautiful roses- love the two tone coloring.  I selected them because they have the same vibrant red color that is found in the floral part of the placemats used with today's tablescape.

 Next I am showing the two sides of the butterfly placemats that I decided to use.

 I wanted this to be cheerful and Mom loves blue so I made sure there was plenty of blue on the table! 

 I used a semi-transparent white glass dish to elevate the dinner and salad plates.

 Mom has always liked a casual country look in the kitchen so that was what I wanted to create.  I'll start with some cut up pieces of strawberries and melons chunks.  Then we can have the Creme' Brulee French Toast (recipe below) that I've made a few times.  I'll add some bacon (mom loves) and sausages.  Orange juice and coffee (we love coffee).

 I like the look of both sides of the placemats and part way through creating this tablescape I decided to switch to two of each showing.

A pair of birds dropped in to see if there are any leftover crumbs!

This vase is hand blown and I love the ruffled edge.

The narrow neck of the vase helps keep flowers standing tall.  I used the baby's breath that came with the roses as a filler along the ruffled edge.

I like to put the napkins in the drinking glass because of how it adds some drama and draws your eyes up. 
Can you see how the tealights are glowing through the glass at the bottom of the vase!  I didn't really need tealights for this table but I like the special affects they add!
Well- that's a wrap!

 For Mom With Love

 Thank you for joining me and I am
Wishing You All a Happy Mother's Day

I'll be joining:
Tablescape Thursday 

Today's players:
Blue dishes- Devon Cottage by Johnson Brothers
White salad plate-  no brand label- only says Made in Portugal- from One King's Lane
White semi-opaque glass dishes found at T.J. Maxx 2 years ago
Flatware called Baroque found at Neiman Marcus several years ago- discontinued
Placemats from Kohl's
Stemware-  Napoleonic Bee Wine Glass by LaRochere
Glass Vase from One King's Lane several years ago
Tablecloth- Tommy Hillfiger found at Home Goods a while back

 Printable version from my Google recipe page: Creme Brulee French Toast
Note:This is a rich sweet recipe- you don't need additional syrup since it forms a sugary layer at the bottom when it bakes.  Don't underbake otherwise it can be mushy.  Use a bakery style loaf of bread not a standard bread loaf.

Crème Brûlée French Toast


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • an 8- to 9-inch round loaf country-style bread
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a small heavy saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate heat, stirring, until smooth and pour into a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish. Cut six 1-inch thick slices from center portion of bread, reserving ends for another use, and trim crusts. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
In a bowl whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Chill bread mixture, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
Serve hot French toast immediately.


  1. Creme Brulee French Toast??!???!?!? WOWZA!!! It sounds absolutely intoxicating...and not just because of the Grand Marnier!!! :-) BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Liz!!! This table goes right to the heart and soul of a Mother's Day tribute. You used items your Mom has always enjoyed in colors that are vibrant...just perfect! Happy Mother's Day to both you AND your Mom!

  2. A beautiful table set especially for your Mom. Love how cheerful it is. The butterfly placemats are darling. A truly happy table where mom can enjoy a lovely brunch. Creme Brûlée French toast is the best for brunch. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Oh so pretty and the french toast sounds devine. Such a great treat for your mom.

  4. Hi Liz, what a beautiful Mother's Day brunch. The roses are gorgeous and I love the vase. Your table setting is so pretty paired with yellow and the reverse placemats. Your mom will love it. The French toast sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day.

  5. Liz, your Mother's Day brunch table is beautiful. The Johnson Brothers dishes are so pretty. I've never seen a pattern by them I didn't like. What a beautiful vase that holds your pretty roses. Creme Brulee French Toast would make me happy. Happy Mother's Day to you, Liz.

  6. Your table scape is gorgeous. Those roses are so pretty and love the fluted vase. Creme Brûlée French Toast sounds really yummy. Wishing you a great Mom's Day Weekend. Enjoy.

  7. Gorgeous roses and such a pretty table setting.

  8. A beautiful setting for Mom. Gorgeous rose arrangement. Love the sweet birds and your dishes are lovely. :)

  9. A beautifully set table in your mother's beloved blue being the highlighted colour among the red and yellow of the other table accessories. I love the ergonomic elegance of that hand blown vase. Your Mother's Day Menu sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing, Liz.

    Happy Mother's Day to you, too!


  10. So pretty. You have every detail just perfect!

  11. Liz, you captured a beautiful Mother's Day table especially for your Mom with the country feel that she prefers. I love the butterfly placemats and the roses add the perfect centerpiece. Wow, the creme brûlée French toast sounds delicious! Happy Mother's Day!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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