This Mother’s Day make the day special by dining out. By that we mean dining outside! It’s the perfect time of year with warm sunny days that are not too hot; the garden lush with newly blooming flowers and everything pretty as a picture. Pull your table to the closest rose bush, drape a floral fantasy tablecloth over it and set it with the good china – its Mother’s Day after all! Have some Plantation Mint tea and strawberry shortcake for a little decadence. And at the end of the day, when it’s time to leave the beauty of the garden and head back inside, consider capturing the glory of the day inside your home. York’s Garden Flowers Trail pattern from the Ashford Blooms collection surrounds your dining room with all the perennial favorites including Martha’s Vineyard roses and Clematis, queen of flowering vines. And don’t forget your kitchen dining nook; why not try the Dinnerware pattern from York’s American Classics collection.
Or perhaps your Mom prefers a little less fuss and the charm of the garden comes through the clean lines of a simple weathered dining table and the lattice of the garden gate. A fresh baguette and baked brie accompanied by a nice chardonnay and followed with sweet honeydew melon satisfies the palette. Bringing the outside in is easy with York’s Bistro 750 collection, whether you choose the whimsical Tablewear pattern with its clean graphic outlines, or the simple lines of a garden Trellis for your wall backdrop.
If you are fortunate enough to live along the coast your garden dining out experience most definitely includes a soft ocean breeze, shady tree and abundant hydrangeas. Is there anything more glorious than their special periwinkle hue? A soft washed linen floral tablecloth in ivory and blue sets the stage while a painted ironwork set of chairs completes the charming setting. Dine on fresh flounder and key lime pie artfully arranged on lacey edged blue willow china. Your home will flow from your garden directly to your foyer with York’s French Dressing collection Antique Floral pattern. For more old world charm decorate your dining room with American Classics Dinnerware pattern that artistically incorporates the classic beauty of various Limoges and Blue Willow china designs.