Wild flowers in Alaska, gardens, quilting, and birds.

If it belongs outside, flies, or was lovingly stitched by hand, chances are its one of my mom’s favorite things.    So when decorating a table for mother’s day, I wanted to incorporate as many elements as I could, without it looking like some sort of the quilted-hippie design love child.

So, I wanted to create an earth-toned palate (table covering, wood-slice, and vase) with a few pops of color (flowers and table runner).  Simple but bright.

I outline all of the items I used below, but I have to tell you about this table runner really quickly!  Plus, it would make a great table decor turned gift for mom!  Its from The Sparrow Studio and is handmade by Rwandan women in vulnerable circumstances.  A great cause and a great product!!  This is the Sparrow Table Runner, and it’s double sided with a bright blue print on the reverse, but I love the embroidered bird side for my mom!

What I used to create this look:
  • Sheets of burlap (I layered 2 sheets purchase from a garden supply store for $2 each or available from Amazon in bulk!)
  • Table runner with fun pattern (mine is this one from The Sparrow Studio)
  • Slice of log
  • Vase (mine was from a local artist, but similar are available here, here, or here.)
  • And, of course, flowers!