M~O~M ~

Here are two, sweet

ideas, as you set your

Mother’s Day table.

Striped straw bouquets &

tea, in glassine bags.

You’ve no doubt seen these

darling little straws.

(Check your kitchen & craft stores.)

They come in a rainbow

of pretty colors,

one is sure to fit your

tablescape palette.

And they’re not just for sipping.

You can trim the ends at an angle and

 dress them up with simple

ribbon, tucking in

little flowers stems.

They make the perfect, place setting

vase. For these, I used what I had on hand, in

the garden. For a savory & sweet bouquet,

a few stems of lavender, curry and

chives, or go with

 a single stem…like Wood Hyacinth, which

is blooming in our garden right now.

 So sweet, fun and inexpensive!

Here’s another thrifty idea,

top each place setting with

buttoned up,

glassine bag and


baker’s twine.

The buttons are carefully,

hot glued in place, like those old school

brown, kraft paper and string envelopes, only

much prettier! 

The edges are

rounded with pinking

shears and

I marked it with an ‘M‘ for


Inside, a Jasmine tea sachet

(wonderfully fragrant)

 and  a

honey stick.

Tea service ~ for one.

Just a little something thoughtful,

for mom,


Mother’s Day,


Here are a few resources for the straws, twine and glassine bags:

 Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames

Sur la Table

Packaging Specialties