Beautiful Spring Table Set with Charming Ma Maison by Dario Farrucci

Welcome to the 663rd Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions!

Years ago, I would often stop by HomeGoods just to see what new dinnerware they had in stock. On one of those shopping trips, I came across the most charming dishware: Ma Maison, designed by Dario Farrucci for Tabletops Unlimited. Oh my gosh, it was love at first sight! I envisioned using Ma Maison for dinners on my (at that time) newly added screened porch. I purchased as many place settings as they had at that particular HG location, then spent the rest of the day driving from one HomeGoods to another, collecting additional pieces so I’d have enough to set a full table.

Over the years when I’ve shared that dinnerware in table settings for Tablescape Thursday, often you all have loved it as much as I did that first day I laid eyes on it. Unfortunately, Ma Maison is no longer in production. Sometimes I think HomeGoods gets discontinued stock because I rarely see the dish patterns they carry available in other places.

Elena, a lovely BNOTP reader, has become a good friend over the years as we have shared out mutual “dishware” addiction. Elena also fell hard for Ma Maison after seeing it in a table setting here at BNOTP and hoped she could collect enough for a table setting one day. One thing I really love about Elena is when she decides to collect a particular item or dishware, she really puts her heart into the task, regularly stalking the pre-loved sites for those no-longer-in-production pieces. I can completely identify because I’ve been known to do that a few times myself–cough, cough–Hermes leather perfume atomizers–cough, cough. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After years of searching sites like eBay, Poshmark, and Mercari, Elena had finally collected enough Ma Maison to put together a beautiful Mother’s Day table this year!

Spring Table for Mother's Day, Ma Maison Dinnerware, Darrio Farrucci

 

Spring Table with Ma Maison, Dario Farrucci, Tabletop Unlimited

 

For this special table, Elena found a beautiful Jacquard tablecloth with matching napkins. Its blue color reminds me of a beautiful summer sky, so perfect with Ma Maison! (Tablecloth is currently on sale here: Jacquard Tablecloth in Two Colors.)

Beautiful Blue Jacquard Damask Tablecloth

 

Elena created three, beautiful floral arrangements for this summery Mother’s Day table. Two of the arrangements are in Ma Maison bowls, love that idea!

Ma Maison Dishware, Dario Farruci

 

I had not realized that Ma Maison was available in square dinner plates. I have some square salad plates but I don’t think I have any of the square dinner plates. They look great with the larger square platters/chargers created in this pattern.

Ma Maison square plate stack

 

The square dinner plates…

Ma Maison square charger plate with square dinner plate

 

The large platter/charger…

Ma Maison square charger plate

 

Elena also used the round dinner plate with beautiful chargers found at Williams Sonoma.

Spring Dinnerware, Ma Maison, Dario Farrucci

 

The round dinner plate…

Ma Maison round place setting round dinner plate on round charger plate

 

The filigree etched charger…

 

Did you notice the beautiful bee flatware Elena used?

Blue Jacquard Damask Tablecloth

 

That the same bee flatware Brenda used in her Bee themed table setting that I shared for last week’s Tablescape Thursday. I’m going to have to break down and get this bee flatware! It’s accented with 24kt gold and that really brings out the bee pattern. It would look great with all my gold-rimmed china patterns! This Bee Flatware is currently on sale here: Bee Flatware. Use the code LOVETHIS for another 30% off! It’s also available here: I found this flatware for an even better price here: Gold-Accented Bee Flatware.)

Napoleon bee flatware and green beaded napkin rings

 

Elena’s brought out her Waterford stemware for this special Mother’s Day table.

 

 

This pattern also included adorable bowls!

 

Notice the cute gardening hat…

 

Elena tied this element back to her table, adding ribbon to cute, miniature straw hats. Love that!

 

Another view of the beautiful floral arrangements Elena created for this lovely Mother’s Day table setting.

 

Using the coordinating Ma Maison pitcher, Elena created a beautiful floral arrangement for her sideboard! Sooo pretty!

Ma Maison flowers on buffet

 

Thanks so much to Elena for sharing this wonderful Mother’s Day table setting with her beautiful collection of Ma Maison dinnerware! (Below, you’ll find a resource list of where Elena found the various elements used in this table.)

Spring Table with Ma Maison, Dario Farrucci, Tabletop Unlimited

 

Ma Maison plates, bowls, large pitcher, salt and pepper shakers—From eBay, Etsy, Mercari, and Poshmark
White “Porto Embossed” 13” charger plates—Currently on sale here: Embossed Charger Plates
Blue and white Jacquard tablecloth and 8 matching napkins–available here: Jacquard Tablecloth
Green beaded napkin rings—eBay
Gold accented Napoleon Bee flatware–on sale here: Bee Flatware and here: Bee Flatware.
House of Waterford 9″ Wedge, Fan &Diamond Cut American Heritage Crystal Vase—from ShopHQ (used for the larger center floral arrangement)
Waterford Crystal Eastbridge goblets—from ShopHQ
Waterford crystal pineapple salt and pepper shakers—from ShopHQ
Doll-sized straw hats and sheer lavender ribbon—Michaels
Green taffeta pinch pleat runner on sideboard—White Petals Store, Etsy
Waterford crystal pillar candle holders on sideboard—from ShopHQ
Luminara moving flame battery-powered pillar candles—from ShopHQ and QVC
Fresh flowers from downtown Phoenix Arizona Flower Market: gerbera daisies, Belles of Ireland, small lavender mums, blue thistle, goldenrod, lavender lisianthus, lemon leaf, bupleurum (the green curly wispy filler) and leather leaf fern—all from the downtown Phoenix flower market.

Looking forward to all the wonderful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday! ♥

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Comments

  1. Pretty, pretty!

  2. Deborah D says

    Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Sandra D in Joliet says

      I don’t have FB anymore but wouldn’t You Tube videos of them decorating the tables be awesome?

  3. Horchow currently offers 30% off a single item with the code LOVETHIS. The bee flatware price is $175 with code! Sale ends June 11.

  4. Sandra D in Joliet says

    Beautiful. We don’t have a Home Goods by us. The design reminds me of several cross stitch designs with houses and trees-very popular. I spy little Waterford pineapple s&p shakers which I have. I love Waterford ever since receiving a large lamp for my retirement. If I had known it was so beautiful, I would have chose one for my 30 year anniversary so I could have a set. I do have a pair of small pineapple lamps with brass leaves for night stands or maybe accents. I think of your little lamp in the kitchen.

  5. Anne Shaheen says

    Just wish someone would design something similar to MaMaison, it would certainly be popular! Coming back to Kettering this summer!!!

  6. Lovely!

  7. Elena has done it again! Love that beautiful blue tablecloth and those lovely napkins. Very pretty, very elegant. And those little salt and pepper shakers are so cute! For her floral centerpieces, she really pulled the colors out of the dishes – they co-ordinate perfectly. And how lovely to see this pattern in the square plates as well! It’s all so pretty and calming. My only complaint is that Elena never invites me! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Elena S Wortman says

      Pam, thank you for your kind words. I absolutely love the jacquard tablecloth and napkins, they were the perfect shade of blue for Ma Maison. The intricate details of the flowers, leaves and vines woven into the jacquard fabric are astounding. The labels on these linens say they were made for Williams Sonoma in Leningrad, Russia.

      • Susan, I thought I should bring this up: I did some research and just learned that the beautiful jacquard linens are subject to shrinkage , and there have been some complaints about this registered to William Sonoma on their web site. When I used the tablecloth and napkins for Mother’s Day, they were brand new, never used, never laundered. I bought the 70″ by 108″ tablecloth, and the napkins were described as being 22″ by 22″. The fabric is 52% cotton and 48% linen, quite vulnerable to shrinking–this I did not realize at the time. I washed the linens in warm water and dried them in the dryer. I just now re-measured them. The tablecloth shrunk 3 inches in both width and length. It’s not a problem for me, my Ethan Allan dining room table with one leaf is 94″ by 44″ inches. The tablecloth is now a little short on the drop of the ends, but it actually is okay because my end chairs have arms; now the drop hangs nicely just above the chair arms. The drops on the long sides of the table are fine also, they actually were too long to begin with. The napkins were advertised as being 22″ by 22″ but after washing and drying, they are now 19″ by 19″. Again, this is not a problem for me, most cloth dinner napkin dimensions range between 18″ and 20″. HOWEVER, the next time I launder these linens I am going to wash them in cold water and line dry them. I don’t want any more shrinkage!

      • Yes, I love the blues and the pattern. I went right away to the website to see if I might buy it, but they didn’t have the size I needed. *Phew* I really don’t need another, but it is sooo beautiful, it’s very tempting, lol. And thanks for the info about the shrinkage, Elena. (Or should I say, George? — You’d have to be a Seinfeld fan to get that reference.) ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Susan, your blog is so cool. Please never stop.

    And that reminds me, I need to click back to that awesome perfume blog. I want to try the Chance!

  9. warren giering says

    Elena, I love your tablescapes, so inspired !

    • Elena S Wortman says

      Thank you for your kind words, Warren. I feel really lucky that I was able to find enough Ma Maison plates to put together a Mother’s Day table for 8. I still continue to regularly hunt for more square dinner and charger plates, but I haven’t been able to find anything lately. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

  10. Elena’s done it again – what a lovely setting and fun pattern – I love those square plates! I can see why you two have become friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks as always for hosting, Susan, and for inspiring me again, Elena!

  11. Antoinette says

    Such a charming and inviting tabletop that Elena has created! It was thoughtfully put together. The Ma Maison pattern reminds me of Provence in the South of France.

  12. Oh wow, Elena’s collection of Ma Maison dishes is so lovely. I really enjoyed this little tour! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Michele / Finch Rest says

    What fun to see how much you inspire others for tablescapes, Susan.
    Elena’s Mother’s Day table is perfectly. I am so glad she shared. : – )

  14. Oh lawd. The cat just wiped out my comment. Lovely tablescape Elena. I understand the ‘search’ Home Goods never seems to have a complete set of dishes. I especially like the floral arrangement on the sideboard. You just solved a problem I had recently. What to do with those yellow zinnias.

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