Mother’s Day is always one of our favorite holidays at Pippin Hill, and we’re sharing inspiration from our co-founder Lynn Easton on ways you can entertain at home and celebrate all of the Mamas in your life. Here are a few entertaining tips from Lynn – and, don’t forget to check out Chef Ian’s take-out brunch menu here. You set the table, we’ll take care of the rest!
Tell A Story with Your Tabletop
Pick a theme or color palette and run with it! I chose “travel” for this alfresco table on the porch overlooking our garden in Charlottesville. Our four kids and grandbabies are spread across San Francisco, Charleston, Washington, DC and Mexico City. One of the hardest part of this pandemic is not being able to be with them. I set this table with little treasures that we have procured from all corners of the globe. We are dreaming of getting back on the road!
Dean and I purchased our plates and bowls on the Amalfi Coast twenty years ago during our Italian wedding week! In the center are two stunning burnt orange dumpling steamers that we wrangled from a merchant in Burma during our honeymoon. The little birdbath was made for us by an amazing Mexican ceramicist when we had a home in San Miguel de Allende. The glasses are hand blown from there as well, and we have had similar ones custom made for all of our restaurants. The Swedish candlesticks are one of my favorite gifts from an #eastonbride from early in my career. When candlesticks are really beautiful, I don’t think they even need a candle.
Make it Meaningful for Mom
Make your table extra meaningful by adding personal touches and tributes to the mothers in your life. The Tiffany art deco silver was my mom’s – and, yes, I do put it in the dishwasher! I added an “eye-spy” pair of opera glasses that were from my darling grandmother.
Toast Together, Virtually!
We’re sad our children won’t be able to join us this year, but we’re planning a virtual family meal and will all Zoom in together for dinner. We’ve even shipped some wine to family as Mother’s Day gifts, so we can all drink Sparkling Rosé together. Staying connected to one another is now more important than ever.