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Autumnal Tablescape

Eating outside doesn’t have to stop now that we are heading in to autumn, I kind of prefer sitting out when it gets a little cooler. Hopefully, we aren’t quite over sunny evenings just yet albeit getting darker a little earlier. But that is the beauty of candles, a fire pit and resisting the cold bite just long enough until you desperately need a jumper.

Autumnal Tablescape | The Mother Cooker

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Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

After my love affair with Mexico was cemented when I visited in 2013, the love for everything Mexican has never dwindled. So as May 5th marks Cinco de Mayo, I thought this year I would go all out and create something for the blog. For those of you that don’t know what ‘Cinco de Mayo’ is, it is Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’ and is marked to celebrate the victory over the French in the battle of Puebla. Basically, for all us non Mexican folk, it’s a day to embrace the country and its culture. Bright celebrations, amazing food and a beautiful array of colour.

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape | The Mother Cooker

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A Spring Tablescape

Today I held a lunch for my Mother and Mother-in-Law, after spending Mother’s day with my own daughter and being spoiled by my Husband. I planned to spoil the ladies in my life on a different weekend. I thought it was a great opportunity to set the table for Spring and share with you how you can create something at home. A beautiful tablescape doesn’t have to expensive and can easily be achieved with a few simple things.

A Spring Tablescape | The Mother Cooker