Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Tea

Mother's Day weekend was busy but fun and relaxing and held many blessing.  We had a "Ladybug, Ladybug Tea" at our church on Saturday. Several women brought their dishes and decorated a table or two however they wanted.  Touring the tables before the tea began was fun.  I took some pictures of the table I sat at which was designed by my sister Raydine.  

The Trillium plates made by American Limoges

Everyone had a different tea cup

Isn't this a lovely pot, we didn't use it though, all it had to do was sit there and look pretty.

A ladybug landed on the flower arrangement

The Ladybug on the plate was also made by Raydine and contains a poem inside.
The little fabric flower on the left attached to the brownie has ladybugs on the fabric. 
 They were also made by my sister.

The food was delicious, if I had been thinking I would have staged it better on my plate
when I served myself. 

The whole table setting and atmosphere was lovely.

We had a "Ladybug Ladybug Fashion Show"  which made everyone laugh,
which is exactly what we wanted to happen.

Connie blessed us by sharing about the blessings of being a Mother

My Mom has been with the Lord for almost fifteen years now and I still miss her.  I will always have the memory of the unconditional love that she gave to each of her eight children.

My Mother-in-law Virginia has always been a great blessing in my life and I am thankful that she was able to attend the tea on Saturday.  Here is a picture of her with my daughter Amy.

Amy and Virginia

Sunday was a blessing to me, we had a wonderful church service, with a slide show put together by my son Micah, honoring all of the mothers at church.

 The kids all got together and brought dinner
I didn't have to cook! 

Mother's Day Dinner Menu
 Twice Baked Potatoes
Green Salad with all the extra touches
 Homemade "Peanut Buster Parfait". 

The best part of the day was spending time with family here and talking to my two children, Nathan and Julie who live with their families far away from here.

I am truly blessed

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  1. What a fun idea to decorate the tables. Sounds like a great weekend. I bet it is hard having children far away. I pray for mine to always live close. I have spent so much time far away from family I just don't want more of that!!

  2. What a pretty table! I love the Trillium china -- I haven't seen that pattern before, but it's gorgeous. The whole event sounded like fun!

  3. Oh, I love your Trillium china! It's so pretty, and it sets a pretty table, too! And what a fun event for you to have! Loved the way it all sounds, and I adore that picture of your sweet MIL and daughter! I still have my MIL, too, and she is a blessing to me and has tried hard to be a mother, too, since mine is gone to Heaven.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


    Sheila :-)

  4. What a sweet celebration -- love your china. My mom and MIL both have celebrated Mother's day in heaven for 7 and 10 years now. But I was able to spend some time with my daughter and two of the grandgirls.

  5. Sounds like a gorgeous time! I like the teapot that has the tiny flowers on it--that one spoke to me! I also love the fact that you all used different cups at each setting, isn't that fun?! I know what you mean about missing your Mom. My Mom died 31 years ago on my birthday and 2 weeks before my first child was born. I have missed her so much. She was quite lively and had come to know Christ the year she died. My MIL just died at the end of February. But I sometimes think that they can see us....I mean , they always prayed for us when they were here on earth and really why should or would that stop just because they are now in heaven? Christ and the Holy Spirit intercede for us and I surely wouldn't be surprised if our departed loved ones do too!!

  6. Lovely table, the trillium plates are really very pretty...thanks for sharing.

  7. Such a pretty table! It sounds like it was a fun event and the food looks delicious, too! I love the mismatched cups and saucers with the china. Your Mother's Day Dinner Menu sounds great, too!

  8. Lovely china & cute tablescaping.

    Love everything. Happy weekday.