This post is in honor of my Mom. I thought about doing it for Mother’s Day, but just the thought of it filled me with entirely too many emotions. So I decided another day was better. As I celebrate my first blogiversary and look back at my posts, I realize how much my Mom has influenced my life and passions.
Pansies are my Mom’s favorite flower and always have been.
Welcome to my Pansy Tea. Many of the items were part of Mom’s collection.
Everyone knew my Mom liked pansies, and everyone purchased things for her with pansies on them.
Enjoy a cup of tea…
…covered in pansies.
Enjoy a special treat.
Awfully hard to resist!
Now just set it down on your pansy plate. I purchased these plates for my Mom several years ago at a Fitz and Floyd outlet on my way to visit my dear friend Sheri, who was then living in Alabama. The moment I saw these plates, I knew Mom had to have them. Unfortunately, the Alzheimer's was too much even then, and the plates never made it out of the boxes.
Perhaps you’d prefer something not so sweet. A croissant?
Goodness, there are pansies everywhere!
Care for a pat of butter on your croissant?
These darling butter pats were crafted by my eldest daughter and inspired by Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen (be sure to stop over and visit Kathleen, she’s always cooking up something) .
These spreaders are very special to me. I purchased them two years ago at Portobello Road in London on a wonderful trip my eldest daughter and I were fortunate enough to take together.
A berry or two might hit the spot.
Would you care for another spot of tea?
Or perhaps something a little cooler to quench your thirst?
Yes, Mom is still alive, but has dementia and Alzheimer's, so she is just a shadow of who she was. Maybe that’s why there are so many shadows in these photos? As I back think of the day I took these photos, I can’t help but recall a level of frustration. No matter what time of day I tried to take the photos, there were so many shadows. I’m not big on symbolism, but as I reflect on this post, clearly it was there.
Memories are things we must treasure and hold dear to our hearts. Although objects can never take the place of memories, clearly they can help invoke them.
Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:
Beverly for Pink SaturdayIf you haven’t been there yet, be sure to come join in the fun of my meme entitled: “Where do you keep it all?” in honor of my blogiversary on June 2, 2o1o.
There are many great entries. Click HERE to see them all! I’m starting a new meme called SUMMER SUNDAYS and it’s all about what summer means to YOU. It could be boating,the shore or the lake; a barbeque or a picnic; a pool or a patio; great food or flowers; flip flops or a hammock or whatever SUMMER means to YOU! Hope you’ll join us Sunday, June 6th. Although it’s not officially the start of Summer, once Memorial Day is here, it sure feels like summer. So grab the button and come join us!
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I enjoy a wonderful life with my family of 5 and two fluffy ones!
My blog is about tablescaping, collecting, decorating or cooking. I love being able to change a table on a regular basis, depending upon what the season is and what is happening in your life, it's great to be able to adapt your table top.