Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mother's Day Tea Table


Afternoon tea is a wonderful way to create memories and happy moments with those whom you love. And since tea tables are such a part of the tea experience, I always love to take pictures of the tea table, as it helps to visually record these special times with loved ones. As I went through my tea table pictures today, trying to figure out which one I would like to post as my blog-a-thon post for this week, I found a very special picture from a sweet afternoon tea from a Mother's Day past. Four years ago, this Mother's Day, my sister and I shared the day with mom, knowing it would be our last Mother's Day together. Mom had cancer and was very ill. Many duties called for our attention, as mom wasn't able to care for things on her own any more, but we all halted our chores and instead worked together to set an impromptu tea table with things mom loved. Mom was always partial to the color lavender and loved violets. We chose her violets tea set, teacups, and plates. A quick scurry in the kitchen resulted in savory sandwiches, blueberry scones, tarts, cookies, brownies, and baby cakes. With more than enough, we sat down to share tea time together, happily chatting, visiting, and sharing together. Sis and I worked hard to keep mom's spirits up, and she savored each day as a blessing. Flowers from her garden surrounded us (she loved her garden) and friends from the neighborhood dropped by for a visit (we poured them a cuppa as well). Mom said it was the best Mother's Day ever. . .and as Sis and I cleaned up the dishes. . .we were happy that Mom felt blessed and was so content because of a special day doing special things with her special daughters. Mom passed away two months later, but Sis and I will always look back on our last Mother's Day with her as a special blessing to us all. I miss Mom especially on Mother's Day. . .and always.

8 comments:

  1. Oh wonderful,wonderful. What a glorious day that must have been. What a sweet tribute and great reminder for all of us to cherish our moms...

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  2. What a beautiful post and sweet memory. It made me a little sad that my mom is so far away. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day filled with new memories.

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  3. What a wonderful tea you all shared! I love violets too, they are so simple yet so special and sweet. I love your story, thanks for sharing it with us!
    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
    hugs, Sherry

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  4. What a wonderful memory and gift. I am so glad you were able to have that last tea with your mother. Love Clarice-who is off to have tea with my mother today

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  5. What a wonderful day for your mom and a pleasant memory for you and your sister to cherish, especially on Mother's Day. Aren't you glad you took time out of the busyness of life to enjoy that special time?

    I'm a big purple/lavendar fan and that tea table is one the favorites I've ever seen.

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  6. What a sad yet wonderful memory of your last Mother's Day. How precious of you to share it with us! I think I'll have tea with my Mother when I see her on my next visit, she too loves her flowers and purple :)

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  7. What a loving tribute - thank you for sharing your photos and your memories. Life is precious... and you shared a most beautiful moment.
    Nancy

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  8. Sounds like the Gauntlet has been passed beatuifully! God Bless you

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