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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 9 May 2011

A Mother's Day Tea Time Tuesday

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.~

Welcome, dear friends, to my Mother's Day Tea!

I am simply delighted that you have stopped by! I hope all you moms enjoyed a special day in your honour over the weekend.

Whew! What a busy weekend I had! So much so, that I really had no time to blog.
We celebrated our Anniversary on Friday and Hubby's birthday and Mother's Day on Sunday.
On Saturday, my son and his family had us over for a special dinner to celebrate all three occasions. We had such a lovely time!

On Friday, Hubby brought home my favourite bouquet of roses and carnations. Then he took me out for a lovely dinner. My roses have opened quite a bit since then but they are still beautiful! Creamy white roses and frilly pink carnations are displayed in my favourite pink vase with lots of greenery and baby's breath. 

I decided to use some of my Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz today for our tea.

I thought the colours all looked pretty together.

Would you like a cup of tea?

Or would you prefer coffee? I have that too.

Hubby brought home a beautiful cake which I am happy to share with you! He forgot to ask that it be placed on a white tray so you will have to overlook the black. Isn't the cake pretty? The roses resemble the white roses in my bouquet. I love anything which resembles a wedding cake!

Please do come in and make yourself at home.

I am using three tea cups today. The first one is my little vintage tea cup which Hubby gifted me with for Easter. It is very delicate and one can almost see through it.

My second cup of choice is Skye McGhie's Pierced Lace...

and Rose Chintz by Johnson Bros.

A lacey napkin adorned with posies holds the silverware.

And the plate holder is displaying some melt- in- your- mouth cookies.

Are you hungry yet?

Since it is a Mother's Day Tea, I would like to pay tribute to three special women who have impacted my life and who have been instrumental in helping to mould me into who I am today.

" not forsake your mother's teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head,
and ornaments about your neck." ~ Proverbs 1: 8-9

The first lady who I still hold very dear to my heart is my grandmother. She is a very important part of my past. She has been gone for a very long time but the years I was fortunate enough to have her in my life, I will always cherish. She is part of all the lovely memories I have of my childhood.

My mother, who lives not far from me, is of course very dear to me as well. She gave me life and she instilled within me the values of life. She sacrificed much for me. Thank you, Mum!

Then there is my Auntie P, whom you have all met a few weeks ago. She is more like my big sister and she is not only my aunt but a very dear friend! I cherish the relationship she and I share.

All three of these ladies are precious to me and I thank God for each one. Each one is a flower in my garden of life.

Being a mom is the best thing I ever did.~

I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. Even though I could have had a career, I chose to stay home and raise my babies. Really, that is all I ever wanted to do! When I was a little girl, I loved my dolls and I couldn't wait to grow up and be a real mom. And if I could do it all over again, I would, in a heartbeat! For me personally, nothing fulfilled me as much as being a mom.

Being a mother made me a better person and my boys are the best thing that ever happened to me. Of all the things I've ever done; nursing, cosmetology, pastor's wife, Mommy ranks the highest. My boys are my greatest achievement! I have the best hubby too! Thank you, God, for my family! I am blessed!

Thank you for joining me for tea today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here with me at Rose Chintz Cottage. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please sign up using the inlinkz below. I wish you all a beautiful day and a lovely cup of tea with a friend.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I am joining the following hostesses as well:

Kathy~ - Victoria- A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ - Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ - Teapot and Tea Things
Wanda Lee~ - Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Donna and Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi