Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tea Time With Mother

Last weekend my dear mother hosted a lovely little tea party for my sister and me.
My sister lives a couple hours away 
and after she set off on her journey up the mountain
she called to say the traffic was terrible and that she wouldn't be able to make it.
Since my mom had everything prepared we decided to go ahead with the tea party.
My sister was greatly missed,
but Lord-willing we will get together for another tea time.

A daughter is someone you laugh with,
dream with, and love with all your heart.

Let me show you what my lovely mother prepared. . .




I felt completely spoiled by the love and care
that she poured into the decorations and food.

My mother's hands 
worked with love,
disciplined with love,
nurtured with love.




We enjoyed tasty little sandwiches.
One kind was curry chicken
and the other was sliced cucumber with cream cheese and avocado-
oh my, were they ever yummy!




Chocolate covered strawberries 
and sugar cookies were on the menu.




We also enjoyed some delicious cream-filled tarts.
My dear mom made the cream from scratch 
{{sigh}}
It was divine!
I won't tell you how many I ate, 
but it was definitely more than three :)




And of course a tea party would not be complete without scones.
Once again mom made these from scratch
and they had tasty cranberries in them.
We enjoyed some of sweet Kitty's Christmas jam on them.




When I sat down at the table 
this lovely sight greeted me.




Printed on the pretty pink heart is the history of tea bags
and inside the delightful pink purse was something very special. . .




My precious mother gave me one of her rings.
Here is the history behind the ring. . .

my dad would purchase a gold band with five diamonds in it every five years.
After their first five years of marriage she received the first band.
At ten years dad once again gave her a band with five diamonds in it
and the one pictured below is the one she received for their tenth anniversary.
They did this until their 25th anniversary.
They stopped after that because they could no longer find matching bands.

I am truly honored that she would give this to me.




Speaking of my mom, here she is :)
She was a lovely hostess. . .inside and out.




This tea was a reflection of her beautiful and selfless nature.
Every little detail spoke of sweet love and tender care.
Her love truly knows no bounds
and it is poured so freely from her heart onto those around her.
My sister and I are richly blessed to have such a God-fearing mother.


No one else will ever know 
the strength of my love for you.
After all, you're the only one who knows 
what my heart sounds like from the inside.





This quote is so true. . .
my dear mom has always been my closest and dearest friend.




Sweet friends,
thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Your comments are like rays of sunshine
and your kind words always put a smile upon my face :)


{{ hugs }}

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I also wanted to show you some baby blankets I made
and added to my Etsy shop.
They have soft flannel on one side
and sweet minky fabric on the other.






Have a delightful weekend!

86 comments:

Norma Ruttan said...

It's easy to see where you got your beauty and your creative ideas! Your mother certainly not only cooks, but her presentation of the food is beyond comparison.

Billie Jo said...

Stephanie, words escape me!
This beautiful time spent with your mother will remain with you forever!
What a lovely, loving woman!
She is an inspiration to us all. : )
I shall borrow her ideas, although the execution will fall short, I'm sure!
Have a wonderful day, my dear friend.

Debby said...

Your mother is a wonderful mom. You and your sister are blessed. Such a fun tea she planned for you.

littlegraycottage said...

Hello Stephanie,
I am back to blogging and so blessed to visit you today.
What a treasure your mom is to you. Her love shines in all she does for you.
Have a blessed day dear one.
Shirley in Virginia

Camille said...

SO wonderful!! What a precious time together! I enjoyed seeing the two of you together....both lovely ladies. I'm sure you missed your sister greatly...that would have been disappointing for you all. The ring your Mom shared with you is beautiful and has such a sweet story to go with it. Hugs to you. :)

magnoliasntea said...

Oh my, how utterly gorgeous! The table, treats and sentiment all are so lovely.
And I love that your mom gave you the band in such a cute gift box/purse.
Like mother, like daughter, I say. :)
Have a great weekend!
Toni

Ana Love Craft said...

My dear friend, all I see is sweet love! You and your mother are so beautiful and I see how precious is being together! Both of you have a happy smile! I love the lovely words on this post. Thanks for sharing.
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You are blessed. Your Mom set a lovely Valentine tea and a precious gift indeed. I need to set up as a Mom...this post touched my heart.
warmly,
deb

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, wish I could have stood in for your sister! Such a lovely tea with two delightful ladies!

Debby Ray said...

Two lovely ladies...what an absolutely lovely thing for your sweet mom to do! Everything looks so pretty and the food looks amazing! Giving you the ring in the little purse almost made me cry as I read it...how blessed you both are to have each other...and I'm sure your sister was sorely missed! Maybe Mom will just have to have another party just for her! :) Thank you for sharing this precious time with us!

Huckleberry stitches said...

What a wonderful tea your Mom planned!!! How lovely and yes you and your sister are very Blessed! The tablescape is so beautiful. And getting that ring was so special. When my father passed my mother gave each one of us kids (5) something that my father had given her as a gift from Italy and I treasure it, something gifted to our parent from the other parent is such an intimate gift, just the beauty surrounding the reason for the gift is lovely enough. And one more thing you ladies are so beautiful!

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely person your mother is, and what a beautiful tea she prepared. Treasure her, dear Stephanie. After 20 years I still miss my dear mother (who would have loved your tea!)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful. You and your mother are so blessed and fortunate. xoxo Su

Bethany Carson said...

You and your mother are both such beautiful ladies. Wow, that is a lot of care she put into making such a lovely tea. Those goodies look so delicious! Wish I could have joined you!

Melanie said...

What a precious post!! And such a precious mom. I'm so sorry your sister couldn't make it. Such a sweet tea party. The ring is beautiful and has such a value to it beyond it's worth. Thank you for sharing your tea party with your lovely mom.

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

This is such a beautiful and special post!I am very close with my mom, she is my best friend. We go grocery shopping together every week, and then return to her house for tea and visiting. I loved the mother/daughter quotes you included, they are so precious!

-Sarah

Dotty's Daughter said...

Definitely the saying "like mother ,like daughter" .....what a lovely thoughtful lady your mother is... .a beautiful post xxxxx

Denise said...

Such a lovely family You all are and Your whole family is an inspiration to many-Thank You- Denise

Mary Hutchins said...

What a delightful day that must have been. Everything looked so pretty and nice. Mom did great, love the Mother/daughter picture! Thanks for sharing your tea party with us!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
What a blessing to read this exceptional post!
You are blessed and so is your sister, even though she did not show up.
Treasure such moments with you sweet Mom.
I do remember one of the Teas I did here in Georgia, while Mom & Dad were here with us.
So special, only too bad that mostly I had my hands full and it was before the time of having an iPhone where you still can capture the event while waiting on people.
Yesterday we celebrated Mom's 1st year of residence in heaven... Such memories are so valuable!
Sending you hugs and compliments to your sweet Mom. You both look so beautiful.
Mariette

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

What a pretty, sweet, talented Mom God has blessed you with! Nancy

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Stephanie,

What a special delight. This made me smile so much. I want to be that kind of mom. Wow!!!!! Blessings!

Kelly Deal said...

You have a lovely mother Stephanie! She put together such a lovely spread and how thoughtful of her to give you such a beautiful, sentimental gift to be cherished forever. Blessings to you both!

Kelly

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So much beauty in this post, dear Stephanie!
I'm sorry your sister couldn't attend the wonderful tea party, but she was certainly in your loving thoughts. Your mother is such an attentive person, just like you!
Oh my, I could continue admiring those sandwiches and tarts and scones all evening...
Have a blessed weekend! xx

carolann said...

What a dear and beautiful Mom you have. Very young looking and so talented.


You are blessed beyond words Stephanie.
To give you such a memorable gift as she did the ring. Wow! The History is like a fairy tale.

Glad you had a beautiful day you and Mom and your Sis.

The table setting and all she did is absolutely
Magical. Love indeed.
Breath taking.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I was reading this post and now commenting with tears in my eyes at what a blessing you both are to each other and to me. Your sweet mom made such a special and delightful tea for you to enjoy. I'm sure that you felt so loved and pampered. The food looks so wonderful and then to top it off, the gift of the sentimental ring was in then darling purse. The picture of both of you beautiful women is just the best! Your love and kindness shines forth from both of you. It's an honor to be connected to you. God bless both of you. Thank you for sharing this lovely tea with us.
p.s. I'm glad that a little piece of me was there at your tea through my jam!

Daniela said...

Just think that I'm so fortunate to have my wonderful mother living so near to me and tea time is the moment of our days during which we have a little of rest !
Obviously ours is a much more simple tea time, being a daily moment - we just sip a little of tea having a few chats -, but it's so very precious for both of us !

You and your lovely Mom are so wonderful, you have the same marvelous eyes, the same marvelous smile and the same marvelous Beauty inside,
God bless you !
Sending so much love to you both
Dany

Angela said...

Absolutely beautiful! God has blessed you greatly :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh I can see where you get your taste and style from! Your mom did such a beautiful job with the food and decor! How wonderful that you have been given that keepsake ring. I bet it will be passed down and cherished by generations to come. It is so sweet how your dad gave your mom the rings.

hobbyloes said...

Teatime, so sweet and cosy, your mother is a wonderful lady, you and your sister are so blessed with a mom like her.
You have got a very beautiful gift, a ring with memories !

Roosterhead Designs said...

Stephanie, your posts are always so delightful! and such a blessing~
Thanks for sharing today. Your mom is 100% peach! LOL Such a beautiful table spread for her angel girls ; ) Loved to see the details.
And such pretty flannel and minky? blankets! Surely they will sell: ) Blessings, ~Karen O

Delvalina Tuanger said...

Aw this the sweetest post ever about your mom that I've ever seen. The goodies for the tea party look wonderful. She is also blessed to have you as daughter... thats how i can see each time I talk with her on blog and i fell in love with how you two bless each other's heart.

aquarelles nature said...

Bonjour St├ęphanie,
What a lovely post. Your mother and yourself are beautiful women and your mother looks so young !
All the cakes and delicacies she prepared look delicious ! and the ring is a thing to treasure.
Have a nice week. Helene

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, I saw your sweet roses on my side bar and had to come right over and look......beautiful. Your mother prepared such a lovely tea for you and your sister. It's too bad that she couldn't be there. Everything looks very nice. And my eyes are centered on that silver serving tray, that's so unique. All the food looks so good, and those chocolate covered strawberries, Yummy! Oh Stephanie, I miss my mom so. Please give your mother a big hug today and tell her this was such a sweet thing for her to do.

This is a wonderful picture of you and her, and you will always remember this special day and remember your mother with love in your heart.

~Sheri

Anne Payne said...

This brought tears to my eyes, Stephanie! You are both doubly blessed to spend time together in sweet fellowship, not only as mother and daughter, but as sisters-in-Christ! Cherish each moment. Love and hugs to you both!!!

Denise said...

you and your mom are both beautiful treasures, such lovely ladies. wish I could have been at the elegant tea. your mom truly out did herself, love you both.

Danielle Fisher said...

Stephanie, you and your mother are both so beautiful! She is so gifted and loving to put on such a beautiful tea party.

I also love your baby blankets. I might just purchase one for my little niece who is almost six months old!

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...


What a lovely tea party that she prepared for you both. Mothers and Daughters share a special bond and I can see it from the picture of you both.

domenica.60 said...

Your post is wonderful as a fairy tale : your precious mother has the magic wand of Love and Sensibility.
You are " two Enchanting Ladies " ,really !
A big hug ,
Franca

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful, sweet post, dear friend! All the food looks scrumptious :) It looks like you both had a lovely time! And that picture of you too is especially sweet---you're mother is a gem...I enjoyed reading her blog and her love for both the Lord and her family shines through over and over!! (As it does with you, too!) It is very clear that you both have a close relationship, and that is a refreshing thing to see today! My sister and I are are very close with our mom, and we often talk about how in today's world people (especially young people) are often made to feel ashamed and weird if they actually like spending time with their family...so this was a wonderfully refreshing post! Thank you so much for sharing pictures from your sweet time together...wishing you a beautiful upcoming weekend!

Sending much love and many hugs,
Libby

Leigh said...

Two precious gifts, time with your mother and the beautiful heirloom ring. How lovely!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear Stephanie I write this knowing that your beautiful Mother (gosh she is pretty) is a Mom all Daughters would pray to be graced and guided by. Those sweet sandwiches I love curry chicken and anything avocado. Chocolate covered strawberries make me weak in the knees - not only do they look beautiful but they taste heavenly, oh and the cream filled tarts all made from a Mother's deep devotion and love. So unfortunate your sister could not make it. Such love expressed and shared. Fussing over every detail and a dear gifting. i know you cherish your Mom Stephanie and one day your memories will fill your heart with tenderness and joy. i know what I'm saying because my Mom no longer walks on planet Earth. Beautiful heartfelt share.
xoxo,
Vera

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You and your Mom have such beautiful spirits. How unfortunate your sister missed that spectacular luncheon, but especially your sweet time together. The ring is lovely, and such a meaningful gift. Thanks for sharing this special time with us.

The food looks so incredibly good, and the table is set so beautifully. Any chance I could be adopted? tee hee

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Goodness, I forgot to say what a beautiful photo of the two of you together. :) Pam

Sylvia said...

Oh Stephanie, how beautiful this tea is and sweet of Debbie to do this for you and your sister, I know you where sad she didn't make it. You are truly blessed to have such a thoughtful and loving Mother. Please give her a hug for me and tell her that she is missed!
I love the ring she gave you. All the food looks so yummy, no wonder you ate more than 3.

Hugs,Sylvia

Pam Richardson said...

Sweet Stephanie, thanks you for sharing this beautiful time with your precious Mom! What a gift of love...all the food and it looks delicious...the time spent in preparation...the ring with memories that you will cherish! It looks so perfect! And you two look like sisters! Hugs, Pam @ Everyday Living

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Stephanie AND DEbbie! HELLO, you two!

How marvelous to enjoy this gift together. I have to admit, I had a pang of pain in my heart as I scrolled down, since my mother is gone. She's been gone now about 30 years, but the feeling of needing the one who gave you life never goes away. In fact, when my mother crossed into the light and before she said, "HOW BEAUTIFUL", she cried out, "Momma." Wow, who knows what God has in store for us!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely tea party my dears.

Jackie said...

You and your Mother are beautiful....inside and outside. Absolutely.
The preparations that she made for the tea party are exquisite! I haven't seen lovelier at any establishment that I've been to that has tea and scones. I mean that. This was beautifully done. Kudos to your Mother.
The gift she gave you is a treasure beyond words. I love the fact that she and your Dad had that tradition of love....and I love it that she shared the love with you by gifting you with one of her rings.
She is a jewel, herself....
Sending you both warmest hugs from South Georgia.
Love,
Jackie

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Dear Stephanie (and Debbie too!)

As others have said, words almost escape me after reading this post. I can't imagine a lovelier tea being ever held anywhere before. The love, the sweet thoughtful touches, the abounding beauty of the Lord shining out of both your hearts... well, truly blessed both of you are! Your tribute to your mother could not have been done with more grace and love dear Stephanie, and the love your mother showed to you with such a display of her talents and love... this is worth more than anything money could buy. You both are such precious people, and what a joy it is to have met you through blogging. I can only hope that I will be the kind of mother that sweet Debbie has been to you! Much love to both of you!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a special time for you and your sweet Mom! So much love went into that tea and all it's trimmings. The ring will be a keepsake for the rest of your life.....so special!

Vicky Hunt said...

How lovely! Your mom is such a precious lady...as are you! How I would enjoy geting to meet you two. The love she poured into your tea party is so evident. I am sure you felt pampered and spoiled. :) The ring story is just beautiful and how special she shared one with you. Please tell her hello for me when you talk to her again. I know she is taking a blogging break and I don't blame her, but I miss her lovely posts. She is a blessing to me and so are you my friend.

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

That's just amazing Stephanie, what a beautiful display your mom created. Too bad Dawn couldn't have been present. And what a special ring, I don't think I realized your dad had been buying those, treasure it always. So glad you had such a special day together.

Anne said...

Your mom is a very special lady. Treasure each moment you have together. I miss my mom still. I would have loved to join you for such a beautiful tea.
Blessings to you both ♥

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Hello sweet Stephanie. This post brought me to tears. The love and kindness your mama showed in time and effort and gifting was amazing. The fact that she treated her daughters like friends is just amazing and wonderful. So many could learn a lesson from her. Your blankets are charming. Just a note to check your email when you get a moment (-smile). Hugs to you, Heather

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh Stephanie, what a lovely, delightful party! Your mom out-did herself with all the handmade treats and delights!! Everything is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your tea with us, and especially the picture of the two of you. Your are both such beautiful women!
Such an inspiration for all of us to show this kind of special love to each other! xo Deborah

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, so sorry your sister couldn't make the tea party. It looks like you and your mom had a great time. You have such a lovely and sweet mom. How nice to have that relationship with her. Take care and enjoy the weekend.
Julie

Dee said...

Stephanie, how sweet. What a lovely tea party with your mother. Everything is set up so classy and the picture of the two of you is so sweet. I think I may have to plan a tea party one day with my daughters, too. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs... :)

Margie said...

What a gorgeous tea party, Stephanie! The scrumptious food made my mouth water and I love the sugar cookies shaped like tea bags!

Cheryl said...

Oh, what a beautiful and touching post! I was so anxious to read it...I saw it in my inbox earlier, and I started to read it, but knew I would soon need to get busy, so wanted to save it for when I could really, really absorb and enjoy it most! Your dear, beautiful mother! What a gem she is! Just precious...both inside and out. And, you, dear Stephanie are SO much like her. It is truly an honor and huge blessing to this blogging community that God led the two of you to be a part of it. I will forever thank God that He allowed your paths to cross mine, for my life has been so enriched and blessed by both of you. The tea party was just SO memorable, and the thought your dear mother put into the tiniest details was just so moving to see! She loves you, oh, so much, that is so obvious, and your time together that day will forever live in your memory! Her house looks so pretty...I love country decorating, too! Sending so much love to both of you dear, sweet ladies! So thankful for you!

living from glory to glory said...

What a lovely blog post and sharing your special tea time and what a scrumptious meal and pretty too! I would of ate 4 of each myself!
You both are very genuine and Godly women, thanks for all the photos!
And also thank you for my quick Etsy delivery and I loved the tea bag holders! I hope to make some very soon! Much Love, Roxy

Susan said...

Oh Stephanie, you and your Mom look exactly alike. So lovely! No wonder you are such a sweetheart. Oh, that tea party looked and sounded fabulous. SO SAD your sister missed it. Wowsers. That was a lot of work for your Mama. Boy, wish I could have come! Thanks for sharing. Susan

Consider It All Joy said...

What a treasured time you spent with your mom, memories you will hold dear forever! How very special that she gifted you with one of her rings, also a treasure! God's greatest blessings sent to you! Cindy xoxo

Kelly-Anne said...

Dear Stephanie...the pictures from this beautiful tea made me smile...what a sweet blessing to have such a precious mother such as you have who has a truly kind and giving heart! Ah...I love all the lovely details, the decor and how delicious the little finger foods she created look! So beautiful! And how PRECIOUS for her to bless you with one of her rings...something to treasure for the rest of your life, dear friend! I am sad to hear your sister coulnt make it, but I am so glad you had a rich time of fellowship and smiles...and of course it was wonderful to experience the joy with you through your photographs! Oh, and you and your mom are both so beautiful...inside and out - the picture of you two together will be one to bless you time and again when you look at it!
With so much love and hugs...
Kelly-Anne
Oh, and how adorable are the baby blankets you've been creating! As usual, so gorgeous - your hands create loveliness, dear Stephanie!
So blessed to have you as a sweet friend here in Blogland!

Mimi said...

It's easy to see where you get your special ways Stephanie Darling. Debbie you are a gorgeous lady, with a gorgeous, gorgeous daughter! What a sweet and lovely tea. Mimi xxx

Paiges Pages said...

What a sweet time you had with her! You look a lot like her!
That is so special that she gave you get ring! A treasure for sure.
Hugs! <3

Michelle makes and bakes said...

Oh Stephanie,
Your post brought a happy tear to my eye, I am very close to my mum and I have a daughter so I couldn't love anymore than I do. Your post was lovely and the ring she give you is fanastic and a something to keep forever. You and your mum look very alike.

The quotes are prefect mother and daugther statements.
LoveMxx

Aida said...

Hi Steph, what a lovely and decadent tea party you had with your beautiful mum. And everything were delicately prepared full of love and sweet sentiments.
Shame your sister didn't make it.
Thank you for sharing, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

hugs,
Aida

Anna said...

Your mother is a darling !!! You look like her !!!
She knows how to welcome their daughters !!!!
Have a nice weekend !
Anna

JES said...

What a beautiful tea... and best of all... memory!!! :)

Shoregirl said...

Everything is so lovely (including your mother and you!).
Mmmm...chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite of mine!
BTW- love your mom's brightly covered dishes in the background!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Stephanie, The tea party your sweet mother put together is just gorgeous! I can see the love she has for you and your sister through all the little details. Thanks for sharing a picture of you both together. You are two very beautiful ladies :)

Little Treasures said...

What a fabulous tea party your mother made! I admire her for the effort she put to make everything look like taken from a glossy magazine and I bet everything was delicious and a real treat for the palate! The story behind the ring(s) is amazing! You are blessed with your family!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I wish my two daughters lived close enough to come for tea at the same time, one at least is only an hour away. Such a lovely tea table and menu your mother created and a very nice surprise inside the little purse.
Thanks for sharing this tea for two Stephanie, I hope your sister can make it the next time.

Ginny said...

What a wonderful tea! I am sure your mother enjoyed doing it for you as much as you enjoyed being with her! I love having tea parties and your post makes me want to have another one soon! You both are such beautiful women inside and out!

Vee said...

Lovely, thought-filled tea. Your poor sister really missed out! You two ladies are so lovely, too!

Mindy Whipple said...

Oh what a precious time! I love your sweet mom's attention to detail and the gift of the ring is just such a beautiful gesture and a gift I am sure you will treasure always.

Robyn said...

This is just so special, Stephanie and Debbie. Now I know where Stephanie gets her exquisite attention to detail! I'd love to include this in Tuesday Tidbits next week with your permission.
I'm so touched by the bond you share. Such a precious gift!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your mother sure knows how to display a spread doesn't she. I am so sorry to hear that your sister wasn't able to make the trip to be with you all, I am sure she was much disappointed but you have to be careful at this time of year I am sure.
Everything is displayed just beautifully and like you said you can tell so much thought went into everything. Cherish these times with her, I so miss my mom very much, but am thankful for all the sweet memories I have with her and the time that God blessed us with.
How wonderful for her to give you her ring, I was blessed to get my mothers wedding band when she passed away and I wear it everyday, it is like she is with me all the time.
So happy that you were able to have a very special day with your mom, and may you have as special of a weekend with your family!!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a shame your sister couldn't make it. Your Mom set out such a beautiful tea party and how very kind of her to present you with that beautiful ring, I am sure that she treasured it and that you will too. You and your Mom look very alike and both very beautiful ladies! xx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such a precious time dear Stephanie!
I'm looking forward to doing the same for my daughter when I visit her in France again this year!
The food all looks amazing and the little tarts would have been my downfall too - they look exquisite - please get the recipe from your Mum!!
Thinking of you
love
Shane x

Celestina Marie said...

Dearest Stephanie, So so Beautiful is this post and the special tea party your talented mother created for her girls to enjoy. What a special time you must have had surrounded by the darling pretties and delicious treats. So sorry your sister could not make it. Love the story with the ring and the precious gift you now will enjoy in honor of your mother and dad.
I love everything about this special day you shared and the photo of you both together is beautiful.
Your dear mother and my good friend, blesses at each and every turn. She is directed by God and it shows in all she does. Thank you for sharing this special tea party with us.
Blessings to you for the perfect Sunday. With Love to you.
xo

Celestina Marie said...

Forgot to add how darling your baby blankets are. Just love them and the pretty details of the fabrics. They will fly off the shelves. XOXO

Jazzmin said...

What sweet, treasure time with your loving mother! What a heart of gold she has- her love for the Lord and her love for her family and her selflessness inspire me so very much. As do yours because it is easy to see you are so much like her :)
Everything is absolutely beautiful! What a joyful time to sit and talk over tea with your Mom, your best friend. How truly blessed we are to have mother-daughter relationships. Aren't they the greatest blessing? My mom is my best friend, too, and there is no friendship like it :)

I so enjoyed hearing of your time with her, seeing those absolutely delightful photos (made me hungry! hehe), and reading about the special moments like receiving that precious gift from her that means so much to you.

I hope your dear sister is able to make it next time. I'm sure she was so greatly missed.

Love and hugs, to you dear friend!
Praying your weekend is blessed!
Jazzmin

Kim said...

Oh what an exquisite tea party. The food your mum so lovingly prepared looks delectable, each morsel fit for a princess. The table decorations are perfect and what a gorgeous sentiment to gift you one of her precious rings, such a lovely touch. I love the photo of you and your mum....just beautiful!

Hope said...

Hello dear Stephanie,

What a spectacular tea party! Everything looks so lovely and oh my, so delicious! Your mother clearly went through a lot of effort to prepare this wonderful party. What a blessing! How precious that you get to spend time with your mother. (My mother is 2450 miles away.)

Thank you for sharing your tea party with us.

♥Hope

Bonnie said...

Such a delightful and endearing post. Debbie, what a sweet tea party for your daughters. I hate the weather hindered one daughter not able to attend. The food looks delicious and as Stephanie has testified it was. I know all the mother's and daughters reading feel the love the two of you share as we read your blogs. What a special gift you share.
Stephanie I see how you honor your mother which is a great example. I know you will cherish her ring. Thank you for sharing your moving story of the tea party.

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