Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

This teapot and platter is on display in her dining room.
In honor of my mom and all the moms I know out there...
Here are some pictures that remind me of my mom. 
You've probably seen some of them. 
I have too much on my plate this week, so  I hope you enjoy!
Her floral Bavarian plates and Limoges Butterfly
 She went above and beyond with this beautiful cake for my birthday!
 My mom really exemplifies unconditional love. 
She is generous, she is kind, she is smart, she is wise, she is caring, nurturing, loving and she will always be one of my best friends.
In each of these pictures, she has gifted 
or lent me something without a return date.
I remember in high school, my brother's friends would eat dinner with us, even if he wasn't home. 
I learned how to set an inviting table from her. 
It didn't have to be fancy, but the guests should always feel welcome and special.  
My mom let me help her in the kitchen at an early age and always encouraged me to enjoy it.
 She gave me this teapot, platter and matching serving bowls when she knew I was collecting the pattern. 
 Regency White is the pattern she has from my grandmother. She gave me these spoons from her mother.  
 Her wedding crystal
 She helped me collect these wine glasses from Marshall's the first year I was married.
 She brought me this sugar bowl from Russia.
 The Mason Ironstone is on display in her china cabinet. It was my great grandmother's. 
 She gifted me with a set for 12 of Italian Countryside.
 She helped me collect these snowman plates and mugs years ago. 
 Her Spode Wickerdale belonged to my grandmother.
Thanks, Mom! I love you dearly!

I'm sharing with

Happy Mother's Day to you!!!


Kathleen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! So many lovely things she has shared with you! I love the no return date. You are both very lucky to have each other!
Happy Mother's Day to you, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Martha said...

Lovely tribute to your mother and what a wonderful collection of family dishes -- that makes things so special!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how wonderful- so many extra special things for your table that was either given or helped acquiring by your Mom.

Everything is so pretty and so special.

kitty said...

Oh my, what wonderful treasures you have. I loved seeing all your pretty things that you love and use. Happy Mother's Day.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

How lovely to have so many nice things from your mother! Everything is just lovely.
Happy Mother's Day!

Marlis said...

How lovely to be the keeper of her treasures. And they are just that. I love the pretty dishes and patterns. Beautiful post.. have a blessed weekend.. xo marlis

Tricia said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother! It's apparent that you share a love of dishes -- and what a great collection you have together!

Chubby Chieque said...

Meridith... what a great collections and your Mum is absolutely, adorable.

I enjoy and drool every sets you have.

TC and GB you & your family.

Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

Diane said...

Wonderful! My daughter and I collect china together - so much fun.
Love all of the memories that you shared - you will keep them always!

Recipes We Love said...

LOVE the blue and white china! I really wish I would have registered for some china when I got married but didn't.


avalarue said...

Thank you for this wonderful Mother's Day gift! I love you, Mom


I'm loving the blue and white china, I like them all too! I collect china, I have lots and yours are lovely, plus, the memories. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and many blessings.

Marigene said...

Lovely tribute to your mother...you have some beautiful dishes, Meredith!
Happy Mother's Day.

The Tablescaper said...

What a tribute. Thanks so much for being a part of my 100th Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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