Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Tea with Mom

It's Mother's Day and I thought I'd set a little table
and invite mom to sit down and have a bit of tea!
I've added two more cups just in case my two girls happen to stop by.
Actually, Mom and I will also be joining my children later in the
day to celebrate Mom's Day!
The Menu:
Earl Grey Tea (my favorite!)
Maple Brown Sugar Bundt Cake (Thank you Trader's Joes!)
Fresh Strawberries
Coconut Macaroons that I partially dipped in melted chocolate.
If you look just below the tabletop, you will notice this beautiful
hand-embroidered tablecloth.  Hand-embroidered by 
My Mom!
She worked this tablecloth many years ago while she was
pregnant with my younger sister.  
Here is a close up of the butterfly and flowers.  Mom learned as a 
child to embroidery by her grandmother, my great-grandmother.
Here it is on the other side.  Such beauty!  It actually continues all the
way around.  Mom keeps it pressed, hanging, and ready to use!
We will be drinking our tea in these pretty cups and saucers.
I bought eight of these cups and saucers for my mom years ago.
(I bought eight for me too!)  Do any of you recall Mervyn's?  
Mervyn's had a wonderful home section.  They went out of business
and many of their vacant stores became Kohl's.  I miss Mervyn's but I'm so
very happy to have these cups and saucers.  They are actually one
of the few blue things I own.  I just don't have a lot of blue in my 
home.  I was sold on the combination of the pink roses and the rims of gold.
So very pretty! 

I will be happily joining these parties this week:

Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish on Wednesday
Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday Mother's Day

And, of course, I'm wishing all of you Mom's out there
a very special and Happy Mother's Day!

~ Karen


  1. Oh my! Those cups are just stunning on that tablecloth, which is an incredible treasure! How lucky you are to have something that your mother made and is so gorgeous. Hope your Mother's Day is fantastic!

  2. Love your tea setting -- the tablecloth is wonderful and what a treasure. I have some items from my mother and I treasure them too -- but alas, no tablecloth! And the cups are beautiful as well. And the food looks yummy -- I love cookies dipped in chocolate!

  3. That tablecloth is stunning! If I were your sister, I would claim it, since your mom embroidered it while expecting her! The dessert table looks beautiful, and I would love to have that coconut cookie dipped in chocolate RIGHT NOW! Happy Mother's Day!

  4. I think I do remember that store. I think my grandmother used to shop at one in Connecticut when I was little. I'll have to ask Mom...

    Your teacups are really lovely to me, and the tablecloth? It's gorgeous and a true treasure. It steals the show!

  5. Oh wow, the tablecloth is so beautiful and special...after all, your mother embroidered it, even if it was your sister who she was expecting it! You're so lucky sis didn't claim it before, lol!! Your teacups are gorgeous too. Great memories. Have a wonderful MOTHER'S DAY.

  6. That tablecloth is a real treasure and it goes perfectly with those beautiful teacups. Yes, I remember Mervyn's very well. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  7. Just beautiful! The tablecloth goes so well with your teacups, and what a special treasure your mom created! The treats look scrumptious, too! I really miss Mervyn's! My favorite sections were shoes and bedding! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  8. That tablecloth is a treasure! It goes so beautifully with your tea set!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, and Happy Mother's Day!

  9. You honor your mom in such a beautiful way. The embroidered tablecloth is an incredible treasure. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Mothers' Day! Cherry Kay

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

    - The Tablescaper


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