Let’s set the table, girls! Pull out the fine china and table linens and let’s set that table early. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that is one thing I get done several days in advance. Not only does it give time for the flowers to open up, but more importantly it’s just one thing checked off the to-do list. I set the table and cook and prepare as much as possible before hand so the day of I can really enjoy it.
Often times I use a table cloth or even a table runner. This time I chose for neither and to let the warm colors of the wood table be the background. I really love it.
I used my old faithful china pattern, Butler’s Pantry by Lenox and a small Blue Willow plate on top. The silver was my Grandmother Bryant’s and I use it often. She would love to know that I am using it!
The blue and white flower urn and candlesticks was an antique store purchase. It is probably my most favorite antique store find to date. I filled it will blue and green hydrangeas and pink roses from the grocery store. I can’t wait for them to open up a bit more, hopefully by Sunday! Another thing I do often is clip greenery from my yard. I needed a bit more filler and so I just went to the backyard and got what I needed.
I am so thankful for my mom and all the memories I have of her. She was an awesome memory maker. Of all the memories I have and the fun we had/have together, my fondest memory was the memory of her always pointing me to Christ and leading by example. From praying over me in the car on the way to school EVERY SINGLE MORNING, to watching her read her Bible while swinging on the porch in her robe, rolling my hair with pink sponge rollers every Saturday night and making me sleep in them because it wasn’t Sunday unless you were in your “Sunday best”, to conversations after conversations of making Him proud and living for Him, my mom was one of the best. And even now at almost age 40, if I call her with any kind of problem or concern, she always points me to Him. I am forever grateful for what she has taught me and how she has lead me.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed. -Proverbs 31:28
Happy Mother’s day, friends! What an honor to be a mom! I am praying for those that have lost their moms and those that long to be moms. May His peace and presence be felt in a great, great way!