Hello Dear Friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Welcome to another wonderful Monday Morning Blooms
when I share great bloom inspiration along with my Bloom Friends,
Lidy, Mary and Pam.
Our common theme today is Mother’s Day.
You can find the links to Lidy, Mary, and Pam’s posts
at the bottom of this post.
Today, I present A Mother’s Day Bouquet and A Tea for Mom.
If mom was visiting, she would love sushi vs. finger sandwiches
and petite desserts. I must say that I would too!
We in our family are so blessed to still have my mom with us.
She is almost 97 and as she says “I’m still kicking” 💃
She is a joy…I attribute my strength to her
during my “lump in the road”.
I wrote a post about my mom years ago…
I actually addressed it to my maternal grandmother
who I have never met, as she passed away when my mom was 16 years old.
You can read this post here: Dear Grandma
As I stated above … my mom’s choice would be sushi
for our “tea party” along with her favorite tea.
Now this time I really had to put a large
sticker on the sushi container for my hubby…
“DO NOT EAT THE PROP” !!
I found this great book on Amazon. “The Book of Tea”
written by Okakura Kakuzo, first published in 1906.
I discovered that he was born in 1862 in my birthplace
of Yokahama, Japan.
I have not had the opportunity to read much of this book;
however, what I have read thus far is truly most informative in the aspects
of art and history.
(The doll is a gift from my mom)
I found a quote in this book that I loved …
“When a tea master has arranged a flower
to his satisfaction, he will place it on the tokonoma,
the place of honor in a Japanese room.
Nothing else will be placed near it which might interfere
with its effect, not even a painting unless there be some
special aesthetic reason for the combination. It rests
there like an enthroned prince, and the guests
or disciples on entering the room will salute it with a
profound bow before making their addresses to the host.”
The power of the flowers 🌸
The flowers that I placed in the blue and white
Japanese bowl today are:
🌸Pink double peony tulips
🌸Pink country roses
🌸Chamomile for filler
“Me and Mom”
“When you are looking at your mother,
you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
I chose the color palette of pink and white as
one of her favorite flowers is the Cherry Blossom.
She often speaks of the beautiful cherry blossoms
in her native Japan.
White hydrangeas fill the petite blue and white vase
in my favorite bird design.
The white china tea set is the one I purchased
while visiting Japan with my mom. Luckily the set
was packed well in a beautiful wooden box that fit
perfectly in my suitcase.
Mother’s Day can definitely be very bittersweet.
For many of my friends, they have an empty seat at the table,
as their beloved mothers are no longer with them.
I love being a mom and grandma. I shall never take
for granted each moment that I spend with my family.
and try to see my mom as much as I can even though
we are 600 miles apart.
Now is the time to visit my wonderful Flower Friends
for amazing Mother’s Day flower inspiration.
Their links are below their beautiful images.
Pam 🌸 Everyday Living
Lidy 🌸 FrenchGardenHouse
Mary 🌸 Home Is Where The Boat Is
And Me! 🌸 Housepitality Designs
I wish you all a most beautiful Mother’s Day celebration!
Doing the things you love with the moms in your life that you so love!
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