Mother's Day is a relatively new holiday, having been around less than 100 years. In the USA we celebrate this day honouring our mothers on the second Sunday in May. When I was growing up in the south, people always wore a rose pinned on their clothes. If your mother had crossed over, you wore a white rose. If your mother was still here with you, you wore a red rose. My Mom had a Paul Scarlet climbing rose growing on the corner of our front porch. It was always easy for us to cut roses to wear.
Most people I know tend to take their Moms out to dinner, send cards, give them gifts, etc. Since I became a mother, many times I have gotten a gift from a nature store - hummingbird feeders, bird baths, and other things like that. This year the girls gave me some lovely fragrant bath and body products and a very cool jewelry set in turquoise and chartreuse. I love them! I'm not going to say what we sent to my Mom and MIL because they read this blog and I got an e-mail notice that their gifts did not ship in time to arrive today. But perhaps they will get them tomorrow!
I want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there who read this.
The card I made is kind of a play on words. My Mom and I both collect Fiesta, Harlequin and other colourware. The cobalt dish is a vintage Fiesta sweets comport. The vintage postcard, I altered to look like a wrapped bar of chocolate candy. This is so I could wish my Mom the sweetest Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I am so lucky to be your daughter!
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.