My Mother, like her daughter, has always loved blue and white!  And my Mom also loves tea!  So what could be better than a tea-pot bouquet inside a blue and white tea-pot.  I made this for her using a mixed bouquet that I bought at Wal-Mart for about $7.00.  The tea-pot was one I had on hand.
I sure hope she likes it!
I am keeping it wrapped in the the fridge until Sunday.

 I set this table for my Mom last summer.   Again, her love of blue and white with a touch of yellow!  I found the yellow lace tablecloth at GW for about $2... everything else was already on hand.
When I think about it, nearly all my Mom's china has been in some shade of blue!

I purchased this soup tureen for my Mom last Christmas.  I thought it fit her well.  She loves blue and she also loves folk art!

My Mom Jane Anne is the mother to eight children, grand-mother to 25 and great-grandmother to 2!  Pictured here with my Dad and her 8 children (six sons and two daughters) at my parent's golden wedding anniversary.  My Dad passed away in 2007, a year and a half after this was taken in 2005.  My Mom misses him (as we all do) everyday.

Another picture of my Mom and Dad at my son Joshua's wedding in June 2006.  Looking pretty good for a 70 year old!

A more recent picture of my Mom taken this past Christmas.  She is pictured with her boyfriend Roger.  I think she is looking pretty good for a lady who gave birth to 8 children and is a month shy of her 76th birthday! My Mom is also battling Parkinson's Disease and     she is fighting it with all her will.
Oh did I mention that Roger is 8 years her junior!  Yap...my Mom is a cougar!
Happy Mothers Day to an amazing woman!

Your daughter,

I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


  1. What a nice tribute to your Mom, Cindy. I can see that she is well loved. What a great family you have there. It is nice that your Mom has found someone to share her life with. That is really wonderful.

    My father had Parkinsoon's Disease also. It is not an easy disease. Blessings to her. They have come a long way in controlling the symptoms compared to even 10 years ago.

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day- xo Diana

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom...she sounds like a great lady!!

  3. Such a nice tribute to your Mother! Great job on the flower arrangement.

  4. Your mom is truly a lovely person, Cindy. I love the teapot vase and flowers you created for her and the tablescape is very pretty...Christine

  5. Cougar or not sweetie, you Mama is beautiful woman for any age!!! I see where you get it...good genes!

    Girl, ya had a herd of brothers watchin' out for ya, it's a wonder that ya ever dated! Heeehehehe!

    I have to warn ya...I'm quite taken with that beautiful soup tureen.

    What a wonderful tribute to your sweet Mama! She's blessed to have you and I know ya feel the same way for sure!

    God bless and have an incredible Mother's Day sweetie! :o)

  6. Sweet tribute to your mom, Cindy. Hope all the women in your family enjoy a special Mother's Day this year.

  7. I really enjoyed seeing the photos of your family! Your mom sounds like a wonderful person. The table you set for her and the flowers you arranged in the teapot will please her, I'm sure!

  8. HI Cindy! Your teapot with the pretty flowers is so pretty! You did a wonderful job and I'm sure your little mother will love it. What a wonderful snap of your family. Your mother is so cute and got herself a younger man! Go mom! :)
    I pray she does well.
    Happy Mother's Day, Cindy.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  9. Hi Cindy, What a nice tribute to your mom! I enjoyed seeing your photos and I think she will love the bouquet in the pretty teapot. It looks great!
    Hugs, Beth

  10. Visiting from Let's Dish. God bless your mom! She is an inspiration. The teapot with flowers is lovely and she will love it. Happy Mother's Day. xo

  11. What a sweet post honoring your dear Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

  12. The table is lovely with all the blue and white. I love the yellow lace tablecloth from GW too. What a nice tribute this was to your mom.

  13. Love the bouquet in the teapot!
    Glad your mom is still with you and that she has found a companion, it is terrible to be alone. My mom was since she was 49.
    I loved reading about the house too, for some reason I kept getting a service unavailable .
    Happy Mother's Day, Cindy! I hope you get to relax and enjoy the day without any responsibilities, you deserve it!

  14. She sounds like an amazing gal! And I'm sure she will LOVE the arrangement you made for her! I sure do.

  15. Oh Cindy, what a great post and such wonderful pictures of your family. Your mom sounds so amazing, no wonder you are the fabulous person that you are. She is such a great role model. Miss you tons too and can't wait until you come out again. I hope you have a super Mothers Day. Your flower arrangement is stunning, and to put it in the teapot is such a pretty idea. Hugs, Marty

  16. I see so much of you in her my friend!

    I have a praise in that our home has officially sold. I now have just 32 to days to find a home, pack and move. A little pressure? :) We put a bid on a home yesterday that will give "The Money Pit" a run for it's money.
    I wanted to let you know that I so appreciate all of your support and kind comments and if I am absent the next few weeks from your blog please know I will return soon.

    For whomever you nurture, have a happy and blessed Mother's Day.

  17. Your mom is beautiful...you look like her! I love it that she has a younger boyfriend! My dad is now in a serious relationship and to be honest, I struggled with it at first but I'm adjusting and he is happy, that is all that matters. I love the precious family photo-how lucky you are to have it.

    I'm sure she loved the teapot! So cute!

    Happy Mother's Day!


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