Happy first day of SPRING!
It's a bit cold and rainy here today on the first official day of spring, but that's alright. The weather was perfect on Tuesday when our family gathered to celebrate a very special breast cancer survivor.
It was St. Patrick's Day 2012 when mother received her breast cancer diagnosis
and the family got together on her three year anniversary date to celebrate mom and how thankful we are for her.
Mother loves to cook, so she planned the meal and prepared most of it, but we had the celebration here. With pink tulips from Costco and daffodils from the garden, each table had a spring centerpiece.
Most of the family was here so the house was full!
Some were seated for supper in the keeping room...
The youngest children were seated at the island where shamrocks and balloons added a festive touch.
I didn't get pictures of the table settings or the countertops lined with mom's scrumptious food, (too much going on) but take my word for it, there were several meats, an array of vegetables, cornbread, potatoes, the list goes on, and all of it was absolutely delicious!
The rest of the family had their supper in the formal dining room.
For the dining room table, tulips and daffodils were placed in a tall milk glass vase.
So simple, but pretty.
In the keeping room the tulips were placed in a glass vase that used to hold a candle.
The daffodils were placed in small milk glass vases on mirrored pedestals.
A view from the other side of the room...
I've saved the best for last.
My sweet, amazing, lovely, kind, gracious, loving, mother.
I love her so and thank God she is still with us.
Hop on over for AMAZE ME MONDAY!