A Celebration & Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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.

spring flowers in the keeping room

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...

spring 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!

mom is cancer free

The rest of the family had their supper in the formal dining room.

celebrating in the keeping room

For the dining room table, tulips and daffodils were placed in a tall milk glass vase.

tulips and daffodils in milk glass vase

So simple, but pretty.

spring flower arrangement

spring flowers

tulips and daffodil arrangement

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.

tulips and daffodils in the keeping room

daffodils and tulips

A view from the other side of the room...

barn door pantry doors

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.

thank God mom is cancer free

Hop on over for AMAZE ME MONDAY!


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Cindy. Lots of loveliness in this post!

  2. Beautiful flowers and an even more beautiful survivor, Cindy.

  3. Best wishes to you, Prairie Patch Quilts, on your two-year survivor mark. Yes, every day is a gift.

  4. This is really great, Cindy. I'm sure you all had wonderful time together.

    I love those beautiful tulips and daffodils.

  5. She is all smiles and you are lucky to still have her. The photos are lovely!

  6. Cindy,
    Simplicity is always the most beautiful of all!!!
    Gorgeous floral arrangements, dear friend!!!
    Praising God with you that your Mother is not only a survivor. . .
    but happy and healthy and loving. . .being a Mother!!!
    Celebrate, indeed!!!

  7. Cindy,
    What a beautiful post celebrating your mother's life with your family. The photos of the tulips and daffodils are beautiful. Every time I see chandeliers like yours over a dining table, I try to envision one over my dining table.


  8. What a special celebration!! Your flowers looked beautiful!

  9. Congratulations and blessings to your Mom! VERY special occasion indeed.

  10. Cindy, While all your decorations are simply beautiful they are outshone by your beautiful mom who has put breast cancer in its place. God bless her. I know how scary it is to have someone in your family with cancer.
    Your home is so pretty, Cindy. and the tulips and daffodils just add an extra bit of beauty. xo Diana

  11. What a fabulous thing to celebrate. I need to get me some more tulips. They are my favorite. I love your hutches!

  12. Cindy, what a lovely post honoring your precious Mom! Wishing her continued health and thank you for sharing! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

  13. Your mother is beautiful in her green outfit!

  14. Happy Spring, we had snow yesterday. Trying to get it in gear today. Nice celebration for mom


  15. So happy your mother is able to continue enjoying a happy life. She looks charming. I love your dining room and wonder what color it is painted? Google is showing me as no-reply blogger despite everything I've tried. If you would leave the color info on your comments section or blog, I would so appreciate it. I'm sooooo tired of beigey-yellow walls.

  16. Just wonderful! Your mother is beaming with joy and pride! I'm sure you had a lot to do with it with all the special touches you did to your home Cindy! God bless you all!

  17. Such a sweet tribute to your mother! She is beautiful. And speaking of beautiful, your vase of tulips is stunning. Jane

  18. So thankful and happy that you have your mother still with you! What a blessing, enjoy and savor each moment! This post made me smile and give thanks to God for His goodness!

  19. Oh Cindy, what a sweet post! Your mother looks beautiful in all that green. Praise God for the blessing of still having her around. Glory be to God!
    Happy Sunday and Happy Spring!

  20. What a wonderful celebration!! So happy your Mother is well. The flowers are so beautiful!


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