Mother's Day been and gone. One probably one I wouldn't like to repeat. Thankfully, we had celebrated the weekend before - so - that will be my 2013 memory of Mother's Day.
The beautiful pink ruffle cake creation above, made by my lovely Mitchell and Amie - they are such a clever pair. It was beautiful.
Even this celebration was a little topsy turvy. It had been planned as a 3.30 High Tea which ended up as a 1pm lunch/High Tea! Not to worry though as our big boy surprised us with a visit from Darwin to celebrate with us and also to see his little sister in her lead role in the school musical.
The other reason for our early celebration was to spend time with my Mum and Dad before they jetted off on another wonderful trip. This time to the east coast of the USA and then up into Canada. Thinking of them tonight as they head off into Amish country - I should have requested a quilt maybe!
The food, flowers and table setting came together in such a rush - I surprised myself with how lovely it all looked. I really must do it again soon.
We set a long table for 13 guests and enjoyed the company of my family for the afternoon. It always comes to an end far too quickly.
I think I scrounged together enough roses from the garden to make five little vases for along the table. Lovely assorted vintage vases and jugs were just the thing!
I love the mirrored cake stand below - a very lovely and thoughtful gift from my Sister Inlaw for Christmas.
Mother's Day for me was actually spent working at our shop from 6 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. - it was a long, busy day - I really wish people would turn up for their shift and do it happily. I will admit though, it is only one out of six - one too many though.
It is so hard to believe that we have celebrated Mother's Day already - the year almost to the middle. What a busy time. All good, but way too busy.
So May means dreaming of Spring even though Winter hasn't happened yet. Busy planning and planting a Spring garden. I so look forward to having a pretty garden in the Springtime!