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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers like Flowers in the Garden of Life:

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother

When thou art feeble, old, and gray,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away.
My Mother.
~By Ann Taylor
  Hello, dear readers, hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers' Day today. A bright and sunny morning  greeted me, with  breakfast in bed from my two lovely daughters (with help from their Daddy,of course). Feels great to be pampered once in a while, doesn't it? I have been soaking up all the sunshine we have been having this weekend, after so many weekends of rain!!Today is the first time this spring we mowed our lawn and I'm super excited about planting all my seedlings outside and planning  my container garden. I've picked up a few colored potteries for my deck and patio and can't wait to get started with them. The nurseries are now bursting with colors of every hue and picking out the flowers to go with my containers is the most fun part..

My sister hosted the Mother's Day Brunch this year and I would love to share her table with you, today. Everything looks so bright and cheerful.... DAISIES, BUTTERFLIES, sunny YELLOW.... perfect for this special spring day, don't you agree?

A Mother's Day Brunch:

A little close-up on Mom's linen tablecloth:

I love these daisy napkin holders! They brighten up her table so much.

A little close-up on the stemware:

The butterfly dinnerware looks adorable against the spring tablescape:

 I love the simple elegance of the silver candle holder:

 English poet Ann Taylor's sister Jane Taylor is the author of the "Twinkle Twinkle little Star." I have hummed this tune so many times when my girls' were little babies.
It has been a splendid day today spending time with my family and I hope it has been special for you as well.
The greatest gift of all is the gift of "motherhood."

I appreciate you stopping by and for your sweet comments.It always brightens up my day!
Happy Spring!

I'll be linking with these lovely ladies this week. Do stop by for a visit and share the creativity that resides in all of us!





  1. Your sister's table is darling. Love those napkin rings!

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Hi Poppy, Your sister did a beautiful job with her Mother's Day Table. I love the linen tablecloth and the napkin rings are so cute. Have a great week.

  3. This table is so pretty and fresh! The colors are perfect! Love those napkin rings!

  4. Your table is beautiful set up.. for mothers day!! Love those little butterflies on the plate.. so so pretty!!

    Thank you for linking in.. to CD.. and making me happy!!

  5. This is so beautiful. Look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  6. Poppy, belated Happy Mother's Day. How nice a treat for you that you were pampered as such. Love the table.. especially the dancing butterflies on the plates.

  7. The table does look very cheerful, and I love that linen cloth!

  8. Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love those napkin rings, and your dishes are so pretty. The linens are exquisite. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. How beautiful. I love blue and yellow together. Your dishes are very pretty and it all looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Karie

  10. Poppy,
    When we lived in Lavenham, suffolk, UK, my daughter's friend lived in Shilling Grange - the home of the Taylors. It might interest you to see our village and the house in the sketch book I made.

  11. That tablescape if gorgeous Poppy! Mind if I copy? :)

  12. Your tablescape is so tastefully arranged! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  13. I love your tablescape, the colors are so bright and perfect for brunch. All of the pieces work so well together. The napkins rings are great......
    I'm visiting over from TT.


  14. Oh so pretty, Poppy. I love the blue and yellow combo and your butterfly plates are gorgeous!...Christine

  15. I love yellow and blue mixed. Those plates are great and the napkin rings remind me of vintage jewelry. A perfect Mom table!

  16. Poppy,
    The table is beautiful - I love the combination of blue and yellow. Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

  17. I spied the butterfly dishes. I am so into butterflys. I did a tablescape recently with butterflys.Very inviting tablescape.

  18. Your sister set quite a lovely table. The linen tablecloth is exquisite. Adding the two plaid runners really helps to bring out the colors in the beautiful butterfly dishes. I like that cute little tomato, too! Lovely tablesetting!

  19. What a happy table, it makes me smile.


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy