Mother’s Day happily coincides with the beautiful month of MAY – a time when all our favorite flowers are at their very best.

 

 

When my own Mom was still alive { you can read about her here > } our custom was that she would come for a Mother’s Day Tea at lunch time in our back garden. All of us would join her for a slightly more elaborate type of gathering than we usually have back there, and enjoy tea, lunch, and each other’s company.

 

Today I’m joining my three flower loving friends Shirley, Mary and Pam for FLORAL FRIDAY.  I love getting to see their pretty flowers every first and third Friday of the month, and I’m sure that you will love it too! I’ll give you the links at the bottom of this post.

 

 

Mother’s Day is such a special holiday, it’s a time to honor motherhood, and there are so many ways to do that.

Spending time with your family, honoring your own Mom and grandmother with flowers, a gift and/or a special time together is a great way to honor the mothers in your life. Honoring your own daughters or daughters-in-love for the wonderful mothers they are in a special way is another way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Or choosing to make a difference somehow in the lives of other mothers in your community, city, country or around the world.

For this FLORAL FRIDAY, I honored the memory of my Mom by designing a floral arrangement with the flowers and colors she loved in an antique tea pot.

 

 

It’s easy to create an alluring arrangement of flowers of your very own, either to honor your Mom, or to love in your own home. Trust me, you can do this!

 

 

You can’t go wrong with these easy to master tips:

 

1. PICK HER FAVORITE FLOWERS.

Flowers are all beautiful, so this always super easy.  I chose roses, alstroemeria and tiny carnations, mixed with blue hydrangeas and bright chartreuse green snowballs.

 

 

 

2,  ADD IN A TOUCH OF SILVER.

An antique silver tea pot is the perfect reflective container and adds a touch of metallic glamour. Using a metallic vase for your arrangement will make your flowers look luxurious and even more lavish.

 

 

3. USE HER FAVORITE COLORS.

My Mom loved blue. LOVED. I couldn’t find any cut flowers in her favorite colors this week, but knew we had some bright blue hydrangeas in pots in the garden that would look dazzling in this arrangement.  I actually only had to clip two big flowers and one small one from our potted hydrangeas for my arrangement. {good thing, because my head gardener is not really a fan of me cutting his prized blooms off a plant!}

Mom also really loved bold, bright colors, so when I found these stunning Apricot Orange Roses and Peach Alstroemeria for this arrangement, I knew they were perfect! I added the bright green snowballs for a complimentary pop.  She would have loved this color combination.

 

 

Antique Limoges Cup & Saucer

 

4. ADD HEIGHT.

I usually make short, clipped arrangements. But this tall antique tea pot called for something with height.

I cut the roses longer than I normally would.  I did use my handy florist tape to tape an easy grid on the pot  {tips here >}  which really helped the long roses and snowballs stand up tall!

 

 

 

Add the tallest flowers one by one, stand back and admire your work. Then slowly add the other flowers, being aware to fill in any holes or gaps. Stand back and admire your arrangement again, and make adjustments if you need or want to. You can pull some of the flowers gently up higher, and gently push others down a little further until it looks like you want it to.

And there you have it! You’ve created a beautiful arrangement for your Mom, or for you!

 

 

This year, I’ll be joining my daughters and grand-daughters for a birthday celebration at the American Girl Doll Store!  My adorable grand-girl is going to be celebrated at a fancy lunch with her best friend and sister and their dolls, and us.  What fun we will have!   I’m excited to be invited to this special day in her life!  And I know that my Mom would have loved to join us in this adventure.

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY? I’d love to hear!!

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