the Mother’s Day Edition.



Thank you for joining us, whether on your computer, tablet or cell phone



we’re excited to have you join us



for floral therapy and how to’s!






Today I’m joining my three flower loving friends Shirley, Pam and Mary.


{from the road, as we are just returning from a fabulous

antique buying trip! Sharing “loot” this week!}




I love getting to see their flower inspiration every first and third Monday of the month,




and I’m sure that you will love it too! I’ll give you their links at the bottom of this post.






Mother’s Day is so special, it’s a time to honor motherhood in all its forms.




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




is another way to celebrate Mother’s Day.







For this Mother’s Day Monday Morning Blooms




I chose these bright blue delphiniums




and arranged them very simply in my Mom’s Delftware urn.









My Dutch Mom loved blue.




And I miss her more each year!


If you haven’t read about her before, meet her HERE >





Every Mother’s Day, especially,



I think of her and pull out some of



my most cherished memories



from my heart.







Delphiniums is a genus with over 300 different species of perennial flowering plants.




They are native in the Northern Hemisphere, and quite easy to grow.




Their name comes from the ancient Greek word delphinion, which means “dolphin” –




legend has it that they were named that because of their dolphin shaped flowers.






I love seeing them open up all their bright blue flowers




in our FrenchGardenHouse garden!






My Mom always loved them – each year she would exclaim




that they were at their most beautiful ever.







The only bad thing about delphiniums is that they are toxic to




humans and animals.



And that they “shatter” – dropping petals all over.







I’ve learned to accept that –




even leaving the one fallen on the Delft jar for the photos.




And gathering the rest of them into this antique bowl.



{the color astounds me!}



Each Mother’s Day I reflect on how blessed I am


to be the Mother of two outstanding young women, and the exceptional young men they married.



I hope that they will remember me as fondly as I do my own Mom.




And that I can be an example of a Godly mother to them,




who always encourages, inspires, helps and is a blessing.



“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:”
Proverbs 31:28









Don’t forget to visit my three gorgeous friends:


PAM at Everyday Living




MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs




SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs




and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse




Ps. Our exclusive French Flower Arranging Kit is here! Available in limited quantities.

It makes a wonderful arranging kit for you to use for years to come, or a very thoughtful gift

to give as a host or hostess gift when staying with friends in their house in the country.



Once I’m unpacked from our buying trip, I’ll share some of our latest antique discoveries!



If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.