Mothers day celebration


This year Mother’s Day might not look like it normally does for many, if not most, of us.  But that doesn’t mean we’re skipping Mother’s Day,  a day which is traditionally the day to show our beloved maman how much we love them, appreciate them, and miss them!  Today I’m sharing a lovely tea table, set to celebrate all the Moms, in the garden with a beautiful Mother’s Day Rose Arrangement.



To Moms, with love.





Monday Morning Blooms for spring




My flower loving friends and I are sharing what we can, in honor of Mother’s Day.  We hope you will be inspired to celebrate your Mom, yourself, your daughters and daughter-in-laws the best you can this year.  Please visit all my friends at the end of the post by clicking on their links for more flower therapy!







As we are still sheltering at home, I am more grateful than ever for our gardens. We have enjoyed gorgeous weather over the weekend, and I’m excited to share my tea-for-two table setting with all of you today.




I’ve saved you a virtual seat to join me for tea in the garden!







My Mom has been gone for quite some years now, but oh how she loved coming to have tea in our garden every Sunday afternoon!  You can read about her in a post I wrote after she passed away.  Most Mother’s Days, our whole family would gather in the garden, first for tea time, later for dinner at the long outdoor table.  She was brave, strong, funny, and loved me beyond what any child could ask for. As a single Mom, she taught me everything I needed to know, loved me fiercely, and made me feel like we were a fully complete family.





I thought there would be no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to set a tea  table in our garden with my Mother’s favorite flowers, roses.











Our back garden is coming along.  We recently had it re-designed, and pulled most of the old plants out. But the glorious climbing Eden rose stayed. She is sharing her gorgeous big blooms in perfect timing for our tea time!










For the centerpiece of my tea table,  I cut just a few of her delightful blossoms to arrange in an antique silver bride’s basket.  A few snips of greens from our silver-sheen trees in the front garden, a few petal pink alstroemerias together with some white iceberg roses from the front entrance, and voila!




My Mother’s Day inspired floral arrangement is ready.












The sound of our new fountain bubbling in the background certainly soothes our soul during this time.  I’ve always cherished the month of May in the garden, but never more so than during this shelter at home time!









I layered our old French metal round garden table with a patchwork from France, it has all the colors of the garden and adds such cheerfulness.  I know this is a table my Mom would have loved!  Oh, I wish I could still sit at it with her. I am grateful for all the years we had together, and also more than grateful to be a mom myself.




I know she is with her heavenly Father.  But these are the times that I miss her most. If only my teenage self could have known this. : )







The plates are French Old Paris porcelain. They have the most exquisite scalloped border of sky blue – like the prettiest day in May.  Each is hand painted in gold with a monogram – divine!









An antique silver plated teapot to pour the tea has yet another monogram engraved on the front. That the pot belonged to a woman long ago and carries her initials makes it even more special to me.






Sitting here in the garden on the gravel path, surrounded by plants that are just beginning to bloom is heavenly.  It’s such a sweet spot for a pot of tea, a few treats, and reflecting on how special all mothers are!





I love that saying- “God could not be everywhere so He created Mothers.”  {Even though I know God can be and is everywhere.}  I always tell my girls that no one will ever love them as much as me, their mother. Isn’t that true?








Our garden is growing by the day, and the coral bells in my pot are showing off. The hydrangeas in my pots are starting to bloom, too.  I just love this time of year, don’t you?







Thank you so much for joining me today in our garden.  I so appreciate and cherish your friendship, and love reading your comments!





If you look closely, you will notice that the little tarts are faux.  Just keeping it real. Our grocery delivery isn’t coming until tomorrow, so we are all out of treats and fruit for today. It seems that since we are both home all the time, a daily “coffee break” in the front garden for Mr. FGH and myself has become a new habit, and it’s  accompanied by a treat. : ) So we are out until tomorrow’s groceries arrive.









Mother’s Day this year won’t look like it usually does, but the feelings are just as strong. We’ve all had to rethink how we usually celebrate. But instead of being discouraged, we all have the opportunity to get really creative to show our Moms, children, sisters, and friends how much they mean to us.  I know many of us will be meeting around the virtual table in a zoom meeting online to let those we love know that we do.












Here at FrenchGardenHouse, we’ve had the privilege of hand writing countless Mother’s Day cards to send with gifts bought in our shop this past week.  It is my hope that every mom who opens the gift will be touched by that note, written by me in ink, but written with all the love in the world by their children.






Darling friends, I wish you a blessed week ahead and a beautiful Mother’s Day.  Please be sure to visit Shirley, Mary and Pam.  They always delight my heart and inspire me with their creativity.


MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs


PAM at Everyday Living


Mothers day celebration
And me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse



What are your plans for Mother’s Day?







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