I attended a Mother’s Day Tea Party with my Mother-in-Law. She has 4, yes 4, sons. I’m married to her eldest. I’ve spent my whole marriage telling her: how much I love him; how wonderful he is to me; and the kind and good things he does for people. Why? Because all Momma’s love to hear others tell them wonderful things about their kids. (Truth!) As a result, I’m her favorite D-i-L. No, she hasn’t told me that but there are only 3 of us left and a girl can pretend, right?
So, when I heard their retirement community was hosting a Mother’s Day Tea Party I asked her if she planned on going. She said no because she doesn’t have any daughters. What? And, I thought I was her favorite. On top of that she’s never, ever been to a tea party! So we made reservations and I promised to bring the table decor. I got busy making a quilt for the table as to leave as her gift. I packed the milk glass snack plates. My husband bought roses and I made the bouquets. I made finger sandwiches, packed the linen napkins and silverware. We drove 125 miles and showed up with a party! Want to see?
All I did was add a border to the vintage tablecloth.
The back was pieced with Bible verses.
I used a very floral quilting motif.
Now for the Mother’s Day Tea Party pictures:
Sandwiches and cookies (from the bakery) were served on milk glass snack plates…the plates she gave me years ago. I took each of them a vintage hanky as a little gift- in case of tears. And, guess what, we all used them! The chairs have vintage pillowcases covering them.
Pink roses are so lovely!
Antique 3-tiered plates that belonged to her Mom held the Rainbow sandwiches, the cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and the pimento cheese sandwiches.
Rainbow sandwiches: cream cheese + pineapple + pecans = Delicious! Yes, a dot of food coloring for make them pink and blue.
4 generations. It was a precious memory.
Have you ever celebrated with a Mother’s Day Tea Party?