For this Mother's Day my neice thought of a wonderful idea for a present for my mother, her grandmother. Long ago my mother and her siblings gave my grandmother a cup and saucer rack. Each child was to purchase a cup and sauce and give it to her for placement on the rack. Each cup was hug in order of the child's birth order. Many years ago my grandmother went to live with Jesus and my mother received the cup and saucer rack with all the wonderful memories intact. However...last year when my mother came home from Florida the rack had fallen off the wall and the cups and saucers were broken into a million pieces. She only had two cups and two saucers that did not break but none of which was a matched set. Back to my neice..Brittney. Brittney came up with the idea that if all my mothers daughters, Daughter-in-laws, grand children and one great grand child would buy a cup and saucer then there would be 12...plus the two unbroken ones left from Grandma's collection, this would fill up the rack. So we all went out in seach of the perfect cups and sauces. These were the ones we came up with from me and my daughters. Kinda a funny thing did happen. My youngest daughter had wanted to pick out the cup and saucer for my mother her self but I had already purchaced them at the antique shop. When my mother unwrapped this cup and saucer I had somehow broked the saucer into about 5 pieces. I had to laugh...she really had wanted to choose the cup that represented her and now she will get the opportunity to do so. We will be going back to the antique shop so she can look them over and decide for herself. She will be happy, Mom will have another set for her rack and I can stop filling guilty that I had choosen it for her. I guess that makes for a Happy Mother's Day for all of us.
While I was picking out my Mother's Cups and saucers at the anitque shop I found this wonderful old jewlery box. It has carvings on the sides and top and a picture of a red rose on the top. My daughter made a trip back to the antique shop to purchase it for me for Mother's Day just because I thought it was wonderful. I wish you could see the picture without the glare.
I found this wonderful cooler at Walmart and knew it would look good outside our bck door...first as a decoration then as a real useful item to have. My oldest daughter was with me when I found it and knew how much I like it so she found a way to purchase it when I wasn't around and the three girls gave it to me for Mother's day. They are so sweet and thoughtful! I love it girls. I enjoy my girls so much and I am blessed that they have been in our home for their schooling so that I have had the delight of schooling them all the way through. I am blessed.