Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Because of These Mothers




My heritage......Because of this line of Mothers, I am here on this earth.  If it were not for them I would not be......This is my tribute to my ancestors..the women who walked the path before me..the footsteps in which I walk..I am forever humbled and grateful to them and for them......

With my pictures, I almost always have a story to tell....as I set this table, I wanted it to tell the story of the women in my family line......each woman is represented by her teacup that I now have.....
There is a continuity here. a common bond.. I look for this all the time...  the thread that ties everything together....and the common bond here is flowers....We all love flowers.......


The cups on the left represent 4 generations of women.....my great great grandmother, my grandmother, my mama, and me.......


The green floral is mine, the gold one is Mamama's, the dainty floral is my great great grandmother's, and the red floral is Mama's.




The tea set belonged to my Grandmother Lewis ...the details are so beautiful.. I have always loved these dishes.

The older I get, the more I appreciate these women..all that they sacrificed and endured and enjoyed about life......
the good things and the bad....all of the cumulative years have come down to only one woman...me..I am the matriarch of my family..the oldest woman living..and y'all...I am young.. wink, wink...there are 2 more generations of women after me already living....my daughter and granddaughter....


Daily I think of these women...I wish I had had more time with them...had been better prepared for their deaths...that I had appreciated them more while I had them here...and I wish I could tell every woman everywhere just how much she will miss her Mama when she is gone....NO MATTER WHAT!



I like the way all of these floral dishes compliment one another..kinda like the women who owned them...I have a lot of characteristics that came from each one of them...I am similar to the United States of America...a melting pot ..a mixture...each one different ..each one similar... one main thing they ALL have in common...me..I came from all of the mixture in all of their lives..it all came together and I came about.....



We are each distinct.....we all have a different heritage...but we all came from somewhere. We ALL have a Mother.



and today, we need to stop and think about her....what she did to bring us into the world...what she did to get us where we are in life....and realize this...

We would not be where we are if it were not for our Mothers....

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY




I am sharing with these lovely parties.....come visit..you will be glad....

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27 comments:

  1. Oh, Mona! I knew this was going to be wonderful and it is. What a sweet way to honor those mothers who came before you. All the teacups are lovely and you are so fortunate to have them. I love the china that belonged to you Grandmother Lewis - of course, the china would have flowers on the pieces. Happy Mother's Day, my friend!!

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  2. Lovely head vases. A beautiful tribute to these mothers too.

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  3. The floral embellishments on the lady heads area so beautiful!!! I can't tell if those are vases or what, but the flowers spilling all around them just really make them more special. What a sweet post!!!! I wish you a Happy Mother's Day, too!

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    1. yes, Alycia they are vases...I guess they are from the 50's and 60's and remind me of my childhood. glad you liked them.....

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  4. The lady heads vases are so wonderful. And the flowers in them are spectacular. I love your cups. I have tea cups that go back to my great grandmother and I really relish them. I was delighted to see your artistry on the table and in your words. This is a wonderful post. This is Mother's Day #7 without my mom, so I always find myself thinking back... thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

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  5. What a lovely tablescape. I have a beautiful planter lady similar to yours...I love the idea of using her for a Mother's Day scape. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hope your week is extraordinary!

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  6. Oh Mona, what a lovely post you wrote to honor the women in your family. I loved seeing all the teacups, the beautiful tea service and the darling lady heads. Happy Mother's Day blessings to you.

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  7. What a lovely tribute and beautiful setting!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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    1. I am following now! Didn't realize I wasn't! I will fix your link, you forgot to put your blog name first. :)

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    2. thank you Kathleen...don't know what I was thinking..must have been in too big of a hurry..thanks for fixing it..

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  8. What a beautiful setting for a tribute to the wonderful ladies of your family..I got sentimental as I remembered my Ggmothers, g'mothers and my own mother, still alive and after me there's two daughters and two grandgirls too! Your dishes are gorgeous and so are each of your tea cups! Your tablescape is stunning! I just became your newest follower..hope you come by too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
    FABBY

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  9. The ladies from the 50's, flower vases are awesome too!
    FABBY

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  10. Mona, this is wonderful!!! Your words are so moving. I am only lucky enough to have cups from my mother, nothing beyond hers. She was the last of nine children, so everything had been passed to others before she grew up. You are very, very lucky to have these beautiful keepsakes and it sounds like you really appreciate them all! It is so interesting to think of the women who chose all your cups! And to think of the way we all came to be who we are now. Such a beautiful post--thank you for it. Linda

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  11. Ah, so awesome!

    I lose my sweet Mom when she was much too young - and it's been almost 20 years ago now....and not a single day goes by that I don't miss her.

    I love your tribute to those special loved ones before you - and with teacups. Love it.

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  12. You've set a lovely table and a charming tribute to some special mothers. Thanks for sharing this sweet tablescape and the special details. Happy Mother's Day!

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  13. Beautiful tea set and cups. I love the head vases. I have been looking for a couple to plant succulents in.
    Happy Mother's Day, Mona.

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  14. Beautiful post! I love the head vases! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. Such a lovely table with such beautiful dishes. What special meaning they have for you. I have certainly found your comment to be true...I miss my mother!

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  16. This entire table is just wonderful...oodles of interesting things to see & learn about. What a great tribute to the women in your life, Mona!
    I'm your newest follower.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  17. Hi Mona,

    This is such a lovely tribute to the special ladies in your life. The dishes are beautiful and set in a very pretty table!

    Sending wishes for a very Happy Mother's Day weekend :)
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  18. The head vases are really a trip down memory lane. Great collection. The history of your teacups is perfect for your exquisite Mother's Day tea. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  19. Such a fun table, I love the vases! Happy Mother's Day-enjoy:@)

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  20. What a great tribute to mothers in your life. Your table is beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  21. This is such a lovely tribute to some wonderful ladies in your life! I adore the lady head vases!

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  22. I love this post, the ladies reminded me of my grandma she had several of those head. Your tea cups from the different generations is really special. I have a few pieces of the pattern with the red rose and love it. Have a wonderful week, Laura

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  23. Beautiful words and pictures. Lovely tribute, Mona!
    Happy Mother's Day to you.

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