Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Party & A Painting

Today we prepared most of the day to host a Mother's Day get-together tomorrow!

We're having an afternoon tea!

Today we made ingredients for various dainty tea sandwiches and I made chocolate cupcakes and a lemon cake will follow tomorrow.  We'll also have salads, tea and coffee.

(My favorite part of parties is the decorating, if you didn't notice). 

I'm sending this arrangement home with my mother-in-law.  The darling vase is actually a small hurricane (candle holder) I picked up today at Crate & Barrel:
I bought very posh paper for her gift.  Mothers deserve to be spoiled. 

I have a few favorite vases, including this large urn and the small crystal vase (that I bought at Rob Kurkut's gorgeous shop) which is brilliant for left over short stems:
I think pink is very festive for parties.

In other news, I have taken up painting:
A small abstract painting I made today

I took a full year of art in university but have not put medium to paper in 20 years.  It felt really good sitting down at a blank canvas again - I loved it.  I will share more paintings soon and tell you more about my previous art studies.

You can also see another of my paintings in the first photograph at the top of this post (hanging to the left of the mirror).

And most of all...
Happy Mother's Day
(especially to my beloved and most cherished Mom!)

xo Terri


  1. The flowers are beautiful. Pink and white seems for perfect for the day, especially with all the cut crystal/glass.

    I'm glad you're rediscovering a love for making your own art. It can be very rewarding for a lot of different reasons. Art is a journey and I always love to see what path people take.

    I hope you have a great day with your family!

  2. Have a lovely tea! And what fun to learn that you are going to paint again after all this time. It really makes me happy to know that!

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Terri to you and your family! I look forward to seeing your art- how great that you always pursue your passions.

  4. I hope your tea was lovely. The pink flowers are oh, so pretty in glass vases. I'm glad you have taken up painting again - hopefully the reduced hours of work have resulted in less stress and more time for doing the things you love to do.

  5. Hi, Terri -
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend. All the flowers are beautiful! You are very thoughtful and a gracious hostess! And your new painting is just lovely. Great texture and colors. What is the title?

  6. You are a charming hostess to be sure but I am really excited that you are painting. I was hoping you would. I look forward to seeing more and reading how each came to be.