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!)