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Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day Traditions!



Good morning and Happy Mothers Day to all from Shoestring Elegance!
Today I am happy to share a tradition with you all that My Beautiful Mother started a few years ago…
My Mom and Dad were born and raised in Canada and moved to California after the birth of my two eldest siblings. They left both of their families based on a transfer in my Dad’s business, that would secure their future and the future
of their family.  We went “home” to Canada every summer to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.. So as you may imagine, I grew up loving tea and Fine English Bone China Teacups..Royal Albert has always been one of my favorites.  


On Mother’s Day a few years ago my mother came up with a beautiful way to share some of her collection with her daughters.  She made a beautiful arrangement of flowers in the Teacup itself and the flowers and the cup was ours to keep!!
I had already been collecting my own from about 14 on, but love my mother’s collection and she always knew what my favorites were.  So this year, I decided to return the favor for my Mom. (They always say that people give gifts that they would love to receive) Is that saying ever right! This morning I present My Mother with this cup and saucer arrangement~


And in her usual, wonderful way she one-upped me again! As you can see ~ 


She actually planted these little blue beauties in the Teacup! Of course I’ll transplant them in a couple of days and love the cup forever, but she’s the truly gifted one in Our Family!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day with many traditions of your own! Tell me about it! Either leave a comment here or find me on Facebook and tell me your Mother/daughter traditions, I’d love to here about them. Maybe they’re ones that you are creating now with 
your daughter, let me know!!


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24 comments:

  1. This is a really lovely tradition.

    Happy Mother's day

    Kelly (Craft Until Your Art's Content)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly, I Love it, too!!

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  2. Such a sweet tradition. I simply adore your flower arrangement and the little blue flowers planted in the teacup. Lovely! Happy Mother's Day to you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Suffia, after your seeing your 'beautiful'photos and roses, I consider that quite a compliment! I'm glad you found me, Have a great week! ~Theresa.

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  3. Oh what a sweet tradition! The tea cup arrangements are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  4. Thanks Shanee!! Yeah, this is definitely a tradition I look forward to. I'm glad you liked it thanks for the shout out!

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  5. What a wonderful tradition to have in your family! I loved reading about it.

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  6. What a wonderful tradition. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Queen's Link Party.

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    1. @ Michele, Thanks for checking it out, so glad you like it!

      @ Mandy, Thanks for hosting the blog party!! I'm glad you like it! Love your blog!

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  7. What a beauty Theresa? I really love the way you put your treasure together.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
    /CC

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  8. Thank you so much for your very kind words Chubby!!!! I love the Mother's day Table you put together, as well!! Very Nicely done. ~Theresa.

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  9. Oh how pretty. I never think of things like this, but this is such a lovely idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! Like I said my Mom started this one, but it was a great idea, I look forward to seeing how we will do them every year!! Thanks for having me @ TTT, Hugs, ~Theresa.

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  10. What a beautiful and elegant idea. Very sweet of your Mom to share her collection in this way. I'm going to borrow your Mother's idea. Visiting from the hop. I hope you'll visit: http://www.drinkyourgreensandminerals.com/2012/03/getting-to-know-you-blog-hop-1.html#more
    ~Sherlinda

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    1. Sherlinda, It was fun! I'm so glad someone else will be using my Mom's wonderful idea and yes, she is super sweet, to be sure. I will definately visit, Thanks! ~Theresa.

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  11. a truly lovely tradition, I am a teacup collector too. Thank you fr linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. Thank you,I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

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    1. Katie, what's your favorite? Teacup, I mean, in your collection? And yes, I love and look forward to this every year! Great Tradition for us! Steal it, share yours, this way, with someone you love!
      Hugs,
      ~Theresa

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  12. Hello Theresa,

    What a beautiful tradition your family has started for Mother's Day! Thank you so much for sharing something so personal and touching.

    Blessings,

    Darlene

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
      Many Blessings to you and yours,
      ~Theresa.

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  13. WHAT A LOVELY IDEA.......HOW BEAUTIFUL THE FLOWERS LOOK IN YOUR LOVELY CUPS.......
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THERESA.......RIZZI

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    1. Thanks Rizzi, So Nice for you to say so!
      ~Theresa

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  14. Hi Theresa,
    What a lovely idea! Your new teacup is just beautiful! I'm so glad you and your mother enjoyed Mother's Day! A very touching post. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks you so much, Sandi!! What a beautiful blog you have, as well!! Reminds me of home. I spent many summers taking the Ferry from Moncton to Prince Edward Island and Loved every minute we were on the Island!!! Hugs and many Blessings from a Canuck in California! ~Theresa.

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  15. What a sweet way to share tea cups! Both tea cup sets are very pretty. I love the idea of planting flowers in one too. Btw, our family moved from Toronto to L.A. years ago too! But recently moved across country to N.C. I got my love of tea and tea cups from back home as well.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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