Friday, September 21, 2012

Tea Timing



I am putting all my pumpkins in one basket this weekend for a trip to Tennessee. Or maybe it's actually all my roses in one pumpkin basket. This fall arrangement is a hostess gift for my sister.








I found this cute basket at Michael's. I picked up a couple more for teacher lunches, so I will share details of that upcoming seasonal surprise later. For Jennifer's hostess gift, I soaked floral foam and slipped it into a disposable plastic bowl. Then I clipped roses and slipped the short stems into the foam. A little greenery from my yard finishes off this pretty pumpkin.








A speaking engagement has me travelling to Middle Tennessee, and Saturday night's "Hospitali-TEA" with the Smyrna Church of Christ gives me the opportunity to spend the weekend with Jennifer. We plan to work in some much-needed sister time with a trip to a Nashville tea room. So I will actually be tea timing this weekend with two tea parties on Saturday. My cup overflows!






 
This special weekend comes at a significant time, as our family marks the two-year anniversary of our mother's death. She loved us so much, and we miss her every day. Her heart swelled whenever she knew family gathered, even if she was not able to attend. I think she would find delight in hearing about my weekend, knowing that in addition to my overnight stay with my sister, I plan to work in visits to both my aunt and my father as well. I will share details next week!




Congratulations to mother of five and blogger Southern, who won last week's giveaway of a library of books by Julie Klassen. Be sure to check out this post to get your name in the teacup for a copy of Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes.
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10 comments:

Valerie said...

You never fail to delight the eyes with your beautiful floral arrangements and hospitality gifts!

So thankful we're blogging friends!

Lea said...

This gave the halloween figure pumpkin a sense of sweetness and loving care. Your sister is lucky! The idea and the arrangement is wonderful :)

Melissa Lester said...

Thank uou, Valerie and Lea! Sweet words to wake up to this morning.

Melissa Lester said...

Make that "thank you."

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty! Love the basket. Michaels is one of my favorite places, too.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

I do believe that's the first time I've ever seen roses in a pumpkin. What a lovely look. I'll have to remember that.

Hoping you have had a great time in Tenn. with family and friends.

Blessings!

Joan said...

this is beautiful!!

Jennifer Driver said...

It is a very beautiful arrangement and I have a very special sister! Thank you! :)

Jennifer Driver said...

It is a very beautiful arrangement and I have a very special sister! Thank you! :)

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