In honor of Mother's Day I brought out some of the china that is normally hidden behind the closed doors of my china cabinet.
When my mom and mother-in-law downsized I inherited many pretty cup and saucer sets. It seems many of them were bought in Canada many years ago when a favorable exchange rate enticed these two moms to purchase one new set every time they crossed the border from Michigan. My dad was born in Canada and our summer vacations usually included a trip there to attend his family reunions. As I recall one of our first stops was at a little china shop where my mom would carefully select her cup and saucer. Through the years she would use them often when she entertained.
Although they aren't used much anymore, they are something I will always cherish.
I couldn't resist showing you the mums that are blooming on my patio ... in May. I can't recall ever seeing them bloom this early.
My dad used to say "mum" instead of "mom". We found this to be endearing and assumed it was because he had been born in Canada. So, whether you are a mom or a mum I wish you a
Happy Mother's Day.