Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Lovely Mother-Daughter-Children Brunch

Recently I was privileged to be invited to a very special Spring brunch at the home of a dear friend. We have been friends since we were little children, and share many memories together. She invited her daughter, daughter-in-law and their children, my sister and her daughter and her twins, and me and my daughter and her children to her home. Here we are greeted by my friend and her oldest daughter. Immediately one could sense the warmth and hospitality present in this home and with these two kind ladies.

The front door arrangement with the metal heart was a good indication of what was to come. It reminded me of a quote I read recently, by Kerry Boone, "The door to any heart may be opened with kindness."

One of the aspects of this home that amazed me, was my friend's gardening abilities. Her pots of brightly colored flowers were beautiful ! Her mother is one of the best gardeners that I know, and her flower beds are magazine perfect!! Her daughter has definitely followed in her footsteps.

The carefully set table with flowers from her garden, was a sight to behold.

The platters were individually served with the most delicous food! I found myself wanting a copy of all the recipes.

Even the children had their own set table. My grandson chose to wear his Texas hat and boots, and one of the girls overheard the other two asking him, "if he was a real cowboy?" Of course, he answered "yes", and then they wanted to know if he has a horse? Oh, the joy of children.

My friend's daugher and her daughter.

My friend's daughter-in-law and her son.

My oldest daughter and her daughter and my neice and her daughter(one of the twins).

My sister and her granddaughter(the other twin).

My friend and her grandson(who was not real happy about having his picture taken), but what a precious little boy he is. By the way, Grandmas don't seem like grandmas anymore...they look too young for the role.

My friend's handsome son was home for the morning, and what a big help he was with the children. He was helping them play kickball, which of course, made him "the hero".

I will cherish the memories of this wonderful morning.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the mother daughter concept singe I have 4 daughters and 7 granddaughters. The table setting is beautiful.

Judy said...

How special to be able to re-connect with forever friends...and the daughters...and add a few from the next generation! Those are good times...and bring back many memories...and make new ones. It looked like a perfect brunch to me...from the food, to the decor...to the fine friends and family!

bj said...

Hello...I'm bj and just over from Stacey's cottage. The giveaway she won from you is just lovely.
I am enjoying looking at your past posts..you have a wonderful blog.
Come by to see me anytime..
I, too, am a grandmother...in fact, we just had our first GREAT granddaughter in April..woo hoo
xo bj

Lauren said...

What a great group of friends you have -- and how special that you celebrate the bonds of family and friendship in such special ways! You and your friends are such inspiration!

These are the kinds of things I always hope to do...if only...

What a lame excuse. First things first as we get ready to celebrate Amy's graduation...but I'm thinking a mother-daughter brunch may be in order before all the girls go off to college. Hmmm...the wheels are turning.

Have a great day!!

Shelley said...

What a lovely luncheon and great way to spend time together! Your friend's tablescape was so lovely and the food looked great! Looks like you had quiche - one of my faves!

Marty said...

She does have a way of making food and fellowship 'heaven on earth', doesn't she?! I've been blessed to call her friend also. I miss her and it was nice to 'visit' again through your blog.

Happy@Home said...

It looks like you all shared a wonderful day together. How nice of your friend to arrange such a special brunch. Her food does look delicious and the fruit salad is so attractively arranged. I'll have to remember that one :-)

When I saw the picture of the children I was thinking how cute the little guy in the cowboy hat was. When I read what you wrote about the other 2 kids asking if he were a real cowboy my heart just melted. How sweet and precious. I just love little children and hope to have the experience of being a grandma some day.

Wanda said...

I love all of those ladies! But, where's your picture, beautiful?

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What an absolutely beautiful way to spend time with your family and friends.

I SO enjoy...following you on such adventures.... :-)

Small House said...

What a wonderful time spent with family and friends. And great idea!! Everyone seemed to be enjoyin themseleves. The talbe setting was beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a fun party, and you are right, your friend has lovely flowers!

I came over from Carol's blog to visit and say, "Hello!" So glad I did. Enjoyed going to the party with you and seeing all of those precious people (little and big).

Here's wishing you a Happy Tea & Friendship Tuesday...


Sheila :-)

Chad, Linds and the Twins said...

What a wonderful picture story of our special morning! We had such an amazing time with you all! :)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a day filled with so much fun ♥ The tablescape and flowers are beautiful. I love that your little grandson had all of the kids convinced he is a cowboy ♥ How precious is that!

Marilou said...

Wow...that looks like an AMAZING brunch, i can only imagine how much FUN it must've been!! Hmmmm...maybe someday I'LL be old enough to come to one of those! :)

Skoots1moM said...

how fun as that?!!!!
great pics, too!
thanx 4 sharing :)

Connie said...

I love times like these with old friends, daughters and sisters and a special lunch. I'd be soaking this in to cherish also. I love to see you and your daughter together with her children...what fun!

Love the heart on the door with the flowers...inviting indeed.

You are so right on! Being a grandma is not what it used to be....it's so much better...we can enjoy our little ones and keep up with them!

Love your fun times... Connie

SeaWorthy said...

you all have so much fun at your parties!!
They always look so delicious, too.
Hope all is going great Judy. Your perfume bottles are quite the colletion! and the cowboy post was wonderful, especially the photo of your soninlaw and granddaughter-priceless.

LisaShaw said...

What a beautiful memory you all have created.

Loved the photos! The kids are all so cute! You are so right about Grandmas today. When I've had our Granddaughters or shown photos people think they are my kids (hehehehe). Makes me feel good.

I'd like the recipes also please.

Love you.


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