Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was so lovely! It was cold and rainy outside and warm and cozy inside.
My family blessed me with a fun Mother's Day. My girls made brunch for the family and then they had some delightful gifts for me.
I received some delightful candles, a new cooler picnic bag (we use ours every week and the old one was coming apart), a certificate for a new haircut, and a brand new cast iron kettle!!!!
How is that for being spoiled?
I had lots of hugs and snuggles and I know that the Lord has greatly blessed me!
Of course a new kettle needs to be tried out right? So that is just what we did.
We put together a fun afternoon tea.
We pulled out some of our doilies to set the tea goodies on. You can see that my kitchen table is a bit ~well used~. It's one of the busiest places in our home.
We had cheese, crackers, watermelon, peanut butter cookies and brownies.
I made a pot of earl grey tea, and my boys had some berry herbal tea.
I pulled out an old metal plate I had stashed away and it's great for holding the teapot so that no drips hit the doilies.
I pulled out some of our special local honey, it's delicious!
We also found some lovely pansy napkins that had been stashed away for a special occasion.
Pansies are my favourite bedding flower.
The cast iron kettle is by Old Mountain. It came in a nice box, which I've tucked away to keep.
My husband bought it from a store that a dear friend of mine works at.
The candles have a fun floral pattern on them. I have yet to find just the perfect place to display and use them.
The cooler/picnic basket is a really nice size and I'm looking forward to using it. I like using a cooler for picnics so that everything stays nice and fresh. This bag also has a handy dandy flip top so that you can just reach in and get something without opening up the whole thing.
My children know how much a love getting cards and so my daughter created this one just for me.
I love that this is one skill that my children value and practice.
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