Hello I am Sarah from Hyacinths For The Soul. When Laura asked me to share My Favorite Five in the month of May, I immediately thought about Mother’s Day. Having lost my mother this past November, it seemed fitting that my Favorite Five would be something that honored my mother, Henrietta Emily. Perhaps some of my mother’s favorite things that have provided inspiration in my life will inspire you in the month of May.
My mother’s garden was full of beautiful seasonal flowers, but her roses were always my favorites. Yellow roses to be specific. Once I left home and was living on my own, mother and I frequently sent each other a bit of sunshine ~ a bouquet of yellow roses. The yellow roses above can be found growing in my own garden.
to the hand that gives roses. ~ Chinese Proverb
My mother always set a beautiful table for family meals. We ate on a large square oak table that had been passed along from my grandmother and is now the setting for large family meals in my sister’s home. It’s my Mother’s wedding china that was passed on to me, her daughter who loves dishes and is passionate about setting a beautiful table.
The family pieces passed on to me from my mom are not fine antiques or of any value other than sentimental. All the same they are greatly treasured. They are simple things that were in my childhood home, pieces loved and cherished through the years by my mom, special things that once belonged to my mother or her mother before her ~ my family connections to the past. I credit my mother for my love of things that wear the patina of time.
but it has a sweet fruit. ~ Chinese Proverb