Monday Morning Blooms: A Mother's Day Tribute

Happy Monday Morning Blooms, dear readers! To celebrate Mother’s Day, it is such a joy to be joining my talented flower loving friends, Pam at Everyday Living, Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is, and Lidy at the French Garden House, as a guest bloomer.

On the first Monday of each month, my friends share their stunning floral creations. I adore flowers and will jump at any opportunity to share my love of them. You will find the links to Pam’s, Mary’s, and Lidy’s florals at the end of this post.

Sunday will mark that special day set aside to honor mothers. I have been blessed with a wonderful mother and two precious grandmothers, and I dedicate this post to them. Their love and guidance have made me the woman and mother that I am today.

I chose to set my table in the beautiful outdoors. A gorgeous April Cornell tablecloth served as the inspiration for my setting. The vibrant colors and pretty florals are perfect for celebrating mothers.

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”-Abraham Lincoln

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”-Unknown

The tea set is my favorite Spode Blue Italian one and is placed upon a lovely silver tray that was a wedding gift.

“A mother’s love for her children is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”-Agatha Christie

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”-James E. Faust

For the floral arrangement, I chose a white pitcher and filled it with roses in shades of pink, red, and coral. To the bouquet, I added pink tipped carnations, purple flowers, and golden rod. White Yarrow gathered from the roadside on my morning walk completes the arrangement of blooms.

Being a mother is one of my greatest achievements. It is an important role that is filled with joy, worry, heartbreak, and pride. No matter the age of your children, you never stop being a mother. Once you become a mother, it is a title that you will carry with you forever. I could not let this post go by without mentioning my three greatest accomplishments…Hayden Darin, Caroline Rose, and Reid Hall. I will never be famous or successful in a career, but I will always be the mother who loves her children more than anything in this world.

“A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain, it is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, it is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may for nothing can destroy it or take that love away.”-Helen Steiner Rice

Sweet friends, thank you for your visits and kind comments. Please be sure to visit my flower loving friends for their Mother’s Day floral creations. I wish you a most happy day and blessed week ahead.

Everyday Living

French Garden House

Home is Where the Boat Is

Belle Bleu Interiors


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your Mother and grandmothers.
    Your table set for tea on your back patio is quite stunning. There’s nothing like being outdoors and surrounded by beauty. Your beautiful floral arrangement is quite a charming addition. I love that you added wildflowers to it.
    And Happy Mother's Day to you dear friend! Enjoy!

  2. Shannon, Your post is beautiful! I am so glad you included a picture of your children. They are blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
    Oh, your deck setting is lovely and your have curated your setting beautifully. Your are great with style and color. I do love the Blue Italian Spode tea set. It looks great on your silver tray.
    Your quotes are all so beautiful. I will be pinning.

  3. Good Morning Shannon, Your flowers in your pitcher complement your tablecloth so beautifully! I love the combination of roses, carnations, yarrow and statice. Your Spode Blue Italian tea set is a beauty and I especially love the shape of the teapot. I envy your shady backyard…it looks so serene and cool! We’re going to be near 90 this week and we’re missing the shade our maple tree provided. What a treat to see your three greatest accomplishments too…so handsome and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing blooms with us this morning. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and Happy Mother’s Day. ♥

  4. Shannon, it is always a treat to have you as a guest bloomer. Your tea table is beautiful! I love the bold colors of the April Cornell tablecloth! Your choice of flowers pair perfectly with the cloth. The arrangement of roses in shades of pink, red, and coral, pink tipped carnations, purple flowers, and goldenrod is just lovely. Of course, the Spode Blue Italian tea set is exquisite resting on the silver tray. The quotes are beautiful sentiments of motherhood.

    I am so glad you included a photo of your beautiful daughter and handsome sons. There is no greater calling than that of motherhood! Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day, my sweet friend!

  5. Oh Shannon, your table is stunning! The garden setting is beautiful and the blue tablecloth is quite the wow factor! l love the white pitcher holding your pretty rose flower arrangement and the flowers match the AC cloth perfectly! I am always amazed and impressed by all the things that you have that used to belong to your grandmother and the Spode tea set is so special~ I enjoyed the quotes about mothers, and loved seeing your precious children! Happy Happy Mother's Day 💕

  6. Your pictures are striking with the vivid rainbow of colors. Shannon, I have started a blog called Please check it out…

  7. Good Morning Shannon! Your beautiful flower arrangement are so perfect with your tea set and that glorious tablecloth! Your Spode Blue Italian tea set is lovely, I'm so happy to see that you actually use it!

    What a gorgeous garden, I envy you all that space and woodlands with that stunning green. Thank you for sharing a photo of your three, how proud you must be of them! It's a joy to share our Monday Morning Blooms with you. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and Happy Mother’s Day. xo Lidy

  8. Shannon, such a delight to see your bold and beautiful table. The AC tablecloth is so lovely with your pitcher of roses, carnations, and purple flowers. Your pride and joy are so beautiful and handsome. I adore your Spode tea set. Happy Mother’s Day .

  9. Thank You for sharing your beautiful tablescape and flowers. Your children are lovely.
    Joan, Marion and Marilyn

  10. Virginia

    There was a book written by Alexandra Stoddard years ago: Living The Beautiful Life. I don't think it is in print anymore. I treasure my copy of the book!!!!! As I read your post, "… and your family ARE living the beautiful life….." Your children are great looking young folks…….and you are surely a wonderful mother and influential person in their lives. The greatest vocation in the world is being a mother.

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