Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Breakfast Table

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was, well, I've had better. I really don't want to sound like a whiner but things in our household have been, shall we say, a little tense?! I'll put it to you this way...I have three men in my family...my DH turned 50 last Nov., my son's turned 17 and 21 in Feb. and March...I don't ever want to hear how bad women's hormones are!!! Testosterone is running rampant in my household of alpha males, indian chiefs, Peter Pans, whatever you want to call it! But the kids came thru for me last Sunday. My 21 yr. old loves to cook and being a college student, was without funds, so he made plans to make me breakfast. That Saturday night I was up fretting about how to keep peace in my family so as I was cleaning the kitchen up I decided to set a table for my Mother's Day breakfast! Then I could use it for Tablescape Thursday! Which I have not participated in for awhile! Tablescape Thursday is of course hosted by the most talented and lovely and sweet Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. So be sure and check out all the tablescapes posted on her blog!

The plate is Southern Living "Gallery". It's so large I use them as chargers too! Of course, I had to add the coffee cup & saucer of my George Briard everyday china! I have to tell you! My 6'5" 21 year old that was on the offensive line for the Tigers of the Univ. of Memphis football team, drank his coffee from this cup just for me! He was trying so hard to use good tablemanners! Usually we're all swigging down the caffiene with humongous mugs!

Here I am trying to imitate all you talented and artsy photographers out there! I love my scalloped round placemats from Marshall's! The blue glassware is from Big Lots! I showed you these in a previous post! They have the most beautiful butterfly design etched on them!
The flowers are for my mom! Usually I do my own florals but I just loved this compact little arrangement with dark coral roses, daisies, mums and asters! I love the pot too! And what do you think of my birds?! I bought them in the floral department at Schnucks when I got the flowers! They were $6.99 ea. but I just couldn't resist! I don't think that was such a bad price! They look much more expensive! The little votives I picked up one time at Marshall's. They're all different colors! I used the dark purple, yellow, green and dark pink!



These were taken at night, but breakfast was wonderful! My youngest, the 17 yr. old, gave me a beautiful cross necklace! Unfortunately the DH was pouting about a 'disagreement' in teenage management 101! (You know they do that sometimes!) But I'll forgive him! He did take me to the Biltmore you know! Men! Gotta love 'em!

38 comments:

  1. I love the painted tabletop...how wonderful and perfect with the tea cups!

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  2. Your table is beautiful. I love that your son was so polite. Have a great day! ~Athella

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  3. A beautiful table... I am still laughing about the alpha males... I have husband and 3 sons.... and a daughter.... so I can rellate... all too well! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

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  4. Hello Everyone,

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    Thanking You...

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  5. Laura, You have outdone yourself on this beautiful tablescape. It truly is beautiful and very well done. Love the dishes AND your new little birds.

    I enjoyed reading about things in your household. We are all alike, aren't we? We just overlook the bad and remember the good.

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  6. Your table is beautiful. I love those blue glasses and those coffee cups are beautiful.

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  7. Oh how I related to your comments about the men in your life. Sometimes I think the Lord has a very strange sense of humor. I only had l sister and the Lord gave me 2 sons to raise, and then 2 stepsons and out of 12 grandchildren 11 grandsons. I do so understand how male testosterone is hard to understand and sometimes deal with. All I can say is somehow you will survive. lol Your tablesetting is just gorgeous and I love the beautiful everyday dishes you have. God Bless and hang in there, someday you will have some daughter-in-laws and that helps to even the score. Hugs, Marty

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  8. In my family, it's my husband and my 17-yr.-old daughter who don't always see eye to eye. It's a personality thing -- they're both bossy. LOL But I do understand how it's no fun to be stuck in the middle. Hang in there, it'll get better.

    LOVE those Georges Briard cups -- so pretty. And your painted table is beautiful!

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  9. Laura, this is beautiful. I love all the spring colors you used. I especially like the light blue round placemats. Everything you put together looks wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  10. What a beautiful breakfast setting, Laura Lu! The dishes are so pretty. I love the birds. I have similar ones I got from Ross, not sure if they're the same so you know I love them too....Christine

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  11. Lovely!!! I especially love that SL plate. I think I have 2 mugs in that SL pattern - so classic! Well done! Linda

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  12. Very pretty. I love cups that give you a little floral view when you sip.

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  13. LauraLu, this is so pretty. I love those cups and saucers, and those birds on the tree limbs are so great. I'm glad to see your sense of humour about the traumas at home! Still praying for ya'll. laurie

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  14. What a pretty table - despite the testosterone overload at you house!

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  15. Lovely tablescape....centerpiece, birds and dishes all.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  16. Lovely tablescape breakfast. I can just see myself sitting down to this table and enjoying myself. Have a great week-end.
    blossom

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  17. Beautiful job. Lovely dishes and love the accents. Gorgeous!

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  18. Laura--I hope you see this. This is something I KNOW something about!! You are right about the testosterone! I think they all get competitive which mothers and daughters usually don't do! Hang in there. I'm glad your sister is here for you to do some female bonding!!

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  19. I love those beautiful white plates. Your table is awesome.

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  20. Laura Lu: Beautiful tablescape! Just beautiful! I, too, can relate to the men thang!! I am surrounded by one husband and two sons ages 19 and 17! I am always the one in the middle trying to negotiate amongst them! I grow weary!!

    This too, shall pass.

    Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment on "the wreck". I appreciate it so much! And I NEED it! lol We are still awaiting estimates on damage! yuk!

    Hope you have a great week!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  21. Laura LU- have been trying to get over here all morning to let you know this little bit of reveal was done! THanks to you the beadboard looks great- I really like the height!! My son David helped with the cuts around the windows on the beadboard. I did the floor all by myself!!! It really is satisfying knowing I can do this if I put my mind to it!
    I didn't get nearly all the things done on my list of to do while DH is gone but am glad this much got accomplished plus a few small projects!
    Our youngest son is here- will leave Friday- guests arriving Friday for Weekend- next week is prep time for 2 VBS we are doing the week after Memorial weekend and will be having 8 members of an impact team which will be helping put these on staying with us (l will be in our back yard the other in a teeny town 50 miles away)= busy couple of weeks!!

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  22. I just read my comment and it really was alot of praying while I was doing the nook- I am trying to give myself a pat on the back when really it should be Him!

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  23. Miss Laura Lu!! Hey! You and I are communicating by blog. Email me at the address on my site. I have been a "bou lady" at Steinmart in Cordova--for forever!

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  24. Hi Laura Lu!! I love your tablescape!! Those plates are gorgeous! I like that they can double as chargers! I also love your cups and saucers...cute that your son agreed to drink out of them for you! The flowers are beautiful!! Have a great week!!!...hugs...Debbie

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  25. Hi Lu! Long time no talk! Thank you so much for keeping me in your prayers...things are finally starting to look up.
    Your table is gorgeous girl! (absolutely NO surprise *winks*) I have sooo much catching up to do! Can't wait to read what ya'll have been up to. And I feel for ya girl with all that testosterone flying around! Looks like a wonderful mothers day! Love you Vanna

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  26. May you have a wonderful Memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  27. LauraLu- THanks for the prayers for next week!
    You can go to this address to do your own mosiac http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php

    Looking forward to seeing yours!!

    blessings
    mary

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  28. Laura Lu...your story was sooo good! I can just imagine it all...I remember when my son was home. :-) Your table is gorgeous! I love the floral arrangement...your Mom must have loved it! Those birds are adorable...they would have come home with me for sure...and that is a great price! I love the part about your strong, handsome son drinking from that darling, dainty cup. :-)
    The bunny tray you asked about came from Marshalls back around Easter time...it glass/ceramic, nice and heavy...and was only $12 so I couldn't pass it up. :-)
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Hugs!
    Susan
    Susan

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  29. What an absolutely beautiful table. Everything about it is just lovely.

    Laura

    whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

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  30. Hello sweet friend...

    Hmmm...okay this is so strange. I was over here the other night and looked at your beautiful Mother's Day tablescape and thought for sure that I left you a note but don't see it? Sheeshh..I'm gettin' crazy in my old age! hehe!!!

    Well, I'll write another...if something happens to this one...I'm calling out "blogger patrol"! Hehe! Darlin', your Mother's Day table is lovely! I love those pretty creamy white plates...Oooh so frenchy looking! The teacups and saucers are just gorgeous and so perfect for a pretty feminine table! I love the thought of your big "hulky" son trying to drink his coffee out of the teacups...so cute! And it was so sweet of him to make you a breakfast for Mother's Day...I love that!!! What a blessing!!! Girl, I love those pretty aqua colored goblets...I'd love to have some like that...not sure what I would use them with but the color is just gorgeous!!! They look pretty with your scalloped placemats!

    Pretty, pretty, pretty flowers...I bet your mama loved them! And...your little birds...soooo sweet!!! The perfect tablescape, Darlin'!!! YOU DID GOOD!!!

    I hope that things are a better at your place...I feel for you! I've been praying for you and your family since I read your post the other night!

    Love ya Darlin'!
    Chari
    PS...loved your sweet note that you left on my Swiss Alps honeymoon...thanks Sweetie!

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  31. Could there even be a name cuter than LauraLu? I love it! Thanks so very much for your visit and your sweet words. I so appreciate it. Yep, God is good.....I can hardly believe it sometimes........ all the blessings bestowed on me. I am a LUCKY girl.

    Love your table! And, the story of your pouting hubbs.....can't they just do that sometimes? Mine too, God bless him.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  32. Lauralu, I'm just stopping in to check on you. I sure hope things are improving for you. I'm missing ya! laurie

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  33. Lauralu: Thank you so much for all of your sweet, encouraging comments AND your prayers! They mean so much to me!

    Have a wonderful week my friend!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  34. Hey, I have an award for you on my blog :). I see that you already have the same award...but its the thought that counts :)

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  35. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new dress!!!! so cheery and bright!!!

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  36. thanks for always leaving such sweet and encouraging words on my blog...you are so nice!
    I am trying to keep busy...and get some things done around here that I have slipped on for a while....hopefully I can keep the momentum up!

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  37. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)