Friday, May 7, 2010


Mothers are the most important people in the world. If you are lucky enough to still have your mama, please honor her everyday and make this Mother's Day special for her. In the South, ladies judge a gentleman by the way he treats his mama. I can tell you that my brother loves and respects our mama and treats her like she's the Queen. He's always driving Miss Pauline all over the place (to church on Sundays, to the beauty shop for her standing appointment every Friday morning, shopping, et cetera--mama loves to scoot)!

~Make it Southern~
A sweet Southern tradition on Mother's Days in the South...ladies are given a red corsage if their mama is still alive and a white corsage if their mama has passed away.

Make your mama's day special by preparing a Brunch just for her...I used a silver plate is used as the charger plate and the china is 'Accoutrements', designed by Anna Griffin for Lenox. The goblet is the 'Alana' pattern by Waterford, and the silver napkin rings are monogrammed, of course!Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fail; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happy Mother's Day to all y'all!


Suburban Princess said...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Miss Janice,

Such a lovely place setting and a lovely Southern tradition!

Wishes for a wonderful weekend!!

Needles Everywhere said...

Beautiful table. I'm getting ready for a tea myself. I had forgotten about the white and red corsages - I remember handing them out at church as a child.

Karen said...

Love the colors and tablesetting!
This is a real sweet posting. Yes.. be nice to your mama very day. Mine is gone now and I'm sure others have lost their mamas too, so instead, pick out a favorite aunt to honor or an older friend who perhaps doesn't have anyone nearby.
I do love Mother's Day!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Ladybug Creek

crown-maker said...

Hello Miss Janice,

I am so pleased to read that others are continuing the tradition of the Mother's Day corsage that honors one's mother by the color of the flower.

That tradition was very important to my dad when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s. He had been raised in southern Ohio, the lacey northern fringe of the South. Daddy would select the flowers from his own garden, red for us children and our mother and white for him.

When I married and had my own children, I kept the tradition going. Now they are all grown and have their own homes and choose what traditions to continue there. I keep the tradition going still (I must be the only one in the upper midwest), however my flower now is white while my husband's is still scarlet.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...May you have a GREAT Mothers day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I hope your day is filled with love and laughter!

Happy Mother's Day!

Sonia said...

Your table setting is lovely! I just love that Lenox china and the Waterford glasses are just beautiful! Gorgeous table for Mom!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Miss Bloomers

Anastasia Schembri said...

What a sweet southern tradition and such a beautiful place setting!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful brother you have! Miss Betty's hair appointment was every Thursday. Love it!!

Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

Nanette said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Beautiful table setting. I remember the red and white flowers. Very sweet!

bevy said...

You are so right on the adage: You can always tell a lot about a man on how he treats his mama!

JDB said...

I'm hosting brunch for my mama and MIL on Sunday. Can't wait.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Lisa said...

Beautiful table, Miss Janice!
Happy Mother's Day to you and Miss Pauline!

kay said...

Beautiful table, I just just love it! May you have a beautiful day!

melissa said...

Just catching up here on your blog ... beautiful table table. And, I so agree, Mother's are the most important people in the world!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your table is just lovely! Happy Mother's Day too!


Teresa Jane said...

As we all never know how much you love someone until they are gone. I wish my Mother was still here with me. She was the best!

Socially Savvy said...

Thank you for the reminder of our Southern Traditions! A happy mother's day to your mama.

Lexilooo said...

I flew home this weekend to surprise my mother! Also, it was my father's birthday (he was born on his father's birthday and Mother's Day that year!), so it was a double surprise!

I didn't know about the coursage tradition, so I think I will implement it into my family next year!

Hattie said...

Hi, Miss Janice,
I love your blog! Thank you for encouraging good manners.

My pet peeves are all the ones mentioned....failure to r.s.v.p., not writing thank you notes, the cell phone issue, other...people chewing gum in church.

That's a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for entering me.

uncoolmom17 said...

Have you ever posted your recipe for mac n cheese? Would love to have it!