Grandmother's Rose for Mother's Day
Today I have decided to share a favourite teacup that was given to me by my mother before she had alzheimers. My mother is a grandmother to 6 children (now adults - three boys and three girls) and three great grandchildren (one boy and two girls). Amazingly, my sister and I both had two boys and a girl. My sweet mother is 92 years of age and she lives in a lovely senior's home called "The Madison" which is located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. I thought that this teacup would be a tribute to honour all kind and caring grandmothers like my darling, generous and always giving mother on Mother's Day, this Sunday, May the 12th.
This teacup is a Hammersley entitled "Grandmother's Rose."
The teacup has deep, dark pink roses with several shades of green leaves. It is gold trimmed and the cup is gently footed. The saucer has a fluted edge of gold. The main colour is shabby roses!
I found the matching tea plate on one of my treasure hunting excursions for a deal. Its shape is is not quite as fancy as the cup.
Do you see the raised embossed lines on the saucer?
This Mother's Day will be extremely difficult for my husband and all of our family and myself because his mother passed away in October, 2012 and we have always visited her and taken her gifts of Purdy's chocolates and Danish Sherry to show her our love every Mother's Day as long as I can remember! She is dearly missed!
My mother attended First Presbyterian Church in New Westminster, British Columbia (like her mother before her) until her home became the Senior's Home. She sang in the church choir from an early age and has been an inspiration to our family. Every Christmas we would stand around our piano and she would sing "Oh Holy Night". She loves to tell us how she wanted to be an Opera Singer and I do believe with her powerful voice that she should have pursued her dreams. Although she is now confused, my mother is such a very happy person still and quite mobile! She thanks God daily for her many blessings!
When my sister and I were forced with the difficult decision of having her leave her home, there were many treasures that had to be shared. This is one of her beautiful tiered cake plates.
I have added Mother's bought cookies and mini pecan treats but my mother's baking is really missing from that cake plate. She used to bake overnight cookies, coconut raspberry tarts, brownies and pies and soooo much more. When I retire, I hope to find her recipe book and feature some of her delicious baking.
Happy Mother's Day and Grandmother's Day to all!
Thank you for having tea at the castle.