Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the third largest mail day in the USA. That means in general, Americans pretty much adore their mothers.
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Brian and I aren't on the ball at all this year when it comes to getting out our mother's day gifts. It's coming up on Sunday, and we haven't mailed anything yet, but we've already let our dear mothers know that their presents will be a little late. I miss living close to family. Brian's folks and my parents are friends, and I know that if we were in California, we would all spend Mother's Day together with both families.

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I think if I was with my family this Mother's Day I would throw a lovely Mother's Day party - adorned with brightly colored banners, fiesta style. Hmmm... or maybe I would throw a pastel tea party... or maybe I would have a Spring Themed picnic and give a lonely bird cage a new lease on life and fill it with prettily wrapped gifts...

What are you doing for your Mum this Mother's Day?

26 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

my parents flew into town to spend mother's day with us!! =) my mom always says that the best present she could ask for is spending time together! i'm soo glad they are here! <3 however, we do still need to come up with something to give to my mother in law!!

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Barbara said...

My mom is gone, so I am the mom!

And I'll be without children this year...one has to work and the other two don't live near me. But I'll get phone calls, flowers and candy from my darling children.

Life Smart it said...

these party ideas sound fantastic :) .. i know how it feels my mom is 7,500 miles away so I think her gift will have to wait till she visits this summer lol

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love your fiesta style ideas! maybe we can still do it any day... can't we? have a beautiful day, darling! xo

Amanda* said...

I have a friend who's getting married this summer and she's using bird cages as her theme :) SO chic!

photojoy said...

I visited my parents with my daughter just day before yesterday while my daughter was back from school during the holidays. We had lunch together and had fun. For me and for my 83-year-old mother, visiting them and sharing time together is a big present for a mother's day. I also sent out a package of bottles of fruits vinegar today as a surprise.

Jessica said...

I think I'm going to make brunch for the moms this year.

PS - love the banner picture!

Tali Schiffer said...

I know what you mean about being away from family.. I missed so many birthdays and mother days when I lived abroad, and that was my main reason for coming back!
Hope you still get to (phone) kiss your mom on Mother's day :)

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jennifer young said...

i'm craving macarons now! and i am obsessed with those banners. lovely lovely as always! good luck with the gift giving dionne! you're so creative, i have no doubt you will come up with something amazing! :)
j.

melina bee said...

oooo... I love your vintage photo effects. I am always looking for "lonely bird cages" for an art project of mine I will have to share one day... Also I've always wanted to decorate with those paper banners. Is it your photoshopping or is this a different color palette than we normally see with those banners? Seem more saturated or something. also, methinks macaroons were invented for the purpose of being illustrated-- they are too adorable.

Vanessa said...

I know how you feel. I also live far from my parents. Really, really far. They're in Philadelphia and I'm in Sweden. It's such a bummer, but I'll just have to do a Mother's Day Skype date :-(
I did buy her a gift, though. But like you, again, it will be getting there a bit late. Oops.

Amanda said...

I'm actually going to see my mom this Sunday after church. We're going to my sister and brother-in-law's house for dinner and then we're going to pile into the living room to watch "It's Complicated," because my mom loves, loves Steve Martin.

I don't live quite as far from my parents as you do, but I miss mine being just down the street! (Well, most of the time... ;o) )

Kaye Prince said...

My Mum is actually coming to Toronto to have lunch with Alex and I, and I have a few presents for her too! Then in the evening Alex and I are going to his parents house to have dinner with his mum (and dad too of course). It should be a nice day!

Maki said...

I am so late on this year's Mother's day gift too. I have three moms - my mom, JT's mom and his stepmom. Plus grandmas cards, etc.. And I haven't bought anything yet.

I miss having my mom close to me - I know you're far away from her, so I can totally relate. I'm having dinner with JT's mom this year...

Michelle said...

We're in the same boat: Mom is in CA, while I'm in TX. I SO, SO wish I could be with her this weekend, but I guess it can't be like that every year. I think I'm going to give her my gift in person in about a month. I want to see her open it. :)

Dandelion and Grey said...

Your Mother's Day party ideas sound LOVELY! I'm sure you're mom is glad to know you're thinking of her & if you lived close by you'd be celebrating her in a pretty incredible way! xo

kelly ann said...

i'm taking my mom to a movie. :) it's simple, but she never gets to go and is in major need of a chick flick night!

Tender Branson said...

I will be sending a card and giving a call.

Lovely Scribbles said...

What pretty pictures, Dionne. :) My and my husband's parents are friends too, so we will be celebrating Mother's Day with both our families, having a big ol' BBQ. Should be fun!

natural selection said...

Mothers day for me starts with a morning phone call she loves that.
this is basically a combination of nitpicking,condemnatory conversation followed by love and positive re-enforcement she tells me a few dirty jokes and we laugh together heartily! folllowed by what we will cook this week..
How you?

Nicole Marie said...

oh you would throw her a wonderful party! i'm sure she knows how much you love and appreciate her!
i'm lucky and got to come home this weekend to love my mom with lots of kisses!

thais. said...

my mom is also away - really far away in Brazil. so this sunday I will celebrate my second year as being a mom to the love of my life.
ps. adore your blog and your work! happy sunday to you ;)

{lovely little things} said...

My mom and I are doing dinner with the family and then a movie just us girls, should be a great day!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

and what a lovely little party it would be!