Moms. We all have one, and that's where the similarities begin and end. Some of you are moms yourself, and some, have had the privilege of having a "pair and a spare," amazing women who came into our lives and gave so much, for whatever reason.
All told, there are 11 federally-recognized holidays in the U.S; 15 if you count those "day after" ones like the day after New Year's Eve or Thanksgiving. Yet, it's Mother's Day that inspires reflection, response and reaction from so many of us - perhaps more than any other, it can be an emotional time.
For those of us who have the gift of a mother who is still with us, and that we owe a debt of gratitude to, it can be difficult to find the right way to honor Mom. And here's where I am going to be completely blunt, even as the owner of this small artisan handcraft gallery. It's not the dollars you spend on your mom that matters, its the time and love you share.
Is it fun to buy her something? Send flowers, candy, or even one of our amazingly gorgeous hand-crafted serving pieces? Yes, of course. But, here's a secret:
Mom's like gifts, they love the time with you even more.
Yep, she may love one of our stunningly beautiful soup tureens, but what will really make her smile is if she gets to see you at her door, gift in hand. Heck, if dollars are tight, skip that gift and just give her the present of yourself.
Because when it comes to serving up happiness, a big helping of you and your time will warm your mom's heart.
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf.
While there is no end to the personality of a well-heeled table, there is something to be said for the elegant simplicity of the under-stated table.
New Year Reflections: Loved Ones Around the Table
Take this day, this month and the new year to reflect with gratitude on the blessings small and large which have come your way. For so many that are in loss, may peace be upon you as you move forward with memories and love. Some of our loved ones get to be around our table this year, and some reside in our hearts.
Fall is approaching. There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon. All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.