Yesterday we gathered at the church for a memorial Mass
to honour a lovely, gracious and kind woman...
the mother of my closest and dearest friend.
I have known this amazing lady since I was 8 years old.
Many years of wonderful memories ~ she will never be forgotten.
The vintage white floral wicker baskets were purchased from an antique shop almost 10 years ago.
Our son was getting married and having a garden wedding at my friend's home and I was in charge of the flowers and when I spied these I knew they would be perfect.
These have been used for several other weddings and they were used yesterday at the church service.
I offered to help with the flowers because it is something that I really enjoy...
I picked flowers from our Humble Bungalow garden...
lily of the valley, pink roses, fern fronds, hosta leaves and some blue bells popped them in a bucket and drove to my friend's home.
These went into vases and were placed around the house in various rooms.
The lily of the valley was placed on the table at the church between pictures, her rosary and some personal mementos
We used the crystal vase that she had given me at my wedding shower almost 42 years ago.
My friend and I wandered around their garden looking for flowers for the wicker urns and discovered that a limb had snapped off the lilac bush in the wind that blew up the night before.
So we wasted no time and started cutting them, then plunged the fragrant lilacs into cold water.
They looked lovely at the church and were taken back to the house for the reception.
The private memorial Mass and afternoon gathering was mostly family...
we felt honoured to be included.
Here are a couple of pictures of their gorgeous garden
which is large, lush and incredibly beautiful.
Purple Potato Vine looks so pretty mixed in with the chartreuse green Euphorbia.
Wisteria by the front entrance.
I love how pretty this yellow rose looks contrasted against the red door.
I had a fairly quiet day today...
I met with the orthopedic surgeon who is treating my frozen shoulder and she seemed pleased with my progress...she is the first female orthopedic surgeon in Victoria...
looks very young and has a lovely "bedside manner."
I indulged in a relaxing pedicure at my favourite place
Sipping and savouring a cup of hot tea
and looking at the clock
it is almost time to get dinner started...
Thank you for stopping by.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~