Mother’s Day approacheth.
When I was a child back in the Stone Age, Mother’s Day offerings tended to comprise a homemade card produced under the watchful eye of a teacher, proudly presented to Mum on a tray with breakfast in bed, usually pancakes both burnt and runny, or dubiously poached eggs on toast accompanied by a weak cup of tea slopping into the saucer. Roused abruptly from sleep with the presentation of the tray, Mum would blearily and stoically consume these viands with thanks. Whatever her opinions of our culinary efforts, she graciously kept them to herself.
Like many things these days, Mother’s Day seems more complicated. Some of that is the sheer number of relationships to be navigated in the modern world, with in-laws, outlaws, ex-laws to be considered and inevitably and uncomfortably prioritized. Some of it is the modern trend to more elaborate events, including proposals offered via Jumbotron at football matches, great “gender reveal” baby showers and destination bachelor and bachelorette parties.
I still love the idea of breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, though yoghurt, granola and berries alongside a foamy latte is more likely to be the proffered fare these days (thank heaven).
This charming pattern of abstract flowers in deep cobalts and soft pastels is by Jen Garrido for Anthropologie. I missed it in stores, much to my regret; it was discontinued in late 2017.
The shapes of the pieces and the detail on the handles is adorable.
The odd piece comes up on eBay now, which is where I acquired the pitcher and covered sugar bowl, including its own tiny spoon.
I also managed snag some of the bowls. I love the the fluted edge, and the bowl itself is a perfect size for yogurt, granola and berries. Here is the recipe for Favourite Granola.
The pattern coordinates well with Pacifica by Williams Sonoma. Both patterns have a very durable and sturdy glaze.
Happy Mother’s Day to all, wherever your relationships and celebrations take you!
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.