Wednesday, July 6, 2011
As I mentioned last week...
last weekend was all about remembering a very special person.
This year, as a surprise for my mum and her sisters, I decided to mark the occasion by adding some personal touches to the venue where we all get together. I drew inspiration from this beautiful book and came up with different "definitions" of what a memory is to me.
Each table included -
|"Memory is...something precious"|
a different -
|"Memory is...something from long ago"|
|"Memory is...something that makes you smile"|
and a collection of objects -
|"Memory is...something warm"|
reminiscent of -
|"Memory is...something cherished"|
days gone by -
|"Memory is...something old"|
I was also lucky enough to have access to a very old cook book (thankyou Auntie Mary!) and to be able to make copies of some of the recipes (thanks Ingrid!). I put them into an old filing box and made some sweet bags so that everyone could take copies home with them. I also made a special recipe folders for my mum and for each of my aunties -
|"The Recipe Stand"|
Even though the day carries with it a tinge of sadness, it is great to catch up with everyone and it was especially lovely to see the recipes and old pieces bring a smile to everyone's faces as they remembered different things. I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and I know my nan would be smiling down upon us all so happy to see us all together again.
Posted by StephieB at 7:47 PM