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"

"definition" -

"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.

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x


  1. Hello Stephie:
    How delightful all of this is and, judging from your images, so very attractively and thoughtfully presented. We can so easily believe how everyone must have been so thrilled with the care and attention to detail which you had so obviously taken.

    A lovely occasion and one which will most surely be added to a long list of happy times and memories.

    Happy Wednesday to you too.

  2. Really lovely, Stephie! Very touching :) xx

  3. What a sweet way to brighten everyone's day!

  4. Thankyou Jane and Lance for your lovely comment. I am sure that this will be another happy memory for our family and I loved making it special, especially for my mum who misses her mum so terribly.

    Thanks Chantal and Victoria. I am glad you liked it!

    Talk soon, Stephie x

  5. This is so sweet. I am glad this gathering went well. These cute things you did, like the recipes, surely made it even more special!

  6. Hi Stephie, what a nice touch! That's super sweet! What a great way to remember a loved one.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Stephie...this is such a beautiful, thoughtful and mindful way to remember somebody and share with others..lovely.

  8. Thanks so much everyone. I am glad you liked it. It was great to be able to do something for all the family that was so well received. There has been cooking in many kitchens already and that makes me very happy!

    Hugs to you all and talk soon, Stephie x