Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


I hope you all have a beautiful and happy Mother's Day this weekend!


As promised on this-click here-blog post, I wanted to show the souvenir I purchased from an antique dealer stand I saw in St. George's Market on a recent trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland.



It was on this table of goodies!  Can you guess what caught my eye?




It was this Aynsley China loving cup commemorating the Queen Mother's ninetieth birthday .

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... which was on August 4th, 1990.


Inside it reads:
 1900- To Commemorate H.M.Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Ninetieth Birthday -1990

I always admired Queen Mother Mary while she was alive and I thought this cup would be a perfect cup to remember her and my trip to Belfast.  I hope all Mothers will be treated like a Queen this Sunday! 


Linking to a very Happy Pink Saturday event on Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound

Please join me on Monday where I'll be continuing to show more of Northern Ireland's magical Causeway Coast and the Giant's Causeway.




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54 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Mother's Day Weekend Pat-have fun:@)

Ginny said...

What a gorgous first picture, the colors are awesome!! Is it a crab apple tree? The mug is really fancy, will you actually use it, or just keep it as a keepsake?

nanny said...

What a wonderful keepsake...there was several items on the table that caught my eye....

Happy Mother's Day.

That is one beautiful tree!!!

Sarah said...

Sweet souvenir, Pat. Happy Mother's Day to you! ~ Sarah

Yvette said...

Love, love, LOVE it! Exactly what I would probably have bought had I been there. Ha! I always liked to bring back something special when I used to travel years ago. I can't imagine NOT bringing anything back.

Happy Mother's Day Weekend, Pat!

Linda said...

Your pictures and stories of Ireland are wonderful!

Happy Mother's Day to you too!!

H said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. It came and went a couple of months ago over here, but I hope you have a good day!

Annie said...

Happy Mother's Day Pat. Hope the weekend is special for you. :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Pat, I love the photo of the pink blooming tree. It is stunning. I think your purchase of the lovely cup to commemorate the queen Mother's birthday is so sweet. I always admired her too and was so sad when she passed away. Queen Elizabeth is certainly following in her mother's footsteps. She looks wonderful and so happy at the Royal Wedding. You are sentimental and that is such a nice attribute.

Happy mother's day Pat and enjoy your day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Barbara F. said...

Happy Mother's Day Pat! Enjoy your special day. xo,

Cindy said...

Visiting from Pink Saturday, beautiful Cherry tree picture! Happy Mother's Day :)

Lynn said...

I love that!! I was in London in 1990 on the Queen Mother's birthday. She didn't invite me to her party, though!
Do you know what is so surprising to me? That the cup was found in Northern Ireland!
Lucky YOU!

steviewren said...

I'm wishing for Queenly treatment for you this weekend as well! Love your gift to yourself.

The blooming tree is gorgeous. Our spring blooms have faded. They made an early show. It's time for Day Lilies next.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hope you are treated like a queen on Mother's Day, too, Pat!! Love your prize!! blessings ~ tanna

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That was a great find! I would have been thrilled. Happy Mother's Day!

La Petite Gallery said...

OH! I am so excited, we both came from the same area. I have relatives in Donagal, and Sligo.
It is so beautiful and Haunting. You have to vist the west coast. we went up at the top to a town called culim Kille or something like that a few hours drive north of Donagal and Kellybegs. I want to go again.. Happy Mothers Day

yvonne

Proud Italian Cook said...

Happy Mothers Day Pat!!

Oliag said...

Happy Mother's day to you too Pat!! Love that mug!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Happy Mother's Day to you and that's a great mug you found!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cottage Rose said...

A very Happy Mothers Day to you too... love the cup you found on that table of goodies, heck I found lots of things that caught my eye...lol

Hugs;
Alaura

thestonerabbit said...

OK....it took me awhile, but I finally spotted your purchase on that table full of goodies!!1

I always liked the Queen Mum, too! What a great memory of your trip! I'm guessing she was "all smiles" as she watched the Royal Wedding last weekend...I know I enjoyed what I saw of it!

Hope you have a splendid Pink Sat. and a fantastic Mom's Day!! L, Dana

Sarah said...

Very sweet...how fun!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Cheryl D. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Houseelf said...

Happy Mother's Day. I was thinking it was the little pair of round pots behind the geese.

Beautiful cherry blossom. The wind has sadly taken mine now.

diane b said...

The first shot is so feminine, great for Mothers' Day.It must have been fun in the Belfast Markets and what a treasure you found.

Naturegirl said...

What a riot of color on that blossoming tree!Oh my I can just imagine the joy to be sititng on that bench! WOW truly a sign of Spring!
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Carol said...

Lovely souvenir!
Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day, Pat, I hope you get treated like a Queen!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a lovely find! I am going to Ireland later this year and I can't wait!!!!!!

HPS,
Jacalyn

Donna said...

It's the perfect cup, and it's beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day, Pat! Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Donna

Cindy said...

What a great find! It's always nice to have something to take home with you that will bring back such fun memories.
I adore your photos of Ireland, those castles are so grand looking! The air looks so clean and the ocean so powerful! The video was great!
Happy Mother's Day to you!!!
Hugs, Cindy

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Mother's Day to us all! We'll hopefully all be Queens for a day :)

Janie said...

Nice choice...those Scotty dogs caught my eye...

I Love this time of the year....

Vee said...

Now I really did try to guess, but I didn't select the commemorative mug. (I chose the tea pot.)

Happy Mother's Day, Pat!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, what a treasure you indeed did find. I can just imagine your excitement when you spotted it. I hope you got a great deal on it as well. So beautiful.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day sweetie. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous tree as well. It took my breath away.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Regina said...

How wonderful! Happy Mom's Day and Pink Saturday Pat.
Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.
xo

Regina

Regina said...

How wonderful! Happy Mom's Day and Pink Saturday Pat.
Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.
xo

Regina

La said...

Fantastic treasure, Pat.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! La

Sheila said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Pat. I know you'll be thinking about your grandchildren too! Your new mug will be a special keepsake for you.

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

The pictures are gorgeous. You have a very beautiful, attractive blog. Glad I came to visit. Feel free to visit me too, God bless, Dr. Bobbi

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Congratulations on your find. Happy weekend!

Old Kitty said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, PAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awww what a fantastic find!!! I love it!!!! It's so pretty!!

I hope you have a brilliant Mother's and (Grandmother's) Day! Take care
x

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I so enjoy finding a special souvenir to remind one of a trip. Happy Mother's Day Pat.

Claudia said...

I think that is very special - I always had a great respect for the Queen Mother! Happy Mother's Day! Will you use the cup?

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful tree in bloom! Happy Mother's Day to you.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day Pat!!

podso said...

What a wonderful find! Happy Mother's day! The tree is gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Happy Mothers Day to you, too, lovely lady.

Sending you a hug and wishes for a day filled with not-too-much-missing!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Happy Mother's Day too, Pat! What a gorgeous photo of the pink (cherry?) tree. It certainly made me smile (more)! Have a wonderful day!

Buttercup said...

I know I'm a little late, but wanted to be sure and stop by and wish you Mother's Day happiness. Enjoying the photos of your grandsons and Ireland.

Lovella ♥ said...

I hope you have had a lovely Mother's Day Pat.
The commemorative cup is just lovely. I have a few pieces of Aynsley china that I adore.
The flowering cherry tree beckons me!

Ola said...

Nice souvenir!
Here we celebrate it at the end of May!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Pat. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Is that a tulip tree or a pink magnolia? Wow, it is gorgeous.

I sure wish you could go back to that table and grab those white Staffordshire pups for me. Ha!

I always admired the Queen Mother, too. It seems she has passed her great genes to her daughter.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hope you enjoyed the day Pat! It was glorious here that day.Pretty mug too.

Maria M. Boyer said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post, but what a great find! Happy very belated mother's day!