Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

With Jana and Vanessa both (yay!) currently in a 'bun in the oven' state, and with my two little girls become more precious/hilarious by the day, Mother's Day is truly a day of rejoicing for us gals over here at VWM. In special honor of this extra special day, I teamed up once again with MDK Photography and invited a few of our friends with their little ones over for tea & cake, and to celebrate the adventure we call motherhood.

I used the occasion to show off my Great Grandmother's china set (ah-mazing), a flurry of pink flowers, a few of my favorite collected vintage vases, and some newly acquired antlers. Every time I use the china it makes me think of my Mother, and how I used to beg to bring out and dust off these beautiful pieces of our family history.

To give the kiddos a special place of there own, I tented vintage table cloths and curtains from one of our apple tree's lower branches. Paired with a chandelier, it's a little girls perfect hideout (and photo op for us Moms).

I set the table in the FAVORITE corner of my backyard, amongst all our fruit trees. Though a month ago I fully expected to do this shoot through the lacy light of spring leaves, Montana weather decided to hold back on spring for one more week. Good thing Meghan can capture any moment with grace. Now bring on the late summer sun, I see some alfresco dinner parties in our future.

And because "a party without cake is just a meeting' (thank you Julia Childs), I baked a simple chocolate cake, and layered in orange vanilla cream cheese frosting. YUM.

To all of you other Moms, Moms to Be, Grandmas and Great Grandmothers, we hope this Sunday is filled with family, love, and hopefully a bit of cake.

XO - Rae
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    beautiful photographs-
    xo + blessings,
    Anne Marie

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