Monday, May 13, 2013

Keepers of the Home Mother's Day Breakfast..

Hello everyone.. 
So glad you dropped by today.. 
I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day.. 

On Saturday the Keepers had a wonderful breakfast cooked for us by the men of our church.. 

We had a blessed time and so I thought I would share some pics with you and tell you about our day..

Just a few preparations..

Don't you love pansies ?
 I decided that again this year we would have them for centrepieces... 

They make quite a mess so this got done here at home.. 

Clay pots from the dollar store are great.. 
Just threw in a few stones for drainage on the bottom, mixed up a bit of Terry's secret mixture and planted them..

Terry and I took a drive and he picked some moss.. 
I love using this around all of my potted plants for the deck.. 
It helps keep moisture in and is free.. smile.. 

Then on Thursday evening a few of us met at the church and put together a few items.. 
We had such fun.. 

My dear Mom donated a lot of cups and saucers and we made bird feeders to pass out to each of the ladies.. 

The how-to is HERE
Just so you know ... 
The E6000 glue is at Michael's and you can use your coupon... 
Then Lindsay made little bird feed cheesecloth bags..
The ladies loved them.. 

Then a dear girl whose Mom comes to Keepers picked a bunch of 
our Eastern Canada Mayflowers.. 

Thank you, Becky.. 
We made little posies with them.. 

Wrapped a bit of old lace around them and kept them in water until that morning.. 
Even the wee girls loved them..
And there was a poem for each lady about the Mayflower.. 

This sweet soul was our first guest..
My Mom...
Not a good quality picture.. sorry.. 

Coffee was on and everyone got acquainted.
And we checked out the Penny Auction goodies..

And then Mom prayed the blessing upon the food and we all dove in.. smile.. 

What delicious food the men made.. 

At each place was a fancy dish of fruit salad and there was ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, homemade jam, Belgian waffles, fresh strawberries and such.. 

My breakfast.. 
Looks good, eh? 

What great waffles.. Yummmmm...

We had a lot of fun and there were some terrific buys.. 

The auctioneers were a hit.. 
A couple of them were doing a skit at the same time.. 
Thank you dear hearts.. 

We then had a wonderful speaker who gave us a marvelous message.. 
Very touching but with strokes of humor that had us in stitches.. 
We so enjoyed it and even the little girls listened to every word.. 

Thank you dear Pastor's wife.. 
The picture of her did not turn out.. 

We had lots of door prizes..

The little girls won wee peat pots of pansies and were given hair bands by *Joelle*..
Aren't they sweet?. 

They didn't know each other when they arrived but were fast friends when they left.. 

And there was a bit of picture taking..  

One of our crazy auctioneers and dear daughter.. 
So glad she was able to be there ..
Thankful for all of our guests.. smile..  

God certainly blessed this sweet gathering.. 

It was so much fun but profitable in so many ways.. 

Sweet fellowship with other mamas and words of wisdom that caused us to remember our blessings.. 
Realizing that God has given us mothers the highest of callings.. 
That of being Mother to our children.. 
Not only feeding and clothing them but guarding them against the pitfalls of this old world.. 
Calling on God for their salvation and protection.. 

Teaching them to put God first in their lives.. 
This life is a temporal thing but eternity is forever.. 
We need to help them to prepare for what comes after this life..

We have to let them see that Mama believes in prayer and putting God first in her life.. 

All in all it was a great morning.. 

Thanks so much for your sweet visit.. 
Love your little notes that you leave.. 

Hope to have some interesting posts coming up.. 
We can live in hope anyway, eh?  grin.. 

Love you all.. 


  1. That sounds like a great Mother's Day! So nice of the men to do the cooking. I love the bird feeder made from the tea cup and saucer. So cute!

  2. Oh Faye...what a precious day! The teacups and saucers are so pretty :) Thank you so much for sharing... Have a blessed day! m.

  3. Looks like a wonderful time of fellowship and fun. We have had auctions at our church before,they are always so much fun....blessings

  4. Sounds like a perfect way to spend Mother's Day, Faye. Love all your flowers and sweet giveaways. xo

  5. Oh how I wished I lived nearby! What a lovely, wonderful time of fellowship. I love the bird feeders. I realized I had already pinned it from you. I need to make it! I am glad that you had such a blessed time of fellowship! Your waffles made me drool by the way... :)

    Love to you, dear friend...

  6. You always look and sound like you have such a lovely time... you keepers, you!! ;)

    How wonderful! oh, and I love that moss idea. Of course... it makes perfect sense.

  7. Hi Faye ! Oh lovely photos of such a wonderful time ! I do like the idea of the moss in the pots ! Oh I love the dollar store lol I have some Violets in the dollar store clay pots with saucers ! The weather here has been chilly and very unpredictable after a few weeks of summer like temps and sunshine but they say it will get back to normal by Wed !Thanks for sharing with us . Have a good evening !

  8. Evening Faye, that was a beautiful Mothers Day...what beautiful planters and love the teacup feeder and saucer, how adorable......glad you enjoyed the day, your mom is a doll, Francine.

  9. Beautiful Ladies, young & all sweet!
    Love all the photos.
    So great to have such fellowship!
    Love the bird feeders!
    A truly lovely post!

  10. Hi Faye! How beautiful, Keepers of the Home! And what a lovely get-together and breakfast! I haven't been to something like that since I was a child and living in a small town with a small-town church. (How I miss that).

    So generous of your mom to donate those pretty teacups. And the pansies and all the flowers are so pretty.

    Your summer sounds so nice...a little shop...nice area of the Bay! The old house looks like one out of a movie. Glad you had such a nice Mother's day and stopped in to "visit" me.

  11. what a lovely time you all had. Thanks so much for sharing.


  12. You had a lovely time at your ladies breakfast Faye. The flowers are so pretty and the food sounds delicious! There is nothing like fellowship in the Lord is there? Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pam

  13. Kim from Saint JohnMay 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    What a lovely time of fellowship for you all:) Love the cups and saucers as well, and the food looked scrumptious! When the men cook breakfast at our church it's always so nice, no fuss and no mess to clean.

    Have a wonderful week!


  14. Thank you for another wonderful keepers get-together Faye.
    PS- I'm glad I'm not stuffing my face in any pictures this time :)

  15. Hello dear Faye, It was so nice to see your Mom and please tell her that she looks as lovely as ever. Wasn't it nice of her to donate the teacups and saucers for little bird feeders. I loved those. Also, I really like the pansies. My Grandma used to show me the sweet little faces on the pansies and I have always loved them since then. So many things I relate to my Grandmas on both sides. So happy to hear the "Keepers" news. You had a very nice turn out. But most of all, it was wonderful to see our sweet Faye looking as pretty as ever.

    God be with you, Faye, and may he protect you and your loved ones,

  16. What a lovely day you had Faye, Happy Mothers Day (belated)! God bless you all for making it such a special day for all those mamas, I'm amazed, how blessed they must have felt! With love, Carly x

  17. Faye this was so much fun. YOur the best. Love ya lots you sister always Cindy xoxo

  18. What a wonderful time together with Sisters.
    Love the photo of you and your daughter.
    Woolie JOY

  19. Hi Faye;

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time - happy mother's day!


  20. Perfect. Our men made breakfast for the women too.. Such a blessing when examples of loving and serving within the family and the body are joyously lived before our children!

    Blessings, Debbie

  21. These meeting always look like such fun and wonderful fellowship. I only wish I lived closer and could join you.

  22. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I love church functions like this. The tea cups were beautiful but I am particularly fond of tea cups anyhow! It is so nice to see so many women gathered together in joyous communion.

  23. I can see that you had a wonderful time, how fun to put together a breakfast for the ladies. Being a mom is the bet job I have ever had. And now being a grandmother lets me see how very blessed I am.
    Have a good weekend, dear lady.,.