Thursday, May 2

Memories of May, and the Queen of the Angels (This Week's TFT Party)

I was raised by wonderful Catholic parents. I grew up going to a Catholic school that we called the "pink prison" in light of all the current school and church shootings, I was ignorantly and blissfully blessed with complete safety and security. The innocence we enjoyed seems all but lost and I pray and weep for our children.  God save us from more of this kind of heartbreak. 
As popular stories go...I told you that so I could tell you this: Every May 1st at my school the Nuns and teachers would bring the statue of Mary out into the courtyard and we would place a crown
of roses on her head and sing a song... "O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May."
Please pray with me for our children and our brothers and sisters, that we may continue to gather in schools and at the churches of our choice and learn and worship without fear.
In honor of that song from my youth, I am focusing my features this week on all the floral beauty shared from last week's party.
I am In LOVE with Jennifer from Celebrating Everyday Life's post 15 Unique DIY Floral Arrangements for Mom including this adorable Scoop of Roses!
Shelley from Calypso in the Country's Pink Hydrangeas for Spring are a perfect fit.
I absolutely love Paula at Sweet Pea's  DIY Hanging Floral Display
What a pleasant surprise Kari from Me and My Captain with her very different post
A Pink Conversation Between Patient And Doctor
Lora from Lora B's May Day Basket was exactly what I was looking for! Didn't hers turn out simply beautifully?! 
Cecelia at My Thrift Sore Addiction's French Farmhouse Planter Repurposed is absolutely adorable! 
Jenna from Rain On a Tin Roof's Creating a Cut Flower Garden is a wonderful place to start if you are wanting gorgeous flowers around your home.

Thank you all so much for sharing all of your incredibly talented posts and creations! I just LOVE seeing so much beauty in one place.
God keep you all safe and ignorantly blessed with peace today and every day. Bring or make somebody some flowers this month!
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19 comments:

  1. Theresa,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups for this week are #53, 54 and 55!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Thank you for hosting, Theresa! I am sharing #56 Nacho's Special with Five Layer Dip and #57 Classic and Non-Alcoholic Margaritas.

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    1. Oh, Irene you have me drooling!! Love the Non Alcoholic recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh, Theresa. I'm moved by your words and the images they conjured in me this morning. I have a statue of Mary near our front door, and it's time to crown her with roses. Thank you for this gift - I grew up Protestant so I missed out on so much beauty that my Catholic friends now share with me. It's a dreary rainy day that is just perfect for being inspired in a place like this gathering. Thank you. I'm sharing my bedroom which took a lot of work to renovate and transform into what it is today - at #62. Thanks for the opportunity to share. xox

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    1. Michele, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm so pleased it spoke to you in some small way. I was raised Catholic, but now am Christian, still love some of the old ways of the church, I'm glad your Mary's going to get a crown. :) Your room is stunning, I absolutely Love it, almost as much as I enjoy you. :)
      xo

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  4. Love these spring features, Theresa. Praying that the Lord will move in the hearts of people to seek Him, and have their hearts changed. I'm at 89 and 90 this week. Have a good one!

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    1. Thank you Julie. Yes, my prayer as well, dear lady> Thanks for joining me, Julie! Wonderful weekend wishes to you and yours. xo :)

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  5. This week I am sharing an Avocado Breakfast Bake, a Sausage and Hash Brown Cheddar Casserole and finally a Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

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    1. Yummy, Marilyn! Thanks for sharing, and co hosting!!

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  6. Thank you for hosting, Theresa. I'm so heartbroken over the senseless violence. I join you in prayer. I hope your weekend is relaxing.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. Something has to change for sure. Prayer is the only answer I have seen proven over time, thanks for adding yours. :) Happy weekend wishes to you as well.

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  7. Theresa, my prayers are raised up with you and all the others who are praying for these unfortunate and senseless acts. My heart weeps.
    I also want to thank you for featuring my "pink" post...you are so kind. I have added #225 to the mix today. Have a great and Blessed week-end.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kari. Prayers and God's protection are our hope. Such a pleasure to feature you this week. Happy Weekend! xo

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  8. Thanks for featuring my May Day Basket, Theresa! Loved your fond memories of this special tradition;) Linking up #230 this week!

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    1. My pleasure, Lora. I'm so glad you made the party again!

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  9. Thanks for sharing lovely post and i love the flower.

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  10. I love your style. Joined this party for the first time. So many lovely posts. Mine is 254. Off to follow your blog.

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