Sunday, May 23, 2010

A celebration, indeed

The floral arrangement at Robert’s memorial service yesterday was lovely.

The people at Good Scents understood just what was needed. There were wheat stalks symbolizing Robert’s bread making while tules and cattails evoked his island home and the blue iris carried out the water theme. Pear leaves represented the pears he used for his special jam while the red roses stood in for the strawberries. See Jam Session.

The service at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood was all that I could ask – a true celebration of Robert’s life.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Dot said...

I am so glad it was what you wanted the service to be

4:43 AM  
Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

Been thinking of you lots of late. Wishing you fortitude and hoping you know that you are loved!

Hugs~

4:49 AM  
Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

A lovely tribute - another good memory to hold onto as the days pass.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Gerrie said...

Tears of solace for you are filling my eyes. Hope you are doing well. XXOO

9:18 AM  
Blogger black bear cabin said...

Such lovely flowers, and the meaning behind the arrangement was perfect. The joy of cooking next to his photo and your quilt were all a nice warm touch. It looks like there was a lot of love in that room. Im sending more hugs your way!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Warty Mammal said...

It's great to see a post from you. I've been thinking of you.

I echo black bear's comments. You captured some real touchstones in that arrangement.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I too have been thinking about you Christine.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

My heart and thoughts are with you every day, Christine.
Hugs, and love.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Sharyn said...

(((Christine)))
My condolences on your loss,
Sharyn

4:22 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

It sounds like the service was very meaningful. What a lovely idea to have a floral arrangement with so many personal symbols. I hope that you are holding up okay at this sad time.

Hugs,
Jeanne

5:28 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

Christine,
you have been in my prayers...I hope you feel the hugs I've been sending. The flower arrangement was perfect! So beautiful AND thoughtful & meaningful. I liked your bookshelf quilt up front as well as those meaningful symbols...the cookbook & breadbox, etc. A wonderful tribute to a life well-lived.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

So sorry for your loss.(((hugs))) I haven't been checking the blogs much lately sorry to be so late with my condolences.

1:09 PM  

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