Did you know that Mothering Sunday wasn’t originally to do with celebrating mothers at all?
Originally it was the Sunday on which people returned to their mother church (or the main church in their area) to celebrate the middle Sunday of Lent. Of course, because people were returning to their local area, this also meant that people had a chance to go home and see their mums and so Mother’s Day as we know it was born.
Whatever the reason, we always love to treat our Mums. And what better way than to sit her down with a nice cup of tea…
Top image: ‘Hammersley’ rose tea cup trio
And a slice of cake, left to right: Culinary Concepts beaded cake stand with glass dome, £84.95, John Lewis; ‘Royal Albert’ Vintage two-tier cake stand in polka blue, £40, Selfridges; ‘Parlane’ cake stand vintage glass,’ £25, John Lewis