Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Well, tomorrow is Mother's Day and I want to wish all you a very happy one! My husband has to work tomorrow and I really don't mind. Mother's Day is always bittersweet for me....I'm proud to be a mom of my three little rugrats but it's also just another reminder of my mom not being here with me.

The above photo is a piece from my moms pink lustre ware collection. I keep it on my dresser. That pin I gave her for Mother's Day one year and the pearls she wore when my parents were married and I wore when I got married.

Last month my Aunt (her sister) came across this silhouette of my mother and sent it to me. I love surprises like that coming in the mail!

In this photo I think she was like, 14! Don't you always find that woman back in the 1950's always looked so mature for their age? I remember her telling me that she had it taken for her boyfriend at the time. It's hard to see but she was wearing a white furry collar and she added a mole to her cheek with her eyeliner pencil...she wanted to look "older" she said.

This picture is of my mom and dad a few years later. I think she is about 16 or 17 here and my dad about 19. I love this picture!
This picture is one of my favorites! It was taken to be used on the placecards for my parents wedding. She said she had the would never know it! I think she looks beautiful!

I had a few gifts to give out tomorrow and wanted something special to put them in. I had some matchboxes left over from a swap a while back and thought I would use them. I have to tell you, these are the first things that I have made in months. Is it weird that when I was going through my wallpaper stash that I missed that smell...that old musty wallpaper smell? So I decided to make more and put them in my shop tonight. I loved the way the came out! Also squeezed in one little journal...

So, tomorrow I will be spending the day with my boys. We are taking a ride out east on the north fork and have lunch with my best friend whose husband is also working. Hopefully I will make it to one of my favorite antique shops and some farm stands. Hope you all have a great day!


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

HI Jennifer... I am glad you are back and are feeling better. ;))

I am so sorry your Mama isn't here to celebrate Mothers day with you. What a BEAuuuuutiful silhouette of her!

Hope you and your boys have a wonderful day together and do something fun for you . xoxo Heather

mx2mommy said...

FAB pic's of your mom and dad! I love the old photo's. Happy Mother's Day...your mom is there with you in spirit.

Diane said...

The pictures of your Mom are darling, what a pretty lady. She is with you in spirt tomorrow, I am sure she is honored to be praised from her loving daughter. You have a wonderful day with the boys. Happy Mothers Day. Your matchboxes sure look great!
Hugs, Diane

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Such sweet photos, I'm sure your Mom is proud that you're sharing your memories of her...North that New York? If so you're bring back such memories. Happy Mother's Day to you, enjoy the day!

KatCollects said...

I love the pictures of your Mom and Dad, so precious. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Monica said...

Hope you and the boys had a wonderful day :)
I love your little arrangement of your moms things you keep on your dresser, how special !

Monica said...

Oh and wohoo for crafting again !
All I have been doing is scrap booking here and there and even that feels like an accomplishment now a days!

Linda said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Mothers Day, the photos of your parents are just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

cindy said...

I'm so glad you are back! I've missed ya! And I hear ya on the Mother's Day thing. Don't read my post from Friday. Love the old photo's of your Mom/Parents. I like the old ones as well. I have quite a few of Mom.

LOVE those little boxes, so sweet! You always do the cutest things.
Glad you are back.

kana said...

I love the photos of your mom and dad...just great!!

jessica - Such Pretty Things said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day with your boys! I am so sorry you were not able to celebrate with your own mother, but it sounds like she is very much with you... and always will be.


Bellamere Cottage said...

Hello Jennifer.....

Your Mom was so pretty and what a dear couple your mom and dad were. My Mum passed away recently and I'm struggling through that loss too. Your post was so sweet.

And, I love your artistic treasures.


Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Everything is so pretty! Love all of your finds and your matchboxes are adorable!

Little Pink Studio said...

I'm so sorry you're Momma is no longer with you. I would imagine that would make Mother's day very hard. She was certainly beautiful, and I think the silhouette is one fo the best ones I have EVER seen! (and my daughter collects them, so I've looked at a bunch.)

I love your boxes you made, they're so pretty.
Happy to see you back and posting and I hope all is well!
Xoxo, Cerri

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

I just came over from the White Flower site and I must say that I am so very delighted to see all your creative treasures. Your crafts are layers upon layers of gorgeous. Seriously, how do you come up with such pretty things?

Have an amazing weekend!

Builders victoria said...

Your mom is so pretty :)

Volunteer opportunities said...

Mother’s day is one of my favorite days in the whole world. I love greeting my mother on this very especial day of her life. Happy mother’s day!!!

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Linda said...

I love these little boxes 1 You are very creative.