We actually celebrated Mother's Day yesterday by going out for breakfast. My husband did some honey-do's for me and then went to visit his Mom who lives about 3 hours away. He wanted to take his Mom to church and then both of his parents to Sunday brunch. Didn't I marry a good guy? I really did! He'll be home sometime this evening.
Last night the kids and I got together with my Mom at my brother's house and had a barbeque. It was fun to see everyone. I don't get to see my brother and his family much even though they live only 30 minutes away in Portland. Usually only family birthdays, so it was fun to visit with them.
Yesterday I was tickled pink to find a package in the mail for me. A little over a month ago, Rachel, who doesn't have a blog, but is a fellow rose lover, contacted me about doing a swap. This is what I saw when I opened her package.
Look at all of these goodies! Hello? All of my favorite things, wallpaper, vintage trim and lots more!
Here is a better view, but I apologize for the bad lighting. It was a sort of clowdy day yesterday.
Love this little hand painted rose photo album.
I already have a project in mind for this sweet wallpaper.
Rachel, thank you so much for your sweet gift. I am sending your package tomorrow. Hope you like the goodies I gathered together for you.
Backing up to Thursday when I did my weekly run over to the antique mall to restock and clean up. As per usual, I had to stop at my favorite thrift stores along the way and can I say, I'm so glad I did. Here are the goodies I found. Again, bad picture, but if you click on it, much better detail. Love the white trunk, yellow shelf, giant hand painted roses vase, bingo cards, wire baskets, lamps, vintage clock, jewelry box, table cloth, wallpaper book, bag of fabric including funky quilt top, bab of vintage sewing supplies including boxes of rit dye, black scrolly hangers and I'm sure I'm leaving something out.
I also stopped at a cute little shop and found these sweet things for myself. The sweet little dresses have the most adorable detail of pink roses of course. This little clock is similar to one I already have, just a smaller version. Love the tiny little suitcase too. It will make a sweet little display piece.
Going to do a little sewing and some weeding for my Mom today. I finally finished her barkcloth/denim jacket (forgot to take a picture though) so I will take that over for her as well.
Hope all of the Mom's out there are having a truly wonderful day! Do something fun for yourself if you can. TTFN!