Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom

Another leg of the honeymoon. My parents went to Iowa so my mother could meet some of my dad's family. My dad was raised there. By this time, my grandfather had already passed away my grandmother had moved to California and attended their wedding. This photo is of my mother, on the left, and my Aunt Lois with her two daughters.
When I first arrived, we had lunch on my mom's back porch. I had to take this photo of her watering her geraniums just because I thought it was cute.
My mom is FAMOUS for being the shoe queen. All of her daughters and grand daughters blame her for their shoe addiction. Anyway, she's such a good sport about me taking all kinds of silly photos of her. : )
Okay, that morning before I left I was looking through an ad for Pier 1. I don't shop there very often, but when I turned the page and saw these lovely little glitter houses, my heart skipped a beat. I immediately called to see if they had any left and had them hold all three of these for me. Just so you know, they're only about 4 inches tall. I'm planning on turning them into Christmas houses and making a little German glitterhouse display this year.



I just had to take a photo of my mom sitting in a black and white chair. : )

I thought this frame, above, was so pretty. It looks like real lace, but it's just resin like the rest of the frame. It gave me the idea of maybe putting real lace on an existing frame and then spray painting it???
These may not look big in the photo but they were about 20" tall and about 5' long.
Have a good weekend everyone.

20 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

Your mom has wonderful taste. Love the shoes!

Kim's Treasures said...

Love your mom's shoes!!! I think I need to make a trip to Pier 1!!! I haven't been there in forever!

Darlene said...

What a fun trip to take to Pier 1 with your mom. I always go to Pier 1 when I see one.

LOVE your mom's shoes. I have had a shoe addiction for a long time though I am not NEARLY as bad as I used to be. Now I mostly just wear comfy shoes such as tennis shoes or flip flops.

Tami said...

Love the old photos of your mom! Cute little trees, Mom in that black chair adorable and oh those signs are wonderful!

What a great day! Mom always seems to have a smile!

Have a great weekend!
T

Scrap for Joy said...

I have been trying to get to Pier 1 for weeks-I keep getting side-tracked. The putz houses are really cute-love the sherbet colors. Your Mom seems to really love these outings-what a nice way to spend the day.
Love your fairy girls, too Mary Lou. I have pictures of my grand-nieces to "fairyize" for my sister for her birthday.(Her granddaughters) They are fun to make.

Julie said...

I came across your blog a few weeks ago and have loved seeing all your fun projects and beautiful home and family. Can I be your new best friend, please? I really love reading all your posts. You are inspiring.

Angie said...

I don't go to Pier One much either, but I went a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at all the cute stuff they had. I saw some adorable Easter/Spring decorations! Your mom is so cute with her sassy shoes on!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I will have to check out Pier One next time...I rarely go in there. I LOVE that chair your Mama is in. She sure is spiffy in her shoes. She is watering those geraniums in style. cherry

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Pier One really has those houses?????? WOW! Your mom is adorable!

m ^..^

kathi said...

Your "Wednesdays with Mom" posts are so heartwarming. I miss my Mom terribly, even after 27 years. I remember doing all of the things you and your mom do together. She was my very best friend. Enjoy your times together and give each other lots of hugs! I love reading about your adventures!

Mimi Sue said...

This is so funny. I was in Pier 1 on Thursday. I haven't been to Pier 1 for at least a year, maybe more. I think I'll have to go back for the glitter houses. I went in to get a few of the bunnies on a stick. I'll post about them next week, I hope. Love your mom's shoes. Give her a hug for me. Mimi

Miss G said...

That top photo is just gorgeous. There's something so wonderful about it. AND the photo of your mom watering the geranium is beautiful! I love the way her sweater matches the geranium! so fun! Kelly

Small House said...

OH...your mom is so cute. I just love how you take care of her, and spend time with her. That chair was meant for her.

YAY, on the glitter houses. Very cute. Darn...Our Pier 1 went out of business a few months ago.

Have a great day.
Sandra

Molly said...

I LOVE the photo of your mom watering the geraniums!

I'm looking forward to seeing the Christmas houses (I do realize I have a while to wait! haha)

Are you going to try the picture frame thing?

Emily P. said...

Love you mom!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Your Mom is just gorgeous and has such wonderful taste. Do you think she would like to get cards from others?

We don't have a Pier 1 close, they closed. They also closed our Home Goods...depressing sigh....

Cece

creative breathing said...

Don't you just love the boby socks on Aunt Lois! What a charming picture with her adoreable children, your mother dressed in her honeymoon best. Can't wait for next Christmas to see your houses. If anyone can turn them into something extra special - it's you! Have a great week! Elizabeth

marie said...

Well after seeing those cute little houses I had to stop at Pier 1. I didn't end up with the houses but found some very sweet paper luncheon plates. I blogged about them a few days ago and Joyce from scrapforjoy.blogspot.com commented that you should get a commission, because your Pier 1 post encouraged her to stop there too!
Funny!
Thanks for sharing.....and I love your mom's shoes AND Wednesday With Your Mom!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Your mom is very cute! Great little houses. Pier 1 has some great stuff right now.

Monica said...

Oh what cute shoes!
I am so jealous I would die to go to a PIER 1 right about now or target , Ikea ,walmart lol
I miss the home :(