Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother's Day! I just have to brag on my kids and say that they are the BEST a mom could ever wish for! I was in bed all day with a toothache (root canal coming this friday...ugh.) but the kids made breakfast for me and still brought me gifts. The flowers above are from my two teens. They said they will plant them in my garden for me as soon as I tell them where.

My "little" girl (18yrs and 4" taller than me!) made this beautiful crystal necklace for me in all my favorite, pearl, silver and crystal. It SPARKLES!

My "big" girl (27yrs and 4" SHORTER than me...) made me this beautiful clock to hang in the cottage! She hand painted it from a photo of our Pondicherry Cottage. Isn't it perfect?

Here is the cottage, an old photo before we even had the porch redone:

And here is a close-up of the clock:

Didn't she do a great job?! She had to paint "around the tree" in the front yard to get the entire house in. It looks exactly like the real thing!

I've got one more special gift to show you. A sweet new friend, that is a regular at my thrift store, gifted me with a garage-sale-find. She said that when she saw it she knew it would go PERFECTLY in my house...and it DOES!

Look at this pretty little thing! Pink and rosey, it fits "just right" at my bedside. You are a SWEETHEART, Glennette! Thank you!

I think she said she paid a whopping $2 for it! That makes me love it even more!

Okay, just one more thing...I stopped at a yardsale on Fri and they were just setting up. "The sale really starts tomorrow, but you can look. Just ask if you don't see a price."

There were people digging through everything! With each item I picked up, the lady would say,"That's a quarter." She'd look at her friend and say "We are NOT taking this stuff home!"
I don't think I've ever been to a sale where "Early Birds" were encouraged!

I got a couple of really cute summer tops, some old Disney videos, an antique parasol and the tree skirt pictured below...

Now you are either gonna HATE it or LOVE it. I LOVE it and it will go under my tree next year. A few felt pieces are missing but easy enough for me to replace.

But it's the sequins and the ric-rac that I go GA-GA for! This picture doesn't do it justice. Click on it for a larger view. It really glitters! I also got an antique wash stand for a buck, but that will have to go in another post.

Happy Mexican Mother's Day today! ('specially to mi mama y mi hermanas!)

Love Rosie



Your daughter's did Great for Mom's day! Love the clock and yes she did a wonderful job. The lamp and tree skirt are great!
Take care.
Deb :)

Connie said...

Rosie, I don't NEED mascara now but we'll see how long they last. The lashes are dark and look completely natural though, sugar! I'm loving them. Don't even feel strange.

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a great Mother's Day. I love the lamp and the tree skirt! Good luck with the tooth. Kathy

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, I am so totally with you on the going GA-GA for the sequins, felt, and ric-rac. That tree skirt is absolutely to DIE for!!

nick said...

your daughter is an excellent artist!