Hello, I hope everyone out in blog land has had a wonderful Mother's Day. It was overcast here and spit rain occasionally, but nothing to put a damper on this special day! My son gifted me with flowers and a gift card from Olive Garden to take me to dinner, and his long time girlfriend, Joanna (probably my future daughter-in-law) made me this darling terrarium with succulents. She is so creative!
I also did a little Mother's Day shopping for myself! I hope that is not too awfully tacky, but I picked up this beautiful mirror and the old spool box. The mirror is, I'm guessing, Eastlake design, probably walnut, and I love the age on the mirror part itself. The spool box underneath is also walnut, and both the drawers and the box itself are beautifully dovetailed. Somebody has decided to "antique" it, but for what I paid, that is alright. Perhaps I will eventually strip it down to the original finish. I'll put that on my list :)
This tine of year, most of my day is spent in the garden. This is a beautiful David Austin rose, Gertrude Gekyll, in bloom. I love English roses, but most of them are not suited for this climate (I know, I've tried), but this particular one seems to love her home. I've even ordered another one!
Here is a picture looking back toward the garden and barn.
The evenings are spent either rug hooking or stitching, and I try to occasionally work in some cleaning!! haha!
Happy Mothers Day to all,