Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to Me and You!

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,


  1. I could enjoy sipping a glass of sweet tea in your garden. Like your mirror.Can't go wrong ever with walnut. Glad you had a good Mothers Day.

  2. Melinda ~
    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you, too!
    Your gardens are breathtaking! The rose is beautiful. I have zero luck with roses :(
    Great new/old treasures and that is not the least bit tacky. I bought me some wool for Mother's Day!
    Pug hugs :)

  3. lol! Yes, occasional cleaning is the policy around here too. :D Happy Mother's Day to you -- belated. I love your Mother's Day present to yourself. Just gorgeous! We have an Eastlake hutch and I love it -- that mirror is wonderful! As is the spool cabinet! And your garden -- spectacular! I'm just not a gardener, but I love to see other's gardens.

  4. Melinda,
    Happy Belated Mother's Day! What wonderful goodies...the mirror is so handsome. Your gardens are just beautiful...and so inviting!
    Have a good week,

  5. Wonderful Mother's Day gifts for yourself. I don't think it's tacky at all to buy something for yourself. Then you know that you get exactly what you want!! :o)

  6. I think your mirror and spool box are lovely! And your roses are beautiful - I wish I had better luck with them. :)

  7. Love your antique mirror! And you gardens look so lovely and inviting!