Thursday, January 22, 2009

Glimpses of Grammie's

I had fun going around my Mom's house and capturing a few pictures of things I have grown up seeing or things that remind me of her - or just things I like!

Her signature fragrance ~ this scent will forever remind me of my Mom:

I was with my Mom when she found this sled and I love seeing it on her porch this time of year!

I remember watching this shelf fill up as I've grown up - and I've brought my mom some of these spoons from travels!
My mom made this cross stitch of the Virtuous Woman scripture. I love each little picture that goes with each phrase of the passage.
Can you tell where I got a love of simple pleasures?
A pretty jar of thread ~ with her corsage from my wedding at the base:
A neat old jar filled with vintage sewing supplies~
I can't wait to get home and repurpose my Scrabble game into one of these little message boards! My mom stores the tiles in a cute French jelly jar:

... and keeps a tray on her window sill to leave messages or words!

Here is one I did to greet them Friday when they got home from work ~ later in the weekend, my Dad changed it to "legacy".

37 comments:

Leanne said...

I love the scrabble idea!!

Wendi said...

I had to smile when I saw the bottle of perfume. Although that is not my mom's fragrance I always think of her when I smell her fragrance or see the bottle. Funny how the little things about home are the most comforting.

Jenny said...

I love the jars holding the tread. What a great idea.

mom said...

How fun to see these things from your perspective! :) Love you lots, Mom

Katy said...

How fun!!! My mom has a fragrance she wears that will always remind me of her. My aunt does too! :) I love that! I love all the pics! The cross stitch is GREAT! :)

jen said...

Ooh! I just saw that scrabble tile thing on daisy cottage last week & now here. I really like it & want to do it here too. So glad you could have such a fun time visiting with your parents.

Grace said...

LOVE The scrabble idea and the thread in the jar idea. by the way I purchased that dress pattern you posted the other day. of course my printer ran out of one of it's inks so I only go half printed off. I am anxiously awaiting to get the ink in the mail so I can get started. praying that you are safe and sound.

Christi said...

What lovely reminders of your mother - my mom wears Estee Lauder "Beautiful", and I love smelling that smell on my boys when they've visited with her.

And, I love the spoon shelf!

Kim said...

Oh what wonderful memories!!

I see where you get your love of vintage things. I too like old things that I can re-purpose or use in my home.

Do you have any idea where I could locate that cross-stitch?

Thanks for sharing,
Kim

...they call me mommy... said...

I love details too! Especially little details packed with memories...great photos and such a great idea! I love the virtuous woman sample too...so neat! Thanks for sharing, Monica!


HAVE A SUPER THURSDAY! :)

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Love the scrabble idea! I started that same cross-stitch pattern in college, and never got it finished...I need to go find it. :)

angie said...

I will be digging out my Scrabble tiles TODAY! I love words in our home.
Your mom must be so touched by the items that speak to you from her house. Taking pics makes us so much more mindful of our surroundings, I think.
Hope you had a safe, quiet trip back home.

Jenny said...

I absolutely love the cute little jar with the scrabble letters in it! As a homeschool Mom, I'm always looking for ways to saturate our home environment with learning experiences. What an easy and fun way to practice spelling and vocabulary. LOVE IT!

Dawn said...

Monica, You can't imagine my shock when I saw that cross stitch sampler. I made that exact sampler for my grandmother years ago. It hangs right beside her chair in her living room.
It took me a looonnnggg time to finish it! Probably because I procrastinated for a while!!
I just think that is so neat. Here we are friends IRL, and even make the same craft!! Funny!!
Praying for a safe trip, and can't wait to see you and the kids! Dawn

GritsGirl said...

Scrabble letters are so much fun. I have a set with magnets on the back that I use on my frdige to write special notes. We also pick a center theme word and build words out of it that stay with the theme!!

Bridgett said...

the cross stich is amazing! I really like it. The scrabble idea is neat too. Your mom seems like a wonderful woman.

Hadley Coble said...

Very sweet! I love things that remind me of special people. I recently got a fruit basket that my great grandmother made in ceramics. Very special!

I love the scrabble idea! What a neat way to leave messages!

jenny said...

I wonder if my family would let me steal the Scrabble pieces out of its box? What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

i like the scrabble message idea, too! now to find scrabble at our local thrift store. :-)

~eunice

Tina said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed the last 2 days posts! LOVE the Scrabble idea. My three yr. old and I had a fun morning practicing alphabet skills and writing messages for Daddy to find when he gets home.

Katie said...

Reminds me of one of the items your sister gave me in the "Bloom" swap last year....

An adorable little tablet with the phrase, "It's the small things that make us blossom"...on the front.

Neat post! I seem to be appreciating the simpler things more each day and thanking God for them. :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Mom2Drew said...

That's a great idea with the Scrabble pieces. I've been wondering to do with my old game (because I really hate playing it) and now I've got inspiration.

That jar of vintage sewing notions is divine!

Jessica said...

I love the scrabble idea. That's really fun!!

Someday we'd love to have a game room in our basement and decorate with vintage games. Fun!!

Elaine said...

Dear Monica,
How very wise of you to capture the everyday memories and moments of life. I love your sensitivity to the essence of things. I wish I had captured life in such thoughtful ways.
I urge all the younger women to take time to open their eyes and hearts.
Elaine

Michal said...

i definitely remember the spoons and the crosstitch from my childhood visits to your house!

Anonymous said...

The scrabble idea is great! I also would love to know where to find the cross stitch pattern.
Blessings~Cindy

char said...

I love the scrabble messages. I love scrabble too. love you char

ScrappinAway said...

I love that you took pics, next time I go back home I have to do this. I know one day I will really cherish being able to look at pics of simple things like the perfume bottle! Thanks for sharing and the idea!

gail said...

love the scrabble idea. and are those peonies in the vase? real ones??? i LOVE peonies!!!

that's a great idea to take pics of your mom's surroundings so you can remember. i think i need to do that next time i visit my sister and mom.

Wendy said...

Love the scrabble idea! And the cross-stitch is adorable. :)

Wendy

Deanna said...

So sweet Monica, thank you for sharing the things that make you think of your mom.

Deanna :)

Amy said...

That Scrabble idea is so cute! We are addicted to that game- so many great things to do with those Scrabble tiles. Thanks for the ideas!

Angie said...

I love the scrabble idea too...my mom sent me that exact same jelly jar and I've been trying to decide what to do with it. I think I'll keep an eye open for a thrifted scrabble game :o)

jen said...

I have that same cross stitch! When touring with a college choir we stayed in a home with that cross stitch on the wall. The hostess told me where she had bought the pattern and I wrote it all down. She was sweet enough to actually send me a copy of the pattern in the mail. I made it and now it hangs in my home. I was so surprised to see it on your blog!

Robin said...

We have that same cross-stitch. I actually found it at a yard sale, so I don't have a connection to the maker, but I still really like it.

Lura said...

I also would love to know where to find a copy of that cross stitch pattern! It is so neat!

Sharolyn said...

Monica,
I just found your blog from a link through moneysavingmom....not 5 minutes ago and I am aleady taken away by it! I LOVE the scrabble idea and am off now to find my old scrabble game...I will be back though! Have a blessed day.