Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Fill a Vintage Tote for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Weekend, everyone. Over the years, I've realized this is a holiday, (like many holidays) that can be so bittersweet. I still have my mom, but I know so many of you have moms in heaven. And for those that have lost children or never had children, it's a sad reminder. So to all of you, my prayers are with you today in joy and sorrow. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

How to Create a Floral May Basket

I say a "May" basket, but of course, but this can be for anytime in Spring that you want to put together a fun small basket to give or to keep and use in a small vignette or display. I've always loved the idea of May Day baskets and that inspired me to create these. I'm using two different baskets; one vintage, the other a new basket purchased several years ago. Using the same process, you can create a sweet basket filled with different elements that shout "Spring"!!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Bold Spring Color at All About Home #143

Hello friends and Welcome to the 
All About Home Link Party!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Ours was quiet and I puttered on the back porch doing a little clean up and giving my Potting Bench a fresh coat of paint. May flowers and color are busting out all over. We have  some wonderful Spring color in the features today. Thankyou so much for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and beautiful inspiration!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Mother's Day Blessings

Hello dear Friends, I know you all have a busy day today for Mother's Day, so I just wanted to drop by and share a few quick pics from previous Mother's Day posts. I want to wish you all a beautiful day filled with love and family and joyous memories of Mother's Day past and precious hopes for the future.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Lilac Basket Centerpiece with French Faience

I like to keep floral arrangements seasonal and updated, especially on the farmtable out in the Garden Room. Most often I use faux and silk flowers in a vintage basket or in my vintage ice cream bucket. Sometimes I create a tabletop tableau with other vintage pieces if it's a holiday or special occasion. With the change of the calendar to May and we're into late spring, lilacs have been grabbing my attention. It was time to change up the forsythia branches of last month for a late springtime mix of variegated purple lilacs and a lovely stem of yellow iris blooms. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Vintage Tea Party Vignette

I have sweet memories of the times when my two girlies were young, that our church would host a Spring Tea Party or luncheon in honor of Mother's Day. Moms and daughters would dress up in their best Springtime dresses to come and celebrate with teas, cookies, cakes and tiny tea sandwiches. Surrounded with flowers, ferns and fun pastel accessories, antique tea sets and china were part of the festive decor.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Mother's Day and a note

Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to everyone, and I hope you're having a beautiful day. April was a record cold month, but now all of a sudden when May got here it's turned into a heavy muggy 85, seemingly over night. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Today, and Always...

Wishing you the most precious 
Mother's Day...

Make the most of each day with your children and family.
Create memories to carry them their lifetime.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shop The Marketplace

Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to The Marketplace!

Hope you had a great weekend, we had the Mega Garage and Moving Sale, and things went great. Just wish I'd had a little more time to prepare, but Hey, it's in the rear view mirror and that's a HUGE deal!

Are you ready for some shopping fun? If you have questions about linking up, please scroll down to the info here on the post. All links need to have some kind of way to purchase merchandise.

thanks so much for joining in!

Prodigal Pieces

The Feathered Pen

The Lazy Peacock

My Salvaged Treasures

from Thistlebleu

Thanks so very much for joining in!

Party Guidelines
This is a linky party that is for items that are FOR SALE only. You don't have to have a blog to link up. If you have a blog post about your items that's great too, but they need to be available to purchase. Please try to link to the individual item that you are selling if possible. Please be a follower of Common Ground and if you have a blog it would be so nice for you to grab the image below to share somewhere on your blog. (not mandatory). Remember the link is up all week, so please stop back by to check out new items being listed. Thanks so much for sharing all your great items with us!

If you missed last week's link up,
Time to get this Shopping Started!


Today's Sponsor

Sunday, May 12, 2013


I hope you're having a glorious Mother's Day,
and that you've had the opportunity to have spent time with your children.

Last night as we were having dinner with our younger daughter and her husband, in between laughter and our usual lighthearted conversation, memories of her childhood came forth. We reminisced about her youth, and ultimately landed on "parenting skill" differences between my husband's and my generation, to the current trends in parenting.

Parenting is one of the most difficult tasks that God puts before us, and most of us have had to learn as we go. When I had my girls, I was almost 23 and then 27, but unfortunately I had no skill set, nor my husband, on how to do the appropriate job. There weren't any classes to be found at our local church, no internet help videos, few books, and no support groups. As young adults we had to fend for ourselves. As much as we love our own parents, they weren't always any more gifted with wisdom for parenting than we were. Not that we came from "dysfunctional" families, but when it gets down to it, I think most families have their own bouts with dysfunction.

I've made many mistakes with our girls, but thankfully they love me in spite of my faults and lack of knowledge. They were both adults when I finally allowed God to truly lead and transform my thinking in life.

You know the old phrase from that famous movie, "Love means never having to say you're sorry"...well, for lack of a better description, it's a total lie.

Sometimes we have difficulty in putting ourselves in our children's "shoes". We lack sensitivity and insight into their precious mind's and heart's, and in our own frustration and lack of understanding we can make choices that are hurtful and damaging...without our knowing it. One thing God impressed upon me heavily was to be able to admit to my children my own mistakes, and to ask for their forgiveness for ways they might not have felt justified or have been hurt. Their "perception" of circumstances might be very different from our own as parents, but just as valid.

Saying "I'm sorry", has a way of mending broken relationships, and is a good first step to open dialogues, no matter how old your children may be. My husband and I come from a generation where punishment was sometimes physically harsh, and fostered negative feelings for years. Sometimes, an "I love you", needs to be accompanied with the words, "and if I've hurt you in any way, I'm sorry."

That's one of God's great desires for families; that we have relationship with our children and parents, and that we always take the time and effort to see things from their perspectives. The ability to be open and honest with our children is just as important as honesty between spouses. Asking God for His daily leading and guidance can make for better parenting skills and happier families.

If there are voids in your relationships with your children, for whatever reason, I know that God can heal all wounds and hurts. Our Heavenly Father is the best parent we can have. If you as adults, have fractures in your family I'm just reminding you, that God can heal those hurts, and make things right. Even if the other person is unreachable. God has powerful ways to love us, and His love conquers all.

 Our two precious daughters...
love them so much.

Sharing at these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Just sharing a little from my heart today and
sending love and Mother's Day blessings,

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Marketplace: Etsy and Online Boutique Showcase

Happy Tuesday Everyone...
time for The Marketplace.
Come link up your Etsy and Online Boutique items
then stay for some fun shopping.
Mother's Day is next weekend,
and you still have time to make some online purchases for gift giving.
Here are a few links from last week:

Vintage Royal Worcester Gold Rimmed Soup Bowls
Sweet Southern Vintage

CAT Puzzle

"Mother" Vintage Handkerchief Set

The Feathered Pen

Kathy Creative Home

Today's Sponsor Spotlight is on Judy from 20 North Ora
She makes some of the most wonderful pillows, and the pocket keepsake pillows
for Mother's Day are just perfect to tuck a card inside for your sweet mom or grandmother.

Hope you'll check out Judy's Shop 
and browse all her wonderful handmade creations.
Thanks Judy!

OK, Friends, time to link up to three of your Etsy Shop or Online Boutique items. Please have a direct link to the individual item if possible, and only link up items that are for sale. If you have a blog post about your shop or store, that works too, please just let us know how to purchase your items. You don't have to have a blog to join in, but if you do, please be a follower of Common Ground and grab the image below for someplace on your blog sidebar to let other's know about this venue.

Thanks everyone, and since this linky is open all week, be sure and check back throughout the week to see new items being listed.

Have a wonderful week,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's new on the sideboard...

I've been guilty...
yes, guilty ...
of ignoring my sideboard!

I hadn't touched a thing on it since March,
 when I updated it just a "hare"/hair for Easter.
(sorry, couldn't resist the pun)

I like to bring out my floral Mandeville and King Seed Box
this time of year and do it up right.

My sideboard is in my main hall right off the kitchen...
next to the stairway to the lower level.
It's impossible to get a good shot of it 
without hanging like a monkey from a chandelier.

tight space.
just ask my son-in-law who reminds me each time he's here
and unloading suitcases and French Bulldogs.
(just jabbing you a little, Keith)

too bad. 
love my sideboard being here.
my husband knows NOT to complain.

(I better be sweet or there'll be no Coldwater Creek gift card this year for Mother's Day)

And since Mother's Day will be here next month
I added one of my sweet framed greetings from 1939.

and a vintage flower book from 1945 with some seed packets.

McSquirrel is residing in the metal conservatory/lantern.

so...let's see how long this new ivy lasts...

 I love this teensy woven basket...

 just perfect for a little birdie

(everything here except the lantern were flea market finds)

so much better!

I'll be hanging out at these get-togethers:

Thrifty Finds at Southern Hospitality
Met Monday with Between Naps On the Porch


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