and it always makes me think about my mom and my grandmothers
and all of the incredible women and mother figures in my life.
And my mom who showed me at a young age that being a stay at home Mom
was the best job ever.
Something that I remember about my mom is that she was always there when I was growing up.
If I needed anything, if I fell and scraped my knee, if someone hurt my feelings,
if I just needed a day off from school…
her arm was there to catch me before I caused a huge scene.
and my favorite chair when I was little?
It literally haunts me to this day.
When I was growing up, I would leave for school and come back and the house would look completely different.
The furniture would move.
The dining room was now a sitting area, and the family room with the zebra patterned sofa and my favorite little chair in it changed too…
but in my haste to grab a snack and sit down in my favorite chair
to watch cartoons (which was my routine every day)
I didn’t notice that my chair had moved.
And where my chair was… there was now a very large potted cactus.
You get the idea.
And minus the cactus…the worst part is that
I have realized that I am a serial room changer as well…
I have turned into my mother.
to those mom and grandmother influences.
My sense of humor, my sense of motherhood, my love of decorating and entertaining
and so much more.
Some of my favorite memories are those when the whole neighborhood
would be coming over for a progressive party.
And there was pretty everywhere, lots of amazing food and tables
and just such a wonderful feeling in the house.
and I believe that love partly comes from my moms love of it.
the first thing I thought of doing with them was
setting a beautiful table.
While the black and white dishes bring an edgy somewhat vintage modern feeling-
the bouquet of pink roses takes center stage and brings the romantic touch.
(Will be sharing more on those dishes coming soon)
it brings a feeling of a bit of nostalgia and burst of fresh at the same time.
Normally, I would use several bunches of flowers on this table- but this Ultimate Elegance Roses arrangement was absolute perfection by itself.
(shhh…they don’t have them yet)
Crazy furniture moving obsessions, cactus plants and all.