Monday, May 5, 2008

The Perfect Mother's Day

Mom has been visiting for the last two weeks, but will not be here this weekend for Mother's Day. So we celebrated Mother's Day together a little early. Last Saturday, we set out to spend an entire day together; no husbands, no children, just us! I haven't lived close to my Mother since I left for college. The closest was 1 hour away, when I lived in Staten Island, N.Y. So, whenever we can we like to steal a little time away and do the things we love to do. SHOP, LUNCH, LAUGH!

We started the day out by grabbing our favorite Starbucks and headed down the road a piece to Smiley's Flea Market in Macon.This flea market is split out to include the yard sale tables and then the flea buildings with the regular vendors. The yard sale tables are by far the best.
Here's Mom with her "flea bag". This big blue IKEA bag is the perfect bag for junking. We could have sold so many. Everyone wanted to know where we got them. When we said, IKEA we just got these blank stares. The country folk out here didn't know what that was. The nearest one in GA. is Atlanta. It was kind of funny.

We got a few goodies (which are below a bit) and then left for Trish Ann's Tea Room for lunch.Mom and I enjoyed a great lunch and then we had tea over opening Mom's gifts.

I hand made several gifts for Mom and decorated the boxes. She loved them all. Here are her special gifts.
This lovely card I found at The Paris Market in Savannah. I added the pearls with ribbon and pretty button. It is a wonderful keepsake.
This started out as a lovely covered box that I found at Michael's. Then I added the pretty ribbons, velvet millinery flower, hat pin and crown brooch.
In the box was this necklace that I strung with japanese glass pearls, vintage glass twist beads, pink glass buttons and this charm. The picture is an old photo of me from my first birthday. The card it is attached to is also an old picture of me and Mom together.

The next box was her second gift that I decorated with this tag from Digital Paperie and an old button from my grandmother's collection.
These are earrings with the same glass twist beads and beautiful glass buttons. The buttons were purchased from a girl in Belgium who found them on one of her travels to Paris. They are so ornate.
After lunch, we then headed to Milledgeville to visit a couple of Antique shops. Here are the pics from the days spoils.
This is a sweet little end table that an artist painted a lovely little nest with blue eggs and a few feathers. It even has a few lady bugs, too. What a find for $16.00. I will be adding this item to my studio.
This awesome little cabinet with three shelves is earmarked for Shelby. I plan on painting it white and adding some decorative wall paper to the back. I am carving out a space for her in my new studio (more info on that later) and this will keep her art supplies and toys, etc in her little corner. She has already taken it over.
When I find Shelby a table and chair for the studio, this little box will be for her to put on it. She can keep her little treasures in it.
This beautiful figurine was on an old shelf at the flea market covered in dust. I scooped it up and brought it home. It is in mint condition and so lovely.A beautifully stitched pillow case, a colorful doilly and this sweet old wisk broom that I plan on putting on my craft table.A great old photo of this lovely girl and lots of Bling!
Last, but not least are these really sweet baby dolls. The one on the left is celluloid and is in perfect condition. She even has a white painted diaper. The larger doll is porcelain and she will be getting some clothes soon.

Well, thanks for sharing our day with us. I hope you all get to spend a little time with your Mother's and remember to Savor the Days.

Love to all,



Sarah said...

Love your Mother's Day gifts and packaging. So pretty! What a wonderful old photograph you found while out shopping!

Natalea said...

Oh Tammy! what a wonderful time it looks like you had with your mom! That's great!
I LOVE the packaging you did on those gifts! I'd faint if I got those gifts...she must have loved them! You've inspired me to make a special package for my mom! Only a few more days to get crackin! Glad you had such a happy Mother's Day celebration! And Happy Mom's Day to you too!!
xo natalea

Lee W. said...

Holy moly girl- great finds and awesome gifts. You put me to shame! The table was a STEAL, and the chicken coop style shelving for S is great too. I've seen them 3 across and 2 high- I want Chris to make me one!!

Alice W. said...

What a fabulous time you must have had! Love how you decorated all your mom's gifts! And you scored some amazing finds on your trip...that couple figurine is sooo fabulous!

Heather Grow said...

Great finds. It looks like you and your mum had a wonderful time.

MommaRu said...

Most Lovely, thoughtful and giving daughter, Thank You for a day I will hold in my heart forever. My necklace and earrings are beautiful and I shall enjoy wearing them proudly. I am so Blessed.

Linda said...

Great finds! I really love the dolls..especially the little celluloid one! Enjoy your mom every chance you get!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a wonderful treat for your Mom! The best part, for her, I'm sure, was the time she spent with YOU!
xo Lidy

Sugar Bear said...

What a special and fun day! I love your gifts - beautiful!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a simply delightful post....just a joy to read. Looks like you and your mom made some wonderful memories! Love all the gifts, especially all the sweet attention to detail. Just lovely!



Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Tammy,
Your blog looks great - love the new design!!

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your mom.

Happy Mother's Day to you too!



You and momsie are perfect!! What a fab picture.
Ok girl you're killing me with your vintage skills, those wraps were too cool, your vintage finds are so amazing and you've just got a flair for taking things to the next level..bravo...