Monday, January 31, 2011

flowers for my mom

Dear Mom,

It was beautiful here yesterday.

sunroof pic

It's starting to feel a lot like Spring, which makes me miss you. I love how we gravitate toward flowers and happy colors as soon as the air even hints of warmer weather. And that's exactly what happened: I got my front porch ready for Spring. And for you.


See this rug?


I made it. Not the rug, but I decorated it. It was a $15 utility rug from Lowes. After some tape and some blue spraypaint, I have this beauty. Aren't you proud?

I got a little carried away in the flower department while I was there.


I got lots of pansies.


And snapdragons, because they reminded me of my wedding. Remember when the florist put those in the arrangement and we couldn't believe how perfect it was?

I also got these, but I can't remember what they're called. They're adorable. Especially with the little birdhouse stake that you got me for my birthday.


And look who has taken up residence here...


Remember when I got this at the flea market in Raleigh?


That was a fun day. Maybe I'll make a trip up there for a weekend so we can do it again.

And look how cute this corner is!


I got all those baskets at Tuesday Morning for just a couple of dollars.


And I printed those bird sketches and put them in Dollar Tree frames. Cute, right?

PS: Rudy misses you, too.


This is where we'll sit when you come to visit.


I can't wait. Every time I walk out on the porch, I see this:


And I think, "That's mom's chair. I sure do miss her."

I can't wait to see you again.



2 friends said...:

  1. Your front porch is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. :)

    What a lovely relationship you have with your mom! ANY mom would be proud of the work you did out there.


  2. This is such a sweet post. It almost makes me sad. I know you miss your mom and I am sure she misses you.


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