Over the years I have been drawn to several vintage "Mother" themed items. I love the framed prints with violets and poems. They are so much classier than "My Mom ROCKS" or some of the new MOM themed items. This is the first year that I actually remembered to put them all out in a small display for Mother's Day. They usually sit on a shelf in my office.
I added in a few babies, because you gotta have a baby to earn being a MOM, right? I started to collect these babies the year we got married. We used to travel to a family reunion and I found the first one at a gift shop in that town. The next year I bought the other one. But, I never found another one in all my years of thrifting, saling and shopping. I digress. I love those old "Mother" cups and the plaque is sweet with the crown on it.
I added in a few old Mother-Daughter photos I have too.
I love this old Kewpie doll and the glass flowers. You can't beat the graphics on the print.
I adored these babies at my Great-Grandmother's house when I was little and know I am the proud owner of them. They are salt and pepper shakers, but I cannot imagine using them as such!
It's a small collection, but it's just the right size for my shelf. And a good way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom. She's the best Mom and ever and my best friend too.
And to The Bean - thanks for making me a MOM!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you too!
(PS - Thanks for all the Mister Van Damme love. I wrote that post on a whim so I was happy that everyone enjoyed it. More MVD stories to come!)