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Friday, May 7, 2010


I am always attracted to images that portray mothers, so I thought this would be an appropriate time to share some of my favorites from around our home.

BOX A drawing on a wooden box


A plate


 Our bedroom draperiesSAILBOATSREADINGA serving bowl



My mother-in-law with one of her four babies (there’s a family disagreement about which baby this is!) 


Me, my mother, and my sister, Julie – stylin’ in the 50’s! 

SKETCH A framed pencil drawing


Thank you so much for visiting me on Favorite Things Saturday.  I would love for you to add a Favorite Things post from your blog to the links list below. laurie


The Charm of Home said...

Laurie what a cute pic of you and your sister. You two look a lot alike in that picture. Some of your images look like Kate Greenway, esp. the plate. I love that artist.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You were a beautiful little girl! I so love all your Mother things and I wish you a happy Mothers Day too! Come by and enter my giveaway, you were lucky once!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

OYE...I linked up as "diann @ The thrifty Groovet" LOL

Love the different seens featuring mothers!

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Laurie!

Sarah said...

Laurie, what a clever idea and a beautiful tribute to mothers. Like you, I love these little scenes of mothers and children. You know there are many Quimper plates with just such scenes. A friend in Dallas collects this genre. You could have seen her collection during the meeting. (Hint, that you should plan to join us next Oct.) :-)

My favorite is the photo of you and your sister with your mother. Love the matching outfits! My sister and I often wore matching outfits though usually in different colors. Oh, the 50s. What a fun photo to have of the three of you.

Glad you enjoyed the pig party. It was fun to put together. And the faience pigs are some I've found at various markets in France. The one shown on this thumbnail is new production. I've had her about 10 years.

Thanks for hosting this fun weekly party!
Happy Mother's Day to you! ~ Sarah

vignette design said...

Your post today is most appropriate! Love the tribute to mothers and love the picture of you with your mom and sister. You were definitely stylin'! Happy Mother's Day to you my friend. I hope you have a lovely day with your family. xoxo Delores
PS: Thanks for hosting this great "party!"

Carol said...

Lovely post! Happy Mother's Day!

xinex said...

Happy Mother's Day, Laurie! I love your picture with your mom and sister. it is so precious and you were all so beautiful. You look just like your sister....Christine

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, love your plates, drawings and the fabric. Such a lovely tribute to mothers everywhere. I Love the picture of you and your sister with your mom. You are all gorgeous. Dear heart, I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post - Happy Mothers' Day!
Have a great weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laurie, I never thought about how many everyday things show a mother and child. Thanks for hosting this meme and allowing me to participate. Happy Mothers Day to you.

Sweet European Dreams said...

hi Laurie - glad I could link up with you and your sweet ladies this week! The photo of you, your sister and mother is priceless! Have a great weekend! -diane

Lady Katherine said...

I love all your Mothers! The plate! Adore! The favorite is the one of Your Mother,sister, and YOU! Love Mothers! I did say in my Tea that the rooster was my favorite. lol But I showed a lot of favorites.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Laurie, love all your Mother images! Have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend,

The 3 Sisters said...

You are so right about how important our mothers are and for that matter, how important our sisters are too!

Thanks for hosting this link up again and I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day too!

Best wishes,

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You guys were styln'! What a lovely way to pay tribute to Mother's.

I hope you have a fabulousy Mother's Day!


susan said...

Laurie-I have seen this picture of your mother, you, and your sister before and I just love it! That really was a different time wasn't it? Can you imagine "dressing" to shop and do errands?? I hope that you are surrounded by everyone you love (and they are doing the cooking or the paying!) Happy Mother's Day--YOU are one of MY favorite things :)

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful photo of you, your sister and your mom. A very sweet post for Mother's Day!

Susan and Bentley

Cindy J. said...

Laurie, I always love your favorite things! I remember that picture with your Mom and sister, it so reminded me of myself. Keep meaning to find and scan a pic to show you that I do believe we really are sisters! Happy Mother's Day! Love, Cindy

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

What a cool collection!! I think I'll have to keep my eyes open for mother themed items!!

Thank you for hosting the blog party - they are always so much fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wonderful pictures. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day to you.

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful post,Laurie!
Happy Mother's Day, Friend.:)

Unknown said...

Oh I just adore the picture of you and your sister with your mom. You should send a copy to the magazine Reminess (spelling?) I bet it would make the cover!

Kathleen said...

I remember that pic sweet!
Tell dh we have the same argument in this family. I was the 4th, not many pics, so they just tell me it is me..but I know it isn't!!
Happy Mother's Day, Laurie!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet post Laurie! Love all the prints, plates, figurines.....
Happy Mother's Day dear!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We had lunch with the kids and g'kids yesterday, for Mother's Day.

On the way home I had to make a stop at Target. As we people watched, there, J and I wondered aloud what our grandmother's would think of the way ladies dress, these days. We were talking, in particular, about how we don't dress up like we used to.

I love the photo of you, your sister and mother. She was dressed the way my Granny dressed, almost every day. Always a dress and her hair and make up just right, whether she was shopping, feeding the chickens, doing laundry, or working in the flowers.

Happy Mother's Day, Laurie!

Foley said...

You were and are such a cutie - love the photo of your Mom, sis & you shopping!

Great photos - Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!!!

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE the photo of you with your sister and your mama...I remember those fashions and that time! Hope your Mother's Day was a good one.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! What a sweet post! I never really thought about mothers and children pictured in toile. I am going to have to take a good look at mine! also...loved your bad hair post! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debboe

Unknown said...

How fun! What a great post. We have a photo in our family that is widely disputed as to who the "favorite" child is in the photo. :) How funny!