Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

The above picture of a mother and child has hung on my stairway for almost 10 years now. It is one of my very favorite pictures. I felt it a fitting tribute to this special day for mothers all across the land.

I would like to honor my own dear sweet mother on today's post. She is a Christian, a true Southern Belle, a grand lady in every sense of the word. A beautiful red-head, a loving caring spirit, & my very best friend now & forever.

This is a picture of the little miniature silverplated tea set that I'm giving to her today. She had seen it in a little antique shop that we visit often ~ I hope she will love it! I also gave her a beautiful handpainted tray from Celeste of La Rea Rose, but she got that one early!

I came into the circle of motherhood when my dear daughter was born & I've loved her dearly ever since I laid eyes on her, well actually even way before that! And although she was the only child I ever gave birth to, I also feel that in many ways her daughter, my precious little granddaughter is another "child" of mine. I'm so very proud of both of them & all that they accomplish, & the love they show for each other & to others, too. They are both just as beautiful on the inside where it is really important as they are on the outside.

All three of "my girls" are true GRITS.....Girls Raised In The South....and everything that that implies. Soft yet strong, determined, caring, loving, lady-like, genteel, independent, high-spirited & fun!

My daughter & granddaughter, son-in-law, & grandpuppies sent me this beautiful floral arrangement. It smells wonderful!

Funny, because I often accuse my DH of not listening to me, but I guess he proved me wrong. He came home from shopping the other day & had found me this cute pair of shoes. Now, never in his life has he bought me a pair of shoes before! And not only are they sparkly with sequins & glitter, but they are flats (yeah for my poor stilleto-sore feet) & they FIT!!! Hmmm, sometimes he DOES listen to what I love & what I need!!!

So I intend to just sit back, relax, & enjoy the day today in my cute blingy comfortable shoes!

I hope all my dear friends have a wonderful day today with those you love!

Please visit Analise's blog HERE for a link to other Show & Tell Sunday participants who are also honoring their mothers & showing goodies today!



Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Mother's Day Stephanie

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanie, Happy Mothers day to you great lady and your beautiful Mother too.. I hope you have a fantastic Mothers day!!
Hugs & love ~Mary~ :-}

just being crafty said...

Thank you for sharing all those beautiful pictures and your wonderful mother.


Connie said...

Ooohhhh oooooooohhhhhooooo, give that gorgeous true southern belle with the "big hair" (my favorite kinda hair!!!) a big smoochie for me today and tell her Ethel sends her love and a huge kiss!!!!!! What a beauty!! A true southern beauty!!!!
Big big smoochies,

She'sSewPretty said...

Steph, Happy Mother's Day to you and your mother and daughter!! A hubby who buys shoes like that surely must be a keeper!!

Our Back Porch said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful ladies with us. Hope the day is a special one! Happy Mother's Day.
(I'm a GRITS too!)


Scrappy Jessi said...

Happy mothers day!!

Mya said...

Wonderful pictures. Great gift for mom
Happy Mother's Day

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the pictures, love your shoes, and I love your Mom's big hair! It's like looking in the mirror! Happy Mothers Day to all of you and thanks for sharing. Blessings, Nancy

Judy said...

Your Mom is a true southern Belle and do I remember the big hair, Also know what you mean about daughter and granddaughter,
Happy Mothers Day.

leesiebella said...

Happy Mother's Day Stephanie!! Hope you've had a wonderful day!!

Thanks for sharing today!


Karen said...

Happy Mother's Day ! Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Karen at Ciderantiques

theresa@take a sentimental journey said...

Stephanie, pretty mom, pretty daughter, granddaughter, pretty tea set, pretty flowers and pretty shoes! Hope you had a wonderful mother's day.

Cami said...

Great shoes!!! Happy Mom's Day to you!!!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh thanks for sharing your beautiful Mom and your sweet girls!! Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!! Those shoes are too cute!! Good hubby!!

Glad you did so well with your Friday Flea Market!! Isn't it fun?

Big Hugs,

Alisa said...

Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!

Secondhandrose said...

What a lovely pic of Mother! I hope your day went as planned. Love the shoes. Who would of thought a man could buy shoes!?

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

STEPH!!!! Those shoes are FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I LOVE them!!! SO CUTE! Your hubby is awesome, give that guy a hug from bunny!

Your mom is just beautiful Steph! I am VERY partial to redheads! I think she is stunning as are you, Bree and Autumn! Beautiful arrangement too! Stunning!

I am glad you had a wonderful day, you deserve it!

Love you,

celestina marie said...

Hi Steph, I loved your tribute to your beautiful Mother. The picture of her is gorgeous along with the one of your daughter and grandaugter. What a gorgeous family of girls you are!! I know your day was special with those blingy flats! Too wonderful,(hubby did good) and your gorgeous flowers, so pretty. You deserve everything and more! Beautiful tea set you gave your mother too.

Lastly, but certainly not least. Your Friday Flea Marktet item arrived today and the doily I purchased, is gorgeous. You have lovely treasures and I look forward to returning for many more FFM's.
Thank you!
Hugs to you, Celestina,
la rea rose

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Stephanie!!!
Your girls are gorgeous and I enjoyed your post today ... Looks like you had a beautiful Mother's Day ;o)
Hugs to you,

Lori said...

Stephanie, So glad you had a wonderful day !!!! Gee the last time John bought me shoes they were three sizes to small!! oh well. I can almost smell those glorious flowers ! The white stock has to smell wonderful!!! I'll be posting on Wednesday, just feel real sick today!! Oh if you know any tag makers please send out my plea!!!!! Love,Lori

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We were in the Chicago area so I hit Anthropologie and J.Jill - that's a great Mother's Day in my book =) How nice that your hubby got the shoes for you! Blessings... Polly

Mary Isabella said...

I hope that you had the best Mothers day ever...Mary

Charmingdesigns said...

Those are the best shoes ever!! Love them. Laurie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

A belated happy Mothers Day to you Steph. Hope you are having a great week!

vickie said...

Steph, love this beautiful post and tribute to your Mom. Beautiful pictures. Hope you had a wonderful day in your blingy shoes!

shirl said...

Hi Steph, what a beautiful Mother's Day Post! Your mother, daughter and grandaughter are just beautiful! Love those blingy shoes, they look so comfy! Your flower arrangement is so pretty! Oh I just love everything.
Love You!