I hope that all of you Mothers had a super day yesterday!! From what I have read from some of my favorite blogs, there was great fun to be had!! Excellent :) I know that my Mother had a great time, my Sister and her Husband went over to the house and brought her- her favorite pie......Chocolate Mousse.
I was out of town this week and was able to spend some time with my Father & Mother-in-Law, which is always great fun. We had a big family party early on in the week, with about 45 of our brother and sister in laws, and all the nieces and nephews, and their kids too. Wow, amazing how many there were of us, and that wasnt even all of them!!! Huge family my Husband has.....so nice, everyone just loves getting together, enjoying each other and visiting for a few hours, and they all live in the area and visit often. Still, they get excited to get together again. How can you complain about that?!
On Saturday I was invited to my nieces bridal shower, who is getting married this coming week. I was excited to go shopping and check out all of the goodies she had registered for at Target. You gotta love Target, they have a great selection of household items. I bought her plates, glasses and silverware. On the way home I was talking about the wrapping to my MIL and decided I was going to wrap it like a wedding cake. Now, unfortunately Target nor Box-mart had wedding paper. Can you imagine? White is not wedding paper to me...... wedding paper has bells, brides, or beautiful tone on tone flowers. Very elegant. They had tons of birthday paper, and tons of baby shower paper, (lets not get ahead of ourselves!!!! LOL) With no time to spare, we chose some fun paper that would work.
I got in some stitching time this weekend too. Amazing right? Here is my Bramble and the Rose......
Almost 2 years ago, I posted about some cookie cutters that my Grandmother had on her wall, ever since I can remember and was desperate for information. 2009 cookie cutters if you want to see the original post. But my Husband was in the middle of now-where (center of Kansas) a few weeks back at an antique store and found this for me:
We have been on the hunt for these gems for 7 years. Looking and looking. They are solid aluminum, weigh about 3 pounds and they are replicas of old gingerbread cookie cutters from the Virgina Metalcrafters in Williamsburg VA. This is simply amazing. Apparently the woman at the antique shop, said that just the night before my Husband had come in, she found it tucked away, like someone had hid it to come back for it. She found it and hung it front and center. Sure enough, it was meant to be. When he came back, he said "I bought you something.......oh yeah?.........yes, one of those aluminum molds we have been looking for, like Grandmas" I had 1 of the 2 I was looking for. I AM SO EXCITED to have this, it even came with the original gingerbread recipe they sold with it on the back. I immediately googled to find more information on the item (It is the same one at grandmas, but you dont dare take it off the wall to inspect.......) and sure enough, I found the mate I needed online. I couldnt believe the luck. Within 3 weeks, I had both of these Gingerbread cookie cutters, just like Grandma, my Fathers mother. (A few posts back, I visited my other Grandmother, my Mothers mom)
There are a handful of things that stick out in her home, that grab me and I have fond memories everytime I see them. With 7 children in her family, I am not sure my name is on any of these items, so I went ahead and got them myself. Just as good. Her home is so classic and timeless, and when I see these treats, I remember visits at her house like it was yesterday. M & M's in the candy jar, samplers on the wall, baking every week-- a fresh baked cake or pie would always be there on Sunday afternoons, waiting for us to visit. Homemade applesauce, canned jam. To run in the yard, to chase bunny rabbits, to view the gorgeous azaleas blooming in the spring. Grandma is 83 now, and just as young as she was years ago. She is a classic woman, one who could have easily gone to the royal wedding, and fit in like a glove. I look forward to seeing her again soon :)
Thanks again to all of you who read my blog-- who leave comments and those who just enjoy reading it, it means the world to me. I love connecting with all of you.
Have a wonderful week!