I've created my Mother's Day Tribute using a few of my mother's favorite things. This brown felt handbag (we always called them purses!) was my mother's. She loved purses and shoes.
I should have stuffed it before taking the pictures as it didn't stand up right. Anybody remember when the purses had a change purse inside?
I filled the purse with iris silk flowers. Iris was my mother's favorite flower.
At one time Mother had over 200 iris planted around their yard! They were gorgeous!!
I also added my mother's white gloves and pearls to the centerpiece:
I needed a framed picture of my mother when she was young, but didn't have one :-(
I started looking through some of the old pictures and found this one taken when she and my Daddy were dating, about 1934:
The snapshot size is 2"x 4" and her best friend was also in the picture. I took the picture to Walgreen's and they cropped it for me and made a 4x6 shot!
I was thrilled to get this picture and the quality isn't grainy at all! It also cost only forty-nine cents! It was perfect for this frame!
Here's the overall tablescape!
I bought these pretty plates at TJ Maxx last year:Pearl napkin rings from Ross a few years ago. I tucked an iris bloom in with faux ivy. The cream handled flatware was also from Ross (if my memory serves me right!)
To the left of the centerpiece I placed a hand crocheted pearl belt my mother made back in the 70s. She loved to do crafts and was very creative.
I tied it into a bow as it looks better than just laid out:
I had planned to use it in the centerpiece, but it worked better to the side.
My mother's name was Geneva and she was called Genny or Gen! She died in 1991 at only 75 years old. She had Addison's disease which caused a lot of complications.
Her favorite color was green. She loved to garden and cook. In her younger years she enjoyed sewing and made most of our clothes, she was very creative with her sewing and my sister and I wore beautiful clothes, sometimes being voted "Best Dressed!"
She and my Dad owned a restaurant and she worked very hard there, doing a lot of the cooking and baking pies.
I thought about adding my purple plates (from Walmart) but decided I like the more plain and simple look since this fits my mother more. She wasn't a fancy person, but she was loved by all, especially her children and grandchildren!
Thanks, to Kathleen for hosting. I'll also post to Tablescape Thursday.