Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Cottage Bouquet...

I've been in need of a bit of a pick-me-up lately. I ventured out to the front yard where my perennials are blooming and being outside for a few minutes, looking at the beautiful flowers, and listening to the birds chirping, really did help.


Lately, I've been feeling a lot like Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) in You've Got Mail (one of my favorite movies). In one scene, Kathleen wishes she could talk to her deceased mother about what to do with her failing bookstore...

KATHLEEN (talking to her aunt Birdie [Jean Stapleton] about what to do):
All this publicity and not one bit of difference? Oh Birdie, what am I going to do? What would Mom have done?  
BIRDIE Let's ask her. (She opens the locket hanging around her neck. There's a picture of Kathleen's mother inside it. Birdie holds the locket up to her face).  
BIRDIE Cecilia, what should we do? (Birdie holds the locket to her ear and listens. A pause).  
KATHLEEN Birdie?  
BIRDIE Shhhh. (after a beat, shrugs) She has no idea, but she thinks the window display is lovely.

I miss my mom so much. There are so many decisions to be made about Dad, and how I wish I could talk to her.

I snipped off some small sprigs from the garden and tried them in a few different vases; first a small green vase and then a vintage milk glass vase. They both looked good next to this old photo of my mom, circa 1930, when she was about 4 years old. Having this little bouquet next to my mom's photo really did brighten my spirits a bit.

And even though I can't hear my mom's voice, I do know that she is watching over us and that everything will be okay. But, oh, how I wish she were still here....

I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful spring. I finally planted some annuals in our windowboxes and clay pots today. After an unseasonably cold, rainy spring, we are finally getting beautiful weather. And believe me, in light of the latest weather patterns, I am not complaining about our cold, rainy spring or the frigid winter we had. My heart goes out to everyone in the areas that have been hit so hard by tornadoes, and my thoughts and prayers are with you...

Donna

13 comments:

Decor. Lady's Humble Abode said...

So sorry for your heavy heart. My mom is still alive but, really doesn't know who we are anymore. Her voice is just a soft whisper of the loving voice it use to be. We are one of the lucky children to be raised by a good mom. You've Got Mail is one of my all time favorite movies. Love the part that you mentioned in the movie. Have a better evening. Decor. Lady

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Donna Sweetie...
I wish I could just reach right through this big old screen and give you the biggest hug of all. Better yet, I could pull you right on through to me, and we could sit and have a nice long cup of tea. Discuss the problems, share a little laughter, maybe a few tears, and just know that you are not alone sweetie.

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs. Yes your sweet Momma is right up there guiding you along. You will make all the right decisions sweetie, because you are searching with your heart.

Much love to you, Sherry

Southern Lady said...

Hi Donna, flowers always pick me up when I am down. I know that God will lead you in your decisions about your dad and I'm sure your mom's memory will help guide you too! I said a little prayer for you. Carla

Claudia said...

I've been thinking a lot about you lately and wondering how your Dad is faring. Believe me, I know how troubling all of this is. And how hard these decisions are to make.

I always tear up in that section of You've Got Mail. Also when Kathleen sees her mother twirling as she prepares to walk out of her shop. We never get over the loss of our loved ones. Breathe deep, go within, and ask your Mom for advice. I bet you just might get some sort of words or a feeling that might help.

xoxo
Claudia

Val said...

Love and prayers to you. As Claudia said, that and the twirling scene always get me too. I hope things feel at least a little clearer and better soon. Your bouquet is lovely, and that's an adorable photo of your mom! (I'd wear her entire outfit right now too.) :)

Best Wishes,

Val

lvroftiques said...

Awwww I'm sending you a big (((HUG))) I know your mama is with you (And what a darling little girl she was!) I'll be sending some prayers also to help lessen the burden of that decision making. I know how very hard it can be. Vanna

Decor. Lady's Humble Abode said...

Donna, thanks for the reply to my comment on your post and the information on my new phone. I put some hints on my post of WHAT IS IT? Can your guess?

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi Donna, flowers always pick me up when I am down.!!!I love to have flowers in my house ..makes me fell better at all!!!
I know that God will lead you in your decisions ...he always make us to do the right decision...I just love evrything in here!!!!
I said a little prayer for you. This is my firt time here and I love vrything I saw in here.I try to be follower but doesn´t work at all.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Pamela said...

That is one of my favourite movies!!!
It is never easy when a parent passes...my dad passed 4yrs ago and i still miss him today!

Big kisses to Baby!!!
Pamela xo

Melanie said...

Hi Donna ~ I'm sorry that your heart is aching with missing your mom. I still have my mom - thank God - and we have a great relationship and I talk to her all the time. I have "lost" my dad (12-1/2 years ago) and my oldest son (at age 21 - just 20 months ago), so I do know the horrible feeling of the loss of a loved one. I hope that the fresh air and beautiful flowers help to refresh your spirits a bit. {{hugs}}

Decor. Lady's Humble Abode said...

Donna, Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting on the (What is it). Got a kick out of your guess/suggestion for it. I posted the items real identity on my blog so check it out. Actually you were pretty close...just not for...cement. LOL This could be used for alot of embossing jobs. Help!!! I can't find the follow button on my blog for google friend connect!!! Does anybody know how to add it or have the same problem? I want to follow other blogs and can't find thiers either. Some blogs have it and some don't. HEEELP!! Decor. Lady

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Sweet Donna, Just wanting to comfort you and give you a big hug. Calm yourself and breath deep and the answers will come in perfect timing. Love to you~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Dogwood said...

You are such a sweet lady. I too really miss my mom. It is so hard. I am very close to my daughter and love my time with her.
My heart is feeling sad for all those who are suffering due to all the disaster that are happening right now.
Hugs to you...Cory/Dogwood