Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mother's Day

Since tomorrow is Mother's Day I thought I would show you this shadow box I put together in memory of my MomThe background sheet music was on the piano the whole time I was growing up. I loved to hear my Mom play the piano and this was my favorite song that she played.
The pearl drop necklace was one of the few pieces of jewelry my Mom had. She wasn't a jewelry person but she liked this pearl drop and her string of pearls.
Mom always had a box of coins that she had saved. When silver was worth a lot, she bought a dishwasher for under $100. because she paid for it with silver coins. She worked on the Thruway so she had an opportunity to get lots of different coins. She also brought home several coins from the countries she visited when she made her dream of a lifetime trip to Europe.
The bead bell was the first bead ornament my Mom made. She got hooked and made everyone in the family a bead ornament for every Christmas after that. She also collected bells.
Mom made the piece of tatting behind the picture when she was learning to tat.
I have this shadow box hanging in my dining room.
Happy Mother's Day!

4 comments:

PEA said...

Oh Jean, what an absolutely wonderful keepsake..you did a fabulous job making that shadow box that holds so many precious memories of your mom! Happy Mother's Day my friend! xox

Susie said...

I love the idea of a shadowbox of Mom's things. I may borrow this idea and put one together.
Yours is really touching!
:)

Leonie said...

That's really lovely. Happy Mother's day!

OldBagNewTricks said...

This is such a remarkable tribute to your mother. While I was reading your post and looking at your picture it made me wonder what would my son put in such a shadowbox for me... I shudder to think of it. Then again, I might be surprised.

Jenny