Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day Mom

 We (I) are at that age where many of us have said goodbye to our Mom's. I lost mine 10 years ago and miss her terribly. She instilled in me an passion to create. I am always thinking about the next project and plotting it out.

It doesn't have to be glass, she also gave me a love of cooking, gardening, and decorating. Her house was a thing of beauty. Each color and fabric carefully chosen. The furniture was well placed and the flow of the room carefully planned out.

And if her house was a thing of beauty her garden was spectacular.
That lady knew how to grow. Each plant was chosen with the knowledge of when it would bloom, how far it would creep, or how tall it would get. She taught me to add a touch of white so the garden could be seen at night. Growing up we always had cut flowers or roses in random vases around the house. 

Her herb garden was a cooks delight. We learned early on to go out and pick a sprig of this or a cut of that and add it to our dishes.  Vinegars where made with rosemary hints or lemon basil. I still to this day have my herb garden and every time I use it I think of her.

She was a pistol and sometime drove my sisters and I crazy, but I would give anything to have her here with me.

Happy Mothers Day Dottie.


  1. Thank you for sharing such a personal snippet of your life.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, Dottie. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman and role model and is sorely missed. Thank you for sharing some of your fond memories.