I so miss my Momma during the holidays.
She was always the heart of it.
Our rustic themed mantel was done on a budget
and with her in my heart.
If you want to see how I attached the vintage sheet music to the wall click here.
My Mom was inspirational with her decorating. I was always amazed how she could turn something ugly into something quite extraordinary.
She loved having all her children (10) there. Loved greenery on the mantel. We did not have an easy life. But she was determined, and we knew, nothing would stop her from providing us this happy time.
She would of loved thrifting and all the finds there are today.
Not only did she decorate, but she was an incredible cook and baker. She would bake for weeks,and would hide the cookies in an attic that you accessed through a drop down ceiling ladder.
She would of grabbed the cute snowman as quickly as I did for $3.50. He would of made her smile.
I don't have many holiday items of her's, but the pearls around the tree where hers. On the top is a bracelet that I opened up, and the bottom is a necklace.
She loved birch logs, so I was happy when I found the set, for only $3.oo.
We made the red ornament (middle) many years ago, she was also very crafty. She'd have a smile on her face as soon as she seen I used and old metal garden rake to hang some ornaments on.
The chair is one of a set I have from our living room when I was little girl. She loved little Christmas Trees with red bows on them. The stool by the chair is a very old milking stool. She would of been sitting right there drinking her coffee.
She also loved plaid for the holidays, so I covered the chair seat in a wool plaid. There are a few more treasured items that I have of her's that you can't see, but will be in some of my future posts.
If wishes were granted, I would love to have a few more moments with her.