Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Catchin Up

We have had a really nice week here weather wise, in the 60's & 70's, sure makes up for that cold blast we had a few weeks ago. Last weekend I went to Fredericksburg to go shopping at the DC Big Flea, they had about 40 vendors and their prices arent too bad, but I only took $100 with me and vowed not to use the ATM (because they charge too high fees). I guess I did good, I came back with $10 and considering it costs $14 to get in since they charged me for my 13 yr old daughter, plus I spent another $20 on them, buying little trinkets.
It has been almost 5 months since my mom passed away and my dad and I are still sorting through her stuff. We finally finished up last week with the jewelry. My mom LOVED jewelry, and we had to be careful when we were getting rid of things because we found 3 diamond rings stashed in a makeup bag that was on its way to the thrift store....can you imagine!!! I have 4 shoe boxes full of jewelry to sort through. She mostly had real stuff, but I like the costume jewelry. Here are two boxes of what I have sorted through. I love the rhinestone sets and the crystal sets. I dont want to put them in the jewelry box, I would like to display them somehow. I remember playing with alot of this jewelry as a kid, and I always made sure I put it away so I wouldnt mess it up.



During the cold days I did manage to work on a few Easter crafts. One is the bunny balloon. I have a few christmas ornaments like this, so I thought, why not Easter. I am still not sure if they are the way I want them to be, still searching through my easter things for some more embellishments.
Well, hope everyone is having a good week....and hope everyone gets lots of Chocolate on Valentines Day!

12 comments:

KatCollects said...

Mary,
Sending you a big hug, I know it must be so hard going through your Mom's things and dealing with the loss still. You have beautiful jewelry from your Mom. What about some type of display box with your favorite pieces inside and maybe a picture of your Mom? I have memories like that of my Grandma's jewelry box when I was a child. I always remember the butterfly brooches the most. My favorite was a big beautiful aqua butterfly one, I so wish I knew where it is today. I love both of your Easter crafts, but I have to tell you that second picture of the pink bunny pulling the card is ADORABLE!!! If you sale it, let me know. Your crafts are always so so sweet.
Hugs,
Kathy

Lori said...

Mary, i was thinking the same thing as Kathy...how hard it must be to be going through your mother's things...i bet it brought back some wonderful memories though...the jewelry is lovely
i LOVE your bunny creations...they are just SO SO SO sweet!!!

Pieceful Bits said...

Mary,
I agree with Kathy and Lori too. It must be really hard to sort through your mother's things and decide what to keep and what to donate. Her jewelry is beautiful and I wouldnt be able to part with any of it.
Loving the bunny and cart!
(~~)
Julie

Sugar Bear said...

Mary,
I can't imagine how you must feel going through your mother's things. She had some beautiful pieces. I send you hugs. Your Easter crafts are so cute! I love the balloon.
Karla

Sonya said...

Welcome back, I have been wondering where you have been! I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, I hadn't realized she had passed on.
My Dad passed 11 years ago and my Mom is now ready to sell their home...we have many things to go through, so bittersweet. Wonderful memories, but missing him so much, still.
You are in my thoughts!
Sonya

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh it must be hard...but what lovely things you have to remmeber her by! I would display them in a large shadowbox frame. I'm going to my moms old house in a week to clean it out getting it ready for sale...she is in assisted living now and the time has come to list the house.

Claudie said...

Oh Mary I'm sorry to hear about your mom also. I truly did not know.
Her jewelry is priceless. Keep it all and cherish every piece.
Love your Easter creations Mary. I really do.
I'm glad your back. I have missed you also.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

KatCollects said...

Hi Mary,
I thought I had your direct email address but I can't find it. I did not receive the wallpaper yet, I have been watching for it. I couldn't remember if I had you send it to my PO Box or my home address but it hasn't got here yet. I hope you are doing good and that you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Kathy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE these Easter goodies Mary!! Are they for sale any where?? I love my little clowns so much, they will be out year round!

Hugs,
Amy

Pieceful Bits said...

TAG You're it Photo Challenge

(~~)
Julie

zoe said...

Hi Mary, is my 1st messege to you:) i really wish to say those jewellerys of yor mom's are so beautiful...wear it and these are the things your mom left for you and she would be proud of you to have these beautiful costume jewellery:)
*your ester creation are too cute to describe! I love them all!

xoxo
Zoe

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Mary, I see you have been busy making some more cute things!! xo, suzy