Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spice of Life

Spice of Life
My Mom always added some much spice to my life and I miss her everyday.
Hard to believe next week she will be gone 12 years.
Those years have flown by, but my heart still aches.

While I was on vacation we went to 1515 and MR helped me put some things up.

a addition to the kitchen

hanging above my Grandmothers enamel table.
It is my Mom's spice cabinet.
I found it still in a Rubbermaid tub in the basement, where it had been packed since I brought things home when I had to pack up my childhood home.

Why is it so special to me?
I gave it to my Mom for Christmas in 1975
I saw it at a local gift shop and just knew she would love it.
I made payments on it starting in Nov till I got it paid off with my babysitting money.

I was so excited Christmas morning when she unwrapped it
I think she was happy to.

It hung in her kitchen the next 30 years
Again, how did the time go so fast ?

I gave it a good cleaning
Extra labels were still in the drawer

spices still in the containers
seems to fit the space just right.
My paternal Grandmothers kitchen and Hoosier cabinet, my maternal Grandmothers enamel table and now my Moms spice cabinet. Memories of the women in my life who made me the person I am today.

I think each one of them added some spice to my mix that makes me....."me"


riley said...

I soooo enjoy your blog. You and I must be about the same age. So many of your memories parallel my own. It's a trip back to my own childhood every time I look at your pictures or read your stories.

Thank you so much for taking time to share your Sentimental Life with us.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

What a beautiful testament to your Mom. I bet she read it in heaven.

Roxanne said...

Such a sweet blog! I teared up reading it. Thank you for sharing such a nice story.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Ann, what a sweet post. I can tell that you are carrying on the women in your life's legacies with your sweet, caring, hospitable ways.
Take care,

Susie said...

Ann, You had some wonderful women in your life. You are a great person that they would be so proud of. Ann, I always say, "the sharp pain of loss will ease somewhat, but that longing for our loved ones, never goes away." So I know that feeling of miss your mother. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your posts always tug at my heart. Love this one Ann, so very precious. Love the photo of your mom looking at the spice cabinet - so wonderful that you have it. A lovely tribute to your mom and your love for her.

Happy weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Awww..Ann. That puts a big lump in my throat. How wonderful that you have a picture of her looking at it and now YOU have it back. What a sweet remembrance of an earlier time in your life. xo Diana

Tea in the Library said...

I am catching up with some favorite blogs today. What a touching post. I think we are very alike in some ways. Angels to you. Wishing you a blessed holiday season.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a very special treasure! And I love the table too. Really treasures! You are blessed!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I am so happy you found the Miss Read books...I just love them!!!! What a find! They were hard to find over the years. Thanks for letting me know...looking forward to seeing what you think!