Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cherry Memories of Mom ♥

This cluster of Vintage, soft plastic cherries
is very near 'n dear to my heart ...
Since I was a child, these cherries
were always tucked within the
branches of our Christmas tree ...

Along the way in my travels I've
picked up a few more cherry items ...
A white hat with cute red cherries
that reverses to a solid red ...

Several clusters of bright 'n cheerful
crocheted cherries from blogland's
very own
Twyla ... for those of you
in the dark, she's the Mom half of the
famous duo from the awesome blog
Two Crazy Crafters ...

Do yourself a favor and visit them ...
You can order your own cherries from
their Etsy shop, or just leave Twyla a
comment and she'll take good care of you!

Have you noticed the M&M's in my photos?

Ohhh yeah ... those are the other cherries
I'm collecting! You must try them ...
they're called Wildly Cherry, and
they taste like cherry cordials ...

I made the Red Cherries hang tag from
a copy of a Vintage cookbook cover ...
found a bag of teeny wooden rolling pins
at the Thrift Shop, and painted the
handles with red nail polish
before adding one to my tag ...

The mini cake pedestal that's holding my
childhood cherries, small doily, faux pearls,
red 'n white tea towel, and vintage
ceramic planter were all Thrift Shop finds ...

I'm so thankful that my Mom was
a cheerful 'n free spirit ...
you know,
the kind that would tuck a cluster of
plastic cherries within the branches of
her family Christmas tree, faithly year
after year ... I will be thinking of her
as I eat these cherry M&M's ...


God bless ...

Until another time ... Pearl

4 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Pearl, I love this post! Your moms sounds like such a sweet person.I love those cherries!! Cherries are so cute, there is something about them! And I could use a bag of those M&M's right now!!
Hugs,
Amy

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely post! I like the idea of plastic cherries tucked into the Christmas tree...your photos are beautiful, too.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Pearl! You surprised me with this one! I'm glad you are enjoying your cherries. You have good reason to love them. I am the one in my family who loves cherries. When given the choice I always pick cherry pie. Thanks for this beautiful post. Twyla

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love this sentimental post and I cannot get to store quick enough to look for those M&Ms... cherry cordials remind me of my grandma. Have a bite for me sweetie!
xo~Tracie