Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sentimental Journey

Hello, Dear Ones!
I have a little six legged table of my Mothers to show you today.
It's placed on the sun porch and it wasn't very sunny outside to cooperate with my snapping.
It was hard to get a good snap of it with the cloudiness outside.

 This little table was the first piece of furniture my Mother and Daddy bought when they got married. 
So, yes, Dear Ones ~ it's a sentimental piece.
 Isn't this a sweet lamp?
Mr. Precious gave this to my Mother one year for Christmas.
You can turn the globe around and the flowers are purple on the other side.
 I was always a little jealous he didn't give this to me! :)
Well, I got over it and didn't realize it would be sitting in my home today.
 I tossed a sweet little white table cloth on top and started poking down things.
 Books, milk glass and little whatnots.
You do know what whatnots are, don't you? :)
 These little whatnots belonged to my grandmother.

On the other side, I poked down a few birds.
I've been on a sentimental journey lately and I know it's because I've been busying myself with Mother's things and all of the memories have come flooding into my tiny heart. 

Memories are just so precious, Dear Ones!

I'm joining No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursday 
Common Ground for Be Inspired
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sentimental Journey

Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories

Got my bag, got my reservation
Spend each dime I could afford
Like a child in wild anticipation
Long to hear that 'All Aboard'

Seven, that's the time we leave at seven
I'll be waitin' for heaven
Countin' every mile of railroad track
That takes me back

Never thought my heart could be so yearny
Why did I decide to roam
Gotta take that sentimental journey
Sentimental journey me home
~ sung by Doris Day


  1. Sheila,
    It's wonderful that you are enjoying your mother's things. The table and everything is lovely. Wonderful memories :)

  2. How lovely! Thanks for sharing these very precious keepsakes with us.

  3. The setting looks peaceful and comfortable. I especially like the little bird with flowers on it. And I remember that Doris Day song : )

  4. Oh, I love that table and all the pretties you put on it...and...that lamp - it's gorgeous.

  5. Hi Shelia. Looking at things that get passed down to you kind of reminds us how fast times goes, doesn't it? How is your mom this week?

  6. Sheila,
    Your table is very precious as is your dear lamp. I too have some of my
    Mother's treasure's-I hold them dear to my heart too.
    Thank you for sharing your pretties!
    Happy Hugs,

  7. I like your what nots, and the lamp and your mom's table with the pretty display on it.

  8. I know those sentimental mom has been gone 31 years....and she was vividly in my dreams last night. It was a silly dream...but she was there none the less!

  9. I know how much you must love having those pieces in your home knowing they were your mom's. It's having pieces like that that make a house a home!

  10. such a cute little the birds too!

  11. Going through some sentimental journey's myself right now Shelia, so I understand where you're coming from. What precious keepsakes, memories for a lifetime.

  12. Shelia,its lovely and the vignette is too. I like the idea of the saucers ontop of the candlesticks to hold the little birdies. Lovely memories. xx

  13. What wonderful pieces to have of your mother's. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment. Alaina

  14. Your mother's table is beautiful Shelia. The lamp is very pretty too. It's so nice to have these beautiful things isn't it? I am surrounded by things of my mother's, grandmother's and mother-in-law's and enjoy using them. Blessings, Pamela

  15. I would say that you are being a fine custodian of your mother's treasures. I know she must be tremendously grateful that if she can't have them at hand, they are with you, where they'll be well cared for and where she can visit!

  16. I so can relate to your sentiment going thru your Mother's treasures. I love that you are presenting all these beauties within your home to enjoy ... I did the same with Mother's lovelies ... The warmth & love that you share of each piece is beautiful, from the heart. I can vision you lovingly touch each piece. Hope Mother is doing better every day, my friend.

    TTFN ~
    Big hugs,

  17. Hello Maam S,

    I adore Mother & Daddy's table. What a treasure having it in your own home.

    Hugs from Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  18. The table is so sweet but the memories are sweeter! I think it's why I love 'family' items so much!

  19. The little table is adorable!, I love the six little legs! Those aren't very common, are they. And your little 'what-nots' and birds are simple gorgeous, you always make everything look beautiful, you have the touch. We went through this same sentimental journey with my parents and my husbands dad... unfortunately it's a part of life.
    Hugs, cindy

  20. I really am enjoying seeing your Mother's pieces and hearing the stories.

  21. Perfect song with this post! I do love the table and the lamp.

  22. Awww. So sweet. It's a beautiful table and you sure show it off well. Love the lamp and precious birds. Pretty. I can see why you're feeling sentimental. Hugs. :)

  23. How precious Shelia! Beautiful table and birds!

  24. Tiny heart...I do believe it's your HUGE heart sweet Shelia, you are such a sweetie! Beautiful pieces, what treasures!!! So happy you have them to enjoy...

  25. The table and lamp are beautiful treasures! You made such a pretty vignette too. Love the birdies!

  26. This post almost made me cry, Sheila. I have been thinking about my Mother lately too. She has been gone for 22 years now and itis still hard. So many things left undone. I love your table and the lamp is beautiful. Yes!!! i DO know what whatnots are:):) XO, Pinky

  27. Love your table and lamp. And, yep, I thought EVERYone knew what whatnots are. :)))

  28. Shelia,
    Dear one, I adore that you are in keeping of such lovely treasures of your Mother's!
    I know, in her heart, she is at peace that you are caring for her things with such tender care.
    Memories are so~o~o comforting for me, too!
    When I look around my own home at all the heirlooms from family members,
    it warms my heart and gives me peace!
    Thanks for sharing!!! Whatnots...we called them knick~knacks...but I understood, totally!!!

  29. Oh what wonderful treasures, Shelia! A lifetime of memories wrapped up in the table and the sweet lamp.

  30. I could just imagine you humming that tune while decorating this lovely table - the lamp is marvelous - so delighted you now have it - what a sweet post - your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,


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