Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flowers for Mary



Yesterday I gathered the tiniest of flowers.




Germander and daisy, lobelia and catmint, and some pretty pink wildflowers.




All in a tiny hobnail milk glass fan vase.




Flowers for Mary, Mother of God, whose statue has watched over the kitchen sink at our Little Red House since my mother began washing dishes here in 1959.

I can never hope to be the wonderful and generous person that my mother was, but I guess I can carry on a few of her traditions. :)




38 comments:

  1. I can't decide whether the flowers or Mary are more charming. My grandmother had a similar statue of Mary.

    Maria

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  2. Oh, Mary. What a beautiful vignette. And something tells me you are exactly like your mother;)

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  3. Mary, you give me smiles every day. Your mother must be so proud of her dear daughter.

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  4. This is so beautiful, it makes me want to smile and cry at the same time. How special.

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  5. I can tell that you love your mother very much. What a sweet remembrance:>)

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  6. Hello Mary

    I have just come across your blog with the wild flowers and the statue of the Virgin Mary which are lovely, they bring peace to me. I have become a follower so look forward to many more days of enjoyment from your blog.
    Best wishes, Jackie.
    http://jackieslifeinsurrey-1.blogspot.com/

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  7. I think you must be very much like your mother! The flowers are sweet,sometimes we overlook the tiny ones.

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  8. Mary,
    I like your post and your tribute to your mother. The most important thing is, maybe, not to try to be like your mother but just to keep in mind her generous person. I do not know if your mother is still alive (I wish you) but I think as long as we think of our beloved persons, they do not truly die. By this way we perpetuate and serve their memory...
    (sorry for my bad english, I don't know if you understand my mind).

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  9. Helene, your english is perfect. :) Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and comfort!

    Jackie, welcome!

    Many thanks, everyone!

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  10. Lovely post, Mary.

    I grow a lot of flowers, but not any of the ones you have shown. Just love them, and that hobnail vase!

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  11. Mary,

    This made me want to cry. My mother's birthday was July 8th. She would have been 80, but she never made it that far. I miss her alot and of course she had her ways and I am so much like her that sometimes it startles me!

    The flowers are so pretty. Daisies are my all time favorite...so simple and sweet. Beautiful vignette and sweet post.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  12. hallo Mary,
    wat een prachtige bloemen,vooral in dat melkglas,dat vind ik erg mooi
    groeten van

    oma nijn

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  13. Mary, with your help, I did it. I made Mosaic Monday last night at 10 til 12. Thank you so much for your help. Your flowers are so lovely and I love the Madonna. I just found our the house I grew up in has been torn down for a parking lot. That makes me feel sad.It right next to a doctor's office. Blessings
    QMM

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  14. Bless you! This is just lovely. Have a wonderful day.

    Charla

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  15. How lovely - and such a wonderful way to honor your mother. Your house has many sweet stories to tell.

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  16. Just a beautiful post! Have a blessed day!
    DD

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  17. You do so quite well, Mary. I really like a fan vase...it shows flowers to such a good advantage.

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  18. The flowers are just gorgeous, and such a loving memory of your mother. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Mary, what a lovely tradition to carry on. I know your mother is looking down with pride! Love that hobnail fan vase. laurie

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  20. Mary,

    What a wonderful post! I just love the figurine of Mary. She is priceless to you, I'm sure!

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  21. How beautiful!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  22. Beautiful tiny flowers and the vase and Mary are wonderful

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  23. What a sweet bouquet, Mary! Love it.

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  24. Wonderful post, true treasures live in the heart.
    joy c. at grannymountain

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  25. Mary, what a lovely tribute to your dear mother......carrying on her traditions. Maybe we perpetuate family traditions (in part) because they are associated with happy memories of our loved ones. In any case, your mini arrangement added the perfect touch.

    Best Wishes,
    Kay

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  26. Something tells me you are more like your mother than you realize. You are so blessed to have such wonderful traditions and memories in your home and in you life everyday. But I imagine you know that...... Thanks for sharing your home!

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  27. wonderful! It is always good to honor Mary, Mother of God!

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  28. Gorgeous tiny, tiny flowers and your camera has captured their beauty so well.

    Blessings to you,
    ~D~

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  29. Those are as sweet as the story that went with them!

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  30. Ther is nothing more beautiful than memories and flowers to go along with them. I love your posts and inspiring words. Thank you!

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  31. So glad I popped by today Mary, today is my b'day and this post was a treat...very touching !!!

    xo Kathy :)

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  32. I love the tiny flowers and the vase. How wonderful that you are carrying on some of your mother's traditions!

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  33. What a pretty vase! Love the delicate flowers.

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  34. Lovely flowers and beautiful little vase. Sweet memories of your mother. Hugs!

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  35. delightful photos, and Of course I love the milk glass vase!

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