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all that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother - abraham lincoln ...

I have quite a few photographs of my Mum, and I often look through her wedding photos. I have always thought she looked so lovely on her wedding day. Her two-piece outfit was Jackie O style, and she wore the most fantastic gold stillettos, which I remember she kept for a long time, although I don't know what happened to them?

I love Mabel Lucie Attwell and Mum started me on the road to my growing collection. This very pretty little girl above is showing how I feel about my Mum no longer being around. Infact the little girl could have been me, with those chubby legs!

Lily of the Valley for my Mum, she loved its flower and scent. It is 6 years today since I lost my wonderful Mum to cancer, a day I would very much like to forget, but a Mum I would very much like to remember.


closed account said...

Dearest Louise, such a lovely post, my heart is with you today....if not for our mothers, then, where would we be?
thankyou for sharing this day with us all,
hugs and stuff, Kath...x

ginny said...

what a beautiful picture of your mother. You obviously miss her so much but i can tell she is right there with you at every step and in your heart. Thinking of you so much today Louise and sending lots of love.
ginny x

Mrs Moog said...

Such a beautiful post Louise. Your Mum looks very lovely and I'm glad you have such precious memories of her.

I lost my Mum just over 10 months ago to a brain tumour and still feel thoroughly shocked that she's no longer here. It is so hard when you lose someone so close and so wonderful but they made us what we are and we will always carry them in our hearts.
Take care of yourself today and I hope it is not too hard for you.

love Lesley xxx ((((HUGS))))

Louise said...

What a beautiful photo Louise, and such lovely words. I truly appreciate how lucky I am to have my Mum still with me. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - it's wonderful to get such nice feedback. And as for the leaves - they don't break down - we still have some from last year sitting happily in the garden!

prettyshabby said...

What a really lovely photograph of your mum she looked like a beautiful person that was taken far too soon...so big cyberspace hugs sent your way today xxx

Lilli & Nevada said...

A lovely tribute to your mum, it is hard to lose them. I lost mine to cancer as well 16 yrs ago. I love the Lily of the Valley as well, they smell so nice.Happy weekend to you

Simone said...

Judging by the photo above your mum was indeed a very stylish lady. It is a lovely tribute to remember her here. I also love Lily of the Valley and Mabel Lucy Atwell and I definitely have the character's legs!

Pretty Practicals said...

What a lovely tribute to your mum, I hope you manage to fill today with joyful memories of her,
with love, Liz

Twiggy said...

What a lovely and thoughtful post Louise, the photo of your mum is lovely. Our mums are always our best friends aren't they? I remember when my lovely dad died 6 years ago, someone said to me, even though he isn't here, here's still in here, while she pointed at her heart. That's a lovely way of thinking of it I think. Even though your mum is sadly not here, she'll always be part of you.
Twiggy x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post about your Mom, Louise! She looks beautiful in the photo. My Mom is my dearest friend and I'm so fortunate that she's still with me. I can only imagine how much you miss her. Lily of the valley is one of my favourite flowers too.

Elizabeth said...

My mother loved Morny's "Lily of the Valley" talc. Also freesisa - though she wasn't a keen gardener.
My grandmother loved anemones and stocks.
Isn't it odd that we remember these things for ever?
Have a peaceful weekend.

Gina said...

My heart goes out to you Louise, your mum looks such a beautiful, warm person and I'm sure she is smiling down at you. Sending you a big hug from Oz, Gina x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Louise, this is such a sweet post and tribute to your loving mother. It must be so very sad for you to have this day come each year. Just know that she is smiling down on you.

I thought about you yesterday when I saw an Atwell picture at an anitque shop. It was very sweet..I passed it up..not enough change in my pocket..but it was wonderful.

hugs to you,

Country Cottage Chic said...

Such a sad post, yet also heartwarming as we can tell how much your mum meant to you. She'll always live on in your memories.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a lovely sweet reminiscence about your dear mother, Louise. You keep her alive in your memories.
Hugs, Pat

OhSoVintage said...

A lovely tribute to your mum, she looks beautiful on her wedding day.
A sad day for you, I can't even begin to imagine not having my mum (who is now 82). Lily of the Valley is such a pretty flower, so delicate and the scent is beautiful. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

A loving tribute to your beloved mother, Louise. I think those flowers are perfect.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Louise... Our memories live on and you are a part of your mother.. a part she would be most proud of!


Anonymous said...

so sorry to think of you losing my Mum, but lovely that you remember her so well and with such affection.
I remember my Mum kept all her old embroidery threads in a Mabel Lucie Atwell tin and I loved it so much. I always used to ask her why wasn't my names spelt Lucie instead of Lucy, I was desperate to change it!!

Joanna said...

your mum looks so pretty, on her wedding day, lilly of the valley is a speical plant, and what special memeries you have got