Since tomorrow is Mother's Day, I decided to get myself something. My children are great, but I haven't received a present from them in years, so I take it upon myself to gift myself! I found a couple things that I just loved, so snatched them up.
Here is a gorgeous cup and saucer. I love the pink and the beautiful flowers! I've been collecting porcelain plates here and there over the years, but thought some cups and saucers would be pretty too. This is my second set so far.
When I saw this on the wall, I couldnt' resist! The picture of the young girl just compels me. Is it the pretty dress? Mind you, in those days you or your mother sewed your clothes. You didn't just buy them off the rack unless you were rich! Maybe its the way she is clutching the Bible in her hands. Perhaps its the big bows in her hair or the large corsage. It might even be the beautiful window behind her. What I wouldn't give for one of those!
No, I think its the thoughtful expression on her pretty face. I wonder what women thought back then? Was she dreaming of her future husband? Was it a special day such as her birthday? Pictures weren't taken just for fun like they are today - they had to be for something special or significant. Maybe she was dreaming of her life to be. Would she be a wife and mother? Maybe a teacher? Maybe she would be the first woman to break out of her traditional roles and expectations? Make note of that tiny waist! Maybe she was just thinking, "I'm hungry!" lol
Not only is the picture of the girl wonderful, it had the perfect frame in a shabby mint green! When I eventually get my living room around, it will be great in that room.
It's such a gorgeous sunny day in the low 60's here in northwest Ohio. I'm going to go out and about and relish the rest of this beautiful day! Have a wonderful day as well!