It’s a bit different kind of post today– A Mother’s Day Gift– for everyone who ever had a mother. ;] At least I hope that you’ll think it’s a gift. I’ll be more brief today than usual because I know that many of you are busy.
And if you’re not a mom or your kids can’t be bothered, (you’re not alone) why not treat yourself? Of course, the best gifts can’t be purchased.
This morning I had a fabulous gift. My old ballet teacher. (well, he’s not old) was a surprise sub for my Saturday morning ballet class. Nobody teaches a class like he does. Alas, he left us a few years ago to teach college students at Indiana University.
The class was like a reset button. It’s difficult to explain if you’re not a dancer. But I do know some folks feel that way just going to the gym. Do you have a reset button? Something that rejuvenates you like nothing else?
So, what I did for today’s mother’s day gift is created what we call a widget in blogland.
It is absolutely fine and refreshingly normal if you don’t know what a widget is and don’t care to learn either. ;] (I don’t blame you!) It’s just a bit of geek-code that magically makes things appear on our computer screens. All of the things in my sidebar are created with widgets.
I am going to be putting these widgets in a new shop and this time will keep it better updated.
Most of the things you’ll see here are not one-of-a-kind except for these luscious Chinoiserie side tables. They are vintage and only $1,100 for the pair. I quite love them!
These are furnishings that would go in a living room that I think are stylish and classic. I scoured all of my favorite sources and discovered some new loves. Some of these are not at all expensive and some are medium expensive. I did not include anything in the stratosphere. A few might be in the ionosphere. :]
What’s funny is that the widget puts things in the order it thinks they should go in. I tried to make it more random, but in some cases it’s not. If there are any pieces you’d like to know more about, all you need to do is click on the image and it will take you right to the product.
That’s probably better than having to look at numbers at the bottom of a graphic. I’ll still probably do those, but I thought I would try something new. Oh, and they’ve included facebook and twitter sharing if that’s of interest to you. If not, that’s okay too.
Oh, one other thing. Please expect to receive a short (and hopefully entertaining) survey from me in the next day or two. I have some ideas that I want to run past y’all. After all, I don’t want to spend time doing stuff that most of you aren’t too keen on.
Please enjoy some of my favorite home furnishings. Some you’ve seen and some you haven’t. Generally, if I liked something ten years ago– really liked it. I still like it today and will still like it 10 years from now.
Below is a graphic I made using a screenshot of part of the widget if you’re interested in pinning this for reference.
PSS: I almost forgot. Some of the beautiful pillows are from the Etsy shop, Stuck on Hue of our own Hollie Rich! Hollie is a frequent commenter. Hope that she sees some of her pillows here. She doesn’t know yet, that I posted them.