Monday, October 19, 2015

Remembering a Special Time in October~



Many years ago, in the Autumn of the year, I recall a special time and visit from my mother.
 She was always one to treat you to gifts upon a visit.

 This particular Fall season, mom was coming home from an appointment 
when she stopped along the way at a little boutique she thought looked interesting.
 Browsing all the pretties in the unique shop, 
she came upon a few apple dish pieces, 
the last ones left in the shop of that design.

 At the time, my kitchen was decorated with apples and any collectibles I could find found a place among my treasures.

The pieces mom found were an apple mug with sugar and creamer, pie plate and 2 votive cups.
 So with the loving heart she always carried, she purchased the last of the stenciled apple line in excitement to gift them to me. 
You can imagine my surprise when her gift was handed to me, wrapped so pretty, and given with a smile that always lit up a room.

I was thrilled to receive these apple treasures from my mother. 
To this day they are treasures I hold dear. 
Not because of the material value, but the sweet envision of my mother browsing the little boutique and finding a gift just for me. 
She seldom purchased something for herself.
 Always putting others first, with thoughtful and endearing ways.

I think of those special moments every Autumn season when I see a bowl of apples or browse a little boutique with a Fall display.
 She was one of God's special angels and sent to earth to teach me how to live. 
For this I always give thanks.

Today with cooler weather on the way and special moments in a very busy work week,
 I'll take the time to relax, reflect and enjoy a mug of tea or hot chocolate, cider or vanilla coffee in my special apple mug. 
Maybe I'll carve out some time to turn those apples into a pie.
I just might~~ but for sure I will remember special memories, mother and the joy of giving.



Thank you Mom, I love and miss you~


Hugs, Celestina Marie

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58 comments:

Anna said...

Lovely post dedicated to your mother....
Have a nice week !
Hug
Anna

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love the story of the dishes and what a beautiful memory of your Mother. I think that one thing that runs true of good Mothers is that they always seem to put others first. Mine did the same thing.

Stacey said...

This is so sweet. Your apple dishes are so perfect for this time of year and I know it feels extra special to use them.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

A truly wonderful story to warm the heart. It is nice that you have something special, memories of your mother! Enjoy your Apple display and sit and sip from your cup and remember all those special things about your mom.

Lynn Bean said...

What a beautiful post. Your mother was a treasure and the memories you hold are so precious! Have a beautiful week, Lynn

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a sweet and sentimental story. We don't think about it at the time but those little things our mom's did for us like this become treasured memories. Truly a treasured keepsake.

Sandi said...

To be remembered like this...that's the mark of a life well lived.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely post and beautiful memories.

Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

Valerie-Jael said...

Great post and a wonderful tribute to your dear Mom. Hugs, Valerie

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Good Morning
Your Post this morning was sweet and brought back alot of memories of my Mom also. Your Mom sounds alot like mine. I am glad you hold such precious memories of your Mom. Enjoy your beautiful Apple treasures she surprised you with. Enjoy your day*
deezie
deeziesunshine@aol.com

Jan Tanis said...

Lovely tribute to your mom...
Hugs,
Jan ♥

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
what a lovely Post and tribute to your dear Mom!
And so lovely memories you have around you!
Wihsing you a joyful and blessed new week,
Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste,
A touching heartfelt rememberance of your Mom. Sweet share my friend.
xoxo,
Vera

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, what a sweet tribute to your mom! I, too, cherish those special gifts my Mother gave me. It makes her feel a little closer. Your mom had to be precious because she raised such a sweet giving daughter! I adore your apple china; it's perfect for this time of year. I know you love seeing and using these pretty pieces because they are such a sweet reminder of your mom's love for you! Have a blessed week!

Kelly-Anne said...

What precious memories of your sweet mother, dear Celestina...I can only imagine how much you must miss her...thank you for sharing such loveliness with us... I hope your week is just lovely...hugs to you!

Kim said...

What a lovely post and a lovely memory. Hugs.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

What a great memory of your mother and so sweet post. . Have a lovely week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Celeste, your post brought tears to my eyes, with the lovely memories of your sweet mom. Seeing those special pieces that your mom bought for you are certainly treasures of her gift of thinking of you and others. Enjoy that special drink in your Apple mug today, sweet friend, with happy, loving memories of your dear mom.

Lululiz said...

A very heart warming story, such beautiful memories.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet and loving.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful story to share with us. I have many memories of my mom that are so special. Aren't we lucky to have had wonderful Mothers in our lives? I cherish every memory.

Cindy

Denise said...

such a precious post, I know your dear mom is smiling down upon you.

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh, such a beautiful post and tribute to your Mom! I understand how special, thoughtful gifts like this can mean so much and bring back treasured memories. She was obviously a very thoughtful and generous lady and I think it's "like mother, like daughter".

Thank you for sharing and, if you decide to make that pie, just let me know when to be there! :)

xo
Pat

Shelia said...

Oh, Celeste, what a sweet post about your mother and your special little gift. My mother was just like that, always thinking of me and giving me things. We were really blessed to have Godly mothers.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

craftyles said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Made me happy and sad, because I miss my Mom so much. Glad you have those fond memories and cute apple pieces.

Createology said...

How very special and loving your mother was to always think of you and now you have those treasures to remind you of her greatest gift of all...YOU. Happy Apple Blessings...

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your Mom would feel the love after your tribute post. Not having my Mom either having gifts from they and events helps us to stay close to them. Miss my Mom soooooo much and know you must too!

living from glory to glory said...

Thank YOU, I feel like this was such a special honor about your Mother! I am blessed to have read this very precious post!
Love, Roxy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'll be over for apple pie! Your mom must have been a lovely lady.
warmly,
deb

Donna said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift your mom gave you, Celestina. She was a special lady with a big heart. So glad you can enjoy the pretty pieces, the apple motif is so fitting this time of year.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such treasured memories of your Dear Mother, Celestina! Your story tugs at the heart strings. It is those thoughtful little gifts and keepsakes that bring those memories forward to wrap around your heart when you are missing her. She sounds like a wonderful woman and you are a sweet daughter to honor her so. xo Karen

Junkchiccottage said...

Such a beautiful memory with your mom. The dishes are perfect for fall too. Such a sweet post.
Kris

Consider It All Joy said...

Very sweet and touching post, Celeste! Enjoy your week! Blessings, Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Isn't it wonderful to have dear and precious memories of your Mom? I so cherish the many things I have that were my Mom and Dad's. It's just so special to look at them and remember the fond memories of such great times with them.

Sweet post.

Judy

Alessandra said...

This is one of your sweetest post. It's very important to have precious memories of your adorable mum
Hugs
Alessandra

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful and perfect for enjoying the Fall. Lovely memories to gather at this time of year. I'm concentrating on my blessings this Fall too. Sweet hugs, Diane

Julie's Lifestyle said...

The apple china is so perfect for this time of year and what wonderful memories of your mom.
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Julie xo

Debbie said...

This is such a sweet tribute, and remembrance of your Mom, Celestina.
You must have inherited her traits....Your kind words reveal your Godly heart.
Debbie
xo

Feral Turtle said...

Awe what a lovely post. How special to hold that memory of your Mom Celestina! It truly is a lovely set!

Conniecrafter said...

I love how a certain item can remind us of a special day or moment, or a loved one gone from us. I have many of those things too and I hold them so dear. Your mother sounds like she was a lovely woman and a great example for you growing up. Hope your having a good week!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Celestina, it sounds like you were so close to your mom. I remember these apple dishes! My sister had a few of them. How nice of your mother to think of you when she was shopping that day. Guess what? I had apple décor in my kitchen at one time too. These pieces will always remind you of your beloved mother, and it's special that you've kept them through the years.

This is a heartwarming post, Celestina. I loved all of it.

~Sheri

Jessica Pelasky said...

This is such a great post! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Love the post especially about Mom!
LJ

cynthia lee designs said...

Love this post about your mom...such wonderful memories. My mother-in-law has apple dishes and their has been many great times around her table set with her apple dishes.
hugs,
~Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what a beautiful post and tribute to your sweet mother. Mothers like that are sure so very special.
Thank you for sharing this lovely memory with us.
Hugs to you dear friend.
Mary

designchic said...

What a special tribute to a special lady...love the story...

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wonderful memories, and a beautiful story of how you came to own your apple pieces.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That is the sweetest story. May you embrace the memories of your lovely Mother. The apple theme is adorable. I used to have ducks.. Big hugs to you Celestina Marie. xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So wonderful to have such warm memories of your mother. xoxo Su

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina,
What a beautiful and heartfelt gift from your Mother and what a loving memory of your Mom. The pieces themselves are so charming and I am sure they are just as charming as your Mom was.....

Thanks so much for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Creations By Cindy said...

What a precious post! Mercy...feeling the tears as well as the joy reading this. I love how you've said...your mom put others first and not herself! True humility! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debby Ray said...

Such precious memories of the fall season these must be for you! Thanks for sharing them :)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

What a beautiful post! Your Mom sounds like she was a wonderful person. I love how you keep her memory alive. Hope you are well, I'm catching up on my reading today. So... beware of comment overload :)

Dorthe said...

A loving and beautiful tribute to your dear mother, Celestina Marie.
It is so not easy to live without our mothers ,now they are gone.
The little apple set looks so cozy and warm, and I`m sure you have many happy hours using it, and thinking of your mother.
I`m on the go again, after having had my daughter and grandkids, for a little week, visiting :-) Lovely to visit you again, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

b.."E"..th said...

aww, so special, i need a internet tissue, i understand those sentimental thoughts & feelings. i think about my Mom (my parents) being so glad 2 have them, will b so lost when they r gone. how do u get ready 4 that? bless you, big big hugs! ( ;

Poppy said...

A beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your beloved mother's memory, her generous and giving character and her special bond with you, her loving daughter. I enjoyed reading it, Celestine and was touched by your sweet memories; thanks for sharing.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

Hugs,
Poppy

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a special story, and sweet tribute to your mother. She sounds like a wonderful woman, who left a beautiful legacy. What a blessing to have those dear memories. xo Deborah

Oliva Ohlson said...

You were so blessed to have your loving giving Mom, and the best part is that her spirit is always by you!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..