Thursday, August 26, 2010

I heart my mom...

She is awesome!!  I remember being little and her dragging me all over to garage sales, flea markets, etc...  Unfortunately, I hated every minute of it.  But now that I love thrifting and finding treasures I cherish those memories as tragic as they were.  Now, every time we get together we are first in line when the doors open to our favorite thrift stores or garage sales.  It is a great time that we can share doing something we both love...  It is so fun to find things together and discuss what their original purpose was, wonder what the story of each item is... I love it. 

 Recently, on a trip to TN to visit my parents I confided in her how much I wanted, pined for, drooled over vintage pull down style school maps.  I told her how I loved them as a child in school - the colors, hearing them slap against the ceiling as they were put away after lessons.  Anywho, mom has been substitute teaching as of late, since she was let-go from her job of 25 years a couple years ago.  I told her to snoop around and see if she could find any.  

Guess what, today she came through for me.  Good old mom, they always do come through in the end, don't they?  Here are a few pics I was excited to find in my inbox this afternoon... And mind you, these were with the mops in the janitor's closet waiting to be trashed, all 3 of them... LOVE.THEM.AND.LOVE.HER.MORE!!!!!!  YAY!!!!!

I can't wait to see these hanging in my basement where the kids have a play area!!!!!  So exited!!!

Thanks mom!!!!  You are awesome!!! 

1 comment:

Allyson said...

Amazing! I'm jealous and so happy she found them for you.