Saturday, May 8, 2010

Unfashionably Late, Favorite Things, Mother’s Day

Sheila at Note Songs is having a party.  It is a Bathroom Beauty snapper.  I know, I didn’t know what to think either.  You have to take a pic in the mirror.  Apparently some of the veteran bloggers have been doing this for years, snapping in beautiful hotel bathrooms etc. 

I wasn’t going to do it, but gave in at the last minute.

Remember the Unknown comic?  The guy with the brown grocery bag on his head??

You know I have a penchant of WSonoma Outlet, so for Sheila’s party, I thought this would be appropriate..

table 3956Here’s your invite..

table 3953  And a special flower for you!  :)

table 3954A gift..I love them, don’t dry your hands on them! Just shake your hands and blow on them, they’ll dry!

table 3955We live here all year round, so I don’t know if it qualifies…:)

  Stop over to see the other Divas Bathroom Shots at Note Songs…

Laurie’s is hysterical! 

For her Favorite Things  meme I picked this..

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Like I said..I PICKed them , Lily of the Valley..

I love their aroma, and they remind me of my mom..who loved flowers and had beautiful gardens..and was a wonderful mom to her four girls.

I remember the clematis climbing the hooks and strings she fashioned on the side of the house…the amazing roses..She was never too tired to help anyone, and no one was out of the way for her!

For our dance recitals , although we wanted the bouquets from the florist , she made ours..nosegays filled with peonies and roses..

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And I continue the tradition for my little gdau., Lily.    When I can beat the deer to my flowers, ie!:)

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers and aunts out there..

A special thanks to the mothers whose sons and daughters  are serving our country..God bless you!

table 3959 Enjoy the day!


  1. Amen!
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Kathleen, I knew it, you are a bag lady!
    Very nice tribute to your mother. I love the nosegay, even though it has pink flowers and ribbons. Lilies of the valley do have an intoxicating smell...reminds me of when I was little, picking big bunches for my mother.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend, let the men in your life wait on you!

  3. Kathleen, you are hysterical! I knew you shopped at WS a lot, but I didn't know you had turned in to W.S.! I love lillies of the valley. I don't think we can grown them here. Yours are so pretty, and your sweet bouquet for your g'daughter is precious! Love your story about your mother's bouquets. My followers were gone for awhile, but they have reappeared. Hope yours do too. Thanks so much for linking up. laurie

  4. Kathleen, You are reminding me of "Wilson" on the show, Tool Time.... We never got to see his face either!! LOL Enjoy "your" day tomorrow and let someone else cook, for a change! Lotsa hugs, Sue

  5. Kathleen, ha ha, funny opening shot. Cute bathroom. I always love seeing your flower arrangements, so pretty. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  6. Kathleen! LOL! This is a scream!!! I decided to check back to see if there were any new ones, and lo and behold, there you were! LOVE IT! You have me laughing out loud.

    Happy Diva Day you Diva, you!


    Sheila :-)

  7. I was so busy laughing, I didn't notice the GORGEOUS flowers! They truly are lovely, but I am so into that bag on your head, I can't stop laughing. BRILLIANT! I wish I had thought of that!


    Sheila :-)

  8. You are a hoot with the floral tp and the untouched towels!
    I have a slant on the missing followers...just fickle! Here today and chasing another blog tomorrow...sob!

  9. Kathleen, peonies from your garden. That must be heavenly! Lily of the Valley too. I'm so envious! :-)

    Hope you have a special day tomorrow. This is a sweet post. Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

  10. I almost choked when Mimi called you the bag lady, LOL!

    Beautiful post - as always I love your sense of humor, but am impressed with your memories of your mother and carrying on her tradition of nosegays.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  11. You are so funny!

    I love your flowers. Very pretty. Did you grow them? Wow!

    My mom died 22 years ago, even though it seems like only yesterday. I really miss her and this year, mother's day seems to be a hard one to get through for some reason.

    I do hope you have a wonderful day, you so deserve it.


  12. Bag Lady, huh??? LMAO

    Love your post of all the flowers -I think the tradition for Lily and homemade nosegays is wonderful..ANYONE can go buy flowers but it takes someone very special to make something with their own hands!

    Happy Mothers Day!

  13. Great post and Happy Mother's Day!

  14. Hi Kathleen,
    Your a hoot!! But, I want to see the real Kathleen buried under the WM Sonoma bag. I love your beautiful deck, can't wait to see more pics of it! Happy Mothers Day to you!

  15. Kathleen,

    Great post. I knew I was keeping those WS and PB bags for a reason.

    Beautiful flowers as always.

    Happy Mother's Day!


  16. You are too funny! Maybe even funnier than Laurie!

    Hope you have a beautiful Mother's day and thanks for the laugh.

    Best wishes,

  17. You silly, silly one under the brown bag!!! heh heh

    Love your beautiful flowers..

    If you find your Followers, ask if they know anything about my FaceBook page being in HUNGARIAN last night. I couldn't read a word of it...beating thing I have ever seen. I tried for an hour to get it translated but...nope. Then, this morning...back to normal. The world of computers scare the, uh,...heck outa me sometimes.
    Have a happy day!

  18. Hi Kathleen - You certainly put a smile on my face with that 'bag' shot...LOL
    Happy Mother's Day to you my dear friend. Today is bitter sweet for me since it is the first Mother's Day since my youngest son decided to become estranged from me. But I will count my blessings and surround myself with the love of my oldest son, his girlfriend that is expecting my first grandchild and many other wonderful family members.
    I'm wishing you a wonderful Day.

  19. Well, this post was quite a departure! :-D
    And the TP rose??? I'll take the real ones, thank you. ;-) They are beautiful!

    Happy Mother's Day! ...Karen

  20. You've started my day off with a good chuckle, Kathleen. What sweet memories you have of your mother.

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  21. Kathleen! Oh, how marvelous! You may be a little late, but this is fabulous! How creative of you to do this, you little stinker! :)
    Remember to come back Wednesday for the crowning!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Even with a bag on your head, you win for most creative! lol! The WS bag was perfect!

  23. I love it, Kathleen. You are so clever!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  24. You are so cute, bag and all!

    Happy Mother's day to you.

  25. Kathleen ... no picture of you needed, your sense of humor defines you for me. ... Beautiful bouquet pictures and I love the lily of the valley. They are so dainty and have such a unique, strong fragrance. Happy Mother's Days

  26. I thought you looked familiar!
    hmmm, want me to tell you what the picture in MY head looks like of you? I have a very pretty picture in my head. You thought I'd say something else, didn't you :) LOL!

    Great post, you always come up with the best things! A TP flower, how pretty :)

    Happy Mother's Day, my friend, enjoy your day! What happened to spring here on LI?

  27. Oh my goodness you are a scream, I lost it... Your post is just so funny. Thanks for the laugh.

    I was new to this as well. I am going to take my camera this month to the dr's office...they alreay think I am nuts wearing my bird doo broach so taking a camera into the bathroom will look normal...They will just think its the pain meds I was on has now damaged my brain.... Or not!

    Lets get next years party started and start taking pictures everywhere we go. I know I will be ready...

  28. Hello Kathleen,

    You're so pretty dressed in that bag! LOL. Isn't it fun being a BBSer?

    Happy Mother's Day!

  29. The Lily of the Valley are beautiful. They remind me of my mom and grandma.

  30. I can't believe you put "Bill's Bag" over your head...woman, you are a hoot! LOL Too, too funny!

    I hope you're having a wonderful Mothers Day. I, too, picked some lily of the valley. I can't find my Irish crystal toothpick holder like yours to put them in, though. :-(
    We are so much alike, its scary, ya' know!


  31. You are hilarious, Kathleen, but I really wanted to see your face! Your lilies of the valley are so pretty. Happy Mother's Day. Your mom sounds so wonderful, no wonder her daughter turned out wonderful too....Christine

  32. This cracks me up, especially the TP rose!! LOL!

    I'm never seen a real lily of the valley, looks so beautiful!

    I just posted on my blog what we are doing - this month!


  33. Loved your photo, Kathleen! As for the guest towels...I will bring my own when I visit! Yours is much too pretty to use! Love the flowers! Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful...hugs...Debbie

  34. Oh, to be near a W-S outlet! There's a store on just about every corner here (or so it seems) but not an outlet. I've been to the outlet in Memphis in years past but it's the only one I know of and nine+ hours is a bit far to travel for a bargain!!

    Lovely flowers.


  35. LOL-nice one! The flowers are gorgeous on this post. I really should plant some Lily of the Valley. We always had it when I was growing up, it reminds me of my mom too.

  36. If you're going to be a bag lady you may as well wear your favorite ;) I had some Lilies of the Valley on our dinner table yesterday too. You'll have to teach us how to make that rose! Nice way to pretty up the bathroom ;)

  37. Kathleen,
    You look just like I imagined. I especially love your hairdo. What salon do you use? I really must get the name of your hairdresser.


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