Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Once Lost Now Found

I have not spent any time finishing up Mom's old room lately.  I have been
busy with paperwork and frankly I felt uncomfortable going through her 
things.  I felt as though I was imposing myself on her belongings, and I
did not like that feeling. 

But I also want to move ahead with the project so that I can move on
emotionally.  So today I started to go through one of her old trunks, pulling
out things she had packed away.  

Little treasures that she loved.  This poor little crystal cordial has a broken
foot.  I am going to see if I can find a glass specialist here to repair it.

Now that I have overcome my fear of going through her things, I 
suppose I better start painting her dresser now too.  Wish me luck.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. I hope with each step it gets easier. Good luck. I think you are doing really well.

  2. I'm sorry sweet friend, I'm sure it's hard. I had to go through dad's things with my mom when he died, but was different. Now with my dear Mil's gorgeous things, it was hard, just like you said: I felt like I was intruding into her things, her dressers and buffets with lovely things. Thank you for your sweet and kind comment on my French table.

  3. It's such a hard time. The first should be the hardest -- at least I hope it is -- and it will get easier. The tea cup is oh-so-beautiful. Good luck with the dresser. I hope to see an after picture! ~Pamela

  4. It's a difficult job, my mom's things sat in my bedroom for about 15 months before I was ready! You are doing well!

  5. I so understand your feelings. I felt the same way going through my mother's things, too. Your mom's treasures are lovely and so sweet. Good idea to fix the little cordial. Big hugs to you!!!!!! Big hugs!!!!!!

  6. It took me over 20 years to go through my Mother's boxes after she passed. It's never easy. I passed some of her clothes to her only granddaughter.

  7. Such lovely things your mother treasured. Hope you can find someone to fix the pretty cordial. My MIL passed away in February and we weren't able to go through most of her things because she was out of state, but we did have a few pieces of furniture shipped to us and there were some things she was insistent we take. They will be treasured.

  8. It is so hard to move on but I am sure your mother would be happy you have found treasures you love among her things.

  9. I know how hard this can be. When our parents died we had to do it quickly as many of us lived away. We shared happy and sad moments at the time - it's interesting what was dear to those we love - I know you'll do a great job on the dresser! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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