Here goes... My grandmother passed away a year ago yesterday, so the day was spent with mixed emotions. I miss her terribly, but at the same time, feel so blessed to have had her in my life. I spent much of my childhood living next door to my grandparents; in part due to the physical proximity, I developed a very special relationship with them.
Rather than focus on the loss, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate the fantastic woman that my grandmother was- and is in spirit- and her profound influence on me. But I also wanted it to be fun and light-hearted and in keeping with my general theme. So here are some cute items that remind me of her...
Village House Needlepoint, $150
Though originally from the mid-West, my grandmother moved to Maryland after college and became a true "Baltimore-on," embracing the East Coast culture- Maryland in particular. She loved crabs- both in tasteful decor and to eat- and I'm sure she'd adore this pillow!
Bird-watching was one of her favorite pasttimes; pictured above is a Baltimore Oriole, one of her favorites. I found this very cute birdhouse, in a cape-cod style.
She had great housekeeping skills, for lack of a better descriptor, as well.
She tought me to always line your dresser drawers. While her liners tended to be yellow and pink- color dependent on the room!- this is a great option. Hammocks and High Tea scented drawer liner, $25
Grandmother beat breast cancer twice!