But this is what moms do….

My son is a beautiful kind hearted, humble soul..

He is an adult, married, and has a beautiful daughter…(my little sweet pea, the CEO of Housepitlity Designs)


He has always been independent..since he left for college, he really has not returned back to the nest…

Unlike me, he is a minimalist…not a “stuff” kind of guy…


And when he sees me place his memorabilia about the house…..

“Oh mom”…sigh…


I have many, many things from his childhood..all tucked away, waiting to hand it down to my “sweet pea”….


Yes, this is what moms do…treasure the memories….

Now, this was NOT his baby scale…

I just dragged this baby out of the attic..one of the things that was not sold from the last move…


The wicker top was a shade of green that did not go well with the room…so Annie Sloan to the rescue!


I placed “some” of his baby things in the scale…placed the scale on the antique chest in the guest room..
My son never really goes into the guest room…so I do not have to hear him say..”oh Mom”…sigh….

I left his shoes with the clay stains from the ballpark…where he chased his dad around…such memories….


His silver mugs and spoon…..sigh…sigh…


So now my guests will see what a sentimental mom I am…but then again…aren’t all moms that way???

Yes!…We are all just sentimental moms…..

…..hanging on to the memories of a simpler time…the joys of watching them grow…

Only to leave the nest and start a family of their own…and then we create new memories…..of sweet peas…..



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  1. Shirley, do you ever sleep???? You are so creative and in a “mom kinda way”. I respect what you do and how you do it.

  2. What a beautiful bedroom. I love that you kept his baby things. Wish I would’ve kept some of my children’s things from when they were babies. All I have is pictures.

  3. creativehome8 says

    I think it’s a great display. I think the “Oh Mom” sighs have a little bit of “You are such a Mom and I love you” to them! : ) You’ve reminded me that I need to find shadowboxes I made awhile ago with my two’s little hospital hats, bands and hospital pictures. I’ve got to find somewhere to put them.

  4. Linda Miller says

    Beautiful display of bygone days, Shirley. I don’t know where you find the space to keep all of your unsold treasures and hope that some day you can pass them on to your little sweet pea.. I think that girls may appreciate them more. I gave mine to my daughter in law when my first grandson was born but the dog liked the wicker more LOL. But I do agree with the above poster that the “oh, Mom” from our sons may mean more than they express.

  5. Cute memories. Yes I’m a hoarder/no keeper of childhood memories.
    I still have my sons car collection known as dinky toys. My sons are now 45 and 43.

  6. Wait until he has a sweet pea of his own…then I bet he will stop saying “Oh Mom” and will totally GET it!!

  7. This is adorable! Those shoes are so simple and so cute! I’m sure your sweet pea would get a kick out of knowing her daddy used to wear those shoes! 🙂

  8. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being sentimental…it’s a woman’s prerogative! 🙂 I think your vignette is precious! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share.

  9. This is so precious. I love getting a glimpse of your sentimental mom side. And this vignette is really cute. Thank you for sharing this memory at Show & Tell.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  10. Hi Shirley,

    I love this post. It’s so sweet, and it makes me feel sentimental just reading it. 🙂 Our son is a junior in college, and he is pretty darn independent, too. If he’s able to find a decent job after graduating college, I doubt he’ll ever return to the nest, either. Sniff, sniff. But how fortunate we are to be blessed with them, right?

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your Witherspoon Nursery in Chapel Hill sounds wonderful; I love a good garden shop.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  11. White wicker looks so refreshing!!

  12. What a sweet memory. I think you made into something very precious…Being sentimental is a wonderful trait.

  13. I have never seen a baby scale with a basket on top like that. How pretty! That was a good idea to place it in your guest room as part of the decor. Your guest room colors are so pretty and soft. Love it!

  14. Oh, the minute I saw this come through on my e-mail I knew I must hop over for a visit. I have a scale almost identical to yours. My wicker basket was already that shade of blue when I bought it. wonder if someone painted It? My base is a bit different. It has some red on the scale. I fell in love with it when I saw it at an antique store. It was a bit pricey, but could not pass up. Mine is sitting on my kitchen counter. Right now it is filled with vintage turquoise dishes. Your granite looks just like mine also. How fun is that? Yes, us moms get a bit sentimental. I love vintage baby items and cherish the memories I have when mine were little.

  15. What a fabulous piece of vintage history!

  16. That is adorable Shirley. My FIL just told me he has a baby scale too. I have never seen on until now. Love the sentiment and display.

  17. Hi Shirley!
    I love this little baby boy vignette you created.
    Such sweet items with so much sentimental ties!

    Your son will love it when he sees it, but I would
    guess his wife would even love it too!


  18. Oh what a fabulous display. I love that you still have his shoes and cups, so precious. Great scale. I am sure he secretly loves your sweet memories. Hugs, Marty

  19. Katherines Corner says

    a lovely display of memorabilia. I love the way it looks in white too. Hugs and thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  20. Love the story and love the room.


    Your guests wil never leave …



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