This is the ball my mom made.

This is the ball my mom made.

I love cranberries. Not only are they full of vitamins and vibrant color but they can be used for decor as well. When my mom was alive, she would make things all the time. She loved to create and inspire others to be creative. She was one of the most talented women I knew when it came to cooking, decorating and office management. She put on the most upscale spreads for parties ever. She made little decorative items and wreaths and other festive do-hickys. And she could run an office (although not her own) like a pro.
Although I miss her very much, I still have many of the things she made strewn out around the home where she lived. My boys and I now live in here home and her signature is everywhere. While I didn’t necessarily jibe with her soft pastels and bright whites, I do still love seeing her little decor in random places throughout. She had this whimsical side that contrasted her very classic traditional.
I can see where I picked up or rather inherited much of her talent and some of her creativity. I have her to thank for the reason I get impulsively inspired about a project from time to time.
This time in 2007 she was in the hospital and the family was without her. And while she is today not physically with us, her creation is everywhere I look – especially this time of year when I bring out all the festive Christmas decor.
One of the creations she made was a little ball with cranberries stuck all around it with some pretty green leaves and a pretty red bow. Doesn’t sound like much, but when I look at it – I see her making it. Paying attention to every detail. I loved my mom and her memory lives on. Make sure you capture something special in all the important people in your life so that when they’re gone, you can still see them.


2 thoughts on “Cranberries??

  1. Jennifer says:

    Ahhhh. This would make Mom proud. What a blessing it is to have such fond memories! There are some things that just can’t be bought…

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