Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Country Roses - TMTA

'English Rose' by Sue Smith

Yardley English Rose - I have a fond, yet faded childhood memory, of purchasing this perfume for my mother (or with my mother?) in a lovely department store, that is sadly no longer to be found on the main street where I live.  I do believe it was David Jones, but as I say it's a faded memory.

In my mind's eye, I still see this bottle sitting in pride of place on her dressing table and it's perfume was thrilling to me!  I'd sneak into my parents bedroom from time to time to have a whiff of this wonderful scent :)  And I still remember the delight when Mum wore it!

 I remember her coming into my Year Five classroom one day, dressed to the nines, and the boy sitting next to me commenting to me about her perfume!  My mother loved perfume and she had quite a collection. As I grew older I delighted in being allowed to share from her collection! 

Oh, how wonderful memories can be so simply triggered - the challenge at Think Monday Think ATC is 'Parfum-Fragrance' this week and from their challenge this little memory has come to light!  All stamped images are from Oxford Impressions 'Fairest Flower' rubber stamp plate and the lace edging is another op-shop find from these holidays :)

It's nearly Mothers Day in my part of the world... sometimes a sad and difficult time for me.  As my mother and grandmothers have passed from this world, all I can think about is how much I miss them.  They each have an influence on who I am and how I live and I'm thankful for the treasured memories I have of each one.
I hope for you that this Mothers Day will be a celebration and time of treasuring and remembering.  As for me, I shall dry my tears, splash on some perfume and seek out some other comforting memories of these amazing women.


Yvonne said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue!

Jeannette said...

Wowww,this is so beautiful,i lobve the romantic image and the soft colors.

Hugs Jeannette

Rosie said...

Wow, this is soooo lovely, love it, Sue

Rosie Rowe said...

A lovely ATC, Sue! I understand the sadness related to Mother's Day... mine are all long gone, apart from hubby's Mum - who's 90! =)

Faye said...

Beautiful art, Sue. And the memories were interesting to read about. I remember fragrances that my dad bought for my mother and can almost smell them now.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.

Night Owl Designs said...

Yup, Yardley brings back memories of my gr-grandmother :-) This is such a lovely ATC Sue.