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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mother Modtomic's Crib. Nothing Like My Place But Really Really Cool Too. Status: Adorned And Bedecked.

Moms Joint

This doesn't really "go" with most of what you'll see here but my mom rocks at turning a humble wood box into a beautiful home. She's also pretty handy with a tack hammer, thread and needle and paintbrush. Video "slide show" inside!




The Girlfriend and I dropped by my Mom's a couple days ago to gather with family

for a post holiday party. The place looked so nice I had to snap some pics to

share with everybody.

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I wish I had half her motivation to transform ordinary thrift furniture and whatnot

into the beautiful accouterments of life. Me, I might have a good eye for a good

bargain in the retro world but I never buy anything thinking I'll re-purpose it or

transform it in much of any way. I can't see the potential like she can. Or if I can,

I'm to lazy to do much with the notion! I guess it's easy to see who got me into

Flea Markets, Antique Malls, Thrift Stores and other second hand sources!

8 comments:

  1. Her house is so sweet. It looks like it belongs in a magazine.

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  2. I love love love your mom's plant stand corner! My mother's home is very similar, just add 1000 teddy bears.

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  3. hannah - Oh good god, I bet you about made the Mom cry when she read that.

    Stacey - I also wish I could keep plants alive like the Mom. No such luck.

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  4. I'll agree with Hannah and Stacey.
    Your Mom's decorating sense leaves HGTV in the dust.

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  5. bob - You hitting on my Mom? I know she's blushing when she reads stuff like this. But you're right, she's got skills.

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  6. I'd love to do a House Tour of your mom's place for Apartment Therapy!

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  7. Jason - Thanks, I'll be getting the info to you soon.

    Arlene - Thank you too!

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