Thursday, February 7, 2013

retail therapy


It's been snowing and sleeting all day today. The sky is dark and angry. 

Inside, however, it's a different story...

The postman just delivered a package filled with happiness.

Never underestimate the power of retail therapy. It absolutely works, when practiced in moderation. 

My mom needed a pick-me-up. A new bag, is my best prescription. Filling it with a bunch of bright accessories, makes it twice as effective.

Anything, to see her smile. 


I'm fully cognizant of the transitory nature of this type of therapy. It's going to take a lot more than that to keep the smile on her face. But, at least it's a start.

26 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

I hope your surprise brought a smile to your mom's face. I hope she's doing okay - as well as can be expected, I guess is what I mean.

gena said...

I too hope mommy finds a smile for all the pretty new things you are surprising her with. I am watching my own mother, albeit much, much older, go through the same thing right now. They had been together 65 years....

gentle hugs to you, your mommy and your sweet birdie blue family...

gena

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

That is a package of happiness!! :) It just started raining and sleeting here, suppose to turn to ice and snow through the night. Stay cozy with your new things!! :) xx Holly

A Vintage Fairy said...

So very pretty!

RetroSandie said...

Wow, lucky Mom!! All of those Cath Kidston goodies! Oh, I'm jealous, she got a CK bag!!! I'll bet she's smiling now!!! ;)

Kim K. said...

I think you BOTH are very deserving of some retail therapy. Pretty choices. Perfectly YOU!

flowersandhome said...

OMG, such prettiness, so colourful!!!! Bet it made you smile!
Bye,
Marian

vintage grey said...

Such pretty therapy!!! Definitely deserved by you both!! Enjoy!! Have a blessed week! xo Heather

polkadotpeticoat said...

I so agree....these cheerful items would put a smile on anyones face! Heidi

Linda Bouffard said...

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http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-5.html?showComment=1360296443487#c7757093546374121652

Perfectly Printed said...

Every little bit helps to keep a smile on! Love the colors!

chris

Sandy said...

I SO want all of the items on the chair....I have to go look in her catalog, LOVE the tins and bowls...and everything! :)

Crafted by Carly said...

What a lot of gorgeous goodies!!! I especially love that set of colourful bowls!
Carly
x

It's me said...

Great colors !! lovely things...spring feelings !!!...love Ria...xxx...

Anne said...

Any breath of spring makes me feel joyful now as the weather is still so chilly. I think a little retail therapy goes a long way.

emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

Sometimes when I'm upset my sister will give me little presents. I think it's a nice way to show "I care, and I want to brighten up your day." Your spread looks so cheerful too! (I love that spatula!:)

VintageBettys said...

I go for the same bright look of Ck :) She is my favorite designer! I also try to buy things to try to bring some happiness into our lives. I'm sure these pretties will make her smile!

Betina said...

Soooo pretty i love itttttt and also your blog :O) :O) Klem Betina

pati from london said...

what a lovely present for your mum!! i hope she's doing well and feels comforted by all the suport and love you and all the family give her. take care, pati xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

how lovely. There's nothing like opening a parcel of happiness..then re wrapping it and letting someone else enjoy it too. Hope your Mum is OK and feeling loved.
fee x
(and you!)

Libbie said...

Do you have any idea how jealous I am right now...the good jealous! But jealous! How darling! You would make a perfect comercial because I might need to buy some of that! I have never been one to turn down retail therepy when needed...I might need a little therepy to get me through the week :) ADORABLE!

Erin said...

I got those tins myself. Love, love, love CK.

craftyles said...

I'm sure those goodies did brighten up her day. I hope she's doing okay.Such cute things!

Christina said...

Can I be adopted? Hehe

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

good for you! what can't Cath Kidston cure??!!
i need to get some therapy myself...i just adore all the strawberries in the spring line!

The Duncan Clan said...

where do you buy your green gate and cath kidston products with decent shipping to the US?
Maleah

maleahchalise@hotmail.com