The rhythm of a simple home


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When my mum passed away at the end of June my sister, brother, and I began the process of dismantling her home. Now, toward the middle of August we are mostly finished and have only photo’s and books to sort through. 
My mother’s things have been passed around to family members that will remember her for years to come. 
One of the things that I have always loved is my mum’s kitchen window. I have her sweet little curtains now and the Irish clover stained glass.
I would prefer to have her still.

I remember a line in the movie The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara
She said something about having her mother’s things about her. 
It’s comforting.

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  1. The curtains and clover are so lovely, and I think your mom would be happy that you have them out.

  2. it IS comforting to have mother's things. I don't have much of my mom's stuff as she sold a lot of the stuff i would have wanted1! I do have some nice pieces of jewelry of hers (as do my daughters). The thing I treasure the most are the tea cups she collected. All of my 3 younger sisters and I got to choose 2 we would love as did each granddaughter. She bought fine bone china from England and we treasure them. In winter we sit and sip tea and eat scones and think of her fondly. I hope your mother's things bring you the same comfort I enjoy.

  3. Yes, it is comforting to have our Mother's things around us when they leave this earth.
    Each time I have moved, I come across something that reminds me of her and makes
    me smile. That stained glass clover is a treasure. It's really nice that your sister, brother,
    and you are going through things right now. It always brings closeness with the siblings.


  4. What a beautiful way to remember your Mother. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult losing our moms, we really do lose a piece of ourselves. It truly is comforting to have our mother's things around us though. Thinking of you as you grieve, and sending a big hug. Take care and thank you for sharing this beautiful post with Hearth and Soul.


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