My siblings and I recently gave my mother Beladora jewelry to replace a few family pieces that are too valuable to wear casually. My brother and I collaborated on a necklace of hematite like the one below,
We could have opted to pair them with these danglers,
but chose black pearl studs similar to these (sans diamonds) instead, as she doesn’t wear long earrings. In her inimitable way, she wore them with a black cowl neck and a black/dark gray poncho. Never would have occurred to me, slave to necklines that I am.
For Mother’s Day itself, I’ll send flowers. Previously I’ve used 1-800-Flowers, (this annoying link will take you to their 25% discount – Save 25% Off Sidewide for Mother’s Day Friends & Family Event at 1800flowers.com. Use Promo Code FFS2014 at checkout. (Offer Valid 05/03/2014 – 05/04/2014) ) but with time to read the news, I become increasingly concerned about the health of the planet (in an optimistic way of course) and will try Organic Bouquet this year. Grown organically, sourced in California. And with the most hideous well-meaning banner ad I hope you will ever here. After all these years I’ve learned that some times we have to eschew good taste for values, both financial and moral.
Still pains me though. That red font. Yikes.
Finally, as always, let’s not forgot those who’ve been trying to become mothers, to no avail. And be considerate in our dealings with those who choose to have no children. But you’re probably already on it, thoughtful, well-mannered people that I have found you to be.
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