How can one quantify the immeasurable ways one's mother has impacted their very soul? The way their mother has shaped their values, their sense of self and has essentially helped to nurture their being into the fully aware adult they become? There are simply not enough words or ways to express the debt of gratitude I have to my mother-not just for the actual act of BIRTHING ME ( which was a feat onto itself since a week before I was due I decided I wanted to make my entrance via a C-section and 46 years ago I ravaged my poor mother's taut belly which was never the same) but for everything she has done to give me 46 years of wonderful.
But more than the act of giving birth to me and fulfilling my basic needs my mom inspired me in many ways both big and small. She's been my tastemaker– and through her I've come to love and appreciate how artificial flowers can turn a drab space into one with panache, to revel in all things vintage and most importantly she always stressed QUALITY over quantity! These peonies in their beautiful glass vase beckoned me; they filled me with a sense of lightness, calm and peace and well I wanted them…BAD and thought that every mom would want a vase like this for mother's day too!
One thing my mother always instilled in her daughters was a LOVE of flowers. We were always to think of decorating with flowers as an extension of our personalities and Nearly Naturals features a selection of artificial flowers and artificial plants where finding a Mother's Day gift that will wow is a cinch and makes decorating with flowers a breeze! Here are some of my tips:
#1 Simple yet elegant touches make all the difference, this artificial wreath goes great on the front door or as a centerpiece – a way to bring in the SUNLIGHT and the Charm. And what mom doesn't want to bring some light and love into her humble abode?!
#2 Don't forget to transition your pillows, throws, placemats and napkins to bright summer colors to incorporate more color.
#3 Roses aren't just for Valentine's Day! They are great flower staples too! Purchase them in the colors of Orange, Blue, Yellow and Purple! I opted for these red roses !
#4 Use floral scents around your home such as candles or spices. And don't be afraid to decorate with what nature provides – use seashells and any other found natural items that evoke sunshine in key areas of your home or dining space.
The best part? Just in time for Mother's Day grab my code MOMST to get 20% off your entire order on the Nearly Natural website as well as free shipping. The code is active until May 31. #Spring4NearlyNatural
And are you curious about what kind of flower best suits your personality and aesthetic? Check out this quiz to find out!