Friday, April 26, 2013

Part 1: My Trip In Pictures (April 4-9, 2013)

I landed in Seattle in the evening on April 3, 2013. I spent the evening with my dad, step-mom and little sister. We had a delicious family dinner!

The next morning I got up bright and early, and drove the 200 miles to my mom's house in Eastern Washington (West Richland). It poured down rain the entire way - but that's the Northwest...
Mom and I started off our visit together with a relaxing manicure and pedicure! It was the perfect way to kick off the visit!

Here is just a small glimpse at our time together...

Spring has sprung in Eastern Washington! I loved my mom's flower bed of
tulips and daffodils.

 

I was greeted by my mom's 3 adorable Westies - Woody, Whitney & Macbain



 
Macbain is still a puppy with lots of energy!



 
Woody is my favorite! Mom has had him since I was in college.

 

We went to a bunch of antique and consignment shops...I found lots of treasures!
Of course I was hunting for milk glass...I am a milk glass fanatic!
 

I found some covered milk glass dishes!



 
Finally, I found some beautiful milk glass candle sticks!



 
I couldn't pass up these ruffled edge pieces. They are a beautiful addition to
my growing collection!



 
I didn't know there was pink milk glass! I love this piece!
 


I thought this was beautiful and very feminine. It's a Fire King ruffled edge
plate, saucer, and tea cup.

 

Getting ready for the family party! It was so fun to see all of my cousins and
their children, aunts, uncles and grandma.

My mom is very crafty. In the evenings we played with her beads and made
 some necklaces and earrings.
 
The quilt mom finished, the pattern and style is from my great-grandmother.
  
Our time together was wonderful. Of course, all visits seem to go by fast and are too short. We managed to pack in as much mother-daughter time as possible. We haven’t had this much fun together in a long time. I am lucky to have her as my mom!

I loved that we were able to craft together in the evenings. We made all kinds of earrings and a necklaces. All of the jewelry that we made is absolutely beautiful gorgeous! It will be fun to wear my new, one-of-a-kind pieces! Mom is incredibly talented when it comes to sewing and beading. She tried to teach my how to sew several times, but it was a total disaster! We both decided that I had other creative talents, leave the stitchery to mom.

In a nutshell, we went to several antique shops, did some crafting, talked, and played with her 3 adorable Westies (Woody, Whitney, and Macbain). All-in-all, a perfect visit! I am looking forward to planning another visit, sooner than later...I hope.

Next up...the second part of my trip to Washington!

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