Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Morning Daydreams

mother and baby sheep
j'aime ma mere
mother child hands hearts
Natalia Vodianova

What else could I be dreaming about this Mother's Day weekend?   There isn't much more inspiring to me in this world than my mom.  Last year, I wrote her a letter on Mother's Day, thanking her for everything she's done for me (and/or tolerated from me).  I don't usually post on Sundays, but I'm thinking tomorrow will be the perfect time to pay tribute to her again this year and share this letter with all of you.  Whether or not your find it endearing, I'm sure you'll find it amusing.  (I was a bad, bad teenager). 

May these mother-inspired images - along with your own mothers, step-mothers, daughters, sons, pets, and mother figures - bring you inspiration this morning and all weekend long.

(Pssst!  You can check out past editions of Saturday Morning Daydreams right here.) 

Pinterest featured my 'Definitely Pinterested' post in their Weekly Blog Round-Up yesterday!  My Pinterest crush has officially grown even larger.

Image sources from top:
here, here, here, here, here, here, & here
Photo of my mother, Melanie Baswell, © John Baswell Photography.


  1. Happy Mother's Day to your mom. I love the first photo. The little girl in the big hat is so sweet. Then again, I'm a sucker for sweet little girls since I have one of my own.

  2. I love that photo of your mother, I wish I had better ones of mine! And, of course, I love that you include puppy mamas - darn it, our work is hard too! ;-)

  3. This is your sweet! You MOM is GORGEOUS!! You two look like twins in your picture on the welcome page!! I can't wait to read the letter you wrote her tomorrow! HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!


  4. ur mama looks like a model. do ppl say u look alike?

  5. i love love that first photo! also that is an amazingly beautiful photo of your mother!

  6. Oh my gosh, I was a bad teenager, too! I'm trying to make up for it by being an awesome mama, though.

    Is that really your mommy? GORGEOUS.

  7. Beautiful daydreams! I have been thinking though about the not so flattering dreamy photos of not so perfect mothers whom we still love and see with eyes full of love.

  8. Yay, thank you for the comments everyone! I love coming to the blog and reading your responses to posts. :)

    Kanelstrad, we're thinking of ALL mothers with love - "perfect," "not so perfect" or otherwise! :) I wanted to share this picture of my mom because my dad (who is a photographer) took it in the late '60s when they were very young, and it's always been very special to me. Like me, my mom LOVED daisies, and they drove out to a daisy field to take pictures for fun. He developed the print in a dark room he set up in the bathroom of their apartment, and it was passed on to me.

    The other photos are ones that I happened to find lovely and inspiring this morning, which is the purpose of the Saturday Morning Daydreams series. Posting pretty pictures certainly doesn't imply that we're only sending out love to mothers who take flattering photos! This is a creative living blog, and the images I choose are usually based on photography and/or design work that I find inspiring and think would be inspiring to my readers. :)

    That said, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! To ALL mothers, everywhere!


  9. Melissa, your mom is gorgeous and I absolutely adore the other airy, light photos! I guess I didn't put it correctly and left a negative impression. I appreciate your post and the sweet mood it put me in, honestly!

    Have a happy Mothers' Day!

  10. No worries! I just wanted to make sure no one felt excluded! :) Happy Mother's Day to all mamas, everywhere!


  11. the first picture is! the silhouettes through the sheer dress. AWESOME!
    love the hat too... perfect for derby day!

    btw.. that design*sponge project you commented about... easy peasy! i did it last year and it turned out great! i've done a few more mini ones too. just to add some pazazz to a bare wall. =)


  12. Very inspiring!
    I especially love the second photo and the photo of your mom!

    Good to meet you through the Etsy Blog Team!
    I am a new follower. :)

    Mary C. Nasser

  13. i just love this post! The first picture is AMAZING! i found you through Etsy Blog Team, i'm a new follower now :)

  14. This is such a great photo of your mom. I love it!


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