flowers for Mom







Today it's Mother's Day.

A special day to celebrate the important place that mothers can have in our lives, even at an older age. Cos although we grow out of their care when we move out of our parents house, a Mom never seems to stop caring. They continue to worry when we encounter misfortune or they care when we're in trouble. Whether we're 12 or 42, we will always be their little girl or boy. Whether we like it or not :) I'm blessed to have not one, but two Mom's. My own biological Mom and my Mother in law, that has become my second Mom over the years. To thank them for the care and guidance that they've given (and still give!) there is this special day. And that's today; Mother's Day. But for me they deserve that respect and gratitude e-ve-ry day of the year!






For instance last December, i expressed that by giving my MIL two clematis plants for Sinterklaas. (the Dutch equivalent of Christmas) I'd bought them  at the Arnhem dollhouse fair from Templewood Miniatures, run by Kathryn and Alan Gray. They make fantastic laser cut kits that are a treat to work. To add realism and depth, I've painted extra colors to the leaves of the flowers and plant, and made the pots they are in. The results are two climbers, rambling the walls of her Zaanse Dollhouse, full in flower and with still a few buds. 








Enjoy Mother's Day

21 comments:

  1. Très belles clématites , chez nous la fête des mères c'est le Dimanche 3 juin .

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    1. Ooh Catherine, i didn't know! I was under the assumption that Mother's day was the same date every where :s Silly me... Now I know it's different in France :D

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  2. What a great Mother's Day gift! The addition of paint sure brought the clematis to life. Those kits are great but still a lot of work. I love the trellises they add a lot of realism.

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    1. Great kits indeed! And I like the trellis too. Not only for their looks, but I'd to make them or they couldn't ramble her house ;-)

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  3. The flowers are beautiful, they look so real, I am sure your MIL were very happy with her Sinterklaas gift.

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  4. What sweet heartfelt sentiments for your Moms!
    The flowers are gorgeous and the scenes are so real!

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  5. Wat een schitterende clematis groeit er tegen je muur.

    Groetjes Xandra

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  6. Dear Debora,
    you write beautiful words :-)
    Your flowers are the most delicate expression of your feelings ...
    Since I am a mom, I heartily thank you :-)
    Mini hugs,
    Flora

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  7. Hello Debora,
    Even when using a kit you always manage to add that extras little detail that makes it your own and renders the object even more lifelike. You did a fantastic job! they are all so beautiful.
    You always inspire me so much!
    Have a wonderful week my friend,
    Hugs,
    Giac

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  8. Son preciosas, absolutamente reales.
    besitos ascension

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  9. I was going to say the same thing as Giac and Catherine! Those kits are great (I have used them myself as well) but still need a lot of work and a good eye to achieve a lifelike plant. You have certainly managed it again! They look fantastic against the walls you made a few years ago.

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  10. Preciosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Feliz día de la madre para ti tambien!!
    Besos.

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  11. Deine Clematis wind wunder wunder schön geworden. Ich habe für meine Clematis auch die Kit's von Templewood benutzt. Die Kit's sind sehr schön.
    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland sendet Rita

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  12. Debora, The flowers are so amazing! Lucky mother's of yours! They are both into miniatures?? That is really wonderful!!

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  13. I love your clematis, so beautifully finished and lovely sentiments for mothers day.

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  14. Lovely clematis! It looks so real.
    Miniature greetings

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  15. Mooie clematissen, Prachtig zo tegen die muur. Mooie woorden ook voor moederdag.
    Liefs
    Maria

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  16. Clematis? WOW! When I saw the 1st picture, I wasn't sure they are minis! I just love what you have done. The touches may seem small but they add loads to the realism department!

    Gorgeous work, Deborah!

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