My little grandson all to myself for a day & country decor at my mom’s

It’s been awhile since I had my little grandson all to myself for a day. I’d put off taking gifts out to my mom for Mother’s Day until I could also bring the best gift, which was him, along. So off we went on the Friday after Mother’s Day with a restaurant to-go lunch and flowers and chocolate for a visit.

Usually we take some books and toys…on that day it was his Nintendo DS to show her.

brent and mummy DS

brent and mummy

While they were thus engaged I took a few shots around her house…

M house photo

She has an incredible amount of STUFF, lol…

m house collage

This is a 1960’s ranch house. It’s not big but it is loaded with STUFF : )  The pictures of her and my grandson are taken in the living room, where the couch faces the ‘picture window’ looking out to the countryside view. Behind the couch  is this, with a desk in the corner. Milk cans like this and vintage or antique jugs are scattered about…some from my mom’s collecting habits over the years, and many from my grandparents.

M house corner with milk can

Everywhere you look….more stuff : ) I only snapped a few photos…it would take me a day to try to seriously photograph her place. As it is, many of the photos that I took were too quick / too dark, etc. Some of these are not the greatest but the world won’t end if I post the mediocre ones, right? Right. : ) And by now you’ll have an idea of her country decor.

m house another collage

Indoors it was quite dark but here’s a kitchen corner:

m house kitchen corner

Ok the lunch has been cleaned up, let’s go outside a bit into the sun.

m house outside

After that we stopped at a little petting zoo at a local farm, as we generally do in nice weather when we are out that way.

petting zoo collage

Next a playground :

on the slides

There was a bit more to this day but this post is long enough for the moment. Baby geese etc. in another one! As usual I took many pictures and have more to sort through. I can’t believe that he’s going to be six years old soon. Where did the time go : )

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31 Responses to My little grandson all to myself for a day & country decor at my mom’s

  1. Karen says:

    your mother does have a lot of stuff doesn’t she – it looks well arranged though!

  2. su says:

    Those are beautiful photos of you mother with her great grandchild. I love the cat statues she has in the window! xoox Su

  3. Joyce says:

    I see a warm, loving great grandma, content to be surrounded by the carefully arranged things she loves – many once held by her own parents. You have shown her view before and it is breathtaking. Who could complain about that? It’s only surpassed by that little super-cutie, Brent – bopping up to the door with his treasure to share with a very sweet – and youthful! – great grandma! Lovely photos of serene domesticity! Some of those big “pillow re-arranging” decor bloggers should be so lucky to have her contentment – and those adorable window sitting kitties! I love those! :)

  4. Wonderful photo of your grandson shoeing your mother what he has! Your mother has made a lovely “nest” for herself amongst her belongings.

  5. Kim says:

    I love all the “stuff”…that is right up my alley!!

  6. Debbie H says:

    Your mom’s home looks very cozy and homey. I love looking at other peoples STUFF but have very little of my own now. I am allergic to dust and hate to dust so only have a few keepsakes. Of course my son still says I have to much STUFF. I would love to sit on your mom’s couch and look at that beautiful view for a day of quilting. You truly have a wonderful family.

  7. audrey says:

    I love houses that look like a home.:) What a great day to spend time with your mom and your grandson!

  8. Stacey says:

    Your mom’s house looks pretty and homey to me. :)

    Your grandson is so precious! I love little boys.

  9. Nana Diana says:

    Well, at least your Mom knows how to “arrange” her stuff so it is nicely done. It is hard to let go of things and I think the longer we have something -the harder it is to let it go.
    Love the picture of her with the little guy-trying to “get” whatever it is he is doing! Too cute.
    How nice that you could take him by the petting zoo and the playground. Six goes by SOOO fast…enjoy every moment of it. xo Diana

  10. I actually love your mother’s cosy decor and the fact that it seems loaded with memories.

  11. Veralynne says:

    Ahh such memories…I remember visiting my grandmother and spending time with them. I think today with more grandmothers in the workplace it is hard to make those memories…thanks for the pics, was soothing for the soul.

  12. What a lovely house :) and a beautiful colour scheme
    Your Grandson is adorable too, he looks like he is having a lot of fun! xx

  13. You gave your Mom the best gift of all – your time and a visit with Brent. Your Mom’s decor is warm and inviting. I can’t believe how tall Brent is getting. Your handsome little guy is growing up but I’m pretty sure he’ll always want to spend time with Oma. :-)

  14. Grandma Kc says:

    I can’t believe he is going to be 6! Judy is right, he was the perfect gift to take her and it sure looks like the 2 of you had a lot of fun, too! So glad the 2 of you had a day together.

  15. Pat@BPM says:

    Looks like a perfectly wonderful day!

  16. I’m sure your mom loves being surrounded by all of her treasures, especially the ones passed down from previous generations. Her home looks very warm and cozy!
    Mary Alice

  17. Sweet Marie says:

    Such pretty items she has! Love the squirrel on the mantel, so cute! Sweet pics of her and grandson!

  18. Dewena says:

    I loved seeing your mother’s home! And seeing how wrapped up she was with her great-grandson. The pictures tell a lot about what she loves, and that, if not exactly the same style as your bungalow, is what has been passed down to you–love of home and family.

  19. Margie Miller says:

    All us old folks have a lot of “stuff”. It took me awhile to catch up with you. I have been very busy with my niece and her illness.

  20. ladyfi says:

    How nice to have your grandson to yourself.

  21. What a fabulous day and visit…so important to make these days last….I love the decor of the house too. And your grandson is adorable.

  22. What sweet photos of your Mom and grandson. and I LOVE her country decor. I found an old country cross stitch at the thrift store yesterday that I’ll show on my blog soon. Happy weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane

  23. Diana Studer says:

    picture in the kitchen is a young German or Swiss girl. We have something like that to remind my husband of his roots. Bringing the cows home as the sun sets on the Alps.

  24. Eileen says:

    Hello Debbie, I love the photos of your Mom and grandson. He is a cutie. Your Mom has a beautiful place, very pretty country decor. what a great way to spend your Mother’s Day.
    Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  25. Sara D.B. says:

    Already the title of your post makes the reader/viewer happy. It’s lovely to see your mother and your grandson enjoying their time together. What a lovely (belated) Mother’s Day!
    Many of the items in your Mother’s home look at least a little bit familiar to me too. A lifetime of happy memories. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Snap says:

    What a fun post! Loved seeing your grandson. Stuff is good! :) :)

  27. Lorrie says:

    Hello Debbie, your grandson is a cutie. How great to spend the day with him and visit your mom, too.

  28. Judith @ Lavender Cottage says:

    Your mother might have a lot of stuff but I’ll bet it all has memories or stories attached to each piece. My favourite was the painted ironing board – my late mother had a wooden one so I can appreciate the significance of this one.
    Your grandson is a cutie visiting all the places you took him.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  29. So special, these are the days to be cherished :)
    Wren x

  30. Rhonda says:

    Looks a very sweet day- grandsons are the best!

    Your mom’s stuff is so pleasantly arranged. I am not a cat person but I think 3 cat figures looking out the picture window are just charming.

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