Her beat is familiar and local but limiting, so that's where I come in.
She will often suggest that we make a pilgrimage to a larger store miles beyond the city limits and she prefaces this with "Oh and I'd like to buy you lunch while we are out!"
We lunch about once a week and I am the chauffeur, we drive in my older Volvo wagon, which is easy for her to get in and out of plus it has heated seats which she quite likes. I have noticed lately that she is not dressing for the cooler weather, she wears silk camisoles under a tweed jacket and a summer weight skirt. I have not said anything but if it continues I am going to suggest that we do a seasonal closet change up. She has many closets and many more clothes than she needs but she does love to dress well and shopping is a weekly event for her.
She is lonely and misses my Father and has not made a lot of new friends since he passed away. Sadly many of her friends are now deceased and some are in senior care facilities, which she cannot abide.
Today she told me that it was too rainy to go out for her walk the other day so she strolled through the mall and shopped and got her walk in there!
Talk about creative multi tasking...well done Mom!
We found ourselves at Home Sense which is a large store that specializes in everything that you might need to feather the nest. Candles, cookbooks, cushions, towels, bedding, pots and paraphernalia.
Mother bought a new down pillow that she needed. I bought two!
We both like to buy new pillows every few years for health reasons.
I love down because it squishes and conforms to my head and suits my sleeping habits perfectly.
Mother bought some pretty patterned padded hangers for her silk blouses.
I bought a set of sheets, and two shams and a new coverlet for the Bungalow Bed.
(oops this is a rather dark image)
I like the quilted detail.
The light was playing havoc while I was trying to capture these shots.
So was Miss Pepper
stay away from my Cashmere and Pearls Pepper!
I am happy to report that the Land's Ends cashmere arrived
and I think they have made a fabulous sweater of good quality and it feels so soft and cozy.
If you are looking for a cashmere sweater I would recommend that you check them out.
They have a great return policy and the garments that I have purchased from their on line shop have been better than I had expected.
(no remuneration has been given to me from Land's End!)
You are a great community of followers.
I am still mulling over all your comments
and I have had a few emails as well.
I'm putting the kettle on to brew a pot of tea
and I hope you'll join me in a virtual tea party.
Hope that your weekend will have a few pleasant surprises in store...