Mums the word this week, as we at Grays help you prepare a perfect Mother's Day for your Mum.
And what better way to get in the Mother's Day spirit than by celebrating International Women's Day!
Here's a little example of how integral women are to both culture, art, and history. Please leave us your comments and stories about the power of Mothers and women in general!
A Little History Drama...
|Irish Lace Stole, Circa 1900. Diane Harby, Grays Market.|
Now, back to some Mother's Day Ideas!
The Usual Suspects
Everyone likes a bit of familiarity with gifts, but think outside the box to get something unique and fit for use. Mother of Pearl is a great way to show her how motherhood can produce great things.
|Silver and Cameo style Perfume Bottle, Circa 1883. Evonne Antiques, Grays Market.|
|Picture Frame. Linda Bee, Grays Mews|
|Baroque Pearl Necklace. The Pearl Gallery, Grays Mews.|
|Mother of Pearl Edwardian Pill Box. Bygone Era, Showcase Grays Mews.|
|Mother of Pearl Jewellery Box circa 1913. AMS Antiques, Grays Market.|
The Woman You Call Mother...
...Is actually a person too! Mums have to be pretty clever and pretty fun to raise children. Let her game in style, and challenge her to a few games yourself!
|Travel Chess Set. Mary Wellard, Showcase V011 Grays Mews.|
|Rare Chinese Chess Set. Anita Gray, Grays Market.|
Mums love their children, but sometimes children can be exhausting! Let her know that you care about her by giving her the perfect relaxation tools.
|19th Century Cup and Saucer with Arabic Decoration. Mayfair Antiques, Grays Mews.|
|Example of Engraving in Wine Glass. Bennet and Thoroughgood Engravers, Grays Market.|
...To tell your mum you love her. A gift may be symbolic, but nothing is better than the words straight from the heart.
|Amethyst Heart. Fossil Earth, Showcase FS005 Grays Mews.|