Can you believe it's already May?? And a very special week at Casa Bramasole. First of all, we want to say how excited we are to welcome all our new followers and how thrilled we are to welcome you!
Today we're linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at between Naps on the Porch. Many thanks to Susan for hosting this wonderful party so graciously!
As many of you know, we're doing our very first GIVEAWAY!!! And it's a very special 2 parter. Part one ends Thursday, May 6th. We originally said it would end at 10 p.m. Eastern time, but Allie correctly pointed out that midnight would be better, so we're extending the deadline to May 6th at midnight, Eastern time Be sure and go here to enter while there's still time. This is open to ALL our readers and followers! Now on to Part 2!! CSN Stores have very generously offered to give one of our lucky readers a 60 dollar gift card which canbe used in ANY of their 200 stores online!! This is open to residents of the US and Canada and the deadline is May 14th. Go here to enter. Good luck to all!
Nonna, Mom, me and my baby brother
I feel very blessed to come from a family of strong, compassionate, loving women. They are the ones who shaped how I mother my own children and they made me who I am. This Sunday for Mother's Day, we'll have a leisurely breakfast and a quiet family day- maybe a trip to the Flea Market to stroll the antique booths (hint, hint, Honey!). These are the women that will be in my thoughts that day as they are on a daily basis.
My mom on her wedding day in Italy
And on the day of my First Holy Communion
Haviland and Grandma's silver
My Nonna during one of our many road trips exploring the Italian countryside
And watching my Nonno try the great American past-time on a visit to America
Vintage hand stitched linens
My Grandma Josie dancing with Dad at my wedding
Italian needlework on pure linen
My Grandma's sisters- they were as close as can be all their lives. Both my Aunts raised wonderful families
Vintage cut glass, silver, and china
I love the blue and silver
My Grandma had a beautiful smile- it's what I remember best. Here she is with her brother and sister-in-law (another strong and amazing woman)
Love those roses!
Silver, blue, and crystal- a match made in Heaven
My wonderful daughter-in-law. My son could not have made a better choice
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful, strong women we have been blessed to know and love
Join us tomorrow night for Foodie Friday at Gollum's and don't forget to enter our giveaway. As we say in NY:
Ya gotta be in it to win it!!
Buon Alimenti, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie