Gifts for the Gracious Mother: For the Mother Who Loves to Entertain

Americans usually spend $18.6 billion dollars every Mother’s Day!  $15 percent of this goes to house ware.

Does your mother love entertaining?  We have everything in store for mothers who love to host.  Would your mother like these:

china collection

For the mother who throws the best dinner parties, why not treat her to some beautiful vintage dish ware on which she can debut her culinary creations?

mirrored glasses

Would your mother enjoy serving guests drinks from these beautiful mirrored glasses?

teacup

Or does she prefer tea parties?

drink holder

These vintages glasses and drink carrier could be the perfect accessory for an outdoor summer barbecue or picnic.

decanter

gold rimmed glasses

If cocktail parties are your mom’s scene, why not get her a stylish decanter, or some beautiful gold rimmed stem ware, or shot glasses?

silver dishes

Of course no hostess can ever have too many silver dishes for serving.  (This is always a safe bet for mothers!)

Gracious Mothers are usually great hostesses, and we love collecting treasures to debut at the next party.  Stay tuned this week for more Gracious Gift ideas for Mother’s Day!

Gifts for The Gracious Mother: For the Art Appreciating Mother

We’re sure you are already aware, that Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day.

Did you know that this holiday was established 100 years ago in the US by Anna Jarvis?

What do you normally do for your mother on Mother’s Day?  Flowers, brunch, a homemade card?  If you’re looking to step it up a notch, and treat your mother to something unique and memorable, we’re assembling some great gift ideas for The Gracious Mother.

Does your mother love art?  Consider making her Mother’s Day memorable by expanding her art collection.

Local Art

We have some fantastic new watercolors from local artist and Seattle Art Institute retiree Anita Griffin.

Statuette Nike

What mother wouldn’t love a beautiful statuette of the Winged Victory of Samonthrace?

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If your mother likes bold colors and Impressionist textures, we have just the painting for her!

Portrait

One of our favorite paintings is this historical American portrait.  This comes from an age when portraits of matriarchs and patriarchs hung in a prominent place in the home.  This is an American art historical tradition honoring mothers – perfect for Mother’s Day!

Stay tuned this week for more great Mother’s Day gift ideas!