What Moms Want

No mom really wants things that aren’t a little frivolous or somewhat decadent.  After all it’s  Mother’s Day.  It’s time to spoil her.  Lay it on thick because during the rest of the year you might forget to show her how much you care.  Here’s a good excuse to go above and beyond and keep your good standing on the baked goods recipient list.

Teal accessories at Glam Vintage & Moderne, for mom

Teal accessories at Glam Vintage & Moderne, for mom

Say it with decor accessories.  Punctuate her living space with one of springs on trend colours like teal or orange.

Tabletop Accessories at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Tabletop Accessories at Glam Vintage & Moderne


Let the other siblings buy the ubiquitous flowers and chocolate while you dazzle her with lasting fun decor accessories to ensure “mom always likes you best“.

Pillow Pop

Sofa with Pillows

Pillows that Pop on Bench Seat Sofa at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A  spring shock of bright colour can really wake up a dormant room.  A basic off white couch is an invitation to wreak havoc with accessories.  The bright bands on the candleholders transfer the pillows’ vivid colours throughout the room.

Toss Cushions

Toss Pillows at Glam Vintage & Moderne

It’s time to make some brave choices and decorate outside of the “subtle” box.  Whenever I think of the powerful effect of relatively inexpensive cushions in decorating I remember Marty Feldman’s sage advice in Young Frankenstein. Upon seeing Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory for the first time Gene Wilder says “What a filthy mess!”, Feldman (IGOR) responds “Oh, I don’t know.  A little paint, a few flowers, a couple of throw pillows”:

Marty Feldman's IGOR

Vintage Styled Adjustable Lamps

Vintage Styles Scissor Lamp at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Richard brought this stunning lamp in a while ago but unfortunately the photographer (moi) couldn’t get a good shot so finally Richard took this “acceptable” one.  I love its unusual copper/brown translucent metal shade.  The weighty antiqued bronze retractable “scissor” base makes it perfect for a desk or a bedside table.  It’s rather handy to bring the lamp closer so you don’t miss a single word of the “fine print” in that document/trashy novel.

Vintage Styled Mica Shaded Floor Lamp at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Here’s another vintage styled adjustable.  This is done in “aged black metal” accented with solid wood details. The drum shade is made of natural Mica to complete the “arts and crafts” look.

The wire connecting to the shade even has that vintage look fabric covering…though this one won’t fray and leave dodgy live wires like a true vintage piece.

Use this over your favourite reading chair/sofa or hang directly over an occasional table or someone you are interrogating.