You know those things that take you right back to Momma’s? The smells. The sounds.
For me, it’s the sound of a wooden screen door shutting, wind chimes and the smell of lilacs.
I had the incredible blessing of growing up in a 100+ year-old farmhouse in a rural outskirt of Bowling Green, Ohio. My parents brought me home from the hospital and I grew up every day for 18 years in that house until moving away to North Carolina for college.
I didn’t realize how special of a blessing that was or that it even was a blessing until much later in life. Not many people get to live in the same house their entire childhood. Even less get to make as many memories as I did with my mom, dad and two older sisters there. It was like our own little fort. Three sides of the property were typically walls of corn fields with only the road frontage to connect us to the rest of the world. Life happened there. So fast. Yet, so slow.
Fast forward. I now live in Mount Pleasant, NC. But, I get to go Back to Momma’s every chance I get and not nearly as often as I should. Y’all, I still get to go home to the same place I have called home for 27 years.
That home is the reason I love making homes feel like everything the word 'home' embodies. Momma’s house spoiled me into always wanting a home filled with years and years of stories, memories and meaning.
That’s my long answer for why I started Back at Momma’s Antiques. Everything I decorate my house with has to have meaning and a story. I’ve never wanted the cookie-cutter, box-store bought decor. I’d rather have roadside picks, barn finds and dumpster dive pulls fill my home. The dirtier and rustier, the richer the story.
And I want that for you, too. I share the stories behind all of my picks and finds right here on my website. Sometimes in rambling fashion, but nonetheless, I want my customers to buy pieces that tell a story.
If you treasure the memories you make while shopping and the stories you inherit with the purchase of my pieces, I will be forever happy with the work I do.
“Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story.” -Erin Flett