This Mother’s Day we asked some of our favorite Instagram moms their Mother’s Day traditions, what they’d pick as gifts, and how they decorate with Coral & Tusk!
Photo via Molly in Maine on Instagram
Molly in Maine has a gorgeous Instagram feed full of photos of her collected and curated dreamy house by the sea as well as a fantastic blog where she gives excellent decorating advice. Molly has 3 grown children, 2 grandkids and 2 Springer Spaniels!
Molly picked out a Blooms pillow and Bluebird Nest pocket pillow as her gifts for Mother's Day and for her own kids who are both new mamas, they received Mama Bear and Cub cards. We interview Molly about Mother’s Day traditions, her inherited eye for antiques, and tips for new moms from a seasoned one!
Molly: Our Mother’s Day traditions have of course changed over the years as the kids have grown. For me, the most important thing is to spend time with family, if possible. We never really went out for brunch or dinner, because that always seemed like a lot of work. "Happy hour" is a tradition with our family for any celebration. For Mother’s Day, it would be out on our covered porch. The kids would have “girl wine” (sparkling cider) and my husband makes a mean margarita. As the kids got older, they would cook for dinner.
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Photo via Homerunballerina on Instagram
Audrey shares her incredibly colorful home, personality, and wardrobe through @Homerunballerina on Instagram. She's a mom of 2 boys while also a pastry chef and restaurant owner! We don't know how she had the time, but we were thrilled to hear her take on Mother's Day traditions and gifts.
Audrey: For Mother's Day - I grew up always doing breakfast in bed for special occasions (our birthdays, Mother's & Father's Day) and my kids have taken this over, which usually means I get a plate of goldfish and raisins in bed at about 7 am. My husband always gets flowers and usually something crafty - last year he bought me this super cool stamp roller that I used to pattern the walls in our bedroom. Then, he takes the kids outside and out of the house for a couple hours so I can have some time alone to paint, catch up with friends, watch tv, whatever. We own a dinner restaurant so we always work that night, but we usually get good, easy takeout the next day so I get a break. It's all small things, but I love it all so much.
C&T: Visit her entire home tour where you can see the stamp roller on her walls HERE.
In the photo above, Audrey posted a reel of her sweet kids playing with our Gondola and Day at the Beach pocket pillows and the Owl and Kitty pocket dolls. We absolutely love how she styled these and her inspiration!
Audrey: I've always loved Wes Anderson's aesthetic - the reel trend that has been going around has been so good! - and when Coral & Tusk asked if I'd like a couple of their pocket pillows to style in my kids' room, I was immediately taken with their quirky charm and beautifully embroidered characters, which remind me so much of an Anderson film. They are beautifully made and the boys love playing with them (and smashing them into each other and throwing them, but they're pillows! so no one gets hurt!) I'm considering them an early Mother's Day gift - and they have lots of other gorgeous choices, some more "adult" and some more youthful like these (although honestly I'd put the mushroom pillows anywhere in our house!)