For as long as I can remember, my Grandma had a little plaque in the window above her kitchen sink that said “Perhaps today.”
My grandparents lived in Kentucky and I grew up in Alabama, so our visits were limited to once, maybe twice a year if we were really ambitious. She was a plump and pretty little lady whose favorite colors were purple and dusty rose, which were woven throughout both her home decor and her wardrobe with great frequency.
My grandfather spent his life as a coal miner and my grandma spent hers raising 8 children.
No horizontal surface in her home was left untouched by some kind of cut glass figurine or ceramic collectible. I inherited her high cheek bones and her dollhouse filled with miniature red velvet furniture that matched her own living room suit. Her house had a crystal chandelier in the living room and an attic bedroom with sloped ceilings. And yes, my Grandma’s house was not far from my mind as I designed my own attic room with sloped ceilings and a dangly crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
My grandma was religious but could never be nailed down to just one denomination. My dad called himself a “Bapti-costal” growing up because they attended so many different churches. Vestal Goodman was like her sister from another mister. I am pretty sure that her “Perhaps today” plaque above her kitchen sink had something to do with Jesus, but when you really think about it- it’s like the ultimate hopeful statement.
Perhaps today I’ll drink 8 glasses of water and get a full night’s sleep.
Perhaps today I’ll finally finish this blog post I’ve been meaning to share for six months.
Perhaps today I’ll win the lottery.
Perhaps today Jesus will return and wipe away every tear from our eyes.
See? The possibilities in those two little words are positively endless. It’s the most hopeful two words I can think of, and don’t we all need more of that in our lives?
So today, in honor of my Grandma Cain, I’ve put this next to my office window, and I’m offering you this free printable in her favorite color scheme of purple and dusty rose, so you can imagine all the possibilities that today might bring.
Click here to download the “Perhaps Today” free printable
Be sure to hop on over and see all the other pretty printables from my blog friends!
French May Day Flower Cones by Ella Claire | Floral Envelope Liners by Boxwood Avenue | Spring Bunny Cards by Julie Blanner | Spring Flowers in Watering Can by Live Laugh Rowe | Spring Bird by Craftberry Bush
Spring Napkin Rings by Zevy Joy | There are Always Flowers by Clean and Scentsible | Nest Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Watercolor Vegetables by My Someday in May | Spring Farmer’s Market by Nest of Posies
Set of 6 Herb Printables by Cherished Bliss | Must Have Flowers by A Burst of Beautiful | Spring Notecards by My Fabuless Life | Spring Bunnies by Kelly Elko | Spring is Sure to Follow by The Happy Housie
Spring Fern by Making Home Base | Spring Definition by Design Dining and Diapers | Welcome Spring by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Dive Into Spring Straw Toppers by My Sweet Savannah | Hope Springs Eternal by Maison de Pax
Vintage Rose Fortune Cookie by Paint Me Pink | Spring is Sure to Follow by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | The Rose Song Lyrics Chalkboard by TIDBITS | Perhaps Today by Unskinny Boppy | Watercolor Tulips by Refresh Restyle
Spring Flowers Silver Platters by So Much Better with Age | I Must Have Flowers by Shades of Blue Interiors | Set of Spring Floral Printables by Just Destiny
Jennifer Benton says
This is a wonderful post. A beautiful piece of artwork and the words are great. My late mother watched the Gaither hour with Vestal Goodman every Saturday night. I watched it with her very often. This post has touched my heart and made me smile. Thank you so much!
Some pretty cool designs. Will try out the “perhaps today” prinntable
Jennifer Lifford says
What a sweet post! Love the inspiration!
Run 2 says
Thanks for sharing something really worthy which may help in saving life.
Ruthie Gray says
Your Perhaps Today print is simply gorgeous! Downloaded and sharing this post with my readers tomorrow in my Friday Freebies – they will EAT THIS UP!! Thank you so much. I love your site. #dedicatedfollower
Beth at Unskinny Boppy says
Thanks so much Ruthie! I appreciate you sharing the printable!
Julie Blanner says
So charming. Beautiful colors!
Beth at Unskinny Boppy says
Thanks so much Julie!
I love this! Thanks for sharing.
Love the story and memories that go along with your creation too. I only knew one of my grandmothers, and not very well. There are many times, as an adult, that I’ve found myself wishing we could have visited her and my dads family more. She was Italian, and I would have loved to have spent my childhood in her kitchen!
Sue at Blu says
Beth this is just beautiful.. Two words with so much possiblility! Thanks for sharing this beautiful story and sentiment!
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Luna Luna says
A very touching story that exudes warmth and nostalgia. Memories of my grandmother immediately came flooding back. And although not everything evokes pleasant memories, it is nice to remember or tell a friend. Thank you for the beautiful posters! They will definitely decorate my house.