1. Ceramic roosters
...everywhere. We're not sure when roosters became the universal mascot for motherhood, but they'll always remind us of home.
2. Decorative bowls
Where does she get all of those bowls? Bowls for nuts, bowls for candy, bowls for potpourri. Deep in the cabinets you've even found a bowl for bowls.
3. Baskets of blankets
It's impossible to get chilly at mom's house — just grab something fluffy and warm from the wicker blanket basket. There's one in every room.
4. Crafts from your childhood
Why is your macaroni art project from second grade still hanging on the wall by her office desk? No matter how much you beg, she won't take it down.
5. Live. Laugh. Love.
Plastered on a sign, stitched into a pillow or stenciled on the wall, you'll find this phrase somewhere. (If you haven't, keep looking.)
6. A gallery of family pictures
Don't you love walking in the front door only to find your giant, 18-year-old face plastered on the staircase wall or filling the fireplace mantel?
7. And random photos of distant relatives
Why are Aunt Gina's brother-in-law's engagement photos framed on top of the piano?
One for everything: An spring flag! An alumni flag! A Halloween flag! The American flag!
9. Wine-related décor
Whether its artistic pictures of vineyards, sassy signs ("This house runs on red wine"), or a rack covered in grape leaf motifs, moms love their vinicultural decor.
10. Precious Moments figurines
Tucked away in bookshelves, hidden on high-up shelves: Everywhere you go, their big eyes are watching.
11. Boxes of holiday stuff
They fill closets, the basement, the attic, the garage and every year, it's the same song and dance: Digging around all the storage spots in search of holiday decor box number three.
12. At least one unnecessary kitchen gadget
Quesadilla maker? Slap chopper? They're not getting used, but they were on sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond so why not?
13. Three sets of china
One for when grandma visits, another for work colleagues, and one just for "fun."
14. A full fridge
Or maybe it's just stuffed with Diet Coke because she loves you.
What else would you add to the list?
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