First of all just let me say that my mother is the sweetest person in the world. I'm sorry if you thought that your mother was the sweetest person in the world, because it's actually my mother. And now if you Google "sweetest person in the world" you will probably get this blog, which confirms that my mother is the sweetest person in the world. And I'm not just saying that because she gave me jewelry.
The other day she asked my sister and me to come over and talk about her funeral. Like you do. She's healthy, pragmatic, and organized, and she's also 87 years old. Her mother died at 87, and my dad died at 88, so it's good to be prepared. However, my mom said she'll probably live another ten years and we'll have to go over all this stuff again, and she's probably right!
So we also looked in her jewelry box, which I've always loved to do. There's nothing very expensive, but Mom told us about every piece. She let me and my sister each pick out something to take now - I thought she'd never ask! - so I picked this micro-mosaic brooch and clip-on earrings.
|I think they were upside-down when I took the picture, so here they are both ways|
These belonged to an older relative of my mother's - her name was Naomi Dick, and I remember her visiting us when I was about 10. I looked up micro-mosaics, and these were likely made in Italy in the early 20th century. There are no markings, and they're not worth much, but they're pretty and I just love them!
|vest - Christopher & Banks; dress - thrifted|
I wore the earrings to work the other day, and they didn't pinch (the springs have gone pretty soft). This is the first time I've worn the brooch, and I noticed that some of the little glass pieces are broken. I'd hate to have the pieces fall out, but I'm not sure if I should do anything - glue, nail polish? Does anyone know anything about this type of jewelry?
My outfit is inspired by Vix. She wore a denim vest with a sleeveless
dress in this post, and I loved the way it looked. And in the post she's
talking about heirlooms and jewelry from her family! Serendipity-do-dah!
|Another beautiful day! Flip-flops - Target|
|miscellaneous elasticized bracelets - me and craft fairs|
See you there!