It is very rare that something “speaks to me”, but last month I bought something for myself; a birthday present to me, from me, made by Debra at Common Ground. It “spoke” to me. Even more rare is that it is a necklace. Probably the furthest down on the list of jewelry that I wear.
Debra makes these beautiful necklaces and when I saw this one, I just knew I had to buy it. Let me tell you what this necklace says to me. It confirmed for me that, yes, indeed, I am 47-years-old this birthday. I know. It was just yesterday that I was saying how cool Flock of Seagulls were and how I wanted to be Belinda Carlisle.
Second, the crown said to me that I am a first time grandmother this year, with a beautiful granddaughter, a Mom to two adult children who do (on occasion) listen to what I say, and a husband who loves me and enjoys my company after 25 1/2 years of marriage. The crown does not so much say “Queen” to me as much as it is a matriarchal symbol.
Finally, the key reminds me that even at 47 there are still many doors to be opened. Some may close, but that is only because it is time for them to close. Ahead of me there are new doors to be unlocked and passed through.
While you may think this post has nothing to do with interior design or decorating, know that sometimes there is a piece of artwork, a beautifully designed piece of furniture, or an actual structure that may “speak” to you. Those are the things you want in your home.
Sometimes these items become the jewel of the home, the thing that makes you love to enter a room, what makes you smile when you pull up to your house at night. Many things can speak to us if we listen.
Thank you, Debra, for making such a lovely piece that speaks to me!
I thought it was apt to link this post up to Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground today.