A crown to remind me that I’m the queen of my life, the queen of me. A queen period.*
I’m not the charm bracelet type. Charm bracelets were for me, something my mother wore in the 50’s. No, I’m a modern woman. I’m minimalist. Try to wear little or no jewelry.
And now I’m here to tell you…I have a charm bracelet! It is a modern version of a charm bracelet and I love how it tells –not so much the story of my life — but rather, about my dreams, my thoughts, my fantasies, desires and loves.
The charms are touchstones for me to remember who, exactly, I am and what I love and aspire to.
It’s a Pandora bracelet. Their corporate message is about “expressing your individuality” and “celebrating the moments of your life.”
I fell for it hook, line and sinker. And I hate to use cliches! I, who consider myself chic and stylish have added a Pandora bracelet, okay, several, into my life. I don’t fill them up, rather, keep them sparse so that the charms really sing.
I have a cat charm because I love my cats. I have a comedy/tragedy mask, because well, that’s what life is.
I chose a pineapple first for its magnificence as a natural object but also because this one is beautifully made with embedded crystals. It’s the colonial symbol of hospitality and that’s my middle name. But mostly, it reminds me of my father who bought pineapple wallpaper for the foyer of my Manhattan apartment and taught me how to hang it. Wow, what a skill I never knew I’d have!The clamshell with a pearl, reminds me that life is my oyster and that there is beauty within the deep; treasure in the quotidien.
There is my beloved tea pot. I worship life with the ritual of tea. Hot tea in bed in the morning. Mid morning tea. Mid afternoon tea. Tea if I’m upset. Tea if I’m happy. Tea if someone drops in. Tea to share confidences and offer comfort. Decaf tea in bed with me at night.
And as you know, I love to travel, so there had to be an airplane.
And to round it off, there’s a D for….what do you think? It was the first charm I chose.
There you have it. Fun and inspiration in jewels. It may sound corny, but looks splendid on me. I love looking at other women’s Pandora bracelets and learning about their lives as we discuss their charms.
What about you? Any jewelry obsessions to share? Any charms to share? Have I inspired you with Pandora?
Wishes for a happy week!
*The importance of the crown is from my darling friend Sally Bradshaw who introduced me to “always remember to wear your invisible crown.”
P.S. I forgot to tell you about my pale blue charm. Because I loved the color of Murano glass with the silver.Hello my lovelies. Okay, a light post for today. Can’t be thoughtful and ponderous every time! Do leave your comments below and chat us up! And, if you haven’t already, enter your email in the box above right so you won’t miss a thing!