When my granddaughters visit me, they like to play "dress-up". They ransack my closet and soon appear dressed to the nines, all made up, reeking of many layers of perfume and hairspray, teetering on high heels.................It's a sight to behold!
They root around in jewelry boxes and adorn themselves with earrings, necklaces, headbands, hats, gloves, purses. And the older they get, the more adept they've become in the "dress-up" game.
As you can imagine, when the game is over, many times all the accouterments do not get returned to the places Grammy had them. And after they go home, sometimes Grammy spends much time searching for a particular item.
Such was the case with this turquoise necklace. I searched high and low for it......for over two years. I looked everywhere. I'd had this experience, of lost items, before so I knew it would eventually turn up in the most unexpected place at a time I wasn't even looking for it.
There is absolutely no sense asking the little girls where they put such and such an item. They are digging into Grammys things with wild abandon, like women at a sale in Feilene's basement...........garments and accessories flying all over the place.
I was particularly fond of this necklace. It was an estate sale "find" of a single shoe clip. In the 30's and 40's, women embellished their black suede pumps with a fancy shoe clip to dress them up for an evening out on the town. Here, at this estate sale, I found the remaining one of a pair. I thought it was so beautiful, I just had to have it. I re-purposed it with a jewelry finding and suspended it on a string of tiny turquoise seed beads. I became my favorite "go to" piece of jewelry. I was so sad that I couldn't find it.
This summer, getting ready to go to my niece's wedding reception, I got all decked out in my finery. I wanted to carry a glitzy purse. Of course, I don't use sequined purses every day. In fact, I must not have used this particular purse for over two years!
What do you think was inside that purse???????? THE TURQUOISE NECKLACE! I was overjoyed. You'll probably see it on me, I wear it often and am thrilled to have it back.