I haven't been online much lately due to having to use an excruciatingly slow computer! But I had some pics downloaded from a while ago so am able to put up a Blue Monday post. Be sure to come back on Thursday for Tablescape Thursday, because, boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you! Not just one tablescape, but several, one more awesome and creative than the next! I was lucky enough to go to an event where they had several wonderfully decorated theme tables. Anyhow, on to Blue Monday!
My brother lives in our childhood home, and it still contains a great deal of my late parents' possessions. A few months ago, he gave me my mother's old jewelry box. It's beat up and water stained, but I just love it! It's still full of some of her jewelry, and some of mine is in there too.
See the pretty blue satiny lining?
Here is the whole box. I had a heck of a time untangling a mess of those necklaces!
Here is one of her very unique necklaces. She ordered a lot of jewelry from the Shopping International catalog. I wish they still had that catalog. My mom and I just loved it! I think this might have been from India. I am trying to figure out an outfit to wear with this pretty necklace.
I just had to show you this necklace too. I think she actually bought this one at a museum in Detroit after we went there together to view a special African art exhibit. She used to wear this to work (as an elementary school art teacher) until someone pointed out that this was a little boy figure, and that they could tell because it showed his little symbolic bits and pieces! It just cracks me up that she wore this!
I sure do miss my Mom. She has been gone for almost 27 years now. It makes me so happy to have her jewelry box finally!
To find links to more pretty blue posts, visit the other Blue Monday participants at Smiling Sally's blog.