I have no doubt she enjoyed every moment she shopped for these items. She was excited to decide which set she might put on with each outfit each morning, for an evening out, or at the holidays. A life lesson – any occasion and every occasion – is bling-worthy!
I admit; I did not know what I was doing as I approached this project. I had no plan for how to organize it properly or determine what my plans were to offer the items for sale. Moving through another person’s cherished collection, I feel responsible to care for the items as the first owner did. I enjoyed organizing the pieces, matching sets together and creating displays.
She had fun buying. I had fun sorting and….had tremendous fun trying on every ring. Others will have fun viewing and shopping this special acquisition. For that reason, a showcase has been planned this month that has to happen on site. The cache must stay put. And it fits perfectly with rooms filled with antique china, stained glass panels and toasting glasses. The Showcase is born.
When I reached the bottom of a drawer of jewelry boxes, I saw a glossy cover. There was Elizabeth Taylor’s book, “My Love Affair with Jewelry.” I couldn’t have found a more fitting end to this estate. Sparkle on, Helene.
The Art and Antique Holiday Showcase is a private sale and shopping experience held November 11, 12, 13 in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Interested? Send message for address and hours.