Here is a look at my one of my very favourite posessions – This handbag used to belong to my Great Aunt Rita. This lovely older lady had quite a handbag collection, including lucky handbags that used to accompany her to the horseraces.
She never married and never had children. My grandmother died over 6 years ago, and left so many beautiful things, that not only she had collected, but that her sisters had left to her. The earings and watch came to me via her – My mother paid to have the watch fixed and I wore it on my wedding day. I am not sure if the earings were Grandma’s or one of her sisters, I never saw her wear them. They are clip ons and very heavy, but I think that they are just divine. I wore one of them as a brooch with a black “flapper” outfit for my Jazz themed 30th birthday (a few years ago), with feathers on a headband on my forehead.
These things are very special to me even if I have very little occasion to wear them. They connect me to a generation that is no longer with us.