Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Something Special




The following story was sent to me by a customer who bought one of my pins. I was so moved by the memoir. It made me feel wonderful to know that I created a piece that could touch someone in this special way. Enjoy the story.




AS A TYPICAL WOMAN- I LOVE JEWELRY. THE BIGGER, THE SHINIER, THE KIND THAT IS SO EYE CATCHING I RECEIVE MANY WONDERFUL COMMENTS ABOUT IT.
I ATTENDED A BENEFIT FOR EMH IN LATE OCTOBER 2008. ONE OF THE FIRST TABLES I WALKED BY, CAUGHT MY EYE. “MARY”, A FRIEND OF MY CLOSE FRIEND HAD A FABULOUS TABLE OF JEWELRY.
I KNEW IMMEDIATELY I WOULD PURCHASE ONE OF THE PIECES. THE ONE THAT I
TRULY LOVED, WITHOUT REALLY LOOKING AT ALL OF THEM, WAS A PIN.
MARY EXPLAINED THAT SHE USED ESTATE JEWELRY TO CREATE EACH PIECE OF ART. SHE WRAPPED IT UP AND I WAS ON MY WAY.
THE FIRST TIME I WORE THE PIN WAS FOR MY MOTHER'S 90TH BIRTHDAY. IT LOOKED STUNNING AGAINST THE BLACK JACKET I WORE. AND YES I RECEIVED MANY POSITIVE COMMENTS.
AS I PREPARED TO PUT THE PIN ON THE SAME JACKET FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY,
I WAS STOPPED COLD IN MY TRACKS.
THE PIN CONTAINED A SPARKLING BUTTERFLY. SINCE 1995 THEY HAVE HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. A SMALL BUTTERFLY WAS THE FIRST THING I SAW AFTER WE BURIED MY DAD AT THE CEMETERY. WHENEVER I SEE ONE, I THINK OF HIM.
ALMOST A MONTH TO THE DAY OF BUYING THE PIN, MY HUSBANDS MOTHER DIED. AS WE WALKED AROUND HER HOME AFTER THE SERVICE, I NOTICED ALL OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS IN PICTURES AND STATUES SHE HAD COLLECTED. HIS MOM WAS A SMALL GENTLE WOMAN WHO LOVED GODS LITTLE CREATURE – THE HUMMINGBIRD . SHE HAD A FEEDER OUT HER BACK WINDOW AND WOULD ALWAYS MAKE SURE IT WAS FULL OF SUGAR WATER.
AS I PINNED THE PIN ON MY JACKET, THERE NEXT TO THE BUTTERFLY WAS A SMALL HUMMINGBIRD.
DAD AND MOM ARE TRULY LOOKING DOWN ON US AND SMILING.
I WILL DEFINITELY BE WEARING THE PIN MORE OFTEN.

5 comments:

zJayne said...

What a wonderful way to hear back from a recipient of your art. These brooches are just gorgeous and when we are able to hear back the meaning a piece has for someone, it reinforces the difference that can be made with art.

To me, the notice of the butterfly after the purchase is all part of a bigger coincidence life has for us. I find myself paying attention to these significant messages more and more.

You ROCK VintageBroochCo! Yep, you do!

LazyTcrochet said...

Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing!

SToNZ said...

Wow.
That's a beautiful story...
and a beautiful brooch!

See how you touch people?
Amazing...

Christina Lee said...

what a great story!!!

tamdoll said...

That is a beautiful story and so thoughtful of her to share back with you.