Sunday, April 3, 2011

Something Borrowed

My pearls.

Now, I don't know if these are real. My mother's father gave these to me because "every girl should have pearls". I honestly don't remember when. It seems like I've always had them. I'm thinking I was about 6 years-old. Maybe my mom, who reads the blog, remembers. And did my sister get a set? It might have been the year she was born. These have passed into what might be considered "antique" status, I've had them so long.

This is the original clasp and stringing. I just don't find an occasion where I need to wear pearls.

Carole is going to wear them for her "blessing of the vows" ceremony. I am honored and I know my grandfather would be, too.

Beverage:  hot cocoa



  1. You can tell if pearls are real by rubbing them on your teeth. Glass will feel smooth, real pearl will feel coarse.

  2. I've heard that but I can't tell.