I am incredibly pleased to say that our previous post – An Ode to the Fallen Woman – has provided one of the artisans featured with inspiration to create a bracelet around the theme. I absolutely swooned at the description – in fact, most of the items listed at The Mermaids Song shop seem to have mysterious stories half-told to further intrigue & beguile:
She supposedly kept all these things as reminders of her former life. Aurora borealis beads reminded her of her grandmothers fine crystal goblets. A tattered black flower, likely from a long ago funeral. A heart frozen in time. A mysterious black pearl. Swallows flying away like a lost soul. All this, of course, happened before she became a fallen woman. We will never know all the details but this may provide some clues…
I always, always warm to those sellers who can be bothered to write beautiful descriptions of their items. Always have done. Ever the overblown romantic, me, I would sit at my incredibly stylish Great, Great Aunt’s knee and swoon over old Vogue photo shoots and the hyperbolic copy within.
There is a time and a place for tightly clipped sentences & editorial minimalism, no doubt; but I shall ever dance after the piper playing the prettiest (or most mysterious) tune, and I make no apologies for that, my dears.
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