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A Reflection of the Past . . .

Many of us are finding lots of things to do at home such as cleaning, purging, organizing & whatever else we never seemed to have time for in the past. Now, at least for the time being, we have no excuses!

I came across an old hat of mine hanging under a bunch of other stuff in my 3rd floor storage area as I was doing just that. It was in desperate need of a good dusting & steam cleaning for sure but it was not something that I was willing to part with, at least not yet.

I also came across an old feature article from a local newspaper about A Silk Purse.  “The Shop” as we referred to it had just opened & we were getting some free community buzz.

“The Shop" was a retail collaboration between me, my sister & my mom, circa 1996 to 2000.

I write a little bit about the history of A Silk Purse in my “About” page here on the website, but I thought it would be fun to share some tangible evidence of this piece of history that is so close to my heart & “The Shop” that is the namesake of my current jewelry brand.

My sister Mame is standing next me & my late mom Tillie is farthest to the left.  Notice a much younger me & I am wearing the hat!  We strategically have our hands on a few vintage treasures that are included in the shot.

I am finding that during this unprecedented time with so much uncertainty, about the present & the future, a reflection of the past just seems to come naturally.

I find myself wanting to reconnect from a space within to people, places & memories that I am most familiar with that give me comfort.   I am reminded of who I am, where I have come from, what I have been through & what I am capable of.

We are all being forced to dig deep for strength, positivity & hope now more than ever.

Even though world is forever changed due to the current event(s),  the best of humanity is showing up in a big way & it's certain that we have each other's back.

Along with a Reflection of the Past, may we find Strength in the Present & look to Hope for the Future. Stay safe & be well my friends!

With timeless jewelry that’s always in fashion -

Warm regards,


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