very charming.

Upon checking out at the register at my local Anthropologie, the cutest-of-cuties worker is setting up a display with a great big brown box of fresh shiny merchandise: lovely chains and shiny charms.

I said something like “Oh! Oh!”



Thankfully, she speaks my language and understood me as saying, “I wanna see! I wanna see!”

Kind enough to not only let me take a peek, she also permits me to dig in, open some baggies and even play around for a bit.

(Someone walking by could of even mistaken me being an official member of the Anthro staff…..not kidding!)

The conversation in my head and out loud was: “Yes, I will purchase—if I feel the love.”


I am drawn in like a woman under hypnosis. There are many to look at, but these 3 sweet little pearls… hmmm… my kids… and the hand…

The Dazzling Teen, The Good Nature of a Quality Pearl….

And the—Oh, Boy do I love you Aqua;

all together, fully represented. All 3 held.


I search for the numeral 3—no need for a box, bag or receipt, I proudly wear out of the store.

So far what I’ve noticed is this is something I can tangibly grab onto during the day, and it’s a comfort. Even mid conversation—or just coming or going. It’s something to see and feel and I love hearing it clang-clang together. How it draws my attention. How it catches me.

Makes me think of Tevye’s tassels getting caught on the raw wood from Fiddler on the Roof. Being caught in day-to-day life to recall, remember, pray…or just notice.

I see today that Carolyn the Chief Imagineer of Catalog & Packaging also hand-picked the same charm with this super secret personal email I received today:

Love that it will take on it’s own meaning for each, or just be a darn cute piece of random fashion to any and all who feel inspired by this design.

Thanks Anthro!


The Proud Mother of The Pearls

To look at what charms you most click here. The pencil! Come on—it even works! And I am also loving that burnt orange feather. Nummy. What about you?


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  1. Posted October 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    So, so, so charming. I love so much!! I love that Anthro Carolyn doesn’t yet have a meaning attached to the random hand – but you do – holding those three sweet pearls of yours! I love the feeling, hearing, and playing with your charming necklace. And the pencil charm that actually works??! COME ON!

  2. Cristie
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Real cool, Real fun!

  3. Posted November 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    love it. love it. love it. i can just picture you digging around with the ladies in Anthro. perhaps i’ll have to go have a little dig myself :)

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