And this object......
|In its original box|
......will bring me back to great moments I have shared with a wonderful woman who visits us at the store. I would like to tell you a little bit about her as you try and figure out what is in the box.
|with all its tattered and taped up edges.|
We laugh, we joke, we giggle, we even cry in the middle of the
store universe. Hey! we are women, we are fabulous menopausal and we are allowed to have our mood swings as long as we have them all together.
"Now don't try and sneak a peek"
We enjoy her company immensely when she makes an appearance. We adore her as the wonderful woman she is. She has the greatest sense of humor, a very positive outlook on life, loves the colour red, AND.... a fabulous artist "to boot".
|I love the wear and tear on this delicate box. It got a lot of use throughout the years.|
Her humor and electric personality we have gotten to know and love is reflected in her art. It is a must see. Have a look at her website. She is an inspiration and "my biggest fan!"
She walks in one day and hands me this elegant fine object in its original box marked L. Bamberger & Co. Very gently I open it and I am in AWWWWWEEE. It is over 100 years old and it was passed down to her through an elderly friend and now she has passed it on to me to have, to hold and to cherish.
What was in the box? A fragile, elegant fan that belonged to a dainty woman of years gone by. I some times wonder what life must have been like all those years ago.
I did a little research on the name; L. Bamberger & Co which was written on the box. I discovered it was one of America's great department stores. First one opened in 1893, Newark, New Jersey.
In 1986, all Bamberger's stores were re-bannered as Macy's, and the Newark store operated as Macy's until it was closed in 1991
As an artist, I can appreciate her dedication and wonderful work. Some day I will be true to my soul and paint again. It is a gift I have never taken for granted but I cherish it and will some day appreciate how it will fill my years and carry me through my days. I have countless ideas just bursting in my head. In the meantime, I have a greater passion to fulfill. So I Live vicariously through other artists and she is "One of my biggest FANS"
Thank you for the wonderful gift.
My words of inspiration for the day.
Please leave a comment. Your words are my inspiration.
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The French Cupboard
The French Cupboard