Pretty pieces like these also remind me of the story of Esther in the Bible, given the best of fragrances and jewels before her visit with the king. I wonder if she was able to keep those pieces and pass them along to her daughters and granddaughters; a reminder of her courage and bravery as she saved her people from harm. For me, this favorite Bible story emits it's own bond to my past; memories of reading the story over and over again and wondering about the brave queen.
Today's photo is a small part of one woman's collection of vintage pieces given to Paula for her shop. Can you picture her in her hey-day, wearing these pieces with fashion flair? You can click on the picture for a larger view if you'd like.