I don’t know if you all know this about me, but I use to love to write short stories. I think I always loved how a story could take you on a faraway journey without leaving home. I could be sitting in a café in France (one day I hope to be) , or in a cozy cottage tucked away from all of the craziness of the world. My jewelry is a bit like a short story. My imagination intermingled with nature to creative lovely wearable works of art.
I’ve created the Hattie Collection. Who is Hattie? What does she wear? Where shall she be?
Well sit back, relax. Grab a cup of tea, coffee or a nice dry wine (whatever you prefer) and come read along. I’d like that very much.
Hattie is the name of my great grandmother. I’ve only met her a handful of times that I can remember but I know she was a strong, hardworking woman who moved to New York from Macon Georgia in 1958. I knew her to be a very quiet but well respected woman.
The sun was bright in the sky. The meadow was filled with baby’s breath, colorful cosmos, poppies and dots of larkspurs scattered throughout the land. One must simply stop to observe and take in all the beauty mother nature has to offer. A smile slowly crept on Hattie’s face as she enjoyed the magical moment. The moment of watching the flowers sway in the faintest of breaths of the wind, as if they were dancing a slow dance.
Hattie sat in the meadow, in her beautiful cotton blue stripped dress handmade by her mother. Most things in her life were handmade. When something is handmade, you know the love and care that goes into creating that special piece. Her golden pendant with it's blue porcelain heart glistened in the summer sun and reflected lovely golden light all around her.
She sat so still and so quietly watching the world go by.
I know my great grandmother did not have the luxury to lounge around in meadows and watch the world go by. I don't know if she had a blue stripped dress because I was just a kid when she was here with me, but because of her hard work, her willingness to seek a new life, instilled that determination in my grandma (Lizzie) and in me.
The Hattie collection is named after my great grandma but with the imagination of a carefree girl finding beauty in the simple. Finding beauty in swaying flowers in the meadow, or the back yard.
Let me take a moment to talk to you about this amazing art piece by @ponykisses
I asked Katie to simple capture a Blue Rochelle girl. I told her think "Little house on the Prairie", "The Secret Garden" and flowers. She created the most beautiful illustration and captured her perfectly. I now need to find some stripped blue cotton fabric to create that dress. How lovely would that be!
I hope you check back and see the Hattie Collection. It's something that I'm really proud of. I've learned new skills, asked a ton of questions and can't wait to show my new pieces to you!