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Sunny Leigh tunic (Macy’s clearance, $9) | Armani Exchange jeans (Plato’s Closet, $20) | Nine West scarf (Beall’s Outlet, $4) | Style&Co wedges (Macy’s, 2009) | Handmade sterling silver spoon ring (local art show)

My grandmother collected sterling silver spoon rings. For as long as I can remember, her pretty little hands {which she would argue weren’t pretty because she had arthritis, but I thought were lovely} were always adorned with a coat of delicate clear pink polish and her shiny, curvy spoon rings.

Every year my community holds a big art festival downtown. Last year I stopped at the booth of an elderly couple who do amazing things with fine silverware — charms, wind chimes, animal figurines, and an assortment of jewelry {including spoon rings!}. This year’s festival was a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to take a stroll around and see what was new. As I walked by the mixed media paintings and handmade jewelry, I remembered that couple and decided to pay them a visit.

I told them about my grandmother’s collection. We talked about her passing last summer and how much I miss her, and then and there I decided to start a collection of my own. They pulled this beautiful ring from a special stash of pieces, and explained that they’d made it with a silver spoon they purchased at an estate sale in Norway. We all agreed that it would be the perfect first piece. 

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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