Monday, November 23, 2009

Something Old, Something New Something, Something Borrowed, Somthing Blue?

I know this isn't a wedding but I have always loved that saying - the next line in the poem is
"...And a silver sixpence in her shoe."
Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride.
If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy.
"Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.
"Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead.
"Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
"Blue" has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."
And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.
(I got this all from
What does this all have to do with the CHRISTMAS ART SHOW - well I don't know but I do have some fun new items to show you...

SANTA is so happy to be debuting at the show -
he is my newest in the ornament collection -
and these Penguins are new too ...

The Ball Wreaths are "something old" - but not too old - I had them last year and back by popular demand I have done them again - I love that they looks like candy!!! (because you know I love candy.)

I am working on something blue and as far as something BORROWED - I am so grateful to all my family and friends who support me and like in the poem I am reminded, "that I(she) can depend on my(her) friends and family.

so here is the 3rd of many reminders - COME TO THE SHOW!!!
see you there...and you might put a "silver sixpence in your shoe" and you will have "wealth and financial security." well it can't try...

1 comment:

  1. The food and service at these Chicago wedding venues were spectacular. I was at an amazing event here recently. The event was outdoors along the water and against a beautiful sunset. As the party moved indoors, I was struck by the decor.


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