Remembering the Women in Our Lives
Oh my, what to do with the old jewelry that’s been passed down for generations? Push it to the back of the jewelry box? Wrap it in tissue and tuck it away? It’s a dilemma most all of us have faced.
Since I like to accessorize my home in unexpected ways, I came up with an idea that’s been a real conversation starter: I display old jewelry on open books. Here, on Richard Bach’s Illusions (one of my all-time favorite novels), I have a mix of pins and brooches, accented by my Great-Aunt Mildred’s old watch. I especially like the play of shadows across the page.
This jewelry vignette sits in my small writing library. When I’m stuck on a scene in a novel or feeling blue, I’ll look at it and think about the women who touched my life. I can almost hear their whispers of encouragement, and I can definitely feel their love.
Beth Hoffman is the internationally bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Looking for Me. Before beginning her writing career, she was president and co-owner of an interior design studio. Beth lives, along with her husband and their four-legged fur-kids, in a historic Queen Anne home in Kentucky. Her interests include the rescue of abandoned and abused animals, nature conservancy, birding, historic preservation, and antiquing.
You can visit Beth’s website at: www.BethHoffman.net