#CampaignaForDana Days 17 and 18
It finally happened. I combined two blog posts into one. Rob’s sick and I think Finlay and I are coming down with something and I feel entitled to my laziness! The earrings on these two days came from the same store in Portland, so it’s reasonably appropriate to combine them anyway.
On the 17th I wore mom’s leek (or maybe scallion) earrings. She got these at Twist, a wonderful, funky store in Portland owned by friends of ours. A ton of mom’s jewelry comes from this store. They sell Cathy Waterman and Thomas Mann, to name a few artists my mom loved.
The leeks come from an artist whose name I don’t know. For a long time Twist carried all sorts of tiny foods sculpted by this person. You could (and we did) buy a tiny sculpted basket and fill it with tiny fruits and veggies, tiny baguettes. I remember doing so on several occasions, sometimes for gifts, sometimes for my own entertainment.
As for today’s earrings, these are a pair by Thomas Mann (mentioned above). This pair is one mom wore on a regular basis for a long period of time. They were classics and they still make me think of that time in our lives, when we lived in Eugene (and beyond).
Fun fact about Twist: they once sent out a mailer promoting their website store with the tag line, “Shop naked.” The Upshaw Preston household really loved that.
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