The last few years I tend to wear smaller and smaller earrings. Maybe this is a sign that I’m getting older. When I saw these ladies hanging on rack, they stopped me cold. The picture doesn’t do their 4 inch diameter justice. Who would wear these? Seriously, who?!?
You’d have to be a middle schooler to think these things are worth lugging around. They were so comically gigantic that my friend April and I joked about turning them into coasters. Then there was a silent pause…both our heads tilted to one side. At the same time, we laughed and determined it should happen. (Meanwhile scantily clad sales girls averted their eyes away from us and towards our husbands who were actually there to try on shoes.)
Really, these poor earrings deserved a second shot in life. They couldn’t help it that they ended up on the shelf of an over-priced shoe store. Maybe they had a rough childhood. I don’t know their background. Now, they’re living a much more respectable life holding iced tea and water. It felt good giving back. Where would those “coasters” be if I hadn’t swooped in and saved them? Probably bouncing beside a cheek that wears glittery makeup and stays out too late in questionable establishments.
These of course ended up in my formal living room, where I’m adding metallics at every turn. This addition only set me back $8. Don’t you love a happy (repurposed) ending?