One thing I’ve noticed over the years of collecting is how easy it is to develop a shorthand for various pieces, whether it’s simply in my own head or when I’m talking about it to another person. I suppose there’s various reasons behind that, aside from it’s far easier to say Dynasty Pin than Vintage Large Pin with Huge Teardrop stones. Or, “you know, that brooch with the big rhinestones.”
As time has passed, different holidays have different emotional connotations attached to them; some wistful for times passed and people and pets who are no longer with me, some warm and fresh in my mind--like making Easter dinner a few years ago for a friend and her husband who had cooked for me so many times. Other holiday memories ..Especially Independence Day: not so straightforward anymore..