We have a wonderful customer at Anthill that many people in our city perhaps may know.
None other than polished perfection herself, Mary C. Cox.
Mary is the owner of Jack and Jill School on Michael Road, a respected children's learning center since 1953.
When Mary enters a room, you know it. She is striking and vibrant.
And I couldn't have been happier when she told me about wearing one of her Kay Adams' necklaces in the below picture taken with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
Her necklace is composed of a collection of all rhinestone grape cluster pins. I probably won't be able to ever make another in it's likeness, because I seem to run across grape brooches once every 3 or 4 years.
That's why they're cool though. If the same antique and vintage elements were always available, where would the rarity, the individuality, the treasure be??
Love the necklace, love the picture, love the lady.
Mary Cox . . . (and her necklace),
one in this world.
(click photo to enlarge)