Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jewelry Box Ballerina - Vintage Images

Do you remember your first jewelry box?

How did it come to you? Under a tree? 
Among a pile of birthday gifts?
Hand - me - down from a big sister?

Was it  simple and elegant?
Or a sweet little cottage? 
Was it musical and did it have a ballerina? 
 Gracefully twirling.

 Endlessly dancing to the tinkling music.

  Enchanted and enchanting.

She inspired a million dreams 

of leather ballet flats, and leotards ...

stardom and tutus....

 lessons and hours of practice...

 and pink satin toe shoes.

There are many vintage ballerina images available online including several versions that feature the ballerina above.  I created this print out a few years ago - pre-blogging -  from an image that is part of a  Dennison set I had as a girl.  Her expression is part confidence, part enchantment, full of the joy of health and the joy of dance.

What more could I wish for anyone?  Have a blessed week!

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Hope you'll join me at  these great parties
Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View

What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Lavender Garden