Tuesday, 8 April 2008

this is... my knick knack/jewellery box


This is very late!
Hmmm, can anybody see a common theme? Lots of animals in there. They don't all live in here, most of them have corresponding jackets that they hang out on.

I have a lovely story I would like to share with you about the black/red circle brooch at the front. One night I was working the bar at MoVida and was serving a mad frenchman and his wife. I am quite mad myself, so the frenchman and I got along like a house on fire. They were at the bar for a good few hours, they enjoyed themselves. Anyway the next night, Samuel and I were out to dinner, walking up bourke street, when alas I saw the crazy frenchman. Being my brash obnoxious self, I called out "hey, you're the crazy frenchman!" He recognised me said hello and then said "I like your style, I want you to have something to remember me by." Reaching into his jacket, I was quietly shitting myself thinking he was going to pull out a gun, when he pulled the above brooch off his jumper and gave it to me. He was a jeweller and had made it himself!
I must say, for the rest of the night and still to this day I felt extra special that a stranger saw a little something in me.

12 comments:

Bird Bath said...

Some special treasures in there! I really like the white cat brooch,and your story about the red/black brooch. A little bit of crazy goes a long way!

boobook said...

i could read a book about you!!

CurlyPops said...

What a cool story, and the brooch he gave you is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

That's a great story! and a lovely collection!

Kirsty said...

Fabulous story Kitty. There is more than a little something in you.

.girl ferment. said...

gorgeous story.
xx

BigCat said...

What a great story and a cool brooch. And as for Movida - it is my very favourite place in Melbourne. Do you still work there?

hokey said...

Wow! what a lovely story and such a generous man! Love all your little bits and pieces in there!

Leni and Rose said...

What a great story - brought a big smile to my face! Treasures always seem to be that much more special when there's a great memory behind them, don't they!

Lucy said...

That is such a great story! That would have made my day :) Do you still work at MoVida? That explains why you were with Emma at Jim's party... :) I love MoVida. I haven't been to the new next door place yet...

:) x

Linnea said...

I love the deer that reside in your box. That is such a great story and a lovely brooch.

JustJess said...

Great story Kitty! Beautiful brooch too. It must make you smile when you wear it.