Monday, July 12, 2010
I especially like this scene in the Pollyanna, in which she brings gladness to crotchety invalid Agnes Moorehead through the magic of prisms. She uses hanging crystals from old-fashioned brass lamps on a string to cast shimmering rainbows in the old lady's room, bringing a little bit of cheer to her grumpy afternoon. It's something I always thought was really charming.
I thought of this scene while we were at the Pasadena Flea Market and saw a vendor with a big bowl of crystal drops and other vintage hardware. I snapped up a handful of crystals for $2 each and latched them onto a length of vintage white lace when I got home. It stirs gently in the breeze, and the prisms really do cast rainbows in the room when the sunlight is just right. Simple and pretty...and something I'm glad I did!