The Feather Locket - David and Beryl Barnes
When Lily Blanche customer Helen Thompson got in touch last month to tell us she had chosen the Gold Feather Locket for her mum Beryl and wanted to give it to her on her birthday in memory of her father, David we were touched by her thoughtfulness and offered to fill the locket for her.
When we saw the photo of David in his hat, we were smitten and wanted to know more about the charmer in the panama. Helen told us that David and Beryl had met at a mutual friend’s wedding when Beryl offered to buy David a drink. It was the start of a great romance. They were engaged and married within the year. That was 40 years ago. Sadly David lost his battle with cancer just before their ruby wedding anniversary and so Helen’s parents didn’t get to celebrate their special day together.“I took mum away to a place we went as kids and we celebrated it together with dad in spirit,” Helen says.
“The picture of my dad in the hat just epitomises how he was always - happy and laughing and the most loving person you could meet. No matter who my dad met, he always seemed to touch people and leave that special something. I'm heartbroken he's gone I miss him every day he was my best friend as well as my dad. But I believe we will all be together again one day so I look at it as not saying goodbye to him just see you later”.
The Lily Blanche Feather Collection is inspired by an old saying of my grandmothers: “Feathers appear when angels are near”. A feather is a small reminder that you are loved and protected.
The Feather Locket, chosen by Helen is designed and made in our studio in Stirling. The Locket is made of sterling silver and the feather is 18 carat gold vermeil. It was an absolute privilege and joy to work on the photographs for Beryl's locket.
Helen emailed to tell us Beryl loved the locket. “Well it was my mum's birthday and she absolutely loved the locket. She had a little cry as did I and said she will have dad with her everywhere she goes now. So thank you so much for everything you have done for us”.
The privilege was all ours. Helen’s review of the Rose Gold Feather Locket is on our Facebook review section. You can read more of our reviews here
We love hearing the stories behind the photos in the lockets so please do share them. If you need any help or have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see the Lily Blanche Feather collection here
Gillian Crawford Designer at Lily Blanche
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