It was the kind of afternoon that every gal needs once in a while, playing dress up with fabulous jewelry in a beautiful surrounding. That was the case today. There were six of us in attendance, women who have their own wonderful businesses and who are keenly aware about the need to give back.
We had lunch at The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, Connecticut to be exact in the darling house outback which is home to Stonington Paperie where you can get stunning wedding announcements, invitations or anything else that Christine Toner can put on paper.
To walk into the White Dress, by The Shore, owned by Beth Lindsay Chapman, is to feel as though you’re entered some gorgeous home surrounded by stunning wedding gowns and gems and shoes and everything else that goes with one of the most important days of a life.
Theresa’s company is One Pearl. Silk clothing and scarves and jewelry. First she showed us how to tie a flat knot with one of her scarves, truly chic.
The story behind the jewelry is beautiful and the key to why there is one contrasting pearl in all of her necklaces and bracelets. She was showing us how versatile her 70 inch pearl necklaces can be.
Currently Theresa’s jewelry is featured in the Museum store of the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California. Theresa is consigning her jewelry to the fabulous consignment shop, Peonies in Centerbrook, Connecticut about which I have already written here on Annie Mame.
Incidentally it turns out that Theresa and I have both lived in Connecticut since the late 1980’s and we both went to the same high school (Clay) in South Bend, Indiana, we lived in the same neighborhood (Swanson Highlands) and swam in the same neighborhood pool, we crossed paths all of the time but never knew it until a few weeks back.
Oh, and by the way, Laurel Peters and Pam Williams, of Peonies, while seated around our beautifully laid out table, showed us a a little gem they have up their sleeves, though I’m not at liberty to show you yet, suffice it to say, you’ll want one. And you’ll want to give them as gifts, and yes, it sparkles. I’m just whetting your appetite.