Hamsas have mostly been used as amulets, to protect against the evil eye (which is why you will often see an eye on/in a hamsa) and other negative influences. And they remain especially popular as a jewelry motif.
I love how the mirror on the bottom reflects the objects on the tray. I love how the gold “feet” match the little bits of patina in the frame. I love that instead of throwing the mirror away to take up space in a landfill, somebody decided to donate it to Goodwill for me to enjoy.
While going through my thrifted closet the other day, I was thinking about the items that I should get altered. That moment sparked the theme of today’ post, for I became curious about the incredible seamstresses, sewists and dressmakers in history.
Sure, I could have gone to a big box store or looked online to purchase a new set of dishes. But I like this way better. I like the thrill of discovering something completely unexpected. I like that my little platter only cost $2. I like that purchasing pre-owned items is a less wasteful way of living. I’m doing my small part to help our Earth by keeping useful and beautiful items out of the landfill.