Monday, January 11, 2010

a goldfish for each year

pet fish

brooch - embroidered goldfish

brooch - embroidered red goldfish

In the Southern Europe during the 1620s, it became a tradition for married men to give their wives a goldfish on their year anniversary, as a symbol for the prosperous years to come.

Part of my write-up for the sale of my handmade goldfish brooches. (Two new ones, now in shop.) It's our *ROM anniversary. Indeed I pity my best friend+companion, for he has a daunting task of remembering many dates.

* official registering of marriage


  1. Ohhhhh I LOOOOVEEEEE those embroideries :) so cute!!!

  2. Ooo, these brooches are lovely lovely;)


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