Thursday, January 21, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find of the Week!


A couple months ago some friends and I were discussing how easy it is to confuse the "Lady of Shalott" with the "Lady of Shallots," the latter of which we decided would be some kind of goddess of ground vegetables. I think by the time our conversation ended, I had been crowned the "Lady of Oregano," but that's another post for another time.

But if there were such a thing as the "Lady of Shallots," I think she would delight in wearing this "Lady of Shalott" vintage locket, with this picture tucked inside:

Right?

19 comments:

Michelle said...

I know if I were Lady of Shallots, I'd for sure have that picture inside a locket.

Sal said...

I am weirdly relieved to know I'm not the only one who gets the lady and the veggie mixed up.

Katie said...

Is anyone else having flashbacks to the scene in Anne of Green Gables where Anne is laying in a boat reciting that poem? Oh, Johnathan Crombie, you were so cute!

Helen said...

Oh wow, that's one of my favourite paintings. I'm actually severely tempted to buy one now!

enna. said...

So...it's a Shalocket?

xo, Alexi said...

definitely! haha. thanks so much for sharing, lady of oregano!
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Anonymous said...

Beloved poem by my favorite poet plus an adored piece of artwork plus jewelry equals LOVE! Certainly would brighten up the unprecented winter we're having here in South Korea!!

Cate said...

"'I am half-sick of shadows,' said the lady of Small Onion." —Margaret Atwood

Renée T. Bouchard said...

OMG- I am totally having Anne of Green Gables flashbacks! I remember memorizing that poem when I was young after reading about it in the Green Gables books and of course seeing it in the movie! Love it!

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Anne said...

Gotta love Waterhouse. They should do a follow-up and put his Ophelia on a bathing suit. Perfect for those watery excursions.

Good pick. I heart all things Pre-Raphaelite.

Vanessa said...

I would want to get that locket just put that picture of a shallot in it.

Heather said...

LOL YES! Totally having Johnathan Crombie flashbacks and thinking I need to find a copy of that movie to watch this weekend.... Oh ANNE!

sheril said...

Lady of Shalott rocks and your posts too

Mabel and Zora said...

The Lady of Shalott is my favorite poem and I love the John Waterhouse painting! So love this post! Might have to get this locket!

nichole said...

LOL! Someone should make a lady of oregano. I see sprigs in the hair!

shan said...

That is a beautiful locket.

Law Girl said...

I totally had a poster of that in college. Now I really want it!

joelle van dyne said...

the locket would only be better if the lady was holding a shallott in the photo. i really like this necklace though. i have a good memory of my high school english teacher reading that poem to the class and making fake gag/barfing noises every few stanzas because she thought the poem was so cheezy. i actually liked it till then... ~joelle

la femme said...

I can't believe you posted this! I just bought a locket like this on etsy. I've had The Lady of Shalott on my wall since the mid 90s.

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