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The 12 Days of Plumcake (a.k.a. We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Partridge) | Manolo for the Big Girl

The 12 Days of Plumcake (a.k.a. We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Partridge)

So I’m confused. A partridge in a pear tree?

That’s a gift?

Do you know what my quote-unquote True Love would get if he thought that giving me some louse-ridden bird was a good idea? Well, I’m a lady so I won’t say, but they’re blue and they’re two of them.

Of course, you could always go traditional, with a partridge in a pear tree brooch.

Silver and glass partridge in a pear tree brooch

and yet somehow this doesn’t seem “partridge in a pear tree” as much as it does “leprous grackle in an eggplant tree” but hey, who am I to argue? Personally I think I’d like this bar pinjust a bit better, lack of eggplant tree notwithstanding.

If you still wanted to be literal with the pear theme –and I do love figural jewelry– I’d go for this fantastic and fun little swag necklace with pear drops. This is not Serious Jewelry, it’s fun, light, but I bet you’d wear it all the time. It’d be perfect in the winter when you don’t want to do Obvious Seasonal Jewelry. Plus how cute with a little boatneck top for a picnic in the spring?

Figural Pear Necklace. Seriously, buy this. You’ll thank me for it later.

(you’ll die when you find out how inexpensive it is. Seriously, I’ve paid more for a cup of floofy coffee. PLUS it comes with an extender chain. Sweet.)

I also find these charming, though a bit more on the serious side. As we’ve previously established. If you don’t wear big earrings but feel the need to move to something just a little more glamorous than the classic-but-boring little studs, these perfectly-sized diamond and citrine earrings would be a fantastic choice.

Citrine and diamond pear-cut earrings

How Grace Kelly are these?

There’s just something so timeless about this style, every woman should have something like these in her collection. I would put these more in the category of costume than fine jewelry, although technically the stones are “natural.”

One Response to “The 12 Days of Plumcake (a.k.a. We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Partridge)”

  1. Twistie December 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    I’m rather taken with the grackle in the eggplant tree, though I do entirely agree with your description of it. That pear choker, though, I will have to set about getting. It’s too pretty and too good a bargain to ignore!