Sunday, May 31, 2009

Covent Garden Lantern Earrings

Covent Garden is a district in London, England, located in the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwestern corner of the London Borough of Camden. The area is dominated by shopping, street performers, and entertainment facilities, and it contains an entrance to the Royal Opera House, which is also widely-known simply as "Covent Garden", and the bustling Seven Dials area.

Think "My Fair Lady" - On a rainy night in Edwardian London, the opera patrons are waiting under the arches of Covent Garden for cabs. Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, runs into a young man called Freddie. She admonishes him for spilling her violets in the mud but cheers up after selling one to an older gentleman.

These bicone beads are vintage and a soft, pretty pink; barely translucent as you can see a faint pink glow in the photo. There are also purchased from "across the pond" so the name is only fitting.