Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Tail of Three Kitties

In Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," handsome hero and former aristocrat Charles Darnay becomes a victim of the French Revolution's wrath despite the fact that he's a good guy, and Sydney Carton, a sleazy British lawyer, tries to redeem himself for his past sleaziness by ultimately substituting himself for Darnay on the guillotine. Oh yes. Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette, is the daughter of a doctor who spent 18 years in the Bastille, lost his mind, and made shoes.

This set - a choker necklace and matching earrings - features three lampwork glass kitties: Charles, Lucie, and Sydney. Though it might appear they are guillotine victims.

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They are, in fact, members of the charm world, who can exist with only heads. Each is the guardian of a large Chinese crystal.

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In the Charm Revolution, Mewie Catoinette was said to have uttered the phrase, "Let them use Chinese crystals," when the poor charms could not afford Swarovski crystals.

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These three kitties were brave soldiers in the Charm Revolution. Lucie spelled out secret messages in catnip. Charles fed the revolutionaries tuna. And Sydney slept in the shoes that Dr. Manette made.

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They're all really very nice, and now attempt to lead sedate lives with frequent naps and time spent with grandkittens. While currently in my ebay store, they would prefer life decorating someone who knows all the words to "La Marseillaise," or at least a few. (Hint: Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé OR Arise children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived).

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Marchons!

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