There was a time when I knew every poem on every piece of Jeanine Payer’s jewelry. That was of course when her collection was quite a bit smaller. Blue Windows would not be the same without her jewelry. For the past 10 years I have been inspired by the poetry, creating displays and watching in awe of her vision. I am so excited that she will be coming to the store on May 7th during Mother’s Day weekend. Of course I am scrambling to make the store look the best it can be for this special event. My brain tends to go on overload with ideas and planning. I am creating a collage from the past 10 years and it is bringing back a ton of memories. Like when I was managing the store and couldn’t afford to buy her jewelry. I desperately wanted one and eventually bought the “stella” ring. “Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story” was the perfect poem for just graduating with a music degree. Over the years I have collected many of her pieces but always made a promise to myself that each piece I purchase would have a meaning to it. A memory built in. When I first bought Blue Windows I purchased the “Faye” to always remind me “I want to be forever the me that greets change with open arms and heart”. I was about to embark on quite a change in my life and I knew I had to greet this change with confidence. When the store celebrated it’s 10 Year Anniversary I purchased the “Dale” necklace with “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart” on the front and “Blue Windows 10 year anniversary” on the back. I do have many other pieces that signify moments, triumphs in my life or just a day when a poem spoke to me at that time in my life. Honestly that is why I am so drawn to Jeanine’s jewelry. Each piece speaks differently to everyone. Sometimes I will have read a certain poem over and over and then a customer will come in and give me a whole new perspective on what it means to them. I look forward to this event and to many more years of Jeanine Payer in my store!