10.12.2009

Penny for Your Thoughts

Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.”


Don’t even try to tell me that you didn’t repeat this mantra to yourself over and over again as a child while walking through parking lots or down sidewalks with your parents, your tiny hand wrapped within the warmth of the overpowering mitt of your beloved mother or father. Be honest, your eyes scoured the ground, even going so far as to search between little cracks in the pavement, hoping against all hope that your eyes would land on a shiny penny which you would pick up with your pudgy fingers and cherish for the rest of the day, a sure sign that good luck would remain with you as long as you had that petite piece of change in your grasp.

Since we’re being truthful here, I’ll make a little confession of my own…to this day I still repeat such a mantra. Each time I see a penny glimmering up at me from a stony path I can’t help but be brought back to my childhood days of fantasizing about good luck, making wishes in fountains laced with statues spouting water, and the pure whimsy brought about by such a simple, youthful pleasure. Obviously I’m not the only one.

Lorna Leedy of Fancy Pony Land is another who embraces the childlike innocence brought about by the power of the penny. Though instead of keeping her eyes peeled for perfectly intact stray cents littering the sidewalk, she can more often be found traipsing along the train tracks in her part-time residence of Marfa, TX, where she looks for pennies that have met their fate with runaway railroaders, then weaves them into unique, one-of-a-kind show-stopping accessories inspired by chain mail for her Penny Collection.

At the moment I am lusting after the Zigzag Necklace, Zipper Necklace, and Chainmail Necklace; but I certainly wouldn’t mind taking the shimmering Belt or Bracelet home either. The question is…how much luck do you think one would be in possession of if decked out in pennies?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Fancy Pony Land for the pictures.
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46 comments

Jacqueline said...

I still pick up pennies, but it embarrasses my boyfriend. Haha, that makes me do it more to harass him =) I love a good coin style necklace.

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Leah said...

The belt is gorgeous.

I love this penny-design idea... very creative.

ana said...

This is so cool!!! I love it!!! I can have one of every country as well... :) such a great find.

meraldia said...

That's an interesting idea! Very impressive!

Kristin said...

What lovely and whimsical pieces. So unique. Fabulous find as usual!

Diane said...

love this!!!

michelle_ said...

love the penny design idea ! it's very creative indeed .

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Tights Lover said...

I love the design!

...and I'm waaaay to supersticious to walk past a penny without picking it up. I need all the good kharma I can get!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, I love these necklaces! They're statement pieces without being too over the top and I love the natural design of them. It's good to be back by the way... missed reading all your lovely posts! :)

janettaylor said...

Love this. I have got a silver coin necklace. By the way that is a thrifted bargain. Haha!


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simplycheapchic said...

i always seem to find pennies lying around on my bad days...i like to think that it's a sign that things can and will always get better =]

love the necklace, though! so original and would be cute paired with a basic top!
-Simply Cheap Chic

Elizabeth Marie said...

If I see a penny and I don't pick it up, I get all anxious and have to go back for it. (Hi, I have ocd haha). These necklaces are awesome and so fun! I think we would be tres lucky in these love!

Happy monday! What is the weather?? It looks like rain here and I am dying because I don't know what to wear! AHH the pressure! :)

nookie said...

and a dollar for you insights:)
beautiful necklace

Couture Carrie said...

Talk about a lucky necklace! I rather love coins in jewelry! Fab post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion Court said...

omg, that's such an interesting piece!

i always pick up pennies..when they're on heads of course :P

Rina said...

like this so much! interesting!

Jaime said...

Cool jewelry- such talent!

I always think of picking a lucky penny- heads up! :)

miriam said...

i'd say all the luck in the world!

a penny for your thoughts?

Sasha Sharma said...

mmmmm, coin jewlery always makes me happy. and picking up lucky pennies [the ones with heads up] has prolly got to be the best thing ever. i cant begin to count how many random pennies have made my day (:

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jeannie said...

wow, how cool!!

All Women Stalker said...

The necklace looks like something Temperance Brennan would wear, so I love it. :D

-meream

Couture Cookie said...

All these pennies I've thrown in fountains while making wishes... well, technically they might still come true some day as I am not dead yet! But it does seem like making a necklace would be putting them to better use... :)

Stephanie said...

Love the necklaces. BTW every time I hear that saying I think of Grease when Marty tries to give Kenickie a good luck penny she finds before his big race.

Sherin said...

I loved that mantra as a child. And I remember how excited I'd be when I found one such penny.

The penny necklace looks so good. I'd love to have it around my neck!

Emily said...

It's such a coincidence that you posted this today, because I just found a heads up penny when I was out shopping! love this necklace :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I don't pick up pennies anymore because they are so dirty. Lol. But I could totally picture myself wearing this fabulous penny necklace. It is so lovely!

the Preppy Princess said...

These are outstanding Miss Fashionista, what a great idea! And we're like many others leaving comments, we still pick up pennies as well.

Sending you a big smile!
tp

B a la Moda said...

Yes, I used to do that all the time ad still do it! ;) I love Fancy Pony Land. I discovered the brand four years ago while I lived in L.A. She is very creative and unique. Love this idea of the coins necklace.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

S.Elisabeth said...

I love the necklace, so pretty. And I definitely learned the phrase from the Grease ha. I still think of that whenever I see a penny

Secretista said...

Love, love, looooove!

jess said...

The necklace is very pretty. I still only pick up penny's when its on heads.

Savvy Gal said...

a great statement piece. : )

la petite fashionista said...

i feel like you'd instantly have good luck wearing this necklace! :)

Dina's Days said...

I am just like S.Elisabeth ^^, I learned that phrase from Grease too!! I laughed when I read that. Very unique find! And Dina loves unique!

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty!
Remind moi of Knott's Berry Farm... everyone puts pennies on the railroad track before the train leaves the station and then after it passes everyone gets their flatten pennies... kids love it... actually hubby loves to do it too!
ENJOY!
Fifi

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I like it, it's very Stella McCartney style!

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Amelia said...

Finding a penny makes my day :)

Keith said...

So beautiful. I love it a lot. I think it's great that there are so many things that you can use. Hope your week got off to a good start. Cheers!

FabBlab said...

Ahhh! I want so bad!

Little Red said...

Love the necklace! It's very pretty and I definitely think it will make a statement.

kpeach said...

this is very cool-I think maybe copper will have a moment xx

alwayslistentoyourart said...

it's so beautiful!!!
I love it!
and it looks great on this neck (don't know at mine...) haha
thanks for hte comment
xxx
b&c

Princess Liberty said...

The necklace is beautiful and original

Signe said...

oh! Lovely!!

The Blonde Duck said...

So cute!

dot said...

I just did it on Saturday walking in Hyde Park with my friend Claudia before she flew back to Italy. I asked if she knew 'see a penny, pick it up & all the day you get good luck' - I think there's an Italian version. I gave it to her as I felt she needed more luck than me that day.

LOVE the necklaces, such an original concept. Just took a look at their online shop and also quite like some of the clothes - the mini skirt with the guns is cute. But Your choice of necklaces are my favourite,

jCx

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