I’m always on the lookout for really cool things that I really don’t need and I think I just hit the jackpot… again! This one has me singing one of my favorite songs, again and again, while I replay my history in my head. I found another whimsical vintage charm that opens to reveal a secret… literally!
It’s a little sterling silver charm of an ornate closet and when you open the door of the closet, a secret is revealed… a skeleton in the closet!
The phrase “a skeleton in the closet” dates back to 19th century England and suggests that if someone has a “skeleton in the closet”, they have a dark, shameful secret in their past that they want to remain secret, as it is potentially ruinous if exposed.
I have paired this skeleton in the closet with a wax seal charm that depicts an angel on the back of a devil, complete with horns, a tail and holding a pitch fork… that seemed perfectly fitting! Then I added two tiny gemstone beads; moonstone and pyrite. Another favorite!
What is the skeleton in your closet?
Mine? It’s a secret!
And that song? “The ghost that haunts me now” ~ The Crash Test Dummies
“There’s a skeleton in everybody’s closet
I can think of one or two in my own room
But I would like to introduce them both to you
You’d shake their bony hands and so dispell the gloom
‘Cause you’re so kind
I know you would not mind
You’d send away the ghosts that haunt me now
And the things I fear
Just wouldn’t seem so near
And when I stroll out late at night
There would be nothing rattling at my heels”