Let me tell you the story behind this necklace. If you're drawing dirty ideas in your mind after reading the message, I don't blame ya... the pendant here is actually a brothel token from the 1900s. This one in particular was found at an auction in New York.
Brothel tokens were used as advertisement for brothel houses... back in the days. They came in brass or bronze and often had these naughty little messages embossed. We found a couple that might raise a few eyebrows. But they brought a few giggles nonetheless!
We spotted this little token at The Farmer's Daughter's vendor table from last week's Blim Market at the Heritage Hall. (Take a moment and check out this creative display!) It's a great market for local designers and artists to showcase their work. And also a lovely place to visit if you're shopping for pieces with unique qualities to them. It was our third time visiting last week and this market never fails to impress.
If you're wondering if we bought this, YES we did... and for the record, my sister did, not me!
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