and a sixpence in her shoe
It is often recited as the four "somethings", and not including the sixpence.
Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. to symbolize love, modesty, and purity.
And finally............a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth six pennies. Many sources say this tradition began in the Victorian era.
It may also date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe.
A silver sixpence symbolizes wealth and prosperity and is to be put into the shoe of the bride by her father right before the wedding ceremony.
These are genuine British Silver sixpences. Dates vary.
This sixpence comes in a little silver organza bag, in the bag is also a little note with the famous proverb,
'Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence for her shoe.'
Your silver sixpence, cleaned and polished and packed in a little organza bag and inside a note reads 'happily ever after' with a little jewel embellishment on the edge.
This is a gorgeous present to a bride before her wedding day, or for yourself - if you are the bride. The lucky sixpence can be removed to be carried by the bride on her big day and replaced and kept as a keepsake afterwards.
Packed nicely in a cello bag and packaged safely for the journey to you!
If you can afford a little more....then take a look at the hand stamped card or a simple but beautiful hand made tag.
Thank you for looking!