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~ Celebrating Beautiful Objects of the Past ~

1.20.2013

The Stolen Heart

She gave me her heart and stole mine 

 She never knew that.....but that's what she did.  Last summer, when the grand-girls were visiting, the 7 year old walked in and silently held out her hand to me, as I worked in the kitchen fixing supper.  "Look what I found for you Grand-mama" she said.  In her hand, lay a heart rock, so perfect it almost made me cry.  You see, .........  each week, as I take my walks up the lane and back, I always search for heart rocks and never ever have I found one.  And here one is presented to me with awe and love and sweetness.  It sits on my computer desk now, where I can see it everyday, a sweet and powerful reminder of her visit.  It is more precious to me than the finest pearls and puts a warm glow in my heart that can't be chilled by winter's cold winds. 


When I am out treasure hunting, I am always on the lookout for perfect imperfect vintage hearts for the fanciful neck adornments I love to make.  Having a day all to myself, sitting at the work table and playing with found objects, vintage oddities and nuggets of the unexpected is what makes my heart sing and calms me. Both of these necklaces have just been listed on
The Vintage Nest website.



In the spirit of the season, this vintage heart whispers love and speaks of romance when enhanced with vintage crinkly pink silky ribbon, hand crafted, tipped in gold gilt, music note beads and the rich creaminess of old pearls.


This necklace blends the gilded with the rustic, combining an old lock, rusted but smoothed for softness on the skin, a vintage worn to perfection gold cut-out heart and a remnant from a gorgeous old prong set rhinestone necklace.  Married with vintage lace and French scripted rayon silk ribbon, this necklace will surely set the wearer apart from the mundane.  
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28 comments :

Art and Sand said...

I love your term "perfectly imperfect".

I have two heart stones found on the beach - one little flat stone about 1 1/2" that I found and one larger rock that my husband found for me. They are so precious.

I love that you taught your granddaughters to be on the hunt.

Sarah said...

Such a sweet treasure! I've a small dish of heart shaped rocks that I've picked us through the years. Some more perfect than others, but all looked like a heart when I stumbled upon them. The one from you little granddaughter is perfect! ;-)

Betsy Brock said...

I love the necklaces! But that little heart rock is the real treasure!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am sure there is no other rock cherished as much as yours..how sweet!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a sweet sweet post.

I love your heart rock bringing you a joyful loving memory- and your other treasures, and how you presented them, are gorgeous!

Tete said...

Your creations are beautiful and that heart rock is priceless. What a sweetie that little girl is to find it for you. I know she stole your heart long before then, though. ;)

Maureen said...

No queen ever had a finer jewel than that lovely, little heart!

Mary said...

That is a precious memory...

SueAnn Lommler said...

What a sweet and precious gift for sure. A treasure of a lifetime!
Love the necklaces
Hugs
SueAnn

Hartwood Roses said...

Nothing is sweeter than a gift from a grandchild!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

sigh, those GRANDbabies have ways of touching our hearts.
love your necklaces they are sweet and elegant ... just like you !
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Olive said...

We surely embrace the imperfect here too. It is much more interesting. The heart rock is charming.

Anne said...

What a beautiful story Lynn! And a treasured rock indeed! Especially when found by your Granddaughter!
xx
Anne

Regina said...

Sweet and wonderful!

Regards.

Have a great week.

Regina

Beverly said...

Definitely a forever treasure. And, I love your hearts, Lynn.

Deserae said...

Love the necklaces....very pretty! What a sweet little grand daughter you have too!!!
~Des

Jen said...

Such a sweet treasure. It's amazing the love we have for our children/grandchildren and the love with which they give. I just adore your vintage creations .... so pretty and fitting for this season.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, What a sweet gift from your granddaughter. I have never found a heart shaped rock but I do have a sea shell shaped like a heart. I hope to see you in March.
xx, Sherry

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How lucky you are Lynn...what a sweet gift!!

DearHelenHartman said...

That's just precious. Happy Pink Saturday.

DearHelenHartman said...

That's just precious. Happy Pink Saturday.

Katherines Corner said...

this made my heart smile. Happy Pink Saturday! xo

Tricia said...

What a lovely story about your granddaughter - and such a treasure! And your necklaces are beautiful - love the lace you strung the necklaces on - I too love the old and rusty combined with beautiful textiles. God bless!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

I love the heart rock and how it came to be yours is just priceless. It's an awesome rock too. I found a rock in my yard that looked like a horse head - gave it to my sister. And, I'm always on the lookout for odds and ends in nature - so especially love this story of yours.
Hope you have a moment to stop by my blog. I'm featuring mom's vintage embroidery swatches (they're mine now, but will always be hers). The story on mine is in the photos.
Happy Pink Saturday!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello!

I'm hosting a PINK THEMED giveaway, and I would love it if you stopped by and entered your comment for a chance to win some handmade items.
Hope to see you there!


Ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Pinkim Kimberly Wright said...

It's so perfect and sweet!

Melanie said...

I have never found a rock heart either. I adore the rock your granddaughter gave you...especially precious since it's from her.

Jeanne said...

Oh my, the heart rock story just touched my grandma heart so much. A precious memory and gift.

Your heart creations are so pretty Lynn. I love the one with the key heart. So sweet.

Hugs, Jeanne

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