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.
Don't forget my sweet pink Valentine give-away is here and have a fabulous week. There's a party today at Common Ground and How Sweet the Sound. Please visit for vintage inspiration. ;) xoxo
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