Monday, March 1, 2010

The Vintage Pearl



I love jewelry! I think jewelry is my favorite "can't go wrong" gift. I especially love jewelry that showcases my love for my children. For years I wore a necklace with these six birthstone babies that represented each of my kids. Unfortunately, the chain for these particular charms was super-fine and fragile and I broke it several times a year. I got tired of replacing the chain and finally stopped wearing it.

Recently, Erin from THE VINTAGE PEARL brought my attention to her personalized jewelry and I fell in love! Her jewelry is gorgeous, her pictures are awesome, her website is beautiful and so easy to order from, plus she likes coffee. :) Erin started The Vintage Pearl as a creative outlet while she stayed home to raise her children, and over the years, it's blossomed into a pretty great business. I mean, she's got a gazillion followers (not to mention awesome photography) on her BLOG!

My only problem with her jewelry was deciding which one to get! She's got many unique pieces and each is lovingly crafted with attention to detail. She uses sterling silver and makes each piece to order so you can personalize your favorite design with your kids' names and/or birthstones.



She was able to stamp all six of my kids' names on this necklace! I love it and wear it nearly every day. People compliment me on it all the time. This is a perfect Mother's Day gift, in my humble opinion.

And, coolest of all, Erin has a $50 gift certificate for one lucky reader! Check out her website and tell me which is your favorite design. Leave me a comment here and I'll choose one random winner on Friday, March 5.

121 comments:

The Boyer Crew said...

How cool! I'd love something with my daughters name on it! Beautiful work.

Always April said...

I always enter when vintage pearl has a give away, no such luck, YET! I hope I win because I really love her stuff.
aprilshecon(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura G said...

The Eternity heart is beautiful yet simple. Would love it w/ my kids' names. What a lovely site!

Sine said...

OMG!! These are the cutest I've seen in a long time!!
Actuallt my favourite is the one you have.. Soo.. This http://www.thevintagepearl.com/Images/Catalog/Products/collayered.jpg but without the pearl. :D

bubblebutt1975 said...

I LOVE the eternity heart! I am really hoping she post to Australia. These are so beautiful!!

Heather said...

I like it all, but dainty drops is lovely. (I also like the vintage floral background on Erin's site.)

Heather
hbkscotia@hotmail.com

Keri Jackson said...

Who doesn't love the Vintage Pearl? It is so hard to choose, so I guess I will have to say dainty drops :)

Juliana said...

"Names around my heart" is a lovely design!

joanne lendaro said...

Love the square names with heart. But I've got 4 kiddo's so I'd have 3 boys stamped on it and dd's on one of the little flowers as an add on...love the site.

thanks for the fantastic offer!!

Donna said...

These look awesome and I want that certificate ! My daughter and also my daughter-in-law have unique names so it is impossible to find jewelry I love to have engraved for them.
I really love the one you choose the best.... PICK ME ~~~

Donna -Indiana

Jen S said...

That is beautiful! I would love to have something like that with my kids on it.

Tammy said...

Very pretty! I love how they are all so unique.

Ben and Melissa James said...

I really like the Names on a Ring. These are precious items!

Anonymous said...

I love these necklaces! I may have to buy one if I don't win your give-away!

Jill

I 'n'CYST said...

I love love the bracelets! I have been looking for a good fashionable bracelet! I hope to win this!

ElleBee said...

Your kids' name necklace is so cool! I have a bracelet with my boys' names on it, but since we'll be adding to our family in October, I've been thinking about a new piece of "Mommy Jewelry"!

Lori said...

I would SO love one of those necklaces! They are beautiful!

Ber said...

This is a perfect gift for my mother for Mother's Day! (Since I'm childless). I think I like simple love with a copper heart the best! They are all very cute though!

KathyGTwins said...

Today is my twin daughters ninth birthday! It's a great age (prior to teenagerhood)! I would love to win this to celebrate their birth.

kirine said...

I love the "I love you to the moon and back" design. Thanks Dawn for the giveaway

Meredith said...

Who doesn't love Vintage Pearl personalized jewelry? I personally love the square names with heart and bitty blossoms, but it is all lovely. Love your necklace too - very nice!

lesan said...

I love the jewelry, so simple yet so pretty. I can't decide which I like best but the Eternal Heart necklace and the Circle of Love bracelet are two of my favs! Keep the laughs coming - I have 3 boys (a toddler and twin babies) that will be making me shake my head in the near future, I'm sure of it!

Jennifer in Wisconsin said...

I have just a few pieces of jewlery because I love to make it have meaning behind it. I once had a necklace with a heart my husband gave me in college along with three little kids with birthstones that represented my kids but my husband lost it when I was having a xray done. Luckily it was replaced with diamonds, one for each of kids but I'd love to be able to get a necklace that has their names on it. Thanks Dawn for introducing us to "The Vintage Pearl".

Julie said...

Love this kind of jewelry. I like the flower and the circle, I think. Kind of hard to choose.

Lyndsay said...

So pretty!!
I'd choose the square names with heart!

pednurse said...

With my kids' birthdays coming up, this would be an awesome way for me to celebrate my kids!

Nina said...

I love her jewelry too. I think it would compliment any outfit.

Jan said...

I looove the dainty simple hearts necklace--perfect for my 3. :)

Jennifer said...

I like the names on my heart neclace. And it has just enough space to spell all of my kids names.

Anonymous said...

It's a toss up between a simple sweet-heart or a cup of love. I love the simplicity yet elegance of the designs. Thank you so much for the chance to win Dawn.
Angie

The Cohen's said...

I LOVE the Vintage Pearl! It's one of my favorite places to order gifts for loved ones from. I'd choose possibly the eternity heart, or maybe just the birthstone ones.

Cinderella said...

I browse this site often and never buy anything because I think "oh next paycheck..." And the cycle goes on and on...

Kyla said...

What beautiful jewelry - the hardest part is picking just one thing!!

Kyla in KY

Jessi said...

Our family nest is lovely. It would be perfect for my family. I wonder if she can "add" as the family grows.

Carol said...

Oh, I love her stuff. Very unique. My favorite is the mother of pearl earrings because of the long wire. Regular ones keep working their way out of my ears.

Erin said...

I love the Dainty Drops! With another baby on the way in less than 4 weeks, this will be the perfect way to commerate her arrival! Thanks!

Renee said...

I love all of them...the dainty drops I think is my favorite though.

Bambino's Mommy said...

How cute! I never win, but I'll enter anyways. My favorite one is the dainty drops. I'm looking for something for my MiL for mother's day, and this would be good for her currently three grandkids, and could add more when the next one comes :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The flower and circle is my absolute fav!! I would so love to win that and have my two kids names put on it. I have a boy and a girl - so perfect. Thanks so much! Jenn

Katina said...

I love them all! I think I'd get the eternity heart with my boys' names stamped on it.

Sheila said...

We're going to have our sixth (and last) baby in a few months, and I've been looking through websites for the last YEAR, trying to find or design some piece of jewelry with my children's names. I'd never heard of this website--just spent far too long at it and bookmarked it, as it's DEFINITELY the best I've found. I'd like a combination of the eclectic necklace and a bracelet, actually...don't know if that would work, but there are a LOT of interesting possibilities and I'd love to win. :-)
sheilamlange at aol dot com

Jon and Sarah said...

I love the bitty blossoms! Beautiful jewelry!

Lyuda said...

How gorgeous! I want one! Jewelry to me is like shoes to others - you can never have too many!

Pamela said...

It is all so pretty! Hard to choose a favorite, but I'd have to say the " I love you to the moon and back" necklace. I read that book to my kids all the time when they were little. It was always the go-to book!

Denise said...

I love the circle of love bracelet! Thanks :)

Jayne V. said...

So pretty! I'd love to have one with my little one's names!

Melody said...

I have been wanting one of those necklaces forever, yeaa!!! A chance to have one:)

Jen said...

What gorgeous jewelry!! I would love something like that to wear with my kids names on it. :)

Emma Marvel said...

How on earth are you supposed to choose just one?
They are all so pretty, I'll take them all :-)

Christine said...

OMG! I love, love, love the vintage pearl! I have been buying her jewelry since her "early" ebay days! Imagine my suprise when I was reading my favorite mommy blog to see my favorite jewelry blog mentioned.

If I win, oh I don't even know what I would get....probably the bracelet I have been eyeing for awhile :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful stuff! I would love something with my little ones names on it!

Ali said...

I love the dainty drops!! Beautiful stuff!

Tami said...

I LOVE The Dainty Drops necklace!! It is beautiful!!! I hope I win, so I can buy that one!!

Sarcone said...

Dainty drops. I'd love to get that for my sis-in-law. She's expecting her 2nd (and last).

Michelle and Steve said...

LOVE Vintage Pearl!

sennie said...

They are all beautiful!! After some serious consideration I'd pick the layered circles of love with my kids' names on them.

Heather said...

I love her jewelry!

Michelle said...

Square names with a heart. She's got some really special stuff. Bummer that your necklace kept breaking - I know which one you're talking about.

Rox said...

Beautiful jewelry! I'd love something personal like that!

Kim Anderson said...

I love her stuff and would love a you are my sunshine. Its a song we have always sung to her.
leilatigress1(at)yahoo.com

Lori said...

The Bitty Blossoms may be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! how adorable!

Erin said...

I LOVE the initial on a chain!!! All her designs are so pretty! :)

gilroy gal said...

I've seen these before and absolutely LOVE them! So simple and elegant! Would like one with my 'word for the year' on it: cherish

Kimberly said...

Wow! what unique and absolutly beautiful pieces of art you have there! My favorite is the "You are my Sunshine". My 4 year old sings it to me all the time. He even sang it and I recorded it and put it to pictures and made a CD/DVD for his grandfather who is in Hospice at the end of his fight with cancer. Sorry, didn't mean to get mushy. Anyway, even if I don't win (which I hope I do) I will just have to save up all my nickles and dimes because I would love to have that "sunshine" necklace with my 3 kids on it. They really are my sunshine! Beautiful work Vintage Pearl!

julie said...

My favorite are the Family Nest and the Eternity Heart designs. I'd love to win!

dhaynes said...

Yep, the one like yours is def my favorite! I want one with my grandchild's names! Love it! Pick me, pick me PLEASE!

crvnana@aol.com

Bloggin' Mama said...

Oooh, I love The Vintage Pearl and would love to win.

Stacy said...

There are so many beautiful items to choose from! I would love either the 'square names with heart' necklace or the 'flower and a circle' necklace. Beautiful! -Stacy

Dawn said...

Soo hard to choose. Layered Circle or Mama Bird! Torn between listing names, or going with the pearls. I miscarried twins, so I feel like I have 5 kids, but don't have official names for 2 of them. Only my kids would understand the names I'd put for those 2.
Dawn

rankin1997 said...

I love the Vintage Pearl!! I like the dainty names necklace.

KarenKal said...

OMG! She has such cute things. I couldn't just pick ONE! I like the Names Around MY Heart and the Eternity Heart. Sounds like a perfect gift for Mother's Day (and of course I always have to by my own gift)
Awesome web-site
Thanks Dawn

AuntyM said...

What a hard decision to have to choose just one! There are so many beautiful designs. I like the Dainty Drops because it has the birthstones.

Myrnie said...

What a great giveaway! I would LOVE to wear one of her pieces, but it's something I'd never purchase for myself :)

Tokyo Biker Mommy said...

After getting a wisdom tooth pulled i had a friend drill a hole in it and i wore it on a necklace around my own neck until i lost it. I thought it was cool, but now i'm wondering... ;-)

Andrea D. said...

What beautiful pieces, simple and elegant. Love the layered mother of pearl or circle of love. Those would be perfect and fit all 7 of my kids!

Jennifer said...

How pretty!! They are all so unique!

Betsy said...

Wow - what beautiful designs! I love them all! Thanks for posting about this site!

Mynde said...

I so want to win this!!!!

Darlene S. said...

OOOOH! I've had this site bookmarked for awhile and would love a gift certificate to help me actually BUY something!

akhughes said...

I love the square & circle layered necklace and would love to have it with my son's name on it!
andrewandkelly at live dot com.

Michelle said...

I love "dainty drops". It would be so beautiful with my sons' names.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a piece of jewelry with my kid's names on it.

Kristie, Michigan

Hilary said...

My birthday is March 5th - so that woudl be an amazing present!!!

Kristi-Anna said...

Seriously, I have to choose just ONE?! I love the dainty eceltic if i came in a bracelet :)

anawinston said...

The Circle of Love is SO cool! :) Thanks for the opportunity Dawn!

Jenn said...

I like the layered circle of love - along with lots of others lol!

Jennifer said...

I totally dig the layered circle of love as well....but it is definitely hard to choose just one!

Lisa said...

I'm with you, I could pick one fore every day of the week. But if I had to pick ONE, it'd be "names on my heart"

Nadia said...

I LOVE the dainty drops piece and would love to win because well frankly I can't afford to buy it myself and I've been coveting it for quite a while :)

Kathy Polak - TX said...

Neat stuff! I LOVE the dainty drops necklace. It's just too cute!

Jen L. said...

Oh my word...I LOVE the layered mother of pearl necklace. I can fit all my kids' names on it plus my hubby and some other words that remind me of my family. I haven't found a necklace yet that I can fit all 4 kids names on (we unintentionally gave them long names).

JLarsonRN @ gmail . com

The Mommy said...

I seriously have to choose ONE?!?! I like both the dainty drops and the "I love you to the moon and back".

Sori said...

I love unique personalized stuff like this.

AlaneM said...

I love the hammered star, but it's so hard to pick they are all so beautiful!!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway Dawn!

Rachel said...

I love so many of these! I think my favorite is the Dainty Drops. I love that you could add more children to it later. I just love her stuff!

Jodee said...

Love the jewelry. If I don't win I just might have to buy my own mother's day gift :)

Christine H. from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

How do you pick just 1?? I LOVE these!!! I can't pick just 1 and thankfully having 4 kids, I can justify really liking and buying 2. LOL. My favorites are I love you to the moon and back and you are my sunshine. Looks like I will be buying myself 2 really nice necklaces for Mother's Day!

Sandi said...

omg! I love her designs!!! I have searched for quite a while for "the perfect" necklace to fit my children's names on, and hers are the prettiest I have seen. thanks for linking to her, Dawn!

Jill in MA said...

Very cool! Pick me!

imtcbbaby said...

These are much cooler than "mother's rings"! I like the dainty drops design!

Joni said...

I love Erin's designs. I can't pick one favorite! I like the dainty drops, I love you to the moon and back, and simple love with copper heart...just to name a few. :)

rjj71483 said...

I just love the different types of jewelry. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I look forward to winning the $50

Arin said...

I really like the "bitty blossoms" but the "eclectic" with a different shape for each child is fab also.

Denise said...

How cute! :)

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE something like that! The "Flower and a Circle" is my favorite, but I love them all. Too cute!
Dana

Janet said...

The layered vintage mother of pearl has to be my favorite! All the pieces are wonderful - so simple and beautiful.

ShellyBlake said...

OMG, how do you choose? I love the "moon & back" one, but also the "layered circle of love" and the "layered mother of pearl". It is so hard to choose...also love the "eternity heart". But if I had to pick just one - it would have to be "i love you to the moon and back"

Stephanie said...

I really love the dainty drops necklace.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

kiki h said...

I love love love the name on the flower charm. Super cute.kiki(at)hantla(dot)com

JennM said...

My favorite is the layered mother of pearl.

Grammy said...

How do you choose just one? They are all beautiful and simple and sweet. However I think if I win, I'd go with the 'dainty drops'. Too cute!

Jen said...

I'd love to win especially because I just added a child through foster adoption last week after 37 months of waiting.

Jennifer said...

Those are so cute.

Holly C. said...

I would love to have the heart and copper!

Stormimay said...

I don't think the last comment is ever chosen, but it would be so wonderful if it was. I have 7 kids aged 10 and under and the more "traditional" mother's rings or necklaces with charms and jewels and all....well they would really weigh me down. This would be lovely.

Lyttlethingsmttr said...

My son's adoption will be complete in April(i hope)! What a wonderful idea . . .

sunnyside_up2day@yahoo.com

DeeDee Skidee said...

I love the circle of love and the dainty drops birthstones!

The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and I win. Now, a clever girl would leave you a clever comment, so you should clearly pick this comment to win. However, only a great fool would choose the most clever comment. You are no great fool, so you should clearly not choose this comment to win. But I would have known you were not a great fool, I would have counted on it, so you can clearly choose this comment to win!

YOU'VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! I KNOW WHO THE WINNER IS!

The winner is... What in the world can that be?

Jennifer in Wisconsin said...

I know you are really busy, but do you have a winner? Please pick me.

Steph E said...

My husband bought me a ring when he was deployed that is one ring on top of the other and spins. It has our names on the outside with a little window and when you spin the outer ring you can see all 3 of our kids' names on the insides. My fave piece of jewelry :)

Vintage Rings said...

The idea is GREAT! And the amount of comments sure showes it :) I wish I could have these with my sons names - it would be great!

Bobbi said...

love it, love it, love it!!