Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family Gems

My Great-Grandma and my Grandma Margaret

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. For a while there I was on a roll!! This weekend kept me super busy. Saturday I ran errands, the dry cleaners and the leather goods repair man. I had to get some of my latest vintage finds dry cleaned and a purse repaired. I pick them both up tomorrow, I am so excited!! I can't wait to blog about them. :) Sunday. I spent the day with one of my good girlfriends. We went to an estate sale and a flea market. I found some goodies at both (pictures in a future post). I also saw "Public Enemies" and I really liked it A LOT. I really enjoyed the 30's style clothing and it is inspiring me to search out some 30's clothing to wear.

Anyways, tonight's post was inspired by today's episode of "Antiques Roadshow." I just love that show, I have been watching it for years. I remember watching it as a kid, it probably aided my already blooming curiosity for old things. The last item appraised tonight was a set of jewelry that was simply gorgeous. I love when jewelry shows up on the show because it is one of my biggest collecting passions. I have been extremely lucky to inherit some lovely pieces of jewelry from the amazing women in my family. The bracelet above was hand down to me from my Grandma who received it from her mother. I think it is the most beautiful costume bracelet ever and plan to wear it on my wedding day as my something old if I ever get married.

These are two of my favorite rings. The wedding set was my Great-Grandmother's. She was married in 1912, so these rings are almost 100 years old. I always feel like a million bucks whenever I wear them. They were a special gift from my mom on my 21st birthday. The star sapphire ring was my Grandma's. I have the fondest memories of seeing my Grandma wear this -- it was her "every day ring." She kept her most precious rings for special occasions only and she still does to this day.

My hope is that some day I have a daughter so I can pass these lovely family heirlooms down to her to enjoy for the next century or so!



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roseylittlethings said...

such pretty jewels and special family memories to go along with them, that is the best. I have some of my great grandmas jewelry and it is fab!

★Carol★ said...

I just love your family heirloom jewelry! You're so lucky to have inherited such beautiful pieces. I've come to have an appreciation for old jewelry lately, and buy a piece here and there at garage sales, especially the very blingy pieces!

Amy said...

Emily...the jewels look great...and I love the picture of "your Gram" and "my Gram." I hope you have a daughter, too :)


The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

My most precious pieces of jewelry are also heirlooms passed down from my grandma (a locket, charm bracelet and her wedding set).

I love Antiques Roadshow, I used to watch it with my dad when I was younger and now watch it with my beau (he's watched more episodes than I have, it's rather shocking!).

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