I have lots of pretties!
"Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles."
I tucked a vintage pearl and diamond lapel pin inside.
I found this beautiful box at a thrift store. Isn't it gorgeous! It's so ornate, I love it! I got the diamond encrusted bar pin from my grandmother Margaret.
I found this wonderful antique jewel box at a thrift store. It's so pretty, it's made of a gorgeous red plush velvet. I believe it probably once housed a set of real pearls given to a lucky lady from her sweetheart.
"Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare."
~ Author Unknown
"Let us not be too particular.
It is better to have old second-hand diamonds
than none at all."
~ Mark Twain
"I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels.
Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within."
~Titus Maccius Plautus
I do enjoy things that are blingy! But I also think it's fun to wear silver and turquoise or the "hippy bead" look. It's so fun to have options! I also think it's so fun to mix and match my jewelry and come up with new looks.
"When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure."
"And the servant brought out jewelry of silver and of gold,
and garments, and gave them to Rebekah."
Here's a few of the special necklaces my sweet husband has given me.
There's always room for a tiny bit of animal print in my house! :0)
I put some organizing trays inside to help keep my pieces organized.
I"I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond."
~ Mae West
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel." Proverbs 20:15
"For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her." Proverbs 8:11
"Having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal." Revelation 21:11