My mother took the ring off her finger and pressed it in my hand.
"I want you to have this now".
This pretty little ring originally belonged to my great aunt Fifi.
She received it from her employer, New York Life Insurance back in the 1950's when she retired.
It was given to my Mom after Aunt Fifi passed on.
I have loved this ring from the first time I saw it on my mother's finger. I was a young teen and I suppose it was the blue sapphire. You know how I feel about the color blue.
On my wedding day my Mom let me wear it as my
something borrowed and something blue.
Now, looking into her warm and loving brown eyes
I protested, "not yet, Mom".
But we don't refuse her much these days...
and this sweet ring is now on my finger.
I purchased four of these simple silver bands inscribed sister a few years ago. I gave them to my two sisters, my sister in law and as a gift to myself to commemorate a sister's retreat that we shared.
The inside is inscribed forever...
What a blessing my sisters have been in my life!
My little sis Mary Beth and I were shopping on my birthday two years ago and each bought the other an initial pendant...
It was the same day she talked me into buying my beloved black cowboy boots!
That was a great day....
I may have shared this pretty lariat made by Dina Varano in a previous post.
When I wear this unique piece I remember all the fun times I have shared with my dear friend and favorite flea marketing and antiquing partner, Paula.
She has many beautiful pieces made by this talented artist and a visit to Dina's shop in Chester, Ct. is a must when I am visiting Paula.
This last little ring was given to me by Daniel when he was 12 years old. We were on a trip out west to visit as many of the National Parks as we possibly could on our three week vacation.
We were browsing the souvenir shop at Yellowstone.
Dan spent most of the souvenir money his grandparents had given him on this one gift for me.
He explained that it was Dakota silver and that it was a thank you gift for taking him and his sister Kate on our wonderful trip.
That is Dan.
What a gift.
I hope you enjoyed my precious jewels!
I have them displayed here with a few of my nature finds from my morning walk in this beautiful southern neighborhood.
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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