Friday, December 3, 2010

A little Christmas Shopping

*If you are here looking for the stocking give away go to this post*

Rob and I were discussing Christmas presents yesterday. Normally we do not buy for each other but this year since the big kids (22,19) are adults and we just have Robbie (11) to concentrate on, we decided it was time to treat each other. Rob knows I have wanted a Mother's ring since the big kids were toddlers. My Grandmother had one and I have always loved it. I have realized over time that a ring is not practical for me though so I have been looking at necklaces instead.

Now, I love Rob dearly and he tries very hard to buy me something that I really want or need but sometimes he misses. It's partly my fault because I have a tendency to say out loud when he is around "Oh, I like that" or "isn't that pretty". It's not that I want those things, I just think they are nice or pretty. So I decided that I had better be involved in picking out my Christmas present.

I did a little internet searching and found a nice Mother's necklace that works well for me. I found a shop called Things Remembered that has many wonderful pieces of jewelry.

With a quick search I found this:

It has a modern feel to me with the circle piece and the tree. They allow you to engrave both sides of the circle piece. On one side I chose the three kids names- Justin, Mandy, Robbie. On the other side I went with A Mother's Love is Forever. Our family tree will have 5 birthstones.

It also comes with a free filigree box:

I was being cheap and didn't have the top of the box engraved. Plus, I wasn't sure what I wanted engraved. If I decided I want something on the box I can take it to a local jeweler and have it engraved later.

I know what I am buying Hubby for Christmas I just need to go to the store and pick it up. I can't tell you what it is because sometimes Rob is sneaky and visits my blog.


The Quilting Pirate said...

What a beautiful idea, I took want something in a necklace that represents my kids. Thanks for sharing this...need to share the info with my family :)

Pat said...

That is a beautiful necklace......I'm sure you will be very happy with it! Great idea!!!

sunny said...

How pretty! One of my prize posessions is my mom's mother's ring.

Shari said...

I think the necklace will be amazing and you will have it next to your heart too - I can only wear flat flat rings as I would knock it around too much! Real women have real work to do! Same with fancy manicures - not for me. I try to keep my nails short and tidy - too much work to do to worry about chipping a nail! It's wonderful that you are getting something so meaningful - hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Barb said...

That necklace is just beautiful.

I have gotten to where I don't say I want or love...if I do, I will say but I don't want it or the next thing I know, it will be mine....sounds like you have a husband like that too....aren't they wonderful?