Thursday, August 12, 2010

{grandma's grace}

"The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future."
~Charles and Ann Morse~

Absolute favorite picture of my grandma as a little girl.
I love everything about it.
The hat.
The dress.
Her somber expression.
And the tiny, blonde curls that frame her face so sweetly.
It was a picture that hung in her bedroom.
And I have loved it for as long as I can remember.

It was this picture I thought of as I began designing
a necklace specifically for grandma.

I wanted something simple,
and with a bit of a vintage feel.

I love the creamy white pearl,
the tiffany style heart,
but mostly
the oval shaped silver
and how it reminds me of the cameos
my grandma used to wear.

I'm completely smitten
with initials these days.
And I just might start stamping them on everything...

I love the simpleness of {g}...
for grandma.

So, so much meaning wrapped in that tiny, little letter.

After all, isn't she the one
who taught you that...

bananas taste better when sliced and served in a bowl of orange juice,
that the sugar in grandma's candy is good sugar,
that sheets should be line dried
{so you can watch the nest full of baby quail as you hang them},
that empty butter tubs are great for catching potato bugs
and that roses grow best with egg shell water.

Isn't she the one that taught you
about {faith}
and how to have a grateful heart?

That's what my {grandma} taught me.

I know that {grandmas} often have special names
like...nanna, mimi, nonny and nai nai.

Each necklace can be customized with the initial of your choice.
The initial that means {grandma} to you.
Or to your children.

You can purchase my new {grandma's grace} necklace here.
What name means {grandma} to you?

"God's most precious work of art is the warmth and love of a grandma's heart."
~author unknown~

1 comment:

  1. This is just lovely...and so are the thoughts behind it!