Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spicy Valentine Heart

Many years ago, for Valentine my honey bought me a very good quality creamy-colored faux pearl necklace at a major department store.  With his purchase came this lace heart attached to a "chain" of tiny faux pearls.  In the heart was the best scented potpourri!   Every time I opened the dresser drawer where it lay, I anticipated the fragrance.  It took me years to recognize the main ingredient was whole clove.  No kidding!
I'm now blessed to own four real pearl necklaces (two inherited from my mom) and a couple of pairs of real pearl earrings.
The original necklace was lost, but the faux pearl-lace heart still stays in a drawer I open daily.  Its scent has finally faded, but the dear memory of that Valentine's Day has not.    Do you have a "special" gift from Valentines Past? Photos from top: my faux pearl and lace heart; real pink pearl and gold bracelet; my real pearl earrings; real pearl necklace, faux pearls on gift (click here to link).









20 comments:

Marla said...

Oh, I just LOVE your pearls! I have quite a few pair also, inherited from my mother and received as gifts from my parents. I was born in the '50s. Having pearls was a MUST!

My favorite Valentines gift is really the same as my favorite any holiday gift .... having the entire family together. Nothing ever makes me happier.

Happy Valentines Day, Janeen!!

McVal said...

How sweet! and gorgeous! You've got a very romantic husband!
And I LOVE whole cloves...

It's me said...

Hello again...nice chain with that popourrie heart!!

OOOOOOOO i wish my english was beter dan this!!!

It is so hard to wright in englisch.......but when i do it often,maybu i learn it better !!

Have a nice day ! greetz Ria

Antonia said...

What a beautiful memory! Happy Valentine, hug Antonia

queenbuffness said...

FYI. I was right re:the WalMart flowers. sigh. Old dogs + new tricks + flowers from WalMart

Andrea said...

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.
Hugs,
andrea

Sylvia said...

Beautiful heart and jewelry !
Happy Valentine's Day,
Sylvia

Julie Harward said...

I too love pearls...I have inherited a long string of them from my mom and I just love them! Once my husband had so many boxed of roses delivered to our home, it filled every room..crazy huh?! But I'll never forget it! Have a Happy Valentines day, come say hi when you can :D

Pondside said...

I too am a pearl-lover - is there anything more romantic? Anything that 'goes' with everything like real pearls?
I love Valentines Day because it's just all about affection. I'll make a heart-shaped cake and we'll have cake and tea after a walk on the beach - no stress, no sweat, just a happy day.

Donatella said...

what a romantic husband!!love the chain so pretty with the popurrie have a happy V day!!

Bernie said...

If I could only take one piece of jewelry anyplace it would be my pearls.......love them....:-) Hugs

Just Breathe said...

They are beautiful. I don't have a pearl necklace but I often think of buying one for myself. Hope your having a nice Valentine's Day.

The Gough Inn said...

Happy Valentine's Day -- sweet moments you have shared. I always make jello in a hear shape dish and a cake in the shape of a heart. I fix him a special dinner of his likening.If it's meat loaf then I cut out heart and place on his plate with other yummy foods. He is always pleased..and felt my extra effort was filled with loved.

Christine said...

They say Women like diamonds, well... I LOVE pearls!!
Gorgeous pictures of your pearls.

*Hearts & Hugs*

Olivia and Me said...

Gorgeous my dear. Pearls are a grand gift.

Lovely necklace, something I would wear in a heart beat!

with love,
Olivia

Technodoll said...

Très joli and I can almost smell the delightful cloves from here! Awe!

I'm not a pearl girl but I can appreciate a classy piece of jewelery, that's for sure!

Edie said...

Beautiful pearls and a beautiful sachet too. Happy Valentine's Day!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pearls are gorgeous! I love the scent of cloves!

Florence said...

Those pearls are beautiful. Florence

Certain Creatures said...

I love pearls.. so elegant and refine!
Thanks for coming by!
;)Francesca