Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Valentine Story with a Twist

He was truly in love with her, but he needed to show her in a tangible way. He was not a *man of means* so what could he offer her as a token of his love? He needed to REALLY impress her. The idea came to him and... It. Was. Brilliant...literally. The next day he felt the diamond ring. The yellow gold was so smooth....
"Hello. Is this Tony's mother?" the teacher asked.
"Yes it is."
"I thought I'd better call you. Your son brought a diamond ring to class today..." she began.
"A what?"
"Yes. He had it in his desk. He planned to give it to his little girlfriend," the teacher continued, "It looks like the engagement ring to a wedding set. It's a little extravagant for a first-grader." 
"A diamond ring....a DIAMOND ring...." Mom shook her head trying to comprehend it.
That night you better believe my brother was taught a lesson about love, giving and taking...especially his mom's first wedding set. Anyone else love diamonds or diamond-inspired decor? Diamond tufted headboard; Diamond-cut crystal votive; Diamond wallpaper; Diamond tufted footstool; Diamond pattern marble floor; Diamond tufted leather chair; Diamond patterned iron fence.



sissie said...

What a sweet story.
Yes, I love diamond and harlequin designs. "All of these are wonderful, especially that kitchen florr.


Mari said...

A very sweet story, but could you imagine the teacher hadn't noticed? :) I love the crystal votive.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hellooooo, yes, the sparkly kind! Cute story.

Deb said...

now that is too funny....one of my cousins took my Aunts Neiman Marcus credit card to school for show and tell when she was in 1st grade...she will never live that one down....

Dianna said...

Loved the story about your brother! And I do enjoy diamond shapes!

The Tablescaper said...

Great story!

- The Tablescaper

katie said...

Cool Janean, I never thought of diamonds in so many different ways.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh my, my! What a romantic brother you have! Is he still as romantic today? My hubby has his moments, and has done some amazing things that - just the thought of them - blew me away.

And I love diamond patterns! I especially love that ottoman - gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

YES! I do love the diamond shapes as well as the sparkle of the stones...so beautiful when they act like a prism...love your photos,...and lol that little girl was getting one FANCY gift!! The things kids do! :-) have a great day Janean! Hope things are continuing to move smoothly for ya'll...HUGS

NanaDiana said...

Great post- My oldest son took my hubby's first wedding ring to school too -gave it to a girl...we didn't know it until she got mad at him and threw it in our bushes out front-accompanied by much screaming!-lol

Love all your diamond images-lovely- Hugs- Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I surely LOVE diamonds! And I took photos of a gate yesterday and now I'm wondering if it has a diamond pattern! I'll have to go look! Enjoy your day! ♥

Farm Girl said...

How sweet. Yes, I like diamond shapes too. I always wanted to drive a vintage car with diamond tuck and roll upholstery. :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a great story. I also love all of your diamond inspired pictures.

kpaints said...

I love your themes! Great story!

Suz said...

You know...until you posted this I never realized how much I DO love the diamond shape
and of course I do love diamonds
I have earned them :)

I have been thinking about you lately
wished you were nearby
so we could have a spot of tea and talk..oh well

Sylvia said...

What a lovely story, Janean !
That wallpaper is beautiful, love the pattern too !

Linda said...

Fun story and yes, I like those shapes but mostly I just love diamonds (the jewelry), lol. ;)

Rita said...

I love the diamond pattern! I bet your brother had a diamond pattern on his bottom before it was over! Great story though!

Bernie said...

I love anything diamond, especially rings......:-)Hugs

Pamela said...

Wow what a story!!
I love that ottoman just what I want!
I'm having a giveaway come on over!
Pamela :)

Pondside said...

Sweet story!
I like diamond-painted shutters in faded colours.
...and I like a very special 39 year old diamond engagement ring bought for me by my one-time cadet with all his savings. It's still my favorite piece.

Nancy said...

Cute story. And I absolutely love that black and white diamond floor. Love it,love it, love it. Every time I see one of those it makes me smile. Now that's style!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yep! Anything "diamond" works for me on Valentines Day or any day.LOL
Cute story. Funny thing, my granddaughter came home from school with a similar story. One of her little 5th grade friends was offered a diamond ring(turns out belonged to his Mom). She of course said no and told her Mom who in turn called the teacher.
Really like that rod iron fence design.

Sharon said...

What a cute story. I am sure your brother has not forgotten it either!!!
I also love diamonds.
Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Oh, my goodness! How observant that the teacher! Hmmmm, yessss, I like diamonds! :)

Dolores said...

awwww that's the sweetest story.... but good the teacher saw the ring.

The leather chair is my favorite.... make me want to curl up in it.

On Crooked Creek said...

What a precious Valentine Day Story! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Diamond pattern... not so much. I'm a curvy, scrolly type of girl!

Barb said...

Hi Janean!

What a cute story! Your brother must be quite a character!! I love stories like that, they just make me giggle!

That big leather, over-stuffed easy chair looks like the kind I could become engaged with very easily... ;0)


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Ahhhh.....what a sweet story. Your brother's heart was in the right place.....Little ones are so funny, aren't they?

Happy Valentine's Day!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

What a very sweet story!
Reminds me of the time our daughter about 10, went off to school wearing her Dads vintage gold Rolex.
Happy Valentines Day, hope it is sprinkled with much love.


Natasha said...

That is the sweetest story! What a gorgeous young man he must have been!

Best Valentine's wishes,

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Being a first grade teacher, I love this story! I could just see it! Your brother sounds like he was real sweet on girls. Did he continue that trend? lol
Love all your diamond inspired decor. What's there not to love about diamond anything?
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

LV said...

That is a darling story. His heart was in the right place. He probably did not realize the value of the ring or the sentiment behind. I am sure he has a better concept of diamonds now.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a little sweetheart!!

Martha said...

I love diamonds -- both on my fingers and in my ears and around my check and in the house as well!

That was a sweet story!

Tapping World Summit 2011 said...

Wow! Everything looks amazing and such a wonderful story.

kimsound studios said...

Nean, love the story :D xooxoxo Kimmie