4.27.2011

bejeweled romance.


The best gifts in life are the gifts you don't have to request...someone just knows.

Since I was old enough to appreciate the lovely things in life, which I'd peg around age 12, I've wanted an antique cameo necklace, ring or brooch. Don't ask me why--cameos don't really fit my usual style--but there's simply something uber romantic about them. Their age. The wispy portrait of a beautiful woman of yore. The peachy hues and milky complexion. Over the years, I've oogled many a cameo, but never bought one for myself. A cameo felt like an item I would someday get from a super-special guy who understood my silly romantic heart.

And Gabe just knew. Even though I'd not said a word to him, he just knew. (Or maybe a friend or family member tipped him off?) I found this little pretty under the tree when we reunited in December...after 20 hours of travel, loads of delays, thinking we'd not see each other in time for New Years. Yep, I'm finally getting around to telling you about my Christmas gifts. But it felt extra special, given the months we'd spent apart and the hassle we went through to see each other that evening. He even found an extra long chain, so I can wear it tucked into my blouse and close to my heart when I don't want to make it the main event of an outfit.


I adore it. But, I think this cameo may be the jumping point for another 'someday' collection...after I get bored with suitcases and globes. :)

P.S. Thank you for all your nail tips + color recommendations! I'm so intrigued by Shellac. I might have to reward all this paper writing + finals studying with a little Shellac splurge!

10 comments:

  1. I adore those too. My mom has several she never wears that I've had my eye on since I was a kid, but I don't have the guts to ask for one. They are very romantic.

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  2. Oh my goodness; so lovely! Both the necklace and the story :)

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  3. It's so nice that he just gets you. He knows what his lady likes and that is a true talent. It's just such a beautiful piece and I know you'll treasure for so so long! I know some women that drop all the hints they can, but their guys just can't pick them up...and I'm not talking about me :)

    Those cameos always remind me of both my grandmothers: they both have vanitys and growing up we used to sit there and play beauty shop. I think I remember seeing a few pieces like yours sitting in there.

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  4. He's a total keeper! (Clearly you already know that.)

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  5. That's lovely. The story, and the cameo. I'm so glad that you two found each other!

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  6. They are so lovely. I found some in a box of jewelery that belonged to my grandma, which my mom gave to me. I wasn't very close to her, but I think that box full of treasures is something special that I want to save.

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  7. Hi friend, it has been so long since I have checked in. I've just taken a look through all the posts I have missed. Your blogging as usual is eye candy at it's best! Love you photos and stories.
    xox J

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  8. So beautiful! Good gift to get :)

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  9. That's so sweet! I love cameos too- so vintage and pretty!

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  10. He is definitely a keeper B - most guys don't even know what a cameo is.

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