Hello friends– after many emails, phone calls and in store requests/demands for
the “love for Oklahoma” charm necklace
we will continue to offer them through this Sunday or while supplies last,
and donate 50% of each ($24) to the Oklahoma Red Cross to aid the Moore tornado relief.
If you ordered before noon today then your necklace will still donate 100%,
and after noon today your purchase will donate 50%.
We are working quickly and with great care to get each one made!
Each one is hand-sculpted, filed, fired, sanded, hammered, brushed, soldered, oxidized,
hole punched and polished,
then hung on a sterling chain with our signature freshwater pearl!
We are so blessed by your response
and how much you all want to help.
Thanks again for your support,
we could not have done this without all of you!
Hello friends– after many emails, phone calls and in store requests/demands for
All of us at The Vintage Pearl are so sincerely OVERWHELMED by the response
of our “Love for Oklahoma” charm necklace.
Because of the generosity of thousands across America and due to the hard work of our team,
The Vintage Pearl has raised over $100,000 for the tornado relief in Oklahoma.
This is AMAZING for our little company, we are so humbled by all of your support!
Yesterday Ryan and Eden delivered a check to the Oklahoma Red Cross for $111,000
designated for OKC/Moore tornado relief in which 100% of our check goes towards,
with another check for the remaining necklaces sold next week.
We anticipated selling a few hundred pieces and ended up selling several thousand!
Due to the enormous and surprising response,
we have completely sold out of the “Love for Oklahoma” piece,
both online and in stores.
We thank you so much for your giving hearts
and please keep those in Oklahoma affected by the tornado in your prayers.
Our hearts are broken for what happened in our home state,
as we were glued to the televisions to make sure the storm wasn’t coming to Tulsa
(tornadoes have a trend of coming up the Turner Turnpike from OKC to Tulsa)
we saw the destruction the tornado left in it’s path in our neighboring city of Moore.
Schools, hospitals and homes have been completely demolished,
loved ones are missing, some have died (including children),
and many people will be starting completely over.
I have heard newscasters say this may be the worst tornado our country has every seen!
I have to say that I am SO proud to live in a state where EVERYONE wants to jump in and help.
My facebook feed is full of people wanting to know when and where to donate,
how can they get more needed resources in
and ready to jump in the car to drive down and help sift through rubble.
Our church is already there with semi trucks full of water, gatorade, food, toilet paper and other needed items.
My brother works for the state of transportation and has been vigorously clearing off the roads and highways so emergency vehicles can get through,
and keeping everyone else out so it’s not chaotic-
he has sent me pictures and it’s simply heartbreaking to see.
We want to help.
This morning, first on our agenda was what can we do to help?
And here’s what we came up with:
These bronze “Love for Oklahoma” charm necklaces have a sterling silver heart placed over Moore and are hung on a sterling chain with a freshwater pearl.
100% of each necklace sold (so $48) will be donated to the American Red Cross to help aid in their relief efforts.
Please help us spread the word to get these necklaces sold,
we pray they will be a sweet tribute and a great reminder of what happened on May 20, 2013.
I’m super excited about our new handstamped sweetheart jewelry boxes!
They are something that we have worked on for a long time,
and I’m so glad they are finally ready!
We hand sculpted both the heart shaped box and lid, and then cast them in fine pewter. This handstamped jewelry box looks beautiful on your bedside table, ready to hold your favorite tvp pieces and keeps them safely stored when you’re not wearing them.
This jewelry box makes a sweet gift for mom, grandma, a new bride, a teacher or a graduate and more!
They are on sale today only- shop for them here!
Congrats to Ashley Williamson, our Facebook friend that won a sweetheart jewelry box! (pictured above)
Please mail us your address, Ashley.
Last fall we built a chicken coop and bought some chickens,
and haven’t purchased eggs since,
these ladies keep us well stocked with up to a dozen a day!
We have a black bantam chicken that has the cutest little feathered feet
and we named her Ethel.
Ethel began brooding, meaning that she would nest on her eggs and wouldn’t let us take them,
she would actually growl at us when we tried to get them.
Our friend Matt advised us that she will continue that until she has babies,
but since we don’t have a rooster, babies were not in her near future.
Last night Matt brought over 4 freshly hatched baby chicks (they are 3 days old!)
and we replaced her eggs with them–
she has become a great mother hen and has taken well to her new little babies!
Aren’t they so cute?
They even have feathered feet like Ethel!
The others aren’t so sure about them yet…
Happy Mother’s Day, Ethel!
I’m so sorry, I was supposed to announce the winners yesterday.
Jill and I went out of town for a conference Thursday morning,
returned back Friday afternoon just in time for the kids to get home from school,
and then both of my boys had back to back baseball games-
the day just got away from me!
I loved reading about all of your favorite Moms!
If you wrote something about your favorite Mom,
I HIGHLY recommend you share with them what you wrote-
it would be an amazing gift to them.
I used the random number generator to help me pick out the winners,
and here they are:
The winner of the kitchen-aid mixer (in buttercup) and a $100 TVP gift certificate is:
sarah, who said: I’ve never had to sit down and share why my mom is so incredible. Somewhat hard to put into words. Grateful is the first word that pops into my head. Although she lives a plane-ride away, she will jump on the first flight our way if she is ever needed. As I write this, my 3 children and I came down with a bug and have been hunkered down at home. Normally grandma would come and save the day, only this time she is out of the country. It sure helped me appreciate her even more than usual. She loves to give… giving gifts is her specialty, but more importantly is the way she gives of her time and service. She’ll drop anything to help family. Most of the time I don’t know how she does it all. She’s a supermom and supergrandma. I am a very lucky daughter to have her.
The winner of the mini iPad and a $100 TVP gift certificate is:
Erin, who said: I’ve been blessed to have many “moms” in my life! I was basically raised my my grandmother. 40 years ago that was not as common as it is now so I was always different at school but I loved it! She was a great lady. She died the year I got married and I’m thankful she got to meet my husband before she passed but so sad she didn’t get to meet my kiddos. They truly have missed out. Luckily I inherited the best MIL & GMIL ever! Hubby and I actually lived with his grandmother right after we got married. She was the best example to me of what family does for each other. Ad my MIL is truly one of my best friends. I am blessed blessed blessed to have had these women as role models and friends!
The winner of the roomba and a $100 TVP gift certificate is:
Sue Whitaker, who said: My daughter Jen is my favorite mom. Although she is only 31, she has been through many trials and tribulations. Recently widowed, she chooses to stay positive & focused so that her three children, Breckin, TobyAnn, & Ella Sophia can have a stable loving home. I love you, Toots.
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your ship to addresses.
If you need a last minute gift, a TVP gift certificate is PERFECT!
It’s emailed immediately after purchase- simply print it out and slip it into a card,
or have it emailed directly to the recipient!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday,
let’s celebrate Mom with a MEGA giveaway!
Simply tell us something special about your favorite Mom below
(could be your mom, grandma, a friend, sister or even YOU!)
to enter to win one of these 3 amazing prizes!
Winners will be randomly picked Friday,
Once again we are asking you to help us bless others for Mother’s Day…
we LOVE to bless people, and we LOVE surprises,
we want to help you share some unexpected love and joy with others!
Do you know someone who is going through some tough times
and needs to be blessed with a meaningful “pick me up”?
Let’s bless someone that could use a sweet gift,
to show them someone is thinking of them who cares—
we want to send them a surprise package with a TVP goodie!
To nominate someone for a surprise blessing:
simply send us an email at email@example.com–
put “SHARE A BLESSING FOR MOM” in the subject box,
briefly (2-3 sentences) tell us WHY you are nominating this person,
and we also need to know:
1. their name
2. their address
3. customizing info
(kids names, meaningful words or a special date,
whatever you think will put a smile on their face!)
Thanks for helping us spread some blessings,
please understand that we may not be able to do them ALL,
but we will bless as many as we can for Mother’s Day!
Yesterday I had a HUGE to-do list… and I was really looking forward to going in to the studio and start checking things off the list. But as I was making the kids breakfast before school Jonah reminded me–
TODAY IS HIS FIELD TRIP DAY.
You know, the one I’d signed up to go on with him weeks ago.
I’m going to be honest and admit- I don’t LOVE going on field trips,
but I try to go when my kids ask.
So I immediately thought “there’s no way, I have WAY to much to get done today…” and I started to talk my way out of it- I’d totally forgotten and just had WAY too much to do, blah, blah, blah.
But then I looked at his little excited and eager 10-year-old face, smiled, and said “awesome, let’s go!”.
I pushed away my “obligations” and spent the day on Jonah’s field trip,
watching him zip line, shoot archery and bb guns, ride bumper cars and drive go-carts…
…and looking at these pics of our day I know I made the right decision!
Moms and Grandmas are AMAZING…
celebrate them with a special piece from tvp!
Today is the final day to place a custom order that is guaranteed to ship for Mother’s Day!
(U.S. only as we cannot guarantee International ship times)
Use coupon code “momday15″ and save 15% off you entire order!
It’s super-duper busy at the studio and in the stores, our team is working hard to create and ship your Mother’s Day orders! Our original custom order cutoff date was today, but because our team has been able to stay on top of the orders so well we were able to extend it to this [...]
We are celebrating Earth Day by donating 50% of each of our new “Vintage Earth Charm necklaces” sold in April to Blood Water Mission (founded by one of our favorite bands, Jars of Clay) to help overcome the HIV/AIDS and water crisis in Africa. Each necklace is handmade in recycled fine silver and hung on [...]
Mother’s Day is May 12th and will be here before we know it! We are oh-so-busy in the studio hand-making Mother’s Day orders- we are so honored to be able to create such a special gift for others! It’s fun to see what gets ordered for mom, some are pretty heart touching. Be sure to [...]
April showers inspired us to create a new piece, and it’s our April exclusive! Add some fun and whimsy to your collection- April is the month of rain showers, and you are “showered” with love– this sweet little handmade love umbrella shows it! It’s layered on a 1 1/8″ sterling silver disc that is handstamped [...]
Jonah pitched his very first ever baseball game last night- he threw some strikes, walked many and hit a few (oops), but overall had a great game, and our team won! Love his celebration after he struck this kid out! (click on full screen, bottom right hand corner to see it bigger) Tweet