Jonah is TWELVE.

Today my “baby” boy turns 12.

TWELVE.

So I ordered “happy birthday jonah” donuts (or JONUTS, as Ryan calls them) from OK Country Donut Shoppe for him to take to his first hour (sorry Mrs. Reagan!), they are a good alternative for kids (especially boys) that might be getting too old for cupcakes…
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In honor of Jonah’s birthday here are a few of my favorite Jonah blog posts:
1. game face
2. faux hawk
3. he’s taking orders and i hope she loves it!
4. the tie
5. a little hairy (this one made me laugh!)
6. only MY child.
Loved looking back at these fun “Jonah moments”!

Jonah is such a fun, happy, sweet and loving kid–
Happy 12th Birthday Jonah!

Tony Brent. (TVP Christmas party 2014)

Last month we had our company Christmas party in the top floor (60th) of the CityPlex towers…
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We asked one of our favorite performers and friend, Tony Brent, to come perform that night and he graciously said yes!
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Tony Brent is from Orlando, he performs his show “the Outta Control Dinner Show” at Wonderworks.
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We originally discovered him on our very first trip to Disney World about 7 years ago.
Ryan and I took just the boys and we found a coupon for a magic/comedy show with all you can eat pizza, plus salad and dessert-
sounded perfect for our family!
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The food was great but most importantly the show was amazing-
our boys BELLY LAUGHED throughout the entire show.
It has become a tradition for us to go to his show every time we go to Disney World,
which has been 1-2 times a year since then
(yes, we are kind of obsessed with Disney)
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His show is very interactive with the audience and it was so fun watching our team members (and their husbands) involved with his tricks!
We all laughed and laughed,
which was the perfect de-stresser after the crazy Christmas season!
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Even Ryan (below) got pulled up on stage…
I may or may not have had something to do with that…
(thank you Tony!)
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Next time you head to Orlando I HIGHLY recommend catching his show-
be sure to get reservations because he does sell out!

(photos by Deanna Spyres, thank you Deanna!)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (shop and save!)

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“tie that binds” necklace — design your own necklace with your choice of silver and/or gold toned circles- each circle represents a member of your family!
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vintage map keychain — created with any city of your choice- could be where you grew up, where you were proposed to, favorite vacation spot – anywhere that is close to your heart! A great gift for many, including Dad!
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itty bitty heart stacking rings — wear a small sterling heart ring for each child, stack sterling rope rings in between if you’d like!
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from state to state keychains — a set of 2 keychains with hearts over any city with whimsical dots “connecting” your hearts, so sweet for long distance friends or family!
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circle trinket box — the perfect little box to hold your treasures!
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cow cuff – a statement piece with your secret message stamped inside!

shop the entire new collection here

Show your Valentine how much they are loved
with a meaningful gift!

For 2 days – shop and SAVE:
use code
LOVEYOU20
to save 20% off our entire site,
including our brand new pieces!

(offer good online and in stores, cannot be combined with other offers, cannot be used on previous offers, expires Wednesday at midnight 1.28.15 CST)

hearts & diamonds are a girls best friend (and FREE TODAY!)

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Our beautiful heart and diamond stud earrings are handmade in sterling silver and have stainless steel posts, each pair comes complete with earring backs.

Receive one pair FREE today with any $50+ order-
simply type your favorite (FREE HEARTS or FREE DIAMONDS)
in the notes box at checkout

OR

Receive BOTH pairs FREE with any $100+ order-
simply type “FREE HEARTS & DIAMONDS” in the notes box at checkout

(offer good online only, orders of $50+ to qualify for one free pair and orders of $100+ to qualify for 2 free pairs, totals after discounts and before shipping applied, cannot be used on previous offers, expires at midnight 1.23.15 CST)

no matter the miles between us (NEW!)

I’m so in love with our new keychain!
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You’ll always be in my heart, no matter the miles between us, our hearts are forever connected.

Handsculpted USA charm in a beautiful bronze, slightly hammered and handstamped with hearts over any 2 places with dots connecting them in between.

A sweet gift for any long distance friends, loves, or family members.

Finished on a bronze key ring, find it HERE!

our “celtic heart” is back (2 days only!)

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We debuted this limited and exclusive handstamped necklace last fall- it sold out on less than one day!
We are bringing it back for 2 days only–
don’t miss out, get yours here!

Dallas Market (wholesale collection)

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This morning Jill and I are waking up in Dallas (June Anne is joining us in a bit) to setup our booth for the Dallas Market.
If you are in town for market stop by and say hello!

Our wholesale collection is full of meaningful pieces that can even be customized with initials and birthstones.

If you have a store and are interested in carrying our collection please email us at info@tvpwholesale.com and we will get you set up!

a cupid kind of love (new!)

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Each charm is handcrafted from scratch in fine silver
and handstamped with “initial + initial”.
So sweet and meaningful, the perfect gift for your Valentine!
Shop it here!

we are in Atlanta with our wholesale collection, come say hi!

Our wholesale team is in Atlanta this week with our wholesale collection!
We are in building 3, floor 2, booth 711…
(same booth we have always been in, but this time we have a bit more space,
last summer our booth got a bit cramped at times!)
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Our wholesale collection is full of meaningful pieces that can be customized with initial charms or birthstone crystals.
We have some new pieces you will love–
come by and say hello if you are here!

If you have a store and are interested in carrying our wholesale collection we’d love to chat with you! Please email us at info@tvpwholesale.com.

#hashtag charm necklace for 2015 (new inspiration!)

What is your one word of #inspiration for 2015?
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Create, balance, love, hope, dream, simplify,
strength, courage, peace, focus, journey, family, brave, grow…
whatever word speaks to you keep it close to your heart
as a great reminder throughout the year as your very own hashtag!
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Shop our Hashtag Charm necklace here!

share a blessing!

It’s time to bless others again this year!
This is our fourth year to do this and one of my most favorite things ever,
to see what some past recipients have had to say about it
click here.
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We LOVE to bless people,
and we LOVE surprises,
so this Christmas season 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 some extra holiday cheer this year with a sweet gift–
we want to send them a surprise package with a TVP goodie!


To nominate someone for a surprise anonymous blessing
simply send us an email at customerservice@thevintagepearl.com–
put “SHARE A BLESSING” in the subject box,
briefly tell us (2-3 sentences) 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!)
Please send all information in ONE email.


Please note: you will not be notified if your person was chosen and it will be sent anonymously,
but we’d love to hear about it if your nomination receives a blessing from us!


Thanks for helping us spread some surprise blessings,
please understand that we may not be able to do them ALL,
but we will bless as many as we can this year!

Keepsake Photo Ornaments (limited supply!)

I am SO EXCITED about our handstamped keepsake photo ornaments!
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they are carefully crafted in fine pewter and handstamped with up to 3 lines of text–
customize for Christmas, wedding anniversary, new baby– such a special keepsake!
Each ornament comes ready for you to simply slip your picture in and hang onto your tree or wall,
allowing you to easily switch pictures out in the future if you’d like.
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We have 2 shapes to choose from: scalloped (shown) and square.
We have a limited supply of these keepsake photo ornaments ready to stamp
so don’t miss out!

SHOP NOW

happy National Adoption Day, let’s celebrate!

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Today is National Adoption Day
and we are celebrating:
our “you grew in my heart” charm necklace is on sale, $15 off!
It is handforged and carefully crafted in sterling silver.
Wear alone or add an a-la-carte charm handstamped with a name or special date.
A beautiful way to wear your love,
makes the perfect gift for anyone that has adopted or has been adopted.
Shop now!

Barn Owl Primitives GIVEAWAY!!! (closed)

I’m a big fan of Kristi’s,
the owner and creator of Barn Owl Primitives
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Her painted typography is so beautiful–
isn’t this flag amazing?
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We have a few of her “rules” signs hanginging around the studio,
they are fun inspiration!
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I absolutely love two of her newest creations,
the family flash cards…
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and the family dominos.
We have both hanging in our home…
they are the first things you see them when you walk in our entryway:
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I have the 2+4 sign positioned right over a family picture with all 6 of us!
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Kristi is giving away a $75 gift certificate to her shop!
To enter simply visit her shop and then come back and tell us which one is your favorite!

Follow Barn Owl Primitives around the web for extra entries,
be sure to leave an extra comment for each:

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The randomly picked winner is Angie, who said: I love all the things! But as a mom of six, I especially like the one that says “if you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts”.
Congrats Angie! Please contact kristi@barnowlprimitives.com to get your $75 gift certificate!

Costume Contest WINNERS!

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Thanks to those that voted for our costume contest!
The Edmond store winner is “Mary Poppins”
and
the Tulsa store winner is “Violet from the Incredibles”,
congrats ladies!!!

TGIF… it’s Freebie Friday!

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These beautiful “blue boho” earrings are FREE today
(with your choice of gold or silver ear wires)
with any $35+ purchase!!!

Simply type “BLUE BOHO GOLD” or “BLUE BOHO SILVER”
in the customer notes box as you check out and we will slip a pair into your envelope!

Available online only, cannot be applied to previous purchases,
limit one free pair per purchase,
expires tonight, 11.7.14, at 11:59PM CST.

shop now!