MEGA Instagram Giveaway WINNERS!

The 50 randomly picked winners of the
MEGA INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY are:
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1. csbrown08
2. stacymae25
3. amberfrickmcknight
4. samanthafurrer
5. deanasmithphotography
6. mereshfamily
7. mammasmoments
8. stacnifer
9. xa_mom
10. hmacdonnell
11. cmyers
12. nursejenny1986
13. callila
14. itsjules25
15. myeyesbliss
16. mntrowe
17. gabriellaahunt
18. zhannakoroleva
19. srriddle30
20. floydlevi
21. arrika
22. megpaint
23. kristenalopez
24. deployedheart
25. lyndseebradley
26. truenorthmom
27. tisha_dembinski
28. lhagerott
29. betsytryhus
30. erin_jones24
31. age7680
32. breedee123
33. tx_girl81
34. polocourt
35. britney3218
36. rtmommy5
37. sheilahas3loves
38. aknecht23
39. sharahlovve
40. iahuskerfan
41. mrseduncan
42. banelson
43. stellagrube
44. lorigalbraith
45. cherylschaffner
46. hausofchang
47. aleela
48. jamierae23
49. tswitz
50. huntfudgesundae

Congrats to each of you!
Please contact customerservice@thevintagepearl.com
with your instagram id name and “instagram winner” in the subject line so we can email you your gift card!
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Everyone else can use code “instaship” for FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING today!
(cannot be combined with other coupons or used on previous purchases,
expires at midnight tonight 9.8.14)

Love Squared {a limited edition}

We have a new necklace “love squared” that is a limited edition…
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I love this dainty little necklace created with a sterling silver cube charm-
handstamp initials around the cube or add a heart, star or cross if you prefer!
Perfect for representing a family of 4, your kids, a couple (2 initials with 2 hearts would be sweet!)
or even a single girl with her initial all around the cube, so fun!

Shop this necklace here!

seattle!

Our wholesale team took our handstamped wholesale jewelry collection to the Seattle Gift Show…
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It was so beautiful there, the weather was nice for us!
We had a great time meeting new stores–
we were picked up in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and most all were new accounts
(so exciting!)

If you are interested in our wholesale collection please contact Anna at info@tvpwholesale.com.

{NEW} “i love you to the moon” charm bracelet

We took one of our most popular and loved necklaces and
turned it into a beautiful handstamped charm bracelet!
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This bracelet is handstamped with any names and personalized just for you!
Finished on sterling chain with a sterling toggle and a freshwater pearl.
Need to add more names? Add them with an a-la-carte charm here.

Shop this bracelet now!

back to school (family randomness)

Last Thursday our kids started a new school year…
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We now have a 1st grader, 5th grader, 6th grader and an 8th grader.
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Eden was so excited for school to start up again and then shed a few nervous tears when we were leaving her the first morning: as I went to give her a goodbye hug she wrapped her hand behind my neck and didn’t want to let go and I saw tears spring to her eyes- broke my heart!
She seems to have adjusted- this morning I heard a quick “bye Mommy!” as she ran off to class.
She has the same lunch period as Tessa and I love that Tessa can check on her (they are close besties)-
last friday Tessa showed her how to go through the hot lunch line for a piece of pizza.
She’s playing both rec soccer (Flower Kickers) and academy soccer (Blitz United) this fall.
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Tessa’s favorite thing about 5th grade:
she gets her own locker.
Locker = best. year. ever.
Also, her cousin/bestie Isabella is in her class so that is just icing on the cake!
Her soccer team (Blitz United) is now officially a “competitive” team so there will be LOTS of soccer this fall (YAY!)
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Jonah started middle school and is playing football this year–
so far his position is “slot receiver”, which I’d never heard of before, but he’s enjoying it,
and Ryan is the defensive coach for his team.
I. love. football season!!!
He’s also playing rec soccer- even MORE soccer to watch (YAY!)
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Caleb started 8th grade and is officially taller than me at about 5′ 8″–
the monster kid wears a size 10 1/2 shoe and CONSTANTLY EATS.
He’s also playing football, he LIVES for football…
again: I. love. football season — it’s time to dust off the cowbells!

It’s going to be a great year!!!
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Our apple for the teacher ornaments would make a great gift for your child’s teacher
or for a teacher friend that is starting a new year!

a true treasure.

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I love getting little treasures like this,
they totally make my day!

new, FREE and winners!

We sweetened up our popular ‘circle of love” necklace and made it even more meaningful with birthstones and a sterling heart:
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TODAY ONLY: receive up to 5 birthstones and the silver heart for FREE,
(a $40 value, that’s HUGE!)
shop this special here!
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We had a fun giveaway for this necklace on Instagram and Facebook yesterday and the randomly picked winners are:
INSTAGRAM:
1. lms619 (for commenting)
2. tracy_broadway (for sharing)

FACEBOOK:
1. Liza Suchar Durand (for commenting)
2. Melissa Hostrander (for sharing)

Winners, please contact us at customerservice@thevintagepearl.com with your custom info and ship to address!

Happy friday friends!!!

school uniforms (morning routines)

School starts in 3 days–
it has been a wonderful summer but I think we are all ready, kids included!
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Our kids have to wear simple uniforms to school-
navy, white or red polos with khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers with no logos.
I grew up in a “rich kid” community but our family wasn’t able to afford the expensive and “popular” brands, and in high school I remember being a bit envious at times of other girls clothes. I totally appreciate the uniforms at our kids schools- for the most part everyone looks the same (plus it doesn’t take a lot of thinking to pick them out each morning).

When Caleb started school 9 years ago all of his uniform clothes went in his closet but I quickly realized that wasn’t a good choice for us– on a busy morning he wouldn’t be able to find something in his messy closet, or even worse everything was dirty (MEGA MOM FAIL!)
I decided I needed to keep his school clothes in the laundry room so I could control them better.

So many years ago I bought a clothing rack from Wal-Mart and it sits in the corner of our laundry room,
and now all 4 of our kids uniforms are hung on it straight from the dryer and it has worked GREAT!
I organize them youngest to oldest in red, white and blue patterns and their school shoes sit under the rack.

Every morning, before waking the kids up, I grab an outfit for each kid and throw it in the dryer with a downy sheet. After the kids shower they come down and pull their clothes fresh and warm from the dryer– which they LOVE.
BONUS- I never have to iron them, the dryer de-wrinkles them for me!

Do you have a morning routine for your kids? I’d love to hear!

Keith’s Lemonade & The Little Lighthouse

This summer we have teamed up with Keith Boyd,
an inspiring 10-year-old that was born with non-verbal cerebral palsy and is unable to use his arms and legs, to raise money for The Little Lighthouse
a Tulsa based development center for special needs children ages birth to six.

Keith’s goal is $250,000, and so far he and his lemonade stands
(the lemonade is free with any donation)
have raised over $100,000, isn’t that amazing?
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Today Keith himself will be at The Vintage Pearl lemonade stand in Tulsa from 10am-2pm.
Stop by to meet this inspiring 10-year-old and with any donation to his campaign you will receive
a HUGE coupon:

50% off any item at The Vintage Pearl!!!
(redeemable in our Tulsa store only)

We hope to see you all there today between 10am-2pm!
81st & Lewis
(918) 935-2731

September Treasure Box: HOOT

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Today we launched the September TVP TREASURE BOX,
the theme was “HOOT”
and they sold out in about 30 minutes!

If you are interested in purchasing an upcoming TVP TREASURE BOX be sure to sign up for our newsletter
we send the box details and a private link to purchase the boxes through the newsletters.

Because they are handmade items we have to limit the amount we can sell each month–
so very sorry to those that missed out on September’s box, but hopefully you can grab one next time!

The TVP TREASURE BOXES include goodies from us as well as other handmade finds–
we love to help spread the word about other small handmade businesses
and introduce them to potential new customers!
If you would like to be considered to contribute your handmade items to one of our boxes please contact us at hello@thevintagepearl.com
with “tvp treasure box” in the subject line.

It’s a fun way to introduce new customers to your brand!

mama birds, a silver tie & home state cuffs

We have 3 new pieces to share this week!
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I love birds and I love being a Mom — celebrate being a mom with our new custom “mama bird” necklace-
created using sterling silver and handstamped with the names of your little ones or text of your choice.

Our “silver tie that binds” ring (top right) has been requested by gold jewelry lovers after our “golden tie that binds” ring was created-
each ring represents a member of your family.

And our ““leather home state cuffs”” can be created with any state!

Shop our entire “new” page here.

bumblebees & ladybugs

We have the sweetest new pieces for little girls, a special hand stamped name necklace created just for her! Each charm is handstamed with your choice of a ladybug or a bumblebee, then custom hand stamped with any name. Add a pearl or her birthstone– she will love it! Learn more about them HERE!

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Mt. Rushmore!

Ryan has always wanted to take the fam on an RV trip and we finally did it! We rented this RV, packed it up and headed north. The girls slept up on the bunk above the driver, the table to the left turned into Jonah’s bed and the couch on the right turned into Caleb’s […]

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Dallas Market (wholesale boutique collection)

We are in Dallas this weekend for market with our wholesale boutique collection! If you are at market come visit us– floor 13, booth 9026 –we are offering free gifts, free shipping and show specials! Our wholesale boutique collection (birthed in 2012) is a sweet reflection of our custom web line. We have designed meaningful […]

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our summer collection is here!

School is out, summer is in (yay!) and we are excited to launch some “summer inspired” pieces– they are sure to be summertime staples! Our new “moroccan initials” are one of my favorites! We have some brand new stacking rings, mix and match them! Beautiful earrings in a few different colors: Our new “faith, hope […]

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First Monday in Canton, TX

Jill, June Anne and I drove down to shop “First Monday” down in Canton, TX… It’s the largest flea market in the United States and you can shop thousands of booths– filled with old stuff and new stuff– we gravitated toward the “old” stuff. It was fun just looking at what other people had purchased! […]

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