Angel Love Ornaments {help needy children}

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We have teamed up with The Salvation Army to help needy children receive gifts
this Christmas season.
1/2 of each Angel Love Ornament sold through December 31st will be donated to
Salvation Army Angel Tree Children.
So you get a meaningful ornament,
and a needy child gets a Christmas present!

So far we have sold 52 of these ornaments, which means we will donate $910–
but we have MANY more ready to be stamped…
shop for them now!

Holiday Open House 2013

Last night our 3 retail stores had our 4th annual open house
and it was so much fun!
THANK YOU to everyone that came out, brought a friend, shopped,
filled out wish lists and ate cupcakes with us–
we sincerely appreciate your support and kind words!

Pics from Tulsa’s store…
(Tulsa had to compete with a same night Justin Timberlake concert!)
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Edmond/OKC’s store…
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Sugar Land/Houston’s store…
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If you filled out a wish list we are going to keep them handy
to make shopping for your loved ones easier–
they can simply come in, ask for you wish list and know exactly what you love!
(makes it SO easy for your husband, mom, sister and/or friends, etc.!!!)

Again, thank you all for coming out,
we hope to see you again on Black Friday!

Our Gift Guide is here (plus a coupon!)

We compiled a gift guide with some of our favorite
and most popular pieces
to help make your Christmas shopping become even easier!
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Shop today and save:
enjoy 15% off our entire site by using the coupon code
“timetogift”!

This coupon expires tonight at midnight,
SHOP OUR SITE NOW!
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See something you like but don’t know where to find it?
Simply type the name into our search box on our website!

our entire 2013 ornament collection is here!

We had WAY too much fun creating our Christmas ornament collection this year-
we created so many that we won’t list them all this year,
we are saving some for next year!
We previously launched these 4…
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…and now it’s time to to release the rest of our 2013 collection!
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We designed with everyone in mind-
from families, kids and friends
to dog lovers, hostesses, teachers, bloggers and more!

Each one was created from scratch in our studio and cast in a beautiful fine pewter,
and hung on a red velvet ribbon with a freshwater pearl,
ready to hang right on the tree!
We have a limited amount ready and available before Christmas so don’t miss out on your favorites.

Shop our entire collection here.

Today only- save 15% off our entire site (including ornaments!)
by using coupon code “friends15″,
expires at midnight tonight!

Which ornament is your favorite?

Holiday Open House 2013 (mark your calendars!)

Local friends– it’s time to welcome in the Christmas season!
mark your calendars,
it’s going to be a fun night you won’t want to miss!

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Someone will walk away winning their wish list (up to $300!)
and someone else will walk away with this beauty:
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which is PERFECT for the holiday baking season!
More giveaways & sales, Christmas cupcakes, a hot chocolate bar,
and get your exclusive black friday coupon-
it’s going to be a blast!
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All 3 stores will be celebrating!
(Tulsa, Edmond/OKC and Houston)
Don’t forget to bring a friend so you can unwrap a free gift from us,
we hope to see you all there!

the perfect ornament {by Ashley}

Family traditions are one of my favorite things about the holidays.
For me, it is so special to have meaningful things that we do as a family year after year.

A tradition that has always been a favorite of mine is our special dated Christmas ornaments. My parents started this tradition with their “Our First Christmas” ornament the year they got married. When my brother and I came along, they continued the tradition with us. As we got older, we got to choose our ornament, It was always a big deal to us to see what the new ornaments were and to pick out the perfect one for each of us. We made sure to get one with the year written somewhere on it, and every year when we decorate our tree, we get to look back at all of the ornaments through the years. Many of them represent something happening in our lives or something we loved at that time. For me, there are a lot of Cinderella and a lot of cute shoes!

When last year’s ornaments from The Vintage Pearl were released, we loved the idea of having a special ornament to represent our whole family. This year, when ‘our christmas family tree’ ornament was released, we knew it was perfect for our 2013 family ornament.
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I love how the ornaments can be personalized for any family, big or small.
I’ve even seen people put their pets’ names–
they are so unique and so cute!

What are your favorite family traditions?

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(Ashley is our Edmond/OKC retail store manager, located at 15th & Bryant in Edmond,
and she blogs over at Ashley Lately
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NEW Vintage Spoon Charm Necklaces

I’m so excited to finally get to introduce these spoon charm necklaces!
We’ve been working on them for a couple of months–
sometimes it takes awhile to get a piece just right,
but I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
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Jill, June Anne and I went thrifting a couple of months ago and in our pile of treasures were quite a few different old spoons. We narrowed it down to our favorite 3 and turned old simple spoons into new beautiful initial charm necklaces. Each charm is handcast in fine pewter, handstamped with your choice of initial in either lowercase or uppercase letters and then hung on a sterling chain with a freshwater pearl. Wear just one initial (your first or last name), or wear you and your special someone’s initials, or even wear one for each child. I love wearing all 4 of my kids initials on a long 30″ chain!

We have 3 different designs to choose from to suit your personal style…
southern belle:
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vintage baroque:
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and classic oval:
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or mix them up with an eclectic spoon charm necklace!
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Starting at just $29,
these necklaces will make fabulous gifts for you, your family and friends!

Which spoon charm style is your favorite?

we are open, a thank you and winners!

I’m so sorry to those of you that are tired of hearing the word “Houston” and “Sugar Land”,
I know it’s been all we’ve talked about lately
but it’s just been so exciting for us!
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Friday we unofficially opened the doors for a soft opening while we finished up things inside,
and then Saturday morning we OFFICIALLY opened up our doors!
The weather was beautiful…
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People started to trickle in at 10am,
and by noon we had a store full of customers,
and it stayed that way pretty much the entire day…
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Ryan picked up Tessa from school at lunchtime on Friday and flew her down with him to be a part of the grand opening Saturday-
she REALLY wanted to come down and help!
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Tate (our IT guy) took her for an ice cream break and brought her back a chocolate mess!
(thanks, Tate).
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This is Melisa, (ME-LEE-SUH) our new store manager-
she and her team did an amazing job getting everything ready!
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We served fresh coffee and these beautiful Latin American cupcakes-
from Sweets by Belen-
the apple ones were my fave- so delish!
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I’m so thankful and humbled by everyone’s support-
we had people drive over an hour to be a part of our big day!
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I’m still in awe sometimes how many people come to shop our stores.
Thank you, Houston friends, for making us feel so welcomed!

And also thank you to our entire team that helped get this store up and running,
we appreciate you all!
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The 3 raffle winners are
1. Jessica Armentor
(she guessed correct- Tessa had a soccer cake!)
2. Carolyn Hubbel
(for wearing a TVP piece)
3. Dena Flores
(she was the closest guess to pearls in the jar, she guessed 568 and there were 580)
We will be contacting you today!

Houston Grand Opening is TOMORROW!

What a busy week-
our team has been working super hard to get the new store ready
and it’s finally time to open our doors!
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It’s going to be a fun day full of giveaways, sales and cupcakes
that you won’t want to miss-
come shop our new store tomorrow!

ornament winners!

The response to our ornaments has been absolutely amazing,
thank you all!
We have new ones to share with you next week,
so please check back!

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1. The “Our Christmas Family Tree” ornament winner is Rainey Garner, who said: My favorite is Our Christmas Family Tree! This would look wonderful with all our names on it and hanging on the tree! Love it!

2. The “Sweet Snowman” ornament winner is Melissa H., who said: Love the Snowman. Hendricksons 2013

3. The “Love on a Tree Trunk” ornament winner is Anne F. (tardiest), who said: posted the link for the Tree Trunk Ornament on my Ancestor Archaeology page on FB – I’m sure my fellow genealogists will love this as much as I do!

4. The “Love & Dots” ornament winner is Lisa (schumacher), who said: Love and dots – it’s our first married Christmas!!!! Also pinned it!
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Congrats winners, please email us at customerservice@thevintagepearl.com!

NEW Christmas ornaments and a giveaway!!!

With Christmas just around the corner we have been releasing a few of our new Christmas ornaments-
we plan to release all of them next week, but here are a few of our favorites:

Our Christmas Family Tree:
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A handmade Christmas Tree (4″ tall) adorned with a star on top was cast in fine pewter. Handstamp your family’s names, they will be staggered back and forth for a bit of whimsy fun.
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Sweet Snowman:
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This snowman (about 3 1/2″ tall) was handmade and then casted in fine silver. Stamp up to 3 lines of text- kids names, a family’s name (“the walkers, 2013) or whatever you’d like!
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Love on a Tree Trunk:
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The sweetest handmade tree trunk(about 4″ tall) was hand carved and then cast in fine pewter. Handstamp your family name, your names or initials (r+e), the year your love began- whatever you prefer to declare your love. Would also make a pretty wall hanging after Christmas!
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love and dots:
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Two hand sculpted hearts (about 4″ tall) are layered together and cast in fine pewter. Add up to 3 lines of text- perfect for kids names and birthdates, couples names and anniversary date or a family’s last name and year.
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Each ornament is hung on a red velvet ribbon with a freshwater pearl,
ready to hang on your tree.

Let’s give one of each away!
Simply tell us which ornament is your favorite to enter.
Tweet your favorite one (@thevintagepearl), instagram it (#thevintagepearl), pin it or Facebook it for extra entries
(please leave a separate comment for each).
We will pick 4 random winners FRIDAY!

TVP & Mardel (so excited!)

Mardel is one of our family’s favorite stores to shop so we were all excited when Mardel picked up part of our wholesale collection! Every Mardel store now offers a variety of our pieces that were inspired by love and faith (my Dad took this pic at the Edmond, OK Mardel store) and most of […]

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Houston store progress (it’s coming together!)

The Houston (Sugar Land) store is coming together beautifully! This is what it looked like before when we first went down to look at the space (it was a Strasburg). I’m on the left and Melisa, our new store manager, is on the right– you’ll get to meet her more later… And here is what […]

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Bay Candle Co. winner (plus a coupon code!)

The randomly picked winner of the Bay Candle Co.‘s Little Fingers & Little Toes candle from their Signature Collection as well as $50 in SweetCash to their online store PLUS a TVP Vintage Baby Feet with Names necklace and a $50 gift certificate to thevintagepearl.com is: Rachel B (barcaks), who said: My favorite is little […]

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a fun feature!

People Country featured our “Love for Oklahoma” necklace in this month’s issue! Our necklace was chosen as their editor’s number 2 pick of things they love for November, so fun!!!

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Bay Candle Co. & TVP GiVeAwAy!

Today we are teaming up with Bay Candle Co. for a super fun giveaway! INTRODUCING… Bay Candle Co. by Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory, home of Sweet Fragrances and Beautiful Light! Bay Candle Co. candles have been described as experiences in sweet fragrances and beautiful, warm light, and evoke pleasant memories of people, places, and things […]

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