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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jeanne d'Arc Necklace

Bon Jour Mon Amis!

Today I wanted to show you something amazing that arrived in my mailbox!
A gorgeous Jeanne d'Arc necklace!  My ever so talented friend Cindy did a blog post last week about this necklace, that she was adding to her Etsy shop.  Well, I took one look at it, and knew that I just had to have it!  So I quickly went over to her shop to order it, hoping that no one had beat me to it!
When I found Cindy in my mailbox today (ok, Cindy wasn't actually in my mailbox, but her package was!), I could barely contain myself!  I had to force myself to go and get the camera to snap these photos, before I just tore into the packages!
 Just look at this gorgeous presentation!  I felt like a queen opening everything!  A beautiful tag, a sweet little sheer black organza bag, and rhinestone bling!!  Does it get any better than this?  Oui, Oui!!
 The necklace features some really cool skeleton keys (love!!!), a crown (so me!), and a beautiful Jeanne d'Arc medallion.
 And just look at that tiny little black key!  How adorable is that? Be still, my heart!!! I had a bunch of shopping to do today, so of course I wore my necklace, and I know that I will be wearing this now all of the time!  It is even more gorgeous than the photos!
 And if that wasn't enough, Cindy so generously included this beyond gorgeous tag!  I wish that you could see it in person!  Trust me when I say that it's the prettiest tag ever!!!  Look at those beautiful white roses, they look so real! And I love the neat graphic, the paper, and all of the other embellishments.  Cindy obviously puts alot of love into her work!!
 But wait, there's more!  I was ooohing and ahhing, and almost crying, as I was so touched by Cindy's thoughtfulness to include the extra surprise gifts, not to mention her awesome creativity!  Just get a load of this tag, embellished with an oh so pretty blue flower, that is also a magnetic clip!  The flower is just like a piece of jewelry, and even is glittered, it's so me!!!  And Cindy knows how much I love blue, it's my favorite color!  The tag features a fun graphic, another cool key, cheesecloth, a Paris tag (tres magnifique!), and more jewelry bling!!!

Just look at all of the gorgeous detail that Cindy places on such a small canvas!  Truly amazing!  And Cindy, you are an amazing and talented friend!  So, if you are looking to treat yourself to something extra special, or want to buy a meaningful gift, be sure to check out Cindy's shop, as I know you will be sure to find lots of amazing treasures!  Oh, you can check out Cindy's blog here, too.  If you have never visited, you are in for a treat!


Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

What a great choice! Lucky you.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Aww, I couldn't wait 'til you opened everything--I wanted it to be a surprise and I'm so HAPPY that it was!!!

Tete said...

That looks so fun! Hope you enjoy it!
Hugs- Tete

Linda said...

This is so funny...I was the one who beat you to it!! Cindy is such a sweetie! I've been wearing mine all day!

NanaDiana said...

OHHHHHH-Gorgeous indeed! What a beautiful surprise...can you stand it? Love it, Donna~ xxoo Diana

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Beautiful necklace! Love the skeleton keys...
I'm your newest follower.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs ~*~ Wendy ~*~

Donna said...

She IS talented! Vintage-looking unique things!!

bikim said...

Love the necklace!
happy weekend

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Woooow, what a lovely surprise and full of gorgeous little treasures! You are a one lucky girl! Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog and I'm sending my warmest hugs, too!