Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday...Nana's Necklace



My friend Diane at A Picture is Worth A 1,000 Words is hosting a 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
Today I am sharing a necklace that my grandmother gave me before she died. It is a heart shaped locket and when I was photographing it I noticed how very dirty it is. I need to go out and get some jewelry cleaner.
She told me who gave this to her, but for the life of me I can't remember. Old age is setting in I guess.


When you open it up there are two pictures inside. The one of the left is a picture of my father as a boy. The picture on the right is my grandfather (my father's step father). I've always thought it was kind of neat that my grandfather's name was Samuel Donald (he went by Don) and my name is Dawn and I have a younger sister named Sam!

I love this necklace because it was given to me by my grandmother and the two pictures inside were the most important people in her life!
Please be sure to visit Diane and see more 2nd Time Around Treasures.
take care,
Dawn

18 comments:

Tracy said...

Your heirloom locket and photos are delightful, Dawn...So nice hearing the story behind it, the photos and your namesakes. A wonderful treasure! Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Smilingsal said...

Those pictures have held up amazingly well. This is a beautiful necklace, mostly because of the sentimental attachment, but Dawn, once you clean it up, wear it! What a treasure.

Beverly said...

Dawn, I love your locket and the meaning that goes along with it.

You need to have your picture made wearing it. Yes, I like that idea.

Sherri S said...

I am sipping my coffee! And just about to get ready for work. LOVE the handed down necklace! A beautiful treasure indeed. Thanks for sharing it and the story.

Debi said...

Oh Dawn, that is absolutely beautiful. I can certainly see why that's a cherished possession!

Marie said...

hi dawn
your locket is so special. i cherish family pieces also, i hope the next generation loves the treasures as much as we all do.
marie

Bo said...

Hi...what a treasure you have in that heirloom...You really should wear it...it's beautiful! ;-) Bo

bj said...

A beautiful locket indeed...and I can see why you love it so much.

Darlene said...

That is a beautiful locket with beautiful memories. Happy Tuesday!

jeanne said...

Dawn that is a wonderful treasure from your grandmother. I adore vintage jewelry and this pretty little heart is a standout piece. Wear it Dawn.

Hugs...Jeanne

Judi said...

Dawn...thats a lovely locket and with 2 special pictures inside too. Doesn't that make you feel to them wearing it?
That is certainly a treasure.
You and your sister have special names too....nice story Dawn.

Hope you are having a lovely day...and nicer weather. Its been cold today and yesterday but sunny...

Judi

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Dawn,
That is a beautiful locket and it is wonderful that you were the one who inherited it!

Often these family treasures are not appreciated!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Lorrie said...

Hi Dawn, I really like this locket and the story that goes with it. I also have a locket given to me by my mother with pictures of my grandparents inside. I wore it on my wedding day!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dawn, how precious! I love this old locket and I'm sure you do too. Do you wear it sometimes?
I'll enter your tiny name in my giveaway.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Dawn, What a sweet and precious treasure! Love the vintage pictures! :) ~Rhonda

SassyDog said...

Love the locket! Be careful what you clean it with as I had a very old silver ring that I loved. I cleaned it with something for silver and it took all th silver finish off and ruined the ring. You might want to check with a jeweler.

Susie Mitchell said...

What a beautiful treasure, Dawn! I don't know if I'd touch it with cleaner for fear some of the beauty of age might be taken away. Very nice.
Have a great Wednesday.
Blessings, Susie

Elaine said...

Oh your locket is just lovely Dawn ....and the memories behind it are too!
Elaine