Thursday, July 30, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Gift box
Today, I am sharing a couple of new treasures. Many of you know that my favorite book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A few weeks ago I told Beth from Arete that I was looking for a Secret Garden themed necklace. She was wonderful to work with and here is what she made for me...

A sweet charm necklace and matching earrings. Everything was packaged up beautifully inside, too. I should have taken pictures right away, but I was too excited.

Mary's key to the garden.

A soft yellow favorite color.

And a sweet robin.

I also love the matching earrings.

Thank you Beth, for doing such a wonderful job! I couldn't be more happy with everything.

Thank you for taking a look at my show and tell! The kids and I will be visiting my family next week, so there will be no Show and Tell on August 7. Have a wonderful weekend!

Remember, that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your exact show and tell blog post link, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.


Kayren said...

I've never read The Secret Garden or even seen the movie. I don't know if they are even closely related because I know sometimes movies don't stay true to the books.

That said, the jewelry is so pretty! I especially love the necklace with the key.

Sharlotte said...

I've not read this book think I need to put it on my list before summer ends! Your jewelry is so pretty - and very special. I know you will enjoy wearing it and wear it proudly!

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelli, that is just BEAUTIFUL! Seriously, your blog makes me giddy. :o)

Happy (almost) Friday!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kelli... friend, The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books! I first read it when I was just a child and I've seen the movie a couple of times! It's such an endearing story!!! Your beautiful charm necklace depicts the story perfectly...the key, the rose, and the birds!!! Your necklace is gorgeous...I just love that little yellow rose...ohhhh and that key...awesome!!! Ohhh...and the little sweet!!! I'm so very happy for you, Darlin'!!! Thank you for sharing you beautiful new charm necklace with us today!!!

Warmest wishes,

Elizabeth said...

This is my very favorite of your Show and Tells, because I love the book, too!! I will never forget the year that my young daughter and I cuddled up everyday to read a little bit more of the story and all the conversations we had..Oh, my. And the lovely necklace and earrings are absolutely to the most perfect that they could ever be! I LOVE THEM!

Thank you so much for sharing this and have a great day!

Bethany Hudson said...

LOVE them--and the book! Have you heard/seen the musical my Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon? It's fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! You are so much fun to visit. I love your new necklace and earrings. It was very smart of you to think of having something like that made for yourself.....but that is why everyone loves you. You are smart, creative and beautiful!

I hope you and the kids have a wonderful trip to see your parents. I will keep your safety and health in my prayers during your trip.

Love, Debbi

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How very cute. What a fun tutorial.

Unknown said...

LOVED that book, and love the necklace and earrings too.

Tina Leigh said...

I love it! Would never have thought to have jewelry made from such a great book!

Terri said...

Kelli, they are gorgeous! I love the necklace and the little yellow rose. The Secret Garden was one of my favorite books I read with the children.

Hootin Anni said...

I so love it!!! The delicate rose with the key and robin is just priceless!!!!!

Happy Friday.

The dB family said...

That is so beautiful! What a lovely set and a talented jewellery maker!

Have a blessed weekend!

Susan said...

What a lovely neckless.

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the necklace and earrings. They are so precious.
Enjoy your visit with your family. I will probably do my regular Friday post, anyway.
Mama Bear

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet necklace! How thoughtful!

MrsMomma said...

Oh, I love The Secret Garden. Beautiful necklace!

Lady Katherine said...

Kelli, I just love your necklace, Oh, now you have a key to your own secret garden. How is growing? I thought of many times, I think it so wonderful you have a little secret garden. Now a necklace to wear with a sweet bird and a tiny rose! Now with the key on your necklace you won't loose the key to your Secret Garden!
I never read the book, but can picture you sitting among your flowers reading it, In your Secret Garden.

Cindy said...

How beautiful! I simply love it. The movie was very nice too.

Dianne said...

These are beautiful pieces Kelli and so unique and special. I love that story too. I also love yellow roses!

TJ said...

what a beautiful gift!

I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. My family is joining my parents and brother's family at the beach for the week. I'm excited to relax and enjoy myself. I hope you can do the same.

Linda said...

Kelli...The Secret Garden is a wonderful read and I loved the movie too. Your necklace and earrings are are awesome. The key, little rose and robin so perfect...I know you will enjoy wearing these sweet pieces...hugs, Linda

Linda Q said...

Hi Kelli,
Love the jewelry and lovely that it fits a theme to your favorite book. Fun!
Enjoy your week visiting!
Linda Q

Susan P. said...

Absolutely perfect!! She really captured the spirit of the book. BTW, it's one of my favorites, too! Over the summer I created my own "secret garden," something I've wanted since I was a little girl!!!! I'll post about it next week. Have a wonderful visit with your family.

ItaJeff said...

The necklace and earring are wonderful. I've not read this book either, it must be great for reading, I'll put it in my list.
Have a nice weekend


Marie said...

What a beautiful gift! I am going to have to read The Secret Garden. Have a great week away.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful set of jewelry. Very unique!

Arlene G said...

Kelli...I can always rely on you to post on your blog consistently!!! It is a real encouragement to me. Thanks for leaving me a comment yesterday! Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

I have also keep my childhood treasures. I'm showly parting with, as my girls are getting older.
I love you show and tell days. You have such refine and pretty treasures.


Guess I did it wwrong.. what else is new for Maurine..
Got a new camera yesterday and gotta learn all the kinks and new things on it.. but I'm last.
Love all the neat things Kelli has for us to drool over today..
Have a good week-end , everyone !!

RoseLady said...

Hello- I just discovered your blog. What an absolute delight! Your new necklace is ever so lovely, what a treasure.