5.21.2009

Thousand Words Thursday and Vintage Thingies Thursday

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Welcome to Thousand Words Thursday and Vintage Thingies Thursday. On Thursdays I like to post a photo that gets you thinking. A photo that tells a story. Then, I encourage to you let it carry you away. Write that story! Make it your own! We tend to stop writing as soon as we flip that tassle, but why? It is so good to engage our minds in story telling. With that, I bring you today's photo.

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I don't usually say anything about the photo because I want you to let it take you to wherever it leads, but I can't help but to tell you a little about this one. Your story shouldn't relate to mine, though...go where the photo takes you! This is my wedding set. My engagement ring and my wedding ring. It is vintage and I absolutely LOVE it! I got engaged when I was in college and while I didn't have a 'dream ring' all picked out, I did know that I DID NOT want the same stinking shiny diamond on a white gold band that everyone else was wearing. They all looked the same. I saw this in a little antique store and fell in love. Well, unbenounced to me, my wonderful (then) boyfriend went back to get the ring. He actually told me that he went back to the little store in downtown Oklahoma City to get it. Only, he told me that someone had bought it, and it was gone. I was excited that he had considered buying a ring, obviously, but I was sad that the ring was gone. Until that weekend. When it magically appeared in a bowl of handmade chocolate dipped strawberries in the middle of a lovely picnic by our lighthouse on the lake!!!!
I love my rings. I get compliments on them still...even after we've been married for over 8 years. My ring is different. It is beautiful. And it suits me to a tee. (Is that how one would spell that word in that phrase? I've never actually written it out before and now I'm just confused!)

Oh, well....have a wonderful Thursday! Are you getting ready to do anything fun for the long weekend (at least, if you live in the US... otherwise for the regular weekend)?

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful rings! I adore hearing stories of sweet romantic gestures. Or in this case, one really large gesture. Consider yourself very lucky, blessed. No plans so far for our long weekend. And just wanted to throw it out there, here in Chile, we too have an extended weekend. It's not the same holiday, it's called "battle of Iquique". Today is the holiday, and Friday is just a bonus. Just FYI.

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  2. Pure Romance! This story just made me swoon. Holy gorgeous ring batman! I agree that the run of the mill ring is so plain Jane! Yours really shines!

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  3. Your rings are beautiful, your story is better!!

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  4. Gorgeous rings. Wouldn't it be cool to know whose they were and that story? We all know how sweet your hubs is! Making you cupcakes and bikini's! ;) I know what you mean about different. I do have the diamond, but I have some sapphires wrapped around it... gotta be different!! ;)

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  5. Hey, where are the "Comment" colors?

    The rings are stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, individual, and, I'm sure, YOU!

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  6. Those are much better than the usual wedding rings.

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  7. Your rings are beautiful...and I love vintage rings. Your husband is a keeper for sure, he listened, and acted and made you happy! Have a great VTT.

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  8. We get all caught up in life and raising a family and it's nice to remember those precious moments that we shared in the beginning! What a wonderful hubby! I am like you and don't really enjoy anything quite new. I am passionate about anything old and with a story. You did a lovely job in picking your ring! It's gorgeous! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

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  9. The ring is lovely, of course, but the story behind it is even better.

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  10. Beautiful rings, a lovely story and a good man! :)

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  11. Love your rings! I too have a antique wedding ring. I'll have to write about it one of these VTTs

    Thanks for sharing your beautifully romantic story!

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  12. What a beautiful wedding set! My sapphire and diamond ring isn't vintage, but it sure isn't ordinary either. Sounds like you too have a keeper for a husband...

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