Anchored in Life {The Vintage Pearl Giveaway}

UPDATE: Katherine (comment #306) and Sara (comment #128) have been randomly selected as winners of this giveaway.

Our family went to the beach more this summer than any other I can remember.

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The closest beach is Galveston, so clearly, we aren’t picky about crystal clear waters or seaweed.

We took our visiting nephews a couple of times, had a little summer staycation with the kids exploring the island. Then in early August, Terrell and I did this:


What God didn’t give Galveston, he bestowed to Maui times a thousand.

In the past, the beach has been a hot, sandy place that I could take or leave, but that’s changed for me. It holds precious memories with family and a once-in-a-lifetime escape with my husband of almost 19 years.

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It also served a brief respite from a very difficult year so far. We’ve had a lot of loss and the time together served as an anchor for us, a place to be refreshed and renewed.

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I’ve used all my trial-sized Mango shampoos and coconut lotion and all I have left of the summer and the beach is what I can remember. That’s why I ordered this new necklace from The Vintage Pearl. This little seahorse represents strength, strength for the hard days behind me and the ones ahead.little silver seahorse

I love the new pieces from The Vintage Pearl (like these cute sports charms and these GORGEOUS new vintage lockets), to these beautiful beach ones that make me want to pause and breath deep and not forget the treasure of summer I want to always remember:

seashell treasure

Today, I’m giving away TWO $75 gift certificates–winner’s choice! Please hop over to my favorite silver shop and leave a comment on this post with your favorite piece.

This giveaway ends Thursday.


  1. 6

    meganblaire says

    Oh man!!!! I think “miracles happen”…or “shutterbug”….or “vintage earth”…or “vintage faith”…oh my goodness, I’m in trouble!

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    Leslie York says

    I love reading your blog and have even quoted you a couple of times recently…love your words yesterday about not apologizing for your messy life and that those shared moments are more encouraging to others than we know. What a true statement! You are an inspiration in living out your big dream and God’s plan for your life, And by the way…WOW, The Vintage Pearl has too many beautiful and inspiring pieces to comment on a favorite. It would be difficult to narrow down to one…but I’d love to try. :-) Thanks for inspiring me to push on.

  3. 14

    Linda Stewart says

    My grandsons are always saying “Nanny, I love you to the moon and back” so naturally my favorite piece is the i love you to the moon and back necklace.

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    Danielle G. says

    I love both the Love My State necklace and the Anchor necklace. But honestly, there are so many beautiful pieces. Thank you for the encouraging and life-giving words in your blog- its the only one I read on a consistent basis!

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    Joseph says

    The vintage starfish necklace is beautiful! during the summer my love and I had to spend weeks on the opposite side of the country (Oregon and MA) We both spent time on the beach and there were starfish everywhere reminding us that we’re together in spirit.

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    Andrea Lisk says

    I love that new seahorse necklace! I have a board on Pinterest called “jewelry I love” and most is from The Vintage Pearl :)

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    Angie Davis says

    My favorites are the crystal cluster earrings – in red, my favorite color and any necklace with my kids names on it. They are all so beautiful.

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    WendyRoss says

    Hi Kristen! I love Vintage Pearl and plan to buy the name discs with the birthstones for my daughter-in-law. She’s expecting our first grandbaby! It will be a great new-mom gift.

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    Erin says

    It is SO hard to choose! I’ve been eyeing the “Bushel and a Peck” necklace for my mom, who sings it to my babies!

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    Jessie L. says

    I would get the leaf necklace for my girlfriend with the gift card but MY favorite piece is the beach charm bracelet. My family loves the beach so much and I have spent way to much time on VP’s website dreaming up my perfect bracelet :) Thanks for this chance!

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    “Your love is my anchor” definitely!!! I thought I’d choose the seashell posted in your blog post, but when I clicked over I found SO MUCH TO LOVE (and I couldn’t find the seashell?)

    Great giveaway! Fingers crossed.

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    Kristen G says

    Best summer memories… be be off of work the whole summer for the first time since high school. Spent it withy boys reconnecting and spending tons of time together.

    ps…..I love everything the Vitage Pearl has

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    Heidi Bird says

    Oh so many to choose from! One of my favorites is the “Beyond the Sea” charm necklace. Thank you for all that you share with us. I enjoy reading your blog so much and find your words encouraging and inspirational. It is truly refreshing to read your parenting experience and advice to bring up our children in a Christ centered home.

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    isabelle says

    Wow ! “Your love is my Anchor” and “Anchor of love”. We talk about it this summer my daughter and I !
    Thanks for the giveaway !

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    Cara says

    I love so many of them, it would be hard to choose! Vintage cross, wisdom, anchor, oh my so many beautiful, meaningful pieces!

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    Megan Beck says

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. There are so many pieces that hold special meaning but if I had to choose I would choose….new leaf, locket of love, your the one whoooo I love.

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    Cindy says

    I love the vintage earth charm. This would be perfect for my daughter since she has served as a missionary several times.

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    I can never pick my favorite piece from TVP. Everything she makes is so beautiful and heartfelt! But since you’re making me choose, I pick the Layered I Love You necklace.

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    Lisha Cannon says

    Thanks for turning me onto the Vintage Pearl…I think.
    I have been dying for a nest necklace so clearly the
    “Messy Nest” necklace is my favorite.

  20. 73

    Heather says

    Everything is beautiful, but my new favorite is “I love you a bushel”. My daughters sang “A Bushel and a Peck” at my parents’ 50th wedding celebration and every day since:-)

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    Bethany says

    I love love love “owl always love you”. I made quilts for both of my daughters before they were born, and for my youngest who is 1 I put an owl and wrote that saying…well mommy will owlways love you. Anyway, once she was born she has had this shrill shriek that sounds exactly like a screech owl! We have called her screech since she was just a day old, so this would be a wonderful way to always treasure this memory of her so young.

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    Jill Perryman says

    I love the shell with the pearl. A great reminder that during the painful times, Jesus can turn it into a beautiful pearl.
    Love the vintage pearl!

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    Debra Stanley says

    Love the new God gave me you!!! I turly beleive that God gave me my husband after a very difficult divorce! But they are all so pretty!

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    Amber says

    I LOVE the “chunky sunshine”. You Are My Sunshine is a very special song to my family, and I would love to have this!

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    Lisa Thompson says

    I LOVE ” God gave me you ..” I would put down my two kids an husband. I know for a fact God gave them to me as precious gifts!

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    I love the “God Gave Me You” necklace and the pearl nest ring, but all the pieces are gorgeous! I just bought a charm bracelet for my goddaughter, and spent a fortune. I will definitely use The Vintage Pearl for future purchases because the pieces are beautiful and affordable! Also, fingers crossed for the win! 😉 Happy Tuesday!

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    Nadine M says

    I love the simple initial necklaces with a pearl.
    Had one two years ago and unfortunately the clasp broke and it feel off. Put it in my pocket though it never made it home :-(

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    Sunnie says

    Oh man, there are so many good choices! I think as of right this minute my favorite is the Word of Inspiration necklace – and “grateful” is a great word for 2013! I might have a new favorite every time I look though… :)

  29. 103

    Kathleen says

    My favorite is Heart to Heart. I just got this for my soon to be Niece in law! :-) I had their names, and their wedding date printed on it, and it is SO BEAUTIFUL! It is more beautiful and special than I could have imagined. I cannot wait to give it to her. Thank You Vintage Pearl for making such wondering and special gifts available. Vintage Pearl is one of my ‘favorites’ for sure!!!! :-)

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    Valerie says

    I love so many of them! Vintage Name Charms is one of my favorites, and also love the “grateful” necklace. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    Caiti Marie says

    “Vintage Chinese Love” is my favourite right now, I think. :) Either that one or, “a heart for Africa.” They’re both beautiful.

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    my husband and I will welcome our first baby this November and I would love to have the layere of love necklace to commemorate their birth and how long we had to wait to hear the news they were coming! Thank you!

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    Hannah Allman says

    There is NO way I can pick just one favorite! Everything is so cute! But the ones I especially love are the “Gotcha day” necklace – such a cute idea! And the “peas in a pod” necklace. Adorable!

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    Liz M says

    I’ve loved VP for awhile, and I’m always dreaming about what I’d love to get next. My husband and kids got me a gorgeous mother’s necklace for Mothers Day this year, that I absolutely adore! I think this time I’d go with one of the vintage pieces. Maybe the vintage world charm? So hard to decide!

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    Rachel says

    What a beautiful shop! My favorite is the gold ampersand necklace. It has been a particularly difficult year for us too – lot’s of loss and treading water. My knuckles are white from grabbing on to Jesus as hard as I can. He’s the only one who will carry us through!

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    tytti says

    I LOVE the vintage pearl. Wanted to get my children’s names on the pendants (my husband ended up giving me a necklace made from something of my mothers…sniff sniff)….but I do love the seahorse…

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    Noel Q. says

    Thank you for introducing me to this company! I am definitely buying some Christmas presents here.

    Too many things I would choose:
    Secret Message ring for my son (as a purity promise)
    I Love you a Bushel necklace
    Secret Love Message Heart Necklace
    Bold Love Necklace

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    Charlotte Brewer says

    You want me to pick just one? I love the Chunky Sunshine necklace and the They Call me Mom Necklace and with all my sport playing small people I am digging the sports charms. I love the necklace you chose to remember your summer it’s beautiful!

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    Emily B says

    I’ve always looked just at the necklace pages in the past because that’s what I really wanted. Then my hubby bought me the necklace i wanted for Mother’s Day, so today I looked at the other pages, too. I LOVE the pearl cluster earrings. And the baby spoons? That’s what I really want! God has blessed us with a surprise baby, due in April. I’d love to get a personalized spoon or two for him/her!

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    Sara says

    Love reading your posts! Wow, all her pieces are gorgeous…if I had to narrow it down it would be “God gave me you necklace ” in honor of our two adopted children who should be home from Africa in a few months! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Rachelle says

    I love the Anchor of Hope necklace. Our church has been studying Hebrews since January, and the anchor has become a powerful symbol to me.

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    Viki says

    I love the gotcha day necklace, the anchor of hope nd the vintage initial necklaces. Of course there are so many other things too but I won’t keep going on and on. Lol

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    laura d. says

    Sooo hard to just pick one! I really want to give my mom and my daughter one. For my daughter, the word of inspiration necklace with the word enough. For my mom the I want to give one to my mom and one to my daughter. The double layers of love necklace would be for my mom with her kids and grandkid’s names. :)

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    Georgi says

    I love the Faith and Fortune Cookie Necklace, but I also love the Little Silver Seahorse. I think all of their stuff is great!

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