UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner came from Instagram this time and is fnbinstagram. Please email me with your mailing info! Thank you ALL so much for sharing your favorite Mother’s Day memories. Y’all made me laugh, cry and smile and every time a new one came in I couldn’t wait to stop and read it.
As y’all know, we took a road trip Tour of Tennessee for spring break. We aren’t real souvenir people so the only things we carried home were a few ornaments for our Christmas tree and a couple of letterpress prints from the Grand Ole Opry and Hatch Show Print. Well, while in Nashville, Ex Voto Vintage started a conversation with me and ended up sending the sweetest necklace with monogrammed locket as a very special memento of our time in Tennessee! I didn’t get to visit their showroom while in Nashville, but I can imagine it must be full of gorgeous pieces.
Every piece is made in the USA and one of a kind. Ex Voto combines vintage lockets and pendants with semi-precious stones, vintage crystals, freshwater pearls, premium leather and chain heavily plated in 18K gold into beautiful jewelry. I love that many of the pieces can be styled together for different looks as well. (Photo courtesy of Honey :-) )
Now, y’all know I love a sweet back story. Ex Voto was created by Elizabeth Adams…
When Elizabeth was born, her father’s mentor gave her a locket and a small card with the handwritten blessing: “May your life be as beautiful as you are.” She has come to see that while life is not always easy, it can be beautiful.
In 2009, after losing her young daughter to a brain tumor, Elizabeth created Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry. Art, vintage patina, mysterious history, blessings of encouragement and gratitude to the Redeemer who has the power to make beauty from ashes, these are the concepts behind Ex Voto Vintage.
A portion of the sales of Ex Voto Vintage goes to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.
I have been wearing my Ex Voto necklace both long and doubled over to shorten it. It is such a lovely piece to remember our trip by! This one is the Graham Necklace with Turquoise and Julia Locket.
I absolutely adore it styled around the bride’s bouquet for something blue on the wedding day! I would treasure that!
My other favorite is the Keller Necklace with Molly Slide Pendant. I think this would be beautiful with the slide engraved with a wedding date or the initials or birth dates of your children.
I am so excited to be able to also give away this Ex Voto one-of-a-kind bracelet to one of YOU just in time for Mother’s Day. The giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only and the winner will be announced here on May 4. (May the Fourth be with you. I couldn’t resist.) Here’s how to enter:
2. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Mother’s Day memory.
3. Hop over to Instagram and tag two friends on this post.
So, that’s up to three chances to enter. One winner will be chosen between the blog and Instagram entries!
If you missed it, you can find our Nashville goings and doings in these two posts:
Part 6 – Hattie B’s, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame
Part 7 – Hermitage Hotel, Wildhorse Saloon, Draper James
I hope y’all have a fabulous day!!
Part 5 – a quick morning in the city
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