Friday, February 5, 2010

Black Vintage Friday

Well, I didn't think I would have anything to show for Vintage Black Friday; however, I remembered this necklace that I had posted for a Silver Sunday Post. Since it is black, vintage and heart shaped (how appropriate for Valentine's Day), I thought it was worth sharing again.

This necklace belonged to my Mom, it was an anniversary gift given to her by my father, over 50 years ago. This is not any necklace. As you can see, it is decorated with the head from a mercury head dime, painstakingly cut by my father. I am not sure what the next three materials are, the black heart, the white heart and the base (perhaps steel?) heart. It is an exquisite piece of craftsmanship. I know it was with great pride and love that my mom wore this necklace. I was thrilled when she passed it on to me. Someday, it will be worn by my daughter..... someday, but not yet.

Please check out the other participants for today's party at the French Cupboard, please see the button to the right. Have a good weekend.

10 comments:

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a wonderful piece of art your Father created for your Mom to wear ... a sign of true love in my book! Thank you for sharing this piece with us ... and how lucky down the road you'll be sharing the real thing with your daughter? Awesome!!

Happy VBF ... see you next month!

xo
Jill

Linda said...

Love the necklace.

sissie said...

Your Mother's necklace is so lovely. I remember seeing vintage jewelry where the dime was cut out and used as part of the piece. However, I must say that none were as lovely and special as yours.

Sissie

Sue said...

Fabulous necklace - your dad was very creative and what a beautiful job he did. I bet your mom was thrilled. I like the idea of this Black Vintage Friday and plan on participating next month.

Judi said...

I've never seen anything like it, very unique and special. Maybe the black is onyx? Very nice heirloom and nice you can pass it on ... someday :) Judi

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That is a Beautiful Treasure ~ what a wonderful story, glad you shared it for VBF...
Cheryl

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is a wonderful piece, what an heirloom. How sweet that your dad made it for your mom!
Debra

KeKe said...

Thanks for visiting me~The necklace is just beautiful!! And a family treasure to boot...

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Such a beautiful necklace and wonderful story about your parents. Truly a treasured keepsake for you and your family!

Lisa said...

I love the silver crowns. Those must look so great at your table!