Saturday, December 19, 2015

Personalized Baby Gifts

These are some of my absolute favorite baby gifts! Our selection of brush and comb sets for little girls and boys are fine quality designs.

The boys military style brush, shown at right, is an heirloom design that can be engraved with a name and birthdate or a monogram. The brush is handsome with its intricate detail and is available in pewter or sterling silver.

The little girls brush and comb set is also available with custom engraving. The brush has a 'shield' shape with plenty of room for engraving. The handle has a delicate floral pattern at the top and bottom.

These personalized baby gifts are heirlooms from our past when quality and beauty were treasured. Our brush and comb sets for children are just the right size for little hands.

These beautiful sets are still finely crafted in America and will become a family heirloom for your special child.

Start a new tradition that will be passed down through generations of little hands!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Personalized Jewelry for Children

Children love items with their name or birthstone that is unique to them. Our personalized jewelry for children is the perfect gift to make them feel special. We offer engraved necklaces that come with a free birthstone charm, and other charms can be added for a special touch.

We offer a wide variety of personalized jewelry for children in fine quality designs made especially for them. Charming engraved necklaces for girls and boys, signet rings, special engraved bracelets,  and kids ID bracelets.

Many of our items are from our Heirloom Baby Collection™ and have been customer favorites for years! We also have children's personalized jewelry for Christenings and Baptisms. Come visit and see all the delightful styles made especially for babies and children.

Boys personalized dog tag with Cross charm.Baby's First Pearls engraved baby bracelet.

Find the perfect gift for your little one and make it special with our custom engraving.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Free Centerpiece for Christmas

Christmas table centerpiece made with natural items.

A beautiful centerpiece for your Christmas table that is free! Or as free as you choose to make it.
The centerpiece is made from a log and some free Christmas tree trimmings from Lowes.

A limb from one of our trees blew down in a storm earlier this year and I cut this piece from it.  It's not terribly attractive by itself but it has some nice mottled-looking bark.

If you can find a piece of beautiful white birch, you won't need much trim. Make sure your log is free of critters before bringing it inside.

I chose the flattest side of the log to be the bottom and drilled three holes in the top for candles. The home store let me bag up greenery they had trimmed off of Christmas trees; I chose several different types of greenery. Then I simply hot glued the greenery to the top of the log leaving access to the candle holes.

Once the greenery was in place I glued on cinnamon sticks and a few (fake) red berries for color and scent.

It was an easy project that cost me almost nothing, but looks gorgeous on the table. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Birthstone - Blue Topaz

December birthstone gemstones
Blue topaz is the birthstone for December. The word topaz is derived from the Latin word 'Topazes', the ancient name of St. John's Island in the Red Sea. Blue topaz is also the state gemstone for Texas.

Typically a pale stone, blue topaz is usually heat treated to produce a darker blue.

Blue zircon is a traditional birthstone for December. Blue zircons are also generally heat treated to produce more vibrant colors. Zircons are genuine gemstones and not related to the man-made cubic zirconia.

Blue zircons have a deeper, bluish-green color. Zircons are one of the heaviest gemstones; so a blue zircon will weigh more than another gemstone of the same size.

The Gingham Grasshopper offers baby bracelets with genuine birthstones. We have a variety of styles to choose from including name bracelets and engraved bracelets with pearls and birthstones.

We also offer a wide range of birthstone rings in sizes to fit babies, toddlers and children, plus teens and adult birthstone rings.

baby bracelet in cultured pearls with blue topaz birthstoneschildren and teens birthstone rings for December with blue zircons.

Turquoise is also a traditional birthstone for December and the 11th anniversary gemstone. Turquoise is a soft stone, just slightly harder than window glass. It is found only in a few places on earth; dry and barren regions.

Turquoise is colored by copper which creates vivid blues and greens. It is the symbol of friendship. The Gingham Grasshopper offers a mothers name bracelet in a beautiful blue turquoise from Mexico. This turquoise is a soft sky-blue with very little matrix.

Our jewelry for babies, children, and mothers is available in a wide variety of beautiful choices for December birthdays. These are all lovely shades of blue and quality gemstones.