Thinking of giving her jewelry for your 3 year anniversary? Pearls are the traditional gift. (See the chart, here.) Pearl jewelry always makes a thoughtful gift because pearls are timeless. (That’s why pearls are listed early on the chart…what you give her in year 3 can be enjoyed for many years to come.) She can wear a strand the traditional way or mixed with other materials for a more modern look. We love Majorica pearl jewelry for its quality and beauty. Pearls should be a special gift. Why not make it Majorica pearls from Ann’s?
Looking for something special for your 9th anniversary? Our chart suggest LAPIS for the gemstone. This gorgeous ring from Andrea Barnett is lapis with an elegant sterling silver setting that is as pretty as the stone it features. Size 7.
Ann’s new umbrellas are decorated with images from famous paintings. You know these…can you name the artist, too?
Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci, artists whose influence reaches far beyond their lifetimes.
Leonardo da Vinci defined the term “Renaissance Man,” and not just because he painted in the Renaissance. He was a multi-talented painter as well as sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Born in Italy (1452), he died in France (1519) and left behind a huge body of work. His Mona Lisa is a well-known painting that hangs in the Louvre in Paris; it’s a portrait of the wife of a wealthy merchant whose name was Lisa del Giocondo.
Vincent Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter ridiculed in his lifetime but venerated today. His paintings sell for multi-millions and hang in prestigious museums. He was Dutch born (1853), died in France (1890) and has a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. He painted Starry Night in 1889, a view of the night sky from his window in a sanitarium.
Claude Monet is the best-known Impressionist painter, born and died in France (1840-1926). He is famous for his paintings of nature and is considered the father of French Impressionism. You’ll recognize the soft colors and blended strokes of his Water Lilies (he painted 250 versions of this scene), created in Giverny, France.
HOW DID YOU DO?
You don’t have to be an art-historian. Just come to Ann’s and pick up an umbrella! Ann’s umbrellas are a pretty, practical gift.
Who says artwork is only for museums? Here’s a piece you can add to your personal collection!
Two majestic giraffes rendered in modern style are so wistfully beautiful. Abstract sculpture is metallic silver on a black base. 21″ tall, $177.50
Cute little pouches have big eyes, watching you. Small enough to fit in your purse or tote, these could also be quirky clutches that add an edge to your LBD. 7″ x 5″ x 2″ with zippered top, $19.95 each. Pug, Yorkie, Tabby or Leopard….which one do you like best?
We love the colorful wallets from Mywalit! Wouldn’t this wallet in all kinds of pinks be a perfect Valentines Gift?
Mywalit are beautifully made with lots of pockets and quality top stitching. Come see all the colorful wallets at Ann’s…we have LOTS of styles and colors. More styles, here.
Going to market to look for new gifts is always fun, especially when you get to meet and talk with the artists who create beautiful jewelry. Here is Patti Quinn who makes our one-of-a-kind glass jewelry:
See some of her newest designs on Ann’s Pinterest page: click here to see.
Out here in big Texas a “dogie” is a calf. “Git along” is cowboy talk for when yer out ridin’ the trail.
“Git along little dogies” is also the name of a Roy Roger’s tune:
Why this talk about dogies and ridin’ the trail? Well mister, we city-slickers here at Ann’s just sent the cowhide bench and footstools with the horn legs off to a happy forever home on a ranch in the country. Yessir! Whoopi ki yi yo…er, watch the video, OK?
Do you need a little bit of Texas in your home? Well, “Git along” over to Ann’s and get you some.
The coral beads of this Simon Sebbag double strand necklace are a lovely contrast to the sterling silver pendant. Sterling silver toggle clasp hooks in the front. Lightweight and easy to wear, $247.50. Wouldn’t it make a perfect Valentine’s necklace?
New Simon Sebbag necklace is a triple strand with sterling silver clasp and hammered sterling silver bead. Made of red agate, dyed jade and dyed seed pearls, $319.50.