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Anniversary Gifts: 3 years means Pearls

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?

See more Majorica at Ann’s:  click here.

9th Anniversary Gift: A Beautiful Ring

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.

Andrea Barnett oval studded ring features lapis and is set in sterling silver with 14k gold bezel, $495

 

 

Name that umbrella

Ann’s new umbrellas are decorated with images from famous paintings.  You know these…can you name the artist, too?

Ann's folding umbrella in the style of Monet's "Water Lilies," $32.50

“Water Lilies” folding umbrella, $32.50

 "Starry Night" folding umbrella, $32.50

“Starry Night” folding umbrella, $32.50

"Mona Lisa" folding umbrella, $32.50

“Mona Lisa” folding umbrella, $32.50

ANSWERS:

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.

"The Mona Lisa" by Leonardo de Vinci

“The Mona Lisa” by Leonardo de Vinci

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.

"The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh

“The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh

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.

Claude Monet's "Water Lilies"

Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”

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.

See more umbrellas at Ann’s, click here and scroll.

Silver Giraffes

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

Modern sculpture of two giraffes is metallic silver on a black base, $177.50

Modern sculpture of two giraffes is metallic silver on a black base, $177.50

 

They’re watching you

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?

See more cute animal pictures on Ann’s Pinterest, here.

Pink Wallet

We love the colorful wallets from Mywalit!  Wouldn’t this wallet in all kinds of pinks be a perfect Valentines Gift?

Colorful pink wallet has ample pockets, ID window and zip coin pocket.

Colorful pink wallet has ample pockets, ID window and zip coin pocket.

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.

Market Meets: Patti Quinn

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:

Jewelry designer and glass artist Patti Quinn with Ann at market in January.

Jewelry designer and glass artist Patti Quinn with Ann at market in January.

See some of her newest designs on Ann’s Pinterest page:  click here to see.

See more Patti Quinn jewelry at Ann’s, here. 

Git along little dogies!

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?

Texas "Hide and Horn" bench, 46" x 17" x 18".  $1,250

Texas “Hide and Horn” bench, 46″ x 17″ x 18″. SOLD

Do you need a little bit of Texas in your home?  Well, “Git along” over to Ann’s and get you some.

More Texas gifts at Ann’s, here.

Red Coral Necklace

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?

Simon Sebbag double strand of coral beads features a sterling silver pendant with clasp, $247.50

Simon Sebbag double strand of coral beads features a sterling silver pendant with clasp, $247.50

 

More Simon Sebbag jewelry at Ann’s, here.

Red Beauty

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.

Triple strand necklace of red agate, dyed jade and red dyed seed pearls from Simon Sebbag, $319.50

Triple strand necklace of red agate, dyed jade and red dyed seed pearls from Simon Sebbag, $319.50