UPDATE: Winner is Emma of http://deep-citylights.tumblr.com/  Message me your address and I’ll send these lovelies to you! 

My friend Sarah over at South Holston Vintage gave me these beautiful pink vintage lucite flower earrings (whoa that’s more adjectives than a drink at Starbucks) to give away on this Holiday of Love! 

Just leave a comment or reply with your best/worst/funniest Valentine’s memory to enter! A sentence or two will do, or if you’re shy, just leave your name or “Like” this post. I’ll do the honors first. 

I worked at Coldstone Creamery in high school. Dessert places around town held a certain hierarchy— the cool kids worked at Twistee Treat, followed closely by TCBY and Planet Smoothie and Coldstone was somewhere near the bottom.  People did not often trek over to Coldstone to hang out like they usually did at the other places. So imagine my surprise when Chris, the boy I was in Serious High School Love with walked in the store when I was working on Valentine’s Day (because of course I was.) 

I’m not sure actual sentences were formed when I spoke to him because I was in utter shock as to what was happening. He stayed and talked for about 15 minutes and then asked for the keys to my car. 

Serious High School Love makes you do stupid things, like giving a complete stranger (basically) your car keys. 

After my shift, I walked out to the car to find a long-stem rose on the dashboard. CUTE RIGHT. My life was basically a scene out of One Tree Hill. I was finally Peyton. Or Brooke. Or Hayley. Whichever one finally gets the boy. (Isn’t that show still on? I wonder what happened to them and if they’re still pretending to be in high school.) Either way, I felt like I was in a scene from a show on the WB. (THE WB! OH MAN. Glory days.) 

I spent the next month of so after the Rose Incident avoiding him because I was so awkward and didn’t know how to talk to boys. He even came to a few of my basketball games and we never spoke again. This ultimately ended with him taking another girl from the basketball team to prom.  

High School, man. Good times. 

Alright. Share away! Win these earrings! Happy Valentine’s Day errrrbody! If you’re a guy, win these for you girl! Or, you know, whatever, if you want to wear them that’s fine too. 

Sarah and I have been busy shooting the spring line of jewelry for South Holston Vintage— and ya’ll. Maaan. Some of these pieces are literally sigh-inducing. ::sigh::

In the next few days, I’ll be hosting another SHV Giveaway… so keep an eye out! 

Sarah's got some new and purty things listed over at South Holston Vintage. Even just looking at the jewels can make Monday better!

:: le sigh::

Quick! Someone buy all this stuff because it’s so awesome and I will probably end up buying it all myself because I have no self control and I’m a sucker for beauty and these things are beautiful and inexpensive which are my two favorite things besides run-on sentences! 

$4.00 for this bad boy! The brooch says “I’m here to party” but also “let’s have tea.” What more could you want?! 

(What’s the point of doing photoshoots if I’m just gonna buy it all?)

The newest additions to the South Holston Vintage store. Love a good photo shoot on a fall day!

It’s Monday, folks! Which means it’s time for me to announce the winner of this awesome-sauce vintage necklace from South Holston Vintage

I would first like to say thank YOU for sharing your thankful thoughts. Everything from family and Diet Coke and the Avett Brothers to new houses and clean laundry and Skype dates… each one of your thankful thoughts was very encouraging to me.  It’s so nice to be reminded of the good things in life. I want to hug you all. 

But alas. There’s only one necklace to give away. (Of course, you can look through SHVs other lovely jewels!) And maybe because this was so encouraging to me… I’ll do something like this more often. Love all around. 

Without further hesitation… the winner is: 

Meg of the blog Love, Meg

Meg, send me a message with your address and I’ll mail you this sweet little gift. 

Thank you again, everyone, for taking the time to share your thoughts. THREE CHEERS FOR THE INTERNET.  

Until next time… 


The winner was selected by numbering all of the posts and comments and then using the Random Number Generator to choose a corresponding winner.  Huzzah! 

|| Giveaway Time! ||

You could win this awesome piece of jewelry from South Holston Vintage just by leaving a comment telling me about something awesome in your life for which you are thankful.  

Recently I’ve been in a little bit of a funk but today I woke up and was so happy just to be alive and have a nice hot cup of coffee and listen to Van Morrison that I figured that would be a good question to ask for the giveaway. 

That’s it. That’s all ya gotta do and this Sarah Coventry Gold Tone Multi-Chain Tassel Necklace from the early 1970s could be all yours.  

I’ll take all the comments and randomly select one on Monday using The Random Number Generator (man, the Internet has EVERYTHING.) 

Good luck and I’m excited to hear about what you are thankful for! 

Comment here

Today is my dear friend Sarah’s birthday (of the tumblr Life on Best.)

The birthday girl and her mom have been collecting copious amounts of awesome vintage jewelry for about 2 years now (TWO YEARS PEOPLE) and she’s recently opened up a little Etsy shop called South Holston Vintage— named after the river in Tennessee that she grew up on— to share some of the love. (My current favorites are the giraffe brooch and the leaf earrings.)

I’ve been doing the photos for her site and ya’ll… this stuff is awesome. And who knew there was such a rich and interesting history behind the jewelry? It’s a whole new world… and there are about 900 more pieces we have to take photos of. Sheesh. 

Check out South Holston Vintage, spread the word, and wish my girl Sarah a happy birthday. Also, later today I’m going to be posting one of the pieces to give away in a little contest of sorts. So keep a look out for that because it is awesome and I’m probably going to find a way that I can win it myself. (JK but seriously… it’s awesome.) 

Special bonus to Athens folks: no shipping charge! Sarah will bring her cute self to you and hand deliver your awesome new piece.