Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My first family heirloom!


I remember fantasizing about having a locket like this one when I was little with a picture of my parents to keep with me all the time. I always had this thought if I somehow lost them, I could use the locket to find them.

At least in my opinion a locket is the quintessential heirloom, I wear mine with a picture of Connor and one day when Connor is older or I have a daughter I will give them the same locket with a good picture of me (if such a thing exists!) I have to hope that one day my own daughter, granddaughter or great granddaughter would wear that same locket with a picture of her own baby in it... how perfect would that be.

The Fine Art of Family offers some of the prettiest and classically designed lockets I've seen. This simple half locket is affordable and so beautiful. Getting the pictures in is fairly simple as there is just small opening in the top that the pictures just slide into. The only problem I had at all was getting the picture small enough and centered to my liking (I'm a bit of a crazy perfectionist when it comes to things like that!!). The locket itself is available in silver as well as 18k white gold and comes on a 16 inch chain to bring the locket down hear "heart level". I commonly wear mine out on display and sometimes tuck it in under my shirt and layer it with other jewelry as especially when Connor is spending the weekends with his grandparents I just want to know he is there, encase I just have to sneak a peak. He may not get homesick yet but I certainly miss him when he is gone even just a few minutes!

I love my half locket but I'm saving to get the Round Hand Engraved Locket as well. A full locket, it has this extra scroll work around the pictures that is sooo beautiful. Along with lockets they also offer a great selection of locket charm bracelets as well!

Any of the lockets at The Fine Art of Family would bring any mother to tears on Mother's Day!

The Fine Art of Family is giving away a Round Signature Half Floral Locket in silver to one of my readers just in time for Mother's Day!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Go check out The Fine Art of Family and let us know which necklace or bracelet you love most!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end April 30th at midnight!

396 Comments:

Andrea said...

I like the Silver Pearl Gate Locket.

The necklace you are giving away would be a great mothers day gift. Thank you!

Andrea said...

I blogged about you here:

http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2008/04/locket.html

CUsmile said...

I already have this wonderful link as well as your button on my side bar.

I am in love with their collection especially the silver vine bracelet.

Not sure my posts are going through. since I am not seeing my others I made yesterday. Crossing fingers!

CUsmile said...

Oh, and you can see my blog here: http://cusmile2day.blogspot.com/ and my email is CUsmile at comaast dot net.

Thanks!

jeske_posse said...

I love the round image case bracelet! Simple yet beautiful.

Jen Mc said...

I like the coin charm bracelet the best. I'd love to win the Round Signature Floral Half Locket for my first Mother's Day. If not, I know where to send hubby for some ideas.

teriannm@gmail.com said...

Those are beautiful! I love the gate lockets...I've never seen those before!

Denese said...

I really love the gold (or silver) gate locket. It holds two pictures and that would allow me to put both of my "loves" inside.
Thanks!
neeseyb1 at alltel dot net

Stephanie said...

All of the necklaces are absolutely lovely and what a beautiful way to keep your child "near" you even when you have to be apart.

I especially love the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.

Lucy said...

I love the hammered locket, so different looking. Thanks.

lucycontest at gmail.com

BrineS said...

The Silver Rectangle Gate Locket is so beautiful! Every piece of jewelry here is just lovely! What a wonderful giveaway!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

claire said...

I like the Signature Floral Locket. I have 2 kids, so it would be great to put a picture of them on both sides!
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I like the image case with cord. These are beautiful. Thanks.

Kristin said...

I don't wear much jewelry but would love to win this! I would save it for myself, I would love to own this!!

Naomi said...

I love the coin bracelets. These are so beautiful.

mommysweeps said...

I like all the lockets and the silver vine bracelet.

thanks!

FawnGeorge said...

I think I accidently left my comment on the wrong spot. Oh well. I really like the Silver Rectangle Gated Locket.

mammalnut2000@yahoo.com

Kara said...

What an amazing gift! I liked the charmed life bracelets, but in terms of lockets I actually liked the Half Floral Locket best. My daughter is named after my great-grandmother, who died just a few years ago, and I received a locket from her with her picture in it that I planned on passing down, I agree that they're the ultimate family heirloom!

Pauline said...

My favorite is the silver rectangle gated locket! Really beautiful stuff!

lace said...

These are so wonderful. I love the Twin Round Floral Half Locket in silver.

Lo said...

The Round Signature Half Floral Locket is, honestly, my favorite. I went to this website earlier in the week and fell in love with it, so I am really excited for this opportunity to win it. Thanks!

Jackie said...

All of her jewlery is beautiful, my favorite is the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket. I would love to win this locket and put a picture of my daughter in it. Thanks!

vinorojo said...

I really love the Silver oval gate locket. it is so pretty. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mesargent813@yahoo.com

LN said...

(I didn't realize Blogger didn't automatically display my email address! I hope I didn't miss out on other contests ;))
The silver beaded locket is gorgeous.

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mom2boys said...

This is very nice. I've always wanted a locket and I love silver. Thanks for the chance!

hottmomma_03@yahoo.com

mom2boys said...

I also subscribed to your feed.
Thanks

Andrea W. said...

My favorite is the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.

andreadwalker[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Amsler Family said...

I love love love the locket bracelets!!! Hope I win

Tuesday Girl said...

The faith hope and love bracelet is so pretty!

Chantelle said...

I love the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket its really beautiful

The Amsler Family said...

blogged about it here

http://wwwtheamslerfamily.blogspot.com

Bree said...

I love the hammered locket! So beautiful!

Kristie said...

I like the Signature Floral Locket-very beautiful jewelry!

Julie said...

I like the 'single coin bracelet' best

Stacey Moore said...

love the twin toggle silver bracelet!! lovely site!!

Molly said...

I like the classic basket weave locket.
momabr@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

i love this locket and the silver gate locket- enter me!

Danielle said...

I love the twin toggle bracelet, however all the jewlrey is beautiful.

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

What a delightful giveaway contest! I love the "Silver Rectangle Gate Locket!" Of course, I love almost every piece of jewelry on their site!
Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot[com

Ellie said...

Silver Rectangle Gate Locket is my favorite. I added it to my wish list. Beautiful!

Marcia said...

I love the Silver Pearl Gate Locket.

CrystalGB said...

My favorite is the gold rectangle gate locket.

aBookworm said...

The Gold Rectangle Gate Locket. But gulp - the price - I almost fainted! I had to pick the expensive one {shaking head}. I always do that somehow :), much to hubby's dilemma.

I'm blogging this today and have long been subscribed to your feed via IE7.

Thanks!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I love the Gold Rectangle Gate locket because I love the idea of having a place to keep a picture of my precious angel in heaven without everyone else seeing it.
bgpayne at gmail[dot]com

gunzie said...

I absolutely love the gold rectangle gate locket. Thanks for the great give away!

gunzie said...

My favorite is the gold or silver rectangle gate locket. Thanks for the great give away!

Martha said...

I love the Gate Locket.
Martha W
ki4ggs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

I like the Round Hand Engraved Locket. We have two kids so there is room for them each to have a picture in there.

Julia said...

The gate lockets are just beautiful. What a wonderful way to show off your family.

LisaW said...

I love the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.

Steph said...

Loved the Charmed Life Bracelet. Very beautiful!

Dawn said...

I love the twin toggle bracelet!

threeofakindblog at gmail dot com

Cassie said...

Mine is the coin charm bracelet since it can hold pictures of all of my kids.
thepettysbc*at*aol*dot*com

PS said...

Like you I dreamed about having a locket. When I was little, my mom had one that she promised to give to me, unfortunately we took a trip to the beach and the locket she never took off, slipped off and now is probably with a sea turtle! I love the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket. How beautiful. Thanks!

christine said...

I love the SIgnature Floral Locket. Would be a great item to win for my 2 year old daughter.

USMCWife said...

I adore the Signature Floral Locket. it is elegant and beautiful.

Leanna said...

I like the signature floral locket.

agordon10 said...

the hammered locket is a really unique piece.

mar said...

The Multi Disc Bracelet is my favorite - thank you for the contest

Heather said...

My favorite is the Round Silver Pearl Gate Locket!

Corina said...

I love the silver rectangle gate locket. Beautiful!

peg42 said...

Thanks so much for offering this wonderful giveaway. What a beautiful necklace. I also love the Oval Gate Locket white gold necklace. Thanks again and please enter me.

frugallm said...

Silver Rectangle Gate Locket is my favorite!

elkmeese at yahoo.com

fangirl said...

I particularly like the locket pictured with the "White Gold Collection".

Medley Family said...

I love the classic vine locket and the one that you are giving away...they are all stunning!

Medley Family said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I REALLY want to win at http://themedleyfamily.blogspot.com Thanks

Erin said...

I like the Hammered Image Case Charm for the charm bracelet and wouldn't you know it is super expensive :)

thecoolmom said...

The Signature Floral Locket is beautiful. I would also love a charm bracelet with a photo of each child. That would be awesome.

Meredith said...

I like the Silver Pearl Gate locket. Definitely heirloom pieces.

Lesha said...

I really like the Round Signature Half Floral Locket. :)

felicitouschick said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I actually like the Twin Round Floral Half Locket the best. The metal working is just to my liking--not too old fashioned, but still sweet and girly!

tobefrank[at]tds[dot]net

Jenna said...

I love the Image Case with Cord.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

The silver rectangle gate locket is just beautiful!

Thanks for the chance at this stunning prize.

hianded[at]earthlink[dot]net

Dolly said...

gold rectangle gate locket is gorgeous and awesome!

Milk Mama said...

I've always wanted a locket! I love the Signature Floral Locket. It's exactly what I've been begging my hubby for! :D

sarahmarie dot pemberton at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I love the Twin Round Floral Half Locket. Thanks!

lguillaume at hotmail dot com

Bebemiqui said...

The Twin Round Floral Half Locket in Silver is my favorite.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

penguin28 said...

I love the Twin Floral Half Locket. I have always loved white gold and this piece is really beautiful.

renee
penguinchick@comcast.net

arbrashears said...

I love this site -- and a number of their pieces! I love the long chain version of the Round Signature Half Locket. There are quite a few of them I would adore! I love their half lockets -- different than the traditional lockets and the idea of wearing the photo side down so it is "nearer the heart" greatly appeals to me.

arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

Mary512 said...

I love the white gold rectangle gate locket. great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/04/win-locket-by-fine-art-of-family.html

thanks again!

pcbdolphins said...

that is beautiful

Ellinghouse said...

Twin Round Floral Half Locket in silver would be my favorite for sure. What an awesome gift...I got a friend in mind that would LOVE this! Thanks!

guysrose said...

I like the Round Signature Floral Locket. Thanks for a great opportunity to win!

Tori said...

I love, love the multidisc locket bracelet... beautiful jewelry!! Love it!

Tori said...

Placed this contest on my sidebar...

http://donswife.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I LOOOOOVE the Gold Rectangle Gate Locket! If only....
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Subscriber here!!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

theteo5 said...

I love the rectangle gate locket.

pootieposh said...

I just love the Silver Pearl Gate Locket.

ladavies7887[at]yahoo[dot]com

krystal said...

Carpe Diem Rock Crystal Necklace is my favorite.

krystald88@hotmail.com

Betty N said...

There are so many beautiful pieces on the site. I especially like the Silver rectangle gate locket and the twin toggle bracelet.

Sherry G said...

Hi there,
My fave is the Round Hammered Locket

disarray at onebox dot com

MimiJ06 said...

I'd love to own the oval gate locket in white gold!! Thanks for sharing!!

MimiJ06 said...

Subscribed to RSS feed. Thanks!

chromiumman said...

love the silver vine bracelet

Anonymous said...

I really love the Silver Pearl Gate Locket....how unique and beautiful!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Barbara said...

-----I love the round half locket, it's beautiful, thanks for the chance to win it!!!
barbmccrea@hotmail.com

Dumaurier said...

I think the twin half lockets are so beautiful, but really every piece is!

JenO said...

I like the Twin Round Floral Half Locket, altho they are all stunning! Great stuff!

Toasters said...

I like the twin round floral half locket.

Liz Hataway said...

Such a great giveaway. I liked the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.

JenO said...

I like the Signature Floral Locket, but all are very beautiful!

jessh1218 said...

Round hammered locket is beautiful...I really hope I win.

jessh1218[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rebecca R. said...

I guess my choice would be between the engraved heart charm or oval floral image case. Tough choice with such gorgeous jewelry! elireeves(at)stny(dot)rr(dot)com

NateAndJakesMom said...

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maeflower said...

Nice Lockets, very sentimental. My favorite is the gold round hammered locket.

Kimberly B. said...

I like the sterling silver rectangle gate locket. Thanks!

Kathy (at) cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

All of the jewelry is really beautiful, but my favorite is the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket. It looks like an heirloom piece.

CJW's folks said...

I like the simple image case with cord.

LaughNLove said...

silver vine bracelet is pretty...

Brendanptsang said...

The Image Case Necklace with Cord is my favorite, but I'd have to get two.

Thanks

nor_lou said...

Silver Rectangle Gate Locket with the five blue aquamarines

Shel said...

The Silver Rectangle Gate Locket is my favorite.

tAnYeTTa said...

the signature floral locket.

thank you :)

jennifer57 said...

I love the Gold Rectangle Gate Locket :)

Kristen M. said...

I love the round image case bracelet. This is my favorite kind of jewelry. Simple yet elegant. The kind that speaks to the heart.

misternat1 said...

hokon the dragon and chumbo the rhino to make a wankus

nat
misternat1@cox.net

reb said...

i love all of the lockets, i have never had one.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...I love the silver rectangle gate locket. Modern yet classic!
Mindy
melin44@gmail.com

CPA Mom said...

the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket is beautiful! Thanks!

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

kmbennet said...

I like the Twin Round Floral Half locket. thanx for the contest.

Melissa said...

I absolutely love the silver rectangle gate locket. Love the modern twist on a classic. I agree with you, I've always wanted something to pass down to my children too.

(jeepcutie82atmsndotcom)

sweetsue said...

Wha a nice idea to pass your locket on. These are so gorgeous! My favorite is the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love the white gold oval gate locket - so pretty! :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I added this one to my contests page at http://www.momof3girls.net/?page_id=986 and I already subscribe. :)

Chrystal said...

I like the Silver Pearl Gate locket.

sillelin said...

Signature Floral Locket

Sunnyvale said...

The white gold necklaces are beautiful!

Sarah said...

I'm a sucker for this kind of sentimental stuff! I think the gatefold lockets are super sweet.

janetfaye said...

I love the Gold Rectangle Gate Locket.

Cindi Aylor said...

I love the round silver pearl gate locket. I have always been just like you. I've dreamt since I was a child of having a locket to cherish and pass on. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
AylorCD@aol.com

Tina12312 said...

Everything is gorgeous but I love the round image case bracelet. Thank you so much!

jennem said...

Silver Pearl Gate Locket

Vickie Couturier said...

I like the silver vine bracelet,count me in please


vlbelk@hotmail.com

redron said...

Signature Floral Locket

miriama said...

I have the single locket bracelet and it is my favorite. I love it.

trishden said...

These lockets are all so beautiful, but if I had to pick, I like the "Silver Rectangle Gate Locket".

Jacqueline said...

I have never owned a locket and this one is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The twin floral leaf locket is gorgeous.
Gretchen
dragonmum69@yahoo.com

Rachel C. said...

My favorite is the while gold Rectangle Gate Locket. Thanks so much!

simpkin said...

I especially like the vine braclet

melonkelli said...

I liked the hammered oval locket.

royaldixie said...

I love the White Gold Rectangle Gate Locket. It is stunning! I would love to win this giveaway....just in time for my first Mother's Day as a Mommy!

royaldixie@charter.net

kdkdkd said...

the coin charm bracelet

M.A. said...

The Carpe Diem Chrystal Pendant

Miranda said...

floral Locket

nknk said...

I love Multi Disc Bracelet!
Thanks :)

mogrill said...

Love the Hammered locket! Nice.

Anonymous said...

How nice

quiltingreader said...

Faith, Hope,and Love Bracelet

jennem said...

Silver Pearl Gate Locket

Princess Golden Hair said...

I've always loved lockets but the Twin Floral Half Locket is really amazingly beautiful

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I'm in love with the white gold Rectangle Gate Locket.

JaniceJ said...

I really like the gold Round Hammered Locket necklace, very pretty!

idahomom said...

Silver rectangle gate lock. Thanks for the chance.

sachidewey said...

I love the Coin Charm Bracelet!

Susanne said...

Wow...the silver rectangular gate locket is beautiful, as all of their necklaces are.

laura said...

Tough, tough choice - they're all beautiful! But my ultimate favorite would be the hammered oval locket necklace. Thanks!

laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Mommy Bee said...

I like the coin charm bracelet the best. Beautiful!

Mommy Bee
luvmybabybee at gmail dot com

Liz Mouse said...

I have to agree with most of the other comments...the Rectangle Gate Lockets are lovely and unique. I'd go for the silver one.
liz[at]lizlog.com

CW said...

I love the silver coin charm bracelet. Though the rectangle gate is really nice.

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

the silver gate locket is my favorite

Katie said...

Image Case with the cord- so me! Now please let me win. I love silver.

katie.ryan.robinson@gmail.com

cdrury said...

Silver Rectangle Gate Locket but the Gold one is great too!

Shelly said...

My favorite is the sterling silver round hammered locket

heather h said...

Oooh la la, I adore the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket. These are seriously wonderful. I'd love to own one of these beauties. I know Mother's Day is coming up, but I just can't put this on my list this year--maybe next year? What a gorgeous line of jewelry, and whomever wins this is one lucky mama. Good luck to us all!

heather h said...

Extra Credit: I subscribe to your RSS feed!

Melissa said...

All the jewlery is amazing, if I had to chose what I would want it would be the White Gold Rectangle Gate Locket-- to have a picture of both my kids and the diamonds-- perfect!!

Cindy said...

rectangle gate locket

Chic Shopper Chick said...

I love the silver circle pearl gate necklace the best! It's so classic and charming! Thanks for this opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Although I could never afford it, I really like the Charmed Life bracelet.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

A said...

Love anything in white gold, so I'd choose the rectangular locket!

MaryLee said...

Beautiful work. I like the Signature Floral Locket.

Heather D. said...

Wow. I love the image case on the black cord.

hmdilorenzo (at) aol (dot) com

Ale said...

It's so hard to pick just one! I love the Carpe Diem Necklace, the Round Hand Engraved Locket and the Silver Pearl Gate Locket...

Leslie said...

The Silver Oval Gate Locket is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Faith Hope and Love bracelet is so pretty. I think all the jewelry is beautiful.
nperani@neo.rr.com

Aisling said...

The round signature floral locket is my very favorite.

klp1965 said...

the coin bracelets :)

goalmom said...

Beautiful jewelry! My favorite is the Coin Charm Bracelet in silver.

DOODLEGIRL said...

Faith, Hope, and Love Bracelet

jennmalan said...

really love the Round Hammered Locket

PowerSweepstaking said...

The white gold Rectangle Gate Locket

PowerSweepstaking said...

RSS subscriber

We are THAT Family said...

I love the silver rectangular gate locket. I wanted to win one of these so badly when Rocks in My Dryer gave one away. Thanks for doing this, maybe I'll get lucky this time!

Jen said...

i love the multi disk bracelet or the large image case with cord. all of their stuff is beautiful.

M.A. said...

Besides the necklaces, I love the single coin bracelet. But I love the story you wrote in this post, it made me want one with a picture of my mom!!!! I love this!!!

Yard Sale Princess said...

I would love to give the Round Image Case Bracelet in gold to my mother in law with three charms. I have two children and my sister in law is about to have her first baby. This would be the perfect birthday gift for MIL to show off her long awaited grandkids.

Kimberly said...

I love the charmed life bracelet. That is so sweet!!!!! I love all the jewelry, but that one is my favorite.

I can be reached through my URL with my name.

Katie said...

I LUUUVE the silver rectangle gate locket. But I like the one you're giving away too. It is precious.

amyloublog said...

I love the round floral half locket. What a great keepsake!

Drea said...

I think that the rectangle gate locket is just beautiful!! I'm subscribed to your RSS! Thanks for the great give away!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Silver Rectangle Gate Locket.
tcmcgarvey at hotmail dot com

Susanne said...

I love the rectangle gate lockets!

Kimberly said...

I love the signature floral locket. It is really pretty and reminds me of one my grandmother had.

Round Vine Image Case Necklace said...

Round Vine Image Case Necklace and the one that you have our my favorite. I think that it is the simplicity of just being able to turn it over if you want to look or show off your picture. You don't have to hassle with trying to open anything up. And I love silver or white gold better than gold.

jskell911 said...

I love the rectangular one, but honestly they are all beautiful!

Mzzterry said...

<3 the faith, hope & love bracelet. thanks.

dinosaurs and ladybugs said...

the silver rectangle gate locket is absolutely my favorite. Thank YOu!

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