Wednesday, October 23, 2013

For the Love of Margaret

A few weekends ago, I was lying in bed looking at the emails on my phone. I have signed up for a pregnancy newsletter through my doctor, so every week I get an email telling me what to expect during that week, what to do to prepare for the baby, and what to do for myself. This particular week happened to be the twenty week mark. Under things to do for oneself the newsletter said to treat myself to a gift or a pampering experience because I was half way through the pregnancy. Of course, I read this part aloud to my dear husband who was lying beside me. "Do you think you should get a gift," he asked? I said, "I'm just telling you what the newsletter says..." He got up and came back with a little box. Now this floored me. He is not the kind of guy who gives spontaenous gifts. I don't think I can ever remember getting a "just because" present from him in all the years I've known him. In fact, sometimes he doesn't even have a gift for an actual occassion. I had mentioned a pair of earrings I liked, and, low and behold, he bought them for me. You could have knocked me over with the feather.

Long story short, he bought me a pair of Margaret Elizabeth earrings. You may remember that I got a ring from Margaret Elizabeth for my birthday. I absolutely love her jewelry. I told J. that this can be his one stop shop for pretty baubles in the future. This Christmas, I am hoping to add some bangles to the mix! But, really, I'd take anything she designs. Meg Galligan, the designer, is based in SF and just opened her first showroom, which looks really fab. I nabbed this photo off her Instagram:

Just in case my hubby decides to surprise me again, I thought I'd pull out a few of my absolute favorite pieces from this beautiful collection to share with you:

Pinky Stardust Finial - Faceted Pear Studs  (My 20 week surprise!) - Ophelia Ring  (My birthday gift) - The Mira's - Teardrop Studs - Spike Posts - Pearl Wrap - Teardrop Bangle - Pear Shaped Bangle (This one tops my list as "most wanted.")

Any of these pieces would make a terrific gift for a friend, sister, mom...you name her, I think she'll like it. I can't wait to keep adding to my collection!

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