Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

1969 . . . 2009

In 1969, on our wedding eve, Jim gifted me with this cameo. Bought a year or so earlier on the ponte de vecchio in Florence, Italy. For his bride (although he didn't have a girl in mind at the time.)
In 2009, for our 40th Anniversary, husband Jim gifted me with this beautiful necklace.

I'm one lucky woman!

And what about the years between? Since his birthday, my birthday, our anniversary and Christmas are within a month of each other, we traditionally get each other birthday presents and then get something "for the house" or "for both of us" for our anniversary.

That tradition is what makes the necklace so special!

I truly am one lucky woman!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Both necklaces are beautiful but the one from Florence has such gorgeous detail! You are lucky :)

Martha said...

And that one is almost an antique!

ParisMaddy said...

Happy Anniversary and a man that buys jewelry is a real gem in my book. The cameo is lovely.

Pondside said...

Such beautiful necklaces say something about the man who bought them -an eye for beauty, an understanding of 'occasion' and a lovely touch of sentimentality/tradition. Yes, you are one lucky woman!

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

Beautiful necklaces. Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more years together.

*Ulrike* said...

What a wonderful anniversary you had! Both necklaces are absolutely gorgeous!! I came across your blog from Bernideen, and I must say that I enjoy reading your blog and all of your recipes!!! We just went to Savannah, and anytime I am near the coast I always have to have seafood too!!
Have a wonderful day!

Nancy Yoakum said...

That Jim is a keeper! Your present is absolutely LOVELY and I know it will look beautiful on you!

Thanks for sharing!


La Table De Nana said...

How sweet!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

What a hopeless romantic...purchasing the necklace for the "unknown" bride! You are lucky!! Donna (IA)

From the Kitchen said...

Both gifts are beautiful! Like you, our anniversary is in December (we celebrate early usually since the snows set in early sometimes), then Christmas, and my birthday is in early January. I do love the "festive" season--and, I celebrate my birthday the entire month with my three closest friends who all share the same birthday!

Unknown said...

What beautiful gifts. The cameo is beautiful-- this a cameo. I love the simplicity and elegance of the new necklace.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Both are lovely pieces, Martha. Tell Jim I said the colors are all wrong for him:-).

Erica (Irene) said...


Those are gorgoeus necklaces. Happy Anniversary and many happy years together.