Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays Giveaway!


First. Today I am the featured member on BurdaStyle! I'm so excited about it. Check it out.
I've been collecting vintage jewelry since I was fifteen. As an adult, I only have about five pieces of jewelry that I wear regularly. I decided there's no sense in letting such beautiful pieces live in a box, when they could be worn proudly to so many parties this holiday season! So, here we go, Happy Holidays!

There are five different sets that are available. Each piece has been examined by Scott Kelly, owner of Kelly Jewelers. (He also happens to be my dad).

To enter to win:
1. Leave a comment saying which two sets you admire the most.
 2. If you like vintage jewelry, your friends probably do too. Invite someone to the Holiday Giveaway! (Not required, but it would be nice!)

Five winners will be chosen Friday December 16.

New Years Earrings

Queen Necklace

Graduated Pearls

Dangling Necklace and Earrings

Princess Necklace and Bracelet


  1. BeccaDec 13, 2011 08:37 AM
    I love pearls. They are so classic and elegant!
  2. DebiDec 13, 2011 08:38 AM
    Wowza! AMAZING giveaway!!! And congrats on being the burdastyle featured member!!! I really, really love the graduated pearls and the princess necklace and bracelet!! Thanks for the chance to enter!
  3. grant olsenDec 13, 2011 08:52 AM
    Lynette, I love everything about this post! I love the intro you've written. I love the photos you've taken. It all looks as classy as can be. As for my two favorite sets, I'd have to say the graduated pearls or the princess necklace and bracelet. Absolutely gorgeous. Just like you.
  4. ShelliDec 13, 2011 09:00 AM
    I LOVE the 1980s earrings and I'm always a sucker for pearls. You are nice to give these away!
  5. JenniferDec 13, 2011 09:00 AM
    I love the Graduated Pearls and New Years Earrings! I imagine myself wearing them with my hair up in a loose bun, with a sparkly top and wide-legged pants. I have a sparkly sweater that I've been wearing every New Year's Eve since 2005. That's the great thing about timeless pieces; they only become more loved with age.

  6. Michelle HarrisonDec 13, 2011 09:15 AM
    Such amazing pieces...all with a story to tell, I am sure! I love the dangling necklace and earrings and the queen's necklace...so elegant! Thanks.
  7. bexDec 13, 2011 09:15 AM
    Congrats on being featured over at Burda! And what a fun giveaway.

    I love all your vintage jewelry, but I'd pick the pearls, hands down.

    Also love the NY Earrings. I never put enough sparkle on, and those seem like they'd do the trick.
  8. Steph ShurtliffDec 13, 2011 09:20 AM
    I love the dangling necklace and earrings, they are forgeous. and the pearls. I'm planning on wearing pearl accents for my wedding in june, they are just so classic and beautiful. all of it is.

    thank you!
  9. The CynisterDec 13, 2011 09:21 AM
    Checked out the Burdastyle article and it was nice to learn more about you. I think my favorite two have to be the graduated pearls and the princess necklace and bracelet sets. They seem to exude elegance for everyday without being over the top. Hope they find good homes wherever, thanks for chance to be involved.
  10. Sunshine GirlDec 13, 2011 09:24 AM
    Oh!! I just love the Queen Necklace and the Graduated Pearls. They are so beautiful! You are so beautiful and classy, it comes as no surprise that you would collect vintage jewelry. I love your collection.
  11. W HansenDec 13, 2011 09:27 AM
    I love the graduated pearls, so beautiful! And the dangling necklace and earrings. Although I don't have pierced ears I love the necklace of it.
  12. Randi KayDec 13, 2011 10:20 AM
    I'd have to say that I am also a pearl fan. Congrats on being featured!! So exciting!
  13. DianaDec 13, 2011 10:25 AM
    Goodness! Since moving to New York City last year, I think that my taste has changed a little and in paying an exorbitant amount for rent our finances have changed a lot. :) I've seen a lot of your work and you have beautiful taste. And these pieces are timeless which make it hard to pick favorites, but for me the Pearls take the cake as they remind me of my beautiful and classy grandmother. Next would be the Dangling Necklace and Earings which I could see me wearing every time we scrounge up enough money to go out here. Lovely!
  14. Diana77Dec 13, 2011 10:52 AM
    Wow! Love it! I think my favorite is the Princess Necklace and Bracelet. I love that's it's simple yet classy. The Dangling Necklace and Earrings just looks like fun! You could dress it up or dress it down which means you can wear it all the time. I love that!
  15. Mandy @ Sugar Bee CraftsDec 13, 2011 11:01 AM
    I love them all, but I need some pearls....and those first earrings are so lovely!!
  16. paisleyapronDec 13, 2011 11:20 AM
    Oh the pearls! The pearls! The Princess necklace is pretty, too, but nothing beats pearls. Congratulations on being featured on BurdaStyle!
  17. MegsDec 13, 2011 11:53 AM
    Oh the queen necklace and the princess necklace/bracelet are just gorgeous!

  18. MarieDec 13, 2011 11:59 AM
    I found link to your website on Burdastyle...I am so grateful for this:)))Cause i like things you made:)
    And I absolutely love jewelry:)))I think you must be great cause you want to give these beautiful pieces to somebody else...vintage jewelry is unique for me...every piece has own story.
    I think all in this great giweaway are fantastic, but Queen Necklace and Princess Necklace and Bracelet is specially charming for me:)))
  19. MarcelDec 13, 2011 12:10 PM
    The pearls are incredible. The Princes pieces are pretty awesome too!
  20. Frankly, My DearDec 13, 2011 12:13 PM
    Oh Lynette! I love these! I hope I win. I love the pearls and the New Years Earrings the best.
  21. AnonymousDec 13, 2011 12:28 PM
    The queens necklace and the graduated purls are so classy! Love them!
    Lynnmarieva (at) gmail (dot) com
  22. AuebonDec 13, 2011 01:24 PM
    The graduated pearls, and the dangling necklace and earrings are my personal favorite. As others have mentioned, pearls are so elegant and classy. They're all beautiful piece, really. Thank you for the opportunity to win these, you're too kind. Cheers and Happy Holidays!
  23. MeganDec 13, 2011 01:35 PM
    Congratulations on being the featured member!
    I love the pearls and the queen necklace - they are both so classic and beautiful!
  24. MarieDec 13, 2011 01:48 PM
    ...ohhh...i forgot....my email is: mia15@post.sk
    have a nice day:)
  25. JessicaDec 13, 2011 02:06 PM
    I need those pearls. Need not want. Please let the random.org pick me!
  26. Reana LouiseDec 13, 2011 02:13 PM
    Congrats on being the featured member! These are, obviously, all insanely gorgeous. But I think the two I admire most are the New York earrings & the princess necklace and bracelet. Pretty! x
  27. LaceyDec 13, 2011 02:17 PM
    I love love Love the pearls but the Queens necklace is pretty too!!
  28. Jake n KaitDec 13, 2011 02:37 PM
    Oh these are absolutely amazing. I am head over heels in love with those pearls!
  29. margaroseDec 13, 2011 02:52 PM
    LadyDanburry, I was fascinated by your name so I read your featured article. I found it quite absorbing and thought the photographs were inspirational. I was happy to read more about you and went to your favourites then decided to carry on to your blog. This is most unusual for me, I might add, although I have been a member of the Burda site for some years now. I live in Australia and enjoy reading about people in different parts of the world. Today I'm about to finish a window covering for my friend, made in the stained glass window tradition and as it's for her ensuite (Shower& toilet in Oz) I call it toilart with a French accent 'Twalart'then I'm doing some really essential sewing and making my husband some new tracky- daks (local term for tack suit pants) although these are made from a lightweight unknown knit fabric from the specials bin at Lyncraft. He does a lot of gardening so along with a very original veil for beekeeping, embroidered with bees on my VERY NEWLY ACQUIRED embroidery machine.... he's getting gardening pants for Christmas. After that I am going to make my son a white dress shirt for Xmas. He's always decried home made but this year who knows?
    Being an older English Rose myself, I do like the New York Earrings and the princess bracelet. (I'm English and my surname is Rose) and my first name would combine to make me an English princess who once was second in line to a throne.
  30. LisaDec 13, 2011 03:01 PM
    I love the Dangling Necklace and Earrings the best, but I also love the Princess Necklace and Bracelet. (It was hard to choose just two!)
  31. sarah praletDec 13, 2011 03:47 PM
    Ooohhh, I would love the Queen & the Princess, both are lovely sets. Does it help that my birthday "day" is the same day as the Queen as well?! <> Thanks!
  32. Dee&#39;s DesignsDec 13, 2011 03:52 PM
    Fabulous peices!Congratulations on the feature on BurdaStyle. So hard to just choose two. But I would have to say the Queen's Necklace and Graduated pearls are quite beautiful. Such a great giveaway :)
  33. skellieDec 13, 2011 04:57 PM
    This is so generous!
    I love the queen necklace and dangling set :)
  34. I L BarrettDec 13, 2011 06:46 PM
    They look fantastic!
    Definitely the pearls are my favourite, straight class.
    The other are the Princess Set for being simple and attractive.

    What a cool hobby :D
  35. FrancesDec 13, 2011 07:28 PM
    I love the pearls....!! How nice of you to have this giveaway....
  36. SusanDec 13, 2011 07:48 PM
    Carolina Girls wear Flipflops and Pearls...
    And I Love the Queens Necklace ...
  37. DarleneDec 13, 2011 08:16 PM
    New Years Earrings rock. I just found your blog after your feature in Burda - congratulations. I will be up late, scrolling through all the inspiring entries.
  38. RinDec 13, 2011 08:43 PM
    I adore the graduated pearls and the dangling necklace and earrings! You are so nice giving them away!
  39. SamusDec 13, 2011 09:56 PM
    I love the dangling earrings and necklace set and the princess bracelet and necklace set.
  40. NatalieDec 14, 2011 01:17 AM
    As a coco chanel fanatic, I absolutely adore the pearls. Also, the new years eve earrings are beautiful!
  41. JessDDec 14, 2011 04:21 AM
    What an amazing giveaway. My favourites are definitely the Princess Necklace and Bracelet and the Dangling Necklace and Earrings.
  42. Lynette @ My Craft DiscoveryDec 14, 2011 07:51 AM
    I love the pearls and the princess necklace and bracelet the best. I'm not an earring wearer, but my sister is! So somebody will be happy if I won! :)
  43. ShawnaDec 14, 2011 08:30 AM
    oh my goodness, these are so gorgeous! Thanks for offering to share! They're all fantastic, but my favorites are the princess set followed closely by the dangling set. Congrats on being featured on Burda!
  44. MissMollyDec 14, 2011 09:03 AM
    I love the princess necklace and bracelet and those Pearls! they are amazing!
  45. rebekahDec 14, 2011 02:30 PM
    I love the graduated pearls and the queen necklace.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com
  46. Erin H MDec 14, 2011 06:51 PM
    #1- Graduated Pearls
    #2- Dangling necklace and earrings.

    What a fun giveaway Lynette!
  47. AnonymousDec 14, 2011 07:54 PM
    I love the pearls! and the princess set. How generous of you to share! (Since you were kinda named after me....I think I should win something!) Your mom sure raised a talented daughter!
    Lynette S./sabeschick@aoldotcom
  48. dotted linesDec 14, 2011 11:16 PM
    I just adore the pearls! My Gramma has given me a bunch of he rhinestone jewellery, but I find it difficult to wear. The pearls are such a classic touch.
  49. AmyDec 15, 2011 03:33 PM
    Oh, the pearls have to be my favorite. Next would be the earrings since they remind me of earrings my mom wore when I was little. Happy holidays!
  50. SabrinaDec 15, 2011 03:34 PM
    Definitely the new years earrings, and the graduated pearls necklace, they both remind me so much of my dear Grand Mama Shirley, who was always so graceful and elegant!
  51. [captain] joDec 15, 2011 09:07 PM
    i love the pearls and the princess bracelet! the pearls the most though, they are wonderful.
  52. AnnieDec 15, 2011 10:22 PM
    Lynette. my two favorites are the dangling necklace & earrings, and the pearl necklace. By the way, my friend and I saw Drew in a beard book today! I had just been telling her that I knew of a few guys that participated in beard contests, and mentioned Drew, and then POP. There he was before us, in lederhosen.
  53. KATJADec 16, 2011 02:32 AM
    Oh my goodness, how very generous of you! I will definitely mention this on my blog today!
    My favs are: The 60's Graduated Pearls and the 50's Princess Necklace and Bracelet... Happy Holidays to you, too!
  54. Ashley K.Dec 16, 2011 06:51 AM
    I love the New Years Earrings (1980s) and the

    Princess Necklace and Bracelet (1950s)!

    This is absolutely amazing of you! You are so incredibly generous! I love love LOVE vintage things!! These are amazing artistic finds!

    Thanks so much!


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