Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dreaming of Tiffany (& Co.) and Friday Pretties

Have you ever wished for one of these little blue boxes from Tiffany? If you've actually received one, I'd love to hear all about it. Tiffany is famous for it's diamonds, among other beautiful items, but actually I'd love to receive one of these "Seastar" necklaces. 
Tiffany & Co., if you're reading this, I'll be happy to send you my address! 

 That brings me back to the reason for this post. I've been reading the sweetest summer book. It was the Tiffany blue color on it's cover that caught my eye at the bookstore, but the story has captured my heart. 
It's called "Summer at Tiffany" by Marjorie Hart. 
 It is set in New York City in 1945, and it's a memoir about the summer Marjorie and her friend Marty (both college students from Iowa) spent working at Tiffany & Co. After being turned down by various dept. stores, they landed jobs as pages at Tiffany, becoming the first women ever to work on the sales floor. 
 It was a summer before air conditioning, when fans and ice tea were all you had to keep cool, a summer of dates with midshipmen, rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, and all the while pinching pennies to get their bus fare, and hoping that the war would end soon. It even includes photos from their summer. It's a wonderful book, and although I'm nearly done, I'm dragging my feet on finishing it because I don't want this magical time to end. 
It's one of those "diamond" books :-)
See the diamond in the basket? 
If you're looking for some summer reading, this is a lovely place to escape to, even if you've never gotten one of those blue boxes.
 Do you remember the best summer of your life?
Maybe you're living it now.
  For "Friday's Pretties," hosted by Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things, along with my dreamy "Summer at Tiffany" book and  Tiffany wishes, I'm including the photo of our beautiful sunset last night. God's gifts are priceless.
Enjoy your summer, my friends.
Blessings,
Marcia

40 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I'm going to get that, sounds so good to me! I have never gotten anything from there..but I do have a daughter named Tiffany and she is a beauty! The summer I remember was when I was 15. My parents sold our farm and we moved into the city. I loved that easy life and the handsome young man across the street! I hope you get that sea star...it's so beautiful...and a girl can dream! :D

Rosie said...

I have never had the joy of owning a treasure from "Tiffany"...This beautiful blue is gorgeous...would totally be overjoyed with just the "box"...now don't get me wrong...should there be a little
S*P*A*R*K*L*I*E inside...all the better...smile on... Rosie

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful pictures. The book sounds great. I just got done reading The Hiding Place for the first time and absolutely loved it.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hooray for Tiffany!
The sky is so so beautiful. I adore sunsets.
Wishing you a happy weekend, Marcia, filled with JOY and sunshine. xx

sylvia said...

hi.
wish you a happy weekend,
so lovly you write here.
hug from sylvia

It's me said...

Hello.....what a lovely post and what a lovely familly you have...six kids wowww!!! nice nice!! HAPPY FRIDAY PRETTIES......!!!Love Ria....

Candy said...

Thanks for your recent visit. I'm in the group of non Tiffany recipients--as of yet--but who knows what tomorrow holds.
Summer reading in a cool spot makes for a great adventure.
Hope you come back soon for a visit.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That sounds like a wonderful book Marsha and I want to check it out.
I have never gotten anything from Tiffany and doubt I ever will but it's still fun to dream!
Hugs,
Cindy

Christine said...

I love reveling in the pleasure of reading a 'diamond' book! That's a great way to describe it and perhaps it makes up for the lack of a Tiffany box! especially when you see God's priceless treasures all around!
Loved visiting!
Christine

Always Nesting said...

What a beautiful sunset!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I am so excited about the book you have recommended! I am going to run to Barnes & Noble today and get it. I am in the middle of a WWII book. I love reading about that time period.

I have never receive a pretty blue box with a little pretty little trinket in it, but if I did I would love that starfish too. :)

The sunset...only God can create such amazing beauty!!!

Thanks for being a part of Friday Pretties. Very Fun!
Joyce

Tammy said...

Hi Marcia, it looks like a lovely book and the pictures you've posted along with it are gorgeous. Such pretty summer colors and images.

Right now I am reading The Happiness Project. I read the 16th book in the series of Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich. And just found out there is a 7th in the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber, so will be picking that up today. Summer is about the only time I actually do any good reading.

Have a fabulous weekend. :) Tammy

Kelli said...

What a fantastic post! :) Now I'm going to have find myself a copy of that book. Thanks for sharing it!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I'd be very happy to receive that little box with the "Seastar" necklaces in it!!!

Gloria said...

Hi Marcia,
I am visiting from Joyce's Friday Pretties. I am so glad to have found your sweet blog! Very pretty! :)
No, I have never received one of those Tiffany boxes. My sis-in-law, and niece have received a few (and lost some of their gifts from those boxes while snorkeling in Maui..amazing...:)). That starfish one you pictured is pretty amazing too!!
Have a very happy, Pretty Friday!
@}~`}~~~ Blessings,
Gloria

Susan B said...

Hi Marcia,
The book sounds like a good read. I've never received a box from Tiffany's, and probably never will...and that's okay! I enjoyed your pictures...especially the sunset!

Have a lovely weekend! :)

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hi, Me again...I forgot to answer your question about my quilt. it is made from five inch squares. :)

Bye!

Tea with Tiffany said...

This post is fun for a Tiffany! :) thanks

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

The sun set is priceless...like us seeing a complete double rainbow on Wednesday night on the way to church. Our four year old just got so excited and I was amazed, again at God's beautiful creation and His promises.

I love the Tiffany box...a friend is doing her daughter's 18th Birthday in what they call Tiffany Blue.

Thanks for the book review...it sounds wonderful
Enjoyed

april said...

I love all the things that you do! Beautiful photos! And so glad you told us about that book - sounds so so interesting! ...April

My name is PJ. said...

It sounds like a great book. I have at least 30 books waiting to be read and no opportunity to read them yet. Oy.

Have I mentioned I like what you've done with the place? Very, very nice.

koralee said...

Oh this sounds lovely!!! I will be looking for it..my Summer reading list is growing by the minute..now to find the time...I only have read one book this Summer yet..I am so behind! xoxoxo

Manuela@TPOH said...

I have received a few things in that pretty blue box! (pre-child when we had money to burn LOL) That sounds like a good summer read!

Manuela

Michelle said...

In Canada we have Birks Jewlerry who also have blue boxes and I was very lucky to receive one in my younger days (a simple gold necklace). I hope you get your blue box (I love the starfish). Thanks for the book review, I'm always looking for a good book. Are you on Good Reads? Let me know.

BECKY said...

Hi Marcia,
I love the sea star!! I don't buy much jewelry because I design my own, but the simplicity of that piece is so appealing. This book sounds enchanting...thanks for sharing some details and your delight in reading it.

And this sunset...breathtaking. God is the true masterpiece maker, isn't He? So lovely!

Have a blessed Sunday, sweetie!
HUGS,
Bcky

Melissa K said...

Such pretty images. You have a really lovely blog. I'm very intrigued to find out more about the Tiffany book now as well.
Thank you for sharing :))
Melissa

Martina said...

Hi Marcia, nice to meet you! God, you've got gorgeous kids. I have two sons, 17 and 20 now, and i really admire people who manage more then 3 kids and do sth. else as well - like you do this lovely blog! Want to read this book, it sounds soooo good! Have a nice evening!

Farm Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today, and your kind words, I have six kids too 4 boys and 2 girls. :) Your crew looks so nice. My second son just turned 21 as well. I loved your book review and will look for it and of course the starfish from Tiffanys is breathe taking.
You made my day,
Thanks
You have a lovely blog and your are in California, glad to read a fellow Californian.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Yep, gotta love a blue Tiffany box! And what comes in it, too. :-)

Gorgeous photos!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Anne

Janean said...

yes a *little blue box* would be wonderful, especially that starfish necklace!

every summer there seems to be a special event or that i can think back on and smile....even if it was the most beautiful sunset.

BailiwickStudio said...

I know a book you'd probably enjoy, which also takes place in the 30s and 40s. It's called The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull. You'll have to look at Abe's Books or some other used bookstore (my copy is still packed somewhere or I'd lend it to you)since it's out of print. It's a wonderful book! ::Jill

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Marcia-

Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog. If your twin son's are close now, they probably always will be. When my sister and I went to different colleges that was the only time we didn't see each other on a regular basis.

All of your children are so cute. I have two girls 20 and 23. They grow so fast. Thank goodness for the photos and videos we have of them to remember when they were little.

I have never owned anything from Tiffany's except a box my sister gave me. I made a Christmas Tree ornament out of it. I posted about it last December. I hope you get one someday filled with something shiny inside.
My best-
Diane

Burlap Luxe said...

Marcia,
Hey girl thank you for your visit,
I am going to email you as well. Love your comment and always enjoy questions :)
Love it over here and wish I would have got in on the Tiffany & Co.
Party since I have bought from them in Beverly Hills store for my daughters Graduation form 8th grade and then High school :)
see you soon girl!
xx
Blessings
Dore

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Marcia, the only near Tiffany I have is a Tiffany style lamp. It is beautiful with all the colored cut glass. There are many beautiful things but nobody can outdo God. I loved the sunset.

Gloria

Barb J. said...

I've never received a Tiffany's box but I can dream can't I? Sounds like a great read!

Linda said...

Great post...this is my first visit here and I enjoyed reading your earlier posts as well. Thanks for sharing!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

We buy each of our daughters a "promise" ring when they turn 16 to signify their commitment of their faith and values. My daughter, Grace received hers in a little blue Tiffany box...it was just a beautiful silver ring that she had picked out...Of course she has saved the little box!

Denise said...

It is the most wonderful blue there is! I love books like that, ones where you just hate for them to end.

Jackie said...

MmmHmm I love Tiffanys charms. That is a gorgeous necklace. I have 2 bracelets, one plain w/ just the heart thats engraved and another bracelet that is full of charms. I ask for a charm from hubby at Christmas & Valentines & sometimes other holidays too... so its a few a year. I also get plain charms engraved w/ my deceased fur-babies name & date. I know it sounds morbid, but I like it. It keeps them with me and I think of them often. :-)

XOXO

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

OOOOh yes. I got one of those little turquoise blue boxes once. My husband gave it to me for Christmas with a beautiful cross neckless inside. I still keep it in the original box if I'm not wearing it. My daughters also wear it for all their special occasions. It's not only pretty, it's sentimental. Thanks for the beautiful sunset picture, you're spot on, God's gifts are priceless. Even a Tiffany Box can't hold a candle to a beautiful sunset.