Gifts From the Heart

13 Feb


Now, I know this isn’t the most exciting photo and it’s definitely not an impressive piece of jewelry.  It’s an old, dented, scratched, gold filled locket, the gold is even  wearing off in a few spots. It looks like something you’d find at the bottom of a shoebox full of broken crap at a flea market.  It’s not much to look at, but it is the most romantic gift I ever received.

It belonged to my college boyfriend’s grandmother. Apparently she wore it for years and there’s even an indentation from where he bit into it as a baby. You can still see the remnants of an old photograph of him that was once carried inside, close to her heart. The boyfriend was from Paris, and I imagine his grandmother shopping at their neighborhood market in Montmarte, stopping at the cafe,  going to mass at Sacre Coeur,  just going about her life and wearing her locket.

locket 2 I treasure this piece for the story behind it , the thought that was put into it and the memories of a very happy time in my life.

What was the most romantic gift you’ve ever received, for Valentines day, or any other time? Leave a comment, I’d love to know!

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