Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Firefighters (and a winner)

The courageous few that run into danger when others are running away from it. There's nothing like the servant's heart of a fireman, they are always focused on others.

We all love and respect them, but firemen hold a special place in my heart for a very personal reason.  You see, not only was my husband a firefighter when he was younger, but both of his brothers were/are firefighters, and his father spent over a decade serving as a volunteer fireman. 


So, when Deidra of Dee Dee Style produced these rings during her trunk show at the shoppe, my heart skipped a beat the moment I saw FD.  They are rings that she handcrafted from the vintage buttons of an 1880s New York Fireman's uniform.  On the back the buttons are inscribed " C.G. Braxmar Co. NY".

Aren't they just wonderful?  I bought both of the rings that Deidra had and plan to give them as gifts to each of my sister-in-laws, couldn't have found anything more fitting and personal if I had searched for a hundred years! 

Since the show, Deidra has made rings from the remaining 3 buttons that she had and has listed them on her Etsy shop for those of you that have firefighters in your family, or friends/family with firefighting hearts.

Thank you DeeDee for the inspiration....you are wonderful!

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By the way the winner for Giveback #4 is Becky C (#18),  Buckets of "Burlap!


Congrats Becky!  Drop a line to sales@laurieannas.com and we will get it right out to you!

Giveback #5 is coming up soon.  Meanwhile, Daphne Nicole is having a giveaway on her blog, so be sure to pop over and enter!

xoxo
LaurieAnna

12 comments:

Picket Fences said...

That ring is beautiful, what a thoughtful gift! Congrats to Becky!

Lisa said...

My father was a fireman so I know exactly what you mean. I'm thinking I need one of those rings for my mother! Anxiously awaiting your next surprise!!

Sanctuary Home said...

Great rings...those will be the perfect presents.

Katie, Trevor, and Baby Probandt said...

What a precious ring! love it

Shabbygalsnest said...

Wonderful rings and very thoughtful gifts! Traci

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What Precious Gifts! They are Extra Special!
Have a wonderful week,
Donna

Flipit said...

Wonderful and thoughtful gifts! Congratulations to the winner!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

My son was also a fireman! The rings are great and I know your sister-in-laws will love them. Congrats to Becky on winning that fabulous Santos.
xo,
Sherry

Becky C said...

Oh my gracious! I won! I can't believe it!! Thanks so much, from the bottom of my heart! I can't wait to put that sweet Santos doll somewhere special :)
The rings are perfect, too :)
Thanks Laurie Anna!
Becky C

slommler said...

Yes! Firefights are true heroes for sure!!
And that ring is perfect!! Gorgeous
Hugs
SueAnn

Melissa said...

OMG! Thank you for posting the ring!!! I'm so excited to get me one!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My Daddy was a fireman so I know how special the rings are! Fire fighters are true life heroes! ♥