The Vintage Honey Shop {a giveaway}

Last year, I fell in love with photos of teething + nursing necklaces from The Vintage Honey Shop. One night, I shared a photo…a hint to my husband. #MommyWishlist

The next day, a person I have never even met sent me a message and said she was buying it for me.

She and I met once upon a time on Twitter. One of the sweetest people I have ever known. Every prayer request I blasted out into the internet was lifted up to Heaven by her. We eventually became Facebook friends. She is one of Adelaide’s biggest prayer warriors and cheerleaders. She has sent me more Bible verses than I can count. Proof you can love someone you have never even met.

I was going to refuse. Obviously. I can’t take gifts from people who need to spend their December gift budget on their own families. Before I could say no, she sent another message. “I know you won’t want to accept this gift, but please let me bless you with this.”

It was so far out of my comfort zone, but I agreed. And then I regretted that decision everyday until it arrived. But the week of Christmas brought me my first teething + nursing necklace. And it was gorgeous.

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On Christmas Eve, I was walking up to my mom’s house. Feeling completely beautiful in my new necklace. Adelaide was playing with it and talking to it. Then, in seconds that felt like hours, she started seizing. Vomiting all over herself and me. My new necklace, my thoughtful gift, covered in toddler puke.

I washed it by hand and placed it flat to dry. Before we left that night, it looked new again. I wore my Christmas gift on Christmas Day.

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Since then, I have worn it almost daily. Adelaide uses it to calm herself when she gets overwhelmed. Bess teethes on it, plays with it while nursing, and tries to untie the knotted bow in back while up in back carries.

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It’s not just a handcrafted necklace to me. It is more than just something beautiful to keep my girls happy. It reminds me that there is a blessing in receiving a gift. I could’ve said no to my online sister in Christ, but I said yes.

The Vintage Honey Shop has hundreds of teething + nursing necklaces to choose from, and they often sell out as soon as they are stocked. These sisters-in-law from Nashville create stunning necklaces. I love that I will be able to wear mine for many years to come…a wearable memento of all those cuddly nursing sessions with Miss Elizabeth Mae. And a reminder that lovely things and precious girls can survive seizures.

The Vintage Honey Shop wants to bless one of Little House In The City’s readers with a teething + nursing necklace. Just go to the Etsy shop, find a teething + nursing necklace you love, and leave the name of it in the comments of this post.

I will draw a winner on March 20th at midnight CST. One of you dear people will choose a $20 necklace from The Vintage Honey Shop, courtesy of Jen & Mel!

If we have more than 100 friends play along, the winner will be able to choose another commenter to receive a $20 necklace from Dave & me. So be sure to share the post with the people who bless you! Friendship, like giveaways, is so very sweet.

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30 thoughts on “The Vintage Honey Shop {a giveaway}

  1. Kayla Frerer says:

    emerald floral is gorgeous!!


  2. I’m really loving mint anchors!


  3. Katy Privett says:

    Mint anchors is a fun and beautiful print!


  4. Ericka Jimenez says:

    Golden canyon!


  5. rainy says:

    Bliss with ring


  6. Laura Simon says:

    Love Bliss!


  7. Bonnie Minardi says:

    Apricot or spring rain!


  8. Kayla Willis says:

    Love the nautical plaid! I will match most anything.

    And what a beautiful story! It really is the little things that are sometimes the most precious to us.


  9. Jessica Duncan says:

    The metallic herringbone is stunning!!!


  10. Katie Carver says:

    Typewriter Text!!!!


  11. Kelly says:

    I love the cupcakes necklace! ❤️


  12. stephanie garces says:

    Music notes. I love music and this one is absolutely perfect!


  13. Liz says:

    Emerald floral :-)


  14. Sara says:

    I LOVE the Blue Dots


  15. Shannon Pyers says:

    Ivory paradise!


  16. shanta says:

    Music notes is my new favorite!


  17. Sara nguyen says:

    Mint anchors


  18. Ashley says:



  19. Jenny says:

    They are all really gorgeous! But if I had to choose just one… Ivory Paradise :)


  20. Shawna Morrison says:

    I have been in love with the blue and gray lattice from the first moment I saw it!!!!


  21. Trisha Beckett says:

    Spring daisy or orange and blue chevron are just stunning!


  22. Megan Renee Cullars says:

    I love the necklace in Funfetti!

    Miss Karlee is starting to drool and chew on whatever she can get her hands (and gums!) on! This print is so fun. I know she would love it! :)


  23. Le OB says:

    Flutter is my favorite print!


  24. Ali Bass says:

    Chrome floral is beautiful!


  25. Kate says:

    I love Funfetti!


  26. Maggie p says:

    barbados blue


  27. Sarah Rhoades says:

    Golden canyon


  28. Nicky says:

    Choices are so hard… Safari moon. I’d have to go with Safari moon


  29. It’s a toss up between yellow wild flowers and scarlet red ;) but they are all beautiful.


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