Sunday, March 7, 2010

leaps, bounds and a necklace

The Vintage Pearl has been growing by leaps and bounds!

It's so fun and exciting, yet a little overwhelming... we can't seem to hire and train fast enough :) In Jaunary our wait to ship time was about a week, definately less than 2 weeks... and right now it's 3-4 weeks. We are working extra hard and extra hours to get all caught up, thank you to all who have been so patient and understanding during this growing season!

If you are planning to order for Mother's Day, the earlier the better! Not sure of the exact cutoff date but right now it looks like early April, so please plan accordingly!

Today Ryan went up to the studio to work on a few things- we needed a bigger stamping table so more of us could stamp all at once. Caleb (my almost 9 year old) went with him and returned with a necklace for me he had made all by himself!

Caleb made me a necklace!

Isn't he a sweetie?

It's my new favorite necklace :)

36 comments:

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

How precious! Sure knows how to melt his mama's heart, huh? :)

Celeste said...

Caleb, I LOVE it!! :)

and, Erin - I am so, so thrilled for TVP's growth! If I could help you guys - I totally would... guess you just need to open another studio here in Florida :p

Polka Dot Moon said...

That's the best necklace ever! What a sweetheart you have :)

Stephanie Hartman said...

That is so cute.

Amber said...

Sweet necklace! The simple words, "I love you", aren't really "simple" are they:) They are like a mother's kiss to a childs boo-boo!

Great job!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Extemely cute! It would make a beautiful gift. :)

~Kim

Jen said...

How sweet! That is such a cute necklace. Caleb did a wonderful job!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

You have such beautiful products...no wonder you are experiencing such a tremendous growth...congrats!! :)

Chris said...

So sweet!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This is adorible! What a sweetie! :]

Jessica said...

How sweet. You have great kids :)

Joanne said...

How sweet!! It is beautiful! Children can sure surprise us sometimes!!

gina said...

so sweet.

congrats on such an amazing rowth- you deserve it!!

amycornwell said...

Congratulations on the growth! How exciting for you. And Caleb is precious, making a necklace just for you. How sweet!

Nick, Ali and Kendall said...

I wish I lived out by you! I'd help you out in a second!! I just LOVE your jewelry AND your adorable blog! I love the necklace too!!

Johnny and Alisha said...

Very sweet!

Mormishmom said...

So darling and so sweet.

Mall Rat said...

What a precious gift . those are the best !! I will make sure I get my order in the next couple weeks for mother's day .. I'm glad that you are doing so well, not a surprise cause you have such a cool product :)

Bar 7 Ranch said...

How Beautiful!!!!!

Homesick Cajun said...

Aww how sweet! I plan on telling my son I want one of your necklaces for Mother's Day! I love them!

C'est La Vie said...

I definitely need to stop by and get my mom something!
thank you for the reminder!

Holly said...

How sweet is that!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

aww! don't you love he was thinking about you? :)

Ms.Kristi said...

Aww! What a sweet boy you have there! <3

Nicole-Lynn said...

That is the sweetest!!

jenn said...

that is precious :o)

i love it!!!

Debbie said...

Enjoy the sweetness of success and of your son. How fortunate you are.

Joli said...

What a sweet little boy you have!!!

kbloems27 said...

Adorable!! How sweet!! I am sure you will treasure it forever!

sharonjo said...

Oh--that is priceless! Talent obviously runs in the family!!

Kristi said...

That is so sweet! Business growing is a good thing, as overwhelming as it may seem. I know what you mean, and I've ordered from you very recently. I can't wait to get that little bit of heaven in my mailbox. Take all the time you need, the necklace I've ordered will be something I will cherish forever!! Your work is definitely amazing!!

jodi @ back40life said...

what a precious *forever* keepsake!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

WOW! Erin...I am so so happy for you. God has blessed you business! That is so wonderful and I wish you all the best as it continues to grow!

Love the necklace Caleb made you! That would definitely be my favorite as well if i were you! ;)

Heather said...

I love this! All of your stuff is so wonderful!!

Michelle said...

So precious and adorable!!!!

Do you hire from out of state to help you with your orders?

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I'm loving all your jewelery!
What a great giveaway at the idea room. I just had to stop by and say hi and tell you how much I love your pieces! I'm having fun looking around and can't wait to see more-that's why I'm following :)