Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Arkansas Quartz

Sparkles Like Diamonds
I've always had a thing for sparkly rocks.
I used to beg my parents to stop at Rock Shops when we'd go on vacation when I was a kid.
I thought I'd find a real diamond for sure in all those rocks. 
That crystal on the left was recently given to me by my friend Petra. 
It's white quartz from Arkansas. Petra has lots of quartz in her home. Great big huge slabs of it.
I love this piece so much...and I think it looks very nice next to my big fake diamond 
and pink slag glass.
The pink slag glass was brought to me one summer day by another friend, she said when she saw it, 
she knew it had to go in my house. 

I love having them sitting out during the summer.

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Stacey said...

They look very pretty there together. In fact, I just love the colors in your home. It's girly and dreamy!

Connie said...

Did you make your pretty lamp shade? Love your jewels!

Lee said...

I never would have thought of having a vignette like that and I love it!
I looked back at pictures of your lovely home and had such a good time. You have a great eye for decorating!
Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Always loved those sparkley rocks too :) and the slag glass is supreme!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such a pretty post, Nita. Did you ever get geodes as a kid and crack them open with a hammer? I used to love to do that.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love how the glass collection looks. I am not sure what the pink slag glass is, but it is gorgeous!

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Anything sparkly and pink is okay by me! Such a perfect collection!


"Create Beauty" said...

I also use to go to Rock Shops while on vacation as a kid! I loved getting some little treasures there : )

And like you, still love the sparkle, and the beauty of wondrous rocks!

Pretty Vignette!

~ Violet

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

They are lovely. DOes your friend have all the quartz because they give off some sort of energy or something? I thought I had read that once. Very sparkly and that is always a good thing.

Bring Pretty Back said...

How sparkly and pretty! Oh! How I want some for myself!!!
You are a lucky lucky girl!
Have a PRETTY day!

Ginger Zuck said...

What a lovely post! Just beautiful sparkley! Love them.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

They're gorgeous. I love rocks and have them around my house, mostly just from places we visit because we always bring back a cool rock from places we go. I LOVE that white quartz and the pink slag is lovely as well. Very very nice friends :)

Sush said...

My Grandmother used to collect quartz rocks. I don't know if she was ahead of her time or just liked the way they look, but they are supposed to bring harmony to a household and positive energy. After looking at your vignette I'd say that is the feeling they evoke!


very merry vintage style said...

I can never resist a bit of bling--they look pretty on your table!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Connie -
I would have emailed you if you had email enabled on your comment. I did make my lampshade. I simply recovered an old shade that I had with that damask fabric and added the beaded trim.

Connie said...

Thank you for your kind response, Nita. I so enjoy your blog and admire your creativity and the vision you have for your surroundings.You have an artistic eye.

once in a blue moon said...

such fab pics~

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love these photos. I am a big fan of rocks, too! I've keep all the unusual rocks and shells the kids and I have picked up on vacations and I like to display them around the house. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

oldblackcatboo said...

I had a piece of quartz when I was a kid and NO ONE could convince that it wasn't diamonds.
:D - Cindi

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Beautiful! Did you know Petra is Greek for rock? Very apropriate name for your rock loving friend!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That quartz is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

Upscale Downhome said...

So pretty...a natural element that is so feminine at the same time. Looks perfect in your house. I've never seen slag glass before either...neat!

Patricia said...

Nita I also love sparkly things and rocks. I spent a lot of time in a lapidary shop as a kid and I loved it. My daughter collects as well and we a few sparklers and rocks hanging around. The pink slag is amazing, never heard of it. Always great to see what you are doing.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

As I looked at the first image, I thought, "Now that grouping seems so perfect for Nita - full of feminine glitz and glamour." How fun that the pieces you have are gifts from friends. They obviously know your tastes quite well.

Thanks for linking up. You always add a bit of "sparkle" to the party. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Ana said...

How lovely Nita...I am a huge pink fan so you know I'm lovin' the pink slag. Oh and your lamp is to-die-for. Love it!

Your newest follower,

Gail said...

You can think of the giver/friends when you look at your pretty crystals & glass.

Marydon said...

Love your sparklys Nita, but oh how I love you slag glass.

Happy PS weekend ~

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