Back To School Bonanza Giveaway #5: The Vintage Pearl

I am going BACK TO SCHOOL this week, and I thought I would end the summer with a bang…of giveaways!

The Vintage Pearl.  Sigh…this was my very first love affair with online hand-crafted lovlies.  The personalized jewelry and keepsakes are perfect for absolutely anyone in your life!

A little “about” The Vintage Pearl (per the website):
“The Vintage Pearl began in 2007 as a creative outlet while staying home and raising our kids. It quickly blossomed into a business and continues to grow! I feel extremely blessed to be able to work while home with my kids!

“We use only the finest materials in our hand stamped jewelry, every piece is entirely made of sterling silver, from the chains to the jump rings, unless otherwise noted in the description.”

This is one of my most favorite that I hope to own someday…the “you are my sunshine” necklace!  I think many momma’s like me sing that song to their wee ones.  What a special way to cherish those moments!

Erin, the lovely lady behind the jewelry blogs here .And you can follow her on twitter here!

I am SO excited to announce that The Sluiter Nation Back To School Bonanza’s FINAL giveaway is gift certificate worth $25 to the Vintage Pearl!!

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here telling me what you love best about The Vintage Pearl!

For anyone who wants a couple more chances at winning, you can also…

  • Tweet about this giveaway: “Sluiter Nation is going Back To School with @thevintagepearl!  Check out their giveaway at” (make sure you come back and leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted!)
  • “Like” Sluiter Nation on facebook (come back and leave a separate comment telling me you do).

 Three ways to win!  Good luck!

**This giveaway closes at 1:00pm est on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (which is also the day of my first Back to School meeting).  The winner will be announced Friday!

**Disclosure:  The Vintage Pearl is providing the spoils for this giveaway!  I was not compensated for this review; all opinions are entirely my own based on my own purchases from The Vintage Pearl.  Not that my raves could be bought anyway, of course!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I LOVE the you are my sunshine necklace too!! But really I love them ALL. How would I ever choose?!?

  2. Sluiter Nation on Facebook already has me as a fan 🙂

  3. Just Tweeted too!

  4. Sippy Cup Mom says

    I love all her gorgeous jewelry! How do I pick one??

  5. Sippy Cup Mom says
  6. Sippy Cup Mom says

    I like you on FB!

  7. obsessed with VP! been trying to won forever!

  8. i like you on FB!

  9. I tweeted! @erinrichardson

  10. Love the fused heart necklace. I heart vintage pearl!

  11. PsychMamma says

    I adore stamped sterling silver jewelry! The You Are My Sunshine necklace is now on MY "covet" list!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    I'm @PsychMamma @ Twitter!

  12. zomg I LOVE vintage pearl! Everything is so personal and beautiful.

  13. I LOVE the hammered star necklace

  14. I tweeted! @jessesco

  15. I'm a FB fan!

  16. I love her stuff too. Going to order the Hope necklace, so this shop credit would come in handy!

  17. missy widener says

    Must. Win. My sunshine necklace. Love. And will probably order something anywhos but to win something? Even better.

  18. missy widener says

    The biggest Sluiter nation fan. Ever. Love you. Thanks for doing all this. You are the best. Ever.

  19. Eek!! I've been waiting for this one all day! If I win, I'm so getting my mom something! Probably the mama's nest necklace

  20. Already liked you on FB

  21. Tweeted!

  22. Grace @ Arms Wide Open says

    look at you! i love all these giveaways! i would love a vintage pearl treasure!

  23. Grace @ Arms Wide Open says

    i like on fb!

  24. I'd really like to win this because my Vintage Pearl necklace has issues and I'd like to have it redone. 🙁

  25. Love the "Heart on my wrist" bracelet!

  26. tweeted this fabulous giveaway as well!

  27. I have been waiting for this one!! I want a bracelet or earrings from this site! This stuff is just so great!

  28. I love the You are my sunshine necklace! 🙂 GORGEOUS!

  29. I tweeted!

  30. I like you on facebook! 🙂

    and in real life too- duh!

  31. I like you on FB and in real life! I also like the VP-their stuff is cute!

  32. Jonna Papke says

    never heard of this place but those things you've posted are cute I would love something cute like that.

  33. Leni's mama says

    Love the personalized goodness that is The Vintage Pearl. Especially since my daughter's name is very uncommon!

  34. Leni's mama says

    I re-tweeted about the giveaway, for sure!

  35. Leni's mama says

    …and am also a Facebook fan! Like!

  36. Andrea (@mamachaplin) says

    omg! i can't believe this is the 5th giveaway. i L-O-V-E the vintage pearl stuff. i also would love to have the sunshine necklace because i used to sing that song to my daughter all the time when she was a baby 🙂

  37. I love how you can personalize her jewelry! Especially since my kids names aren't all "normal".

  38. Andrea (@mamachaplin) says

    I tweeted this giveaway!

  39. Andrea (@mamachaplin) says

    AND i already "like" you on facebook 🙂

  40. Blair@HeirtoBlair says

    LOVE the thin leather cuff bracelet.

  41. The Wild World of Richmond says

    I can't decide…it's all so beautiful!!! I love that sunshine one.

  42. The Wild World of Richmond says

    I tweeted.

  43. Must have more jewelry.

  44. HarmSkills says

    i love my dainty drops necklace and i want to get some other stuff

  45. HarmSkills says


  46. torie@Life With Rylie says

    I love everything! I already own a necklace but would love a bracelet too!

  47. torie@Life With Rylie says

    tweeted! @ontopbabybows

  48. pinkflipflops says

    my favorite thing is the necklace with the name and the birthstones..soo cute!

  49. pinkflipflops says

    i tweeted

  50. I love EVERYTHING, wow! Such cool jewelry, thanks for the introduction!

  51. I am a facebook fan. 🙂

  52. The Vintage Pearl has some beautiful stuff! I don't know what I would choose…

  53. I love how you can get a piece that is meaningful and personalized to you.

  54. I love how you can get a piece that is meaningful and personalized to you.

  55. I just tweeted, @radris

  56. All VP is so pretty, I want it all.

  57. I love the dainty drop necklace so I can have on for both of my kids.

  58. I tweeted!! @kecameron

  59. I like you on Facebook 🙂

  60. I can't name just one thing I love about Vintage Pearl! I'm in completely and total awe of everything on the site! I'm especially loving the eclectic necklace!! *swoon*

  61. Tweeted about the giveaway

  62. I like you on FB

  63. Yahee's Place says

    Ugh! How beautiful are these! Such a lovely keepsake. I adore the bracelet you have shown and this one

  64. Yahee's Place says

    I tweeted!

  65. Yahee's Place says

    I "like"ed!

  66. Heather Ransom says

    I love their unique designs like the I love you to the moon and back necklace. Too cute!

    Heather R

  67. Heather Ransom says
  68. Heather Ransom says

    I "Like" Sluiter Nation on facebook
    (Heather Ransom)

    Heather R

  69. Amanda Brydon says

    I love the simplicity of the jewelry. Very beautiful and very simple equals gorgeous.

  70. Amanda Brydon says

    Tweeted. :]]

  71. Amanda Brydon says

    LIKED and have already been liked for a while now.

  72. My friend was wearing one today and I just loved it!

  73. This is my first time leaving a comment, but I love this jewelry. I perused them a while ago when you had a link for them. Thanks 🙂

  74. WeeMasonMan's Mom says

    I love just about everything, but I love the Layered Circle of Cove most, right at this second anyway LOL

  75. WeeMasonMan's Mom says
  76. Mama Lungo says

    I can't pick just one item I love because I like them all. But I do LOVE the inspiration and thought behind all of the pieces she makes!

  77. Mama Lungo says

    I like you on FB

  78. Mama Lungo says
  79. I LOVE the you are my sunshine necklace!!! (And I see that so many others do too!!!)

    But really, I love all of her stuff and just bookmarked her page!

  80. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    I HEART ALL THINGS VINTAGE. Seriously. But I am most in love with the square heart with names. Ahhh. I've been hinting to my husband that he needs to bedazzle my neck for my 30th birthday with something from vintage. I don't think he gets it though. Boo.

  81. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    I tweeted @momgosomething

  82. I love the circle of love bracelet!

  83. I Like you on Facebook!

  84. Tweeted!!

  85. punkinmama says

    I love all of her necklaces, but I think the "bitty blossoms" one is so adorable!

  86. punkinmama says

    I like Sluiter Nation on facebook!

  87. I love it all. I do.

  88. And I tweeted!

  89. And I like you on FB!

  90. Mormishmom says

    I LOVE my circle and flower necklace with my kiddos' name on it. Love it!

    mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

  91. Mormishmom says

    I tweeted!

    mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

  92. Mormishmom says

    I like you on FB 🙂

    mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

  93. I love those sweet little pearl earrings.

  94. now like you on facebook. 🙂

  95. Web Designz by Kristi says

    I love the personalization and the customer service, I hope I win so I can get one for my sister who had twins!

  96. Web Designz by Kristi says

    I tweeted! Kristi_wdk

  97. I love everything in the shop. Can't pick just one!

  98. I tweeted.


  99. I liked you on FB 🙂

  100. jackie sheridan says

    I love the simple little circle with a pearl necklace

  101. jackie sheridan says

    i am a fan of sluiter nation 🙂

  102. jackie sheridan says

    And i tweeted!

  103. my wife would love a neckalce from the vintage pearl.. shes been asking for one lol

  104. im a fan of your page on facebook.

  105. Jacquelyn s says

    I love all of her stuff. I would pick a necklace that has a little circle or square with my baby's name.

  106. Jacquelyn s says

    Im a fan on facebook!

  107. I have had my eye on the All Around My Faith necklace 😉

  108. mommytojenna says

    The drop earrings are beautiful

  109. mommytojenna says

    I like ya on fb!

  110. I love the vintage pearl! I have to have the you are my sunshine necklace.

  111. I like you on FB

  112. LCW @WakingUpWilliams says

    I love the personalization of the jewelry.