Thursday, January 3, 2008

Be Still My Heart

This is the most wonderful little book that I received at Christmas. I just love it! I collect heart rocks , or I guess maybe I should say heart stones. I have a small collection and finding a stone created by Mother Nature.....shaped like a heart makes my heart sing. We are always on the lookout for these special symbols of love. Some of mine are kind of lopsided and they are not perfect...but very few things in nature are, and if I scrunch up my eyes I'll always see a sweet little heart.
I've shared these before~~~but hope you enjoy seeing them again.
This heart was found on a beautiful beach in Mexico, by my friend Brenda. I think it looks very much like the heart on the book cover. Do you agree?? There are three little pieces of beach glass in this picture. I found them on Glass Beach which is near Fort Bragg, California. Can you spot the beach glass??
My most favorite pieces.........I know you are thinking even if I do the scrunch thing these pieces do not look like a heart..........but look.....
Isn't that the neatest? I love it. My honey found these and they will always be the most treasured in my collection.

Pieces of love are everywhere~~~happy hunting...Linda


Back Through Time said...

Those heart rocks are amazing!! My grandmother would go nuts over them, she collects rocks too:-) and the book is perfect!

Teresa said...

I think your collection of heart stones is sweet. I love the one that is in two pieces. How thoughtful of your husband to add to your treasures.

Take care

Rosemary said...

That is so cool Linda!!
I love heart shaped rocks and stones. What a great book for you to get.
Now I will be on the look out.

Alison Gibbs said...

Linda, what a great collection. Fancy finding a book on Heart Rocks. Now you are going to have us all walking around watching the ground to find Heart Rocks.

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Linda,
I love your Heart shaped Rock Hearts. They are beautiful. The 2 that are in half are a heart when put together. I know you will treasure that one since your sweetheart got it for you. The first one you showed looks like the one in the book as well. "THANK YOU" for sharing your hearts with us. I love hearts myself. I don't have any rocks that are hearts, but I do have alot of other things that are. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Flea Market Queen said...

I love your heart stones!
What a wonderful thing to collect and the book is perfect for you!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a wonderful collection! I will have to keep you in mind next time I am out looking at nature!!! Yes, your heart looks like one on the book. I suppose these are little reminders from God that he loves us!

Happy New Year and I look forward to another year of reading your blog!!!!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, I think what you collect is the neatest thing I have ever seen and someone took the time to find that special book for you. How special is that? From now on as I walk I'll be looking down for heart shaped stones. Hearts ~ Lynn

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Linda, that is amazing! The rocks are beautiful, they always look lovely displayed, but the fact they are heart shaped or half hearts is just a double treat!!'s wonderful isn't it :) Jenn and Jacqui

Anonymous said...

Linda, my own heart skipped a beat when you mentioned the glass beach in Fort Bragg, Calif. My children were born and raised there! Your stone heart collection is very cool, and so special with the addition of the glass hearts! Thanks for sharing, Andrea

Michelle said...

What a sweet book~just perfect for you!! I'm going to keep my eye out for those heart-shaped rocks :)


Kelli said...

Such beautiful rocks, Linda! Very romantic. :0)
Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I LOVE this!! Now I will be on the look out for heart rocks! That is soo cool!

Dee Dee said...

Thank you so much for visiting by the way of my Aunt Lynn at The Vintage Nest. I am really enjoying the whole blogging experience and learning about such interesting things. Your heart rocks are incredible - the two that form one really made me smile. I look forward to learning more!
Dee Dee

Nan said...

What a fun collection of heart rocks. The two piece one is really special.

bj said...

Oh, Linda, after reading your precious post, I just want to go out and find a heart rock and send it to you! I will keep looking...someday, I'll find one!
hugs, bj

Elizabeth said...

Hi Linda,
So very pretty.

Cottage Contessa said...

Very lovely and romantic!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Fort Bragg is so pretty! And your heart rocks are too. I just have to tell you that I love the music you have playing on your website. That's my favorite rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" because it reminds me of my beloved Hawaii.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Linda, isn't it funny how the simplest things can give us so much pleasure? The book is perfect to go along with your collection and finding hearts among the stones you encounter is like finding blessings among the trials of life. You won't find them unless you look:>)

Kimmie said...

Hi Linda;

Oh, I love rocks! Whenever I go somewhere that makes my heart flutter, I bring back a stone of remembrance (like an Ebenezer stone that is mentioned in the bible) ;-)

Your book looks fun and I love your heart collection (I think that broken one is my favorite ;-)

thanks for sharing...this is so sweet.

blessings to you
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Lib said...

What a great post.:o)
Blessins', Lib

BittersweetPunkin said...

We have several heart rocks as well...the kids always manage to find them...the only thing I failed to hang onto was the heart shaped potato chip!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Wow heart rocks.Thank you for stopping by my blog!I know scrapbooking info is enormous!
I joined Flickr its free and there are some nice Scrap groups(just search scrapbooking in box) very helpful and I have a tutorials saved somewhere in my files I will post on my blog for you! LOL Denise

Country Cottage Chic said...

What an unusual & amazing collection!

nannykim said...

That is cool--I have never thought about looking or finding heart rocks!! A unique thing.My mom used to collect button rocks from the Bay of Fundy- up in Nova Scotia--they were stones that look like buttons---rounded with holes in them!

Sharon said...

Those are awesome! I have a rock collection too. My youngest son, Hayden, and I always look for them while camping or picnicing and it is so exciting to find one! I love the broken heart beach glass one that you have!

Hugs! Sharon

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I just love your collection Linda. We collect heart rocks too and our son found a great big one while we were on I just have to remember where I put it! It's somewhere in our trailer and then I'll post it to share.


Esther Sunday said...

What a unique, fun collection! And they don't cost a thing! Love, Esther

Nancy said...

These are wonderful! What a loving collection to have. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a heart stone. Thanks for sharing these.

FarmHouse Style said...

Happy New Year, Linda! I love your heart stone collection. The last two your hubby found are very unique.


Denise said...

I love your heart rocks.... How special is that......... thanks for sharing and nice to meet you.. Not sure how I got here but here I am....... I will come back again..

Happy New Year

Dona said...

What a fun thing to collect! I think they are great. I will keep my eyes open a little better for such finds. Hope you display them in heart shaped candy dishes.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

I like to collect small special rocks wherever we go, too. But, I have never seen a heart shaped rock. How very special :-)

Pen Pen said...

What a wonderful collection! I've never seen heart shaped rocks before.

violetlady said...

I love interesting rocks and shells. Now I will be on the lookout for heart shaped rocks. They are so sweet and so symbolic of the pure love in nature. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kimberly 'Butterfly Wings' said...

Fabulous collection! I'm going to look for the book. Thanks for sharing these. Would you mind if I added a link to this post to my blog, The Heart Rock Collective?

I'm collecting stories of heartrock collectors, as well as inviting people to post their stories of their precious find on the site.