These three rings

So it seems we’ve found ourselves at the start of yet another month … this year is surely speeding by! I do hope April is off to a wonderful start for you … I’m not too sure about it yet, but it is early days …

Growing up I was never all that interested in rings (or any kind of jewellery really), and I was never one of those girls forever longing for a certain kind of ring to appear on one particular finger. However in the many years that have now since passed, IΒ find there is actually rather a lot to love about the world of rings.

There is something reassuring about having a finger (or two) encircled by a small and comfortable embrace. Whenever I wear one, I find myself feeling for it throughout the day – perhaps as a way to calm an anxious mind or perhaps I just have a tendency to fidget …

Given that they are so small and compact, rings take up barely any storage space at all. With my ongoing efforts to reduce and de-clutter, these little accessories therefore offer a very big advantage.

Finally, and possibly my favourite thing of all about rings is that they allow me to indulge my whimsical tastes and penchant for animal embellishments.

Three rings fit for a king (or queen)

For all these reasons (and quite a few more), these three rings have become very welcome additions to my jewellery collection. Here’s hoping the squirrel and various kitties all get along OK together … because no one wants to see an inter-species smack-down happen in their jewellery box …Β How about you, do rings make you go ‘ring-a-ding-ding’ too?

PS. One piece of jewellery I’ve never really warmed to is wearing a watch … I just don’t like the feel of them on my wrist or the constant reminder of time (perhaps I’m a little like Miranda in ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’? … she who can’t stand the ticking of her watch above her heart).

24 Comments

  1. Jess

    Oh, I LOVE those kitty rings! Where are they from?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jess – Haha, I’m so glad you like my kitty rings … they are very sweet and I’ve been after them for a while. You can find them online at ‘Tatty Devine’. πŸ™‚
      xx

  2. jan

    After years of having to be at a meeting or teach a class at a certain time, I find I have a built in clock. I’m never more than 15 minutes off and usually much closer.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – Wow! Having a reliable internal clock must be a wonderful thing … I think I used to be much more punctual in my younger days, but now I seem to arrive late more often than not for social events. I’m generally always on time for work meetings – nothing bugs me more than someone arriving late for one of those!
      I hope you had a great weekend.
      πŸ™‚

  3. Erika Lee Sears

    those are really cute rings. πŸ™‚ the kitty rings look a little dangerous with those pokers for ears. πŸ™‚

    give your animals all belly scratches from me.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – Thanks so much! When I was wearing the kitty ring the other day I was thinking how I could do some serious damage to someone with those pointy bits. πŸ˜‰
      I’ve given Jones and Baxter both a lovely belly scratch from you … you’ll have to send some from me to your fur babies too! πŸ˜€

  4. Gabrielle Bryden

    ‘because no one wants to see an inter-species smack-down happen in their jewellery box’ – bwahahahahaha! I used to hate the feel of jewellery and watches near my skin (and still do to a certain extent) though I am perfectly happy with my wedding ring (must have got used to the feel) – but I do love the look of rings etc., and will wear them when going out somewhere special. I love your photo with the puddy tat feet in the background πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – It’s funny how we develop such different tastes in jewellery and accessories. I can admire certain jewellery and watches on other people, but realise I could never wear them myself. I think generally my tastes run a little simpler.

      I’m happy with my wedding ring too … I think perhaps we do just get accustomed to them being there.
      I’m terrible with remembering to wear more pieces of jewellery most days, but on special occasions I generally have the time to pop something extra on.

      PS. Glad you liked the kitty cat feet photo, it was impossible for me to get anything done without him wanting to ‘help’! πŸ˜‰

  5. fairchildstreet

    Lovely post. Sometimes I wear rings and some days not. I am like that with all jewellery. I wear a watch but it has to be loose and on holidays no watch at all. I do find it amusing the amount of money people spend on watches to watch precious time tick away. Enjoy your rings.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – Thanks so much.
      I know what you mean about sometimes you wear rings and sometimes you don’t … most days I’m a bit either way with wearing jewellery too. I’m certainly not someone that has to be weighed down with lots of bits and pieces (in fact I’m currently doing a bit of a clean out of my jewellery collection).

      I very much like your ‘no watch on holidays’ rule … that’s exactly the way it should be. It is funny that people can spend so many $$ on something to remind them of time ticking away … I’ve always managed to get by without the need to carry time on my wrist! πŸ™‚

  6. Claire

    omg i love this blog!! I dont wear a lot of jewellery but i love that silvery ring. I think im allergic to it. especially earrings and my fingers turn blue usually cuz i cant always avoid soap and things when wearing them!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Claire – I’m glad to hear you like my blog … it’s always lovely to have someone new visit me here. πŸ™‚
      I don’t wear much jewellery either, but I do love silver jewellery as well – especially when they’re in such a cute form as this squirrel.

      It must be annoying to have an allergy to certain types of jewellery, I suppose that makes shopping for the right piece a little more challenging.

  7. Sophie

    I too am just starting to get into rings – yours are adorbs! Can’t stand watches either. *s*

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Sophie – Rings are wonderful things … I’m glad that I’m not the only one discovering their pleasure.
      … and I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like watches! πŸ™‚

  8. hila

    I have a teeny tiny watch – really, when I bought it, the guy asked me if I was buying it for an infant πŸ™‚ I never used to wear a watch before that, but this one is so comfortable, I barely notice it’s on my wrist most of the time. It also doesn’t have an annoying ticking sound because it’s too delicate to make much of a sound. It’s more like a thin bracelet really.

    I can only really wear really delicate rings too, my fingers are too thin for anything else. Otherwise, like you, I end up “feeling” the ring all day, which bugs me.

    your rings are so cute!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hila – Your watch sounds lovely and delicate … if I were to wear a watch again I think it would have to be very much like that for me too. I like the idea of not noticing that I’m wearing one … I’m really not too sure why it bothers me so much. It’s lovely too that your watch doesn’t have a loud ticking sound … there’s nothing more annoying than that sound – especially in the middle of the night.

      I’m glad you like my new rings – they’re just a bit of fun really! πŸ™‚

  9. bobbi

    kitty rings? kitty rings?
    want.
    The funny thing with me is that I adore watches, literally, but I never wear one. I have many, I take them out of their boxes once a year, take them for a night out, and that’s it. I have no idea why. Maybe it’s just laziness.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – These surely are the perfect rings for you? πŸ™‚
      I think I like the idea of watches rather than the actual wearing of them … at least you take yours out for a spin every once in a while.

      I’m a bit like you when it comes to most of my jewellery collection (not that it’s all that extensive) – I like looking at it and wearing it on special occasions, but really should wear it more often.

      πŸ™‚

  10. Marjorie Rose

    I’ve managed to lose quite a bit of jewelry in my lifetime, including some gorgeous, chunky silver rings I bought in Mexico. Now, I just wear my wedding ring, which I hope to never lose πŸ™‚ I like the whimsy and lightheartedness of these rings. If I were going to wear them on a daily basis, I would choose the same.. they’re just too cute!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Marjorie – What a shame you’ve lost so much of your jewellery over the years … thank goodness you’ve managed to hold onto your wedding ring! I think I’d be a bit lost without mine now. πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you like my cute little rings, they just so fun and charming I couldn’t resist! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your visit. xx

  11. Tammy

    See and I LOVE watches. In the 80’s I collected Swatches and still have s few. Then I started collecting Fossils and have MANY! They are part of my daily jewerly and I feel lost without one. Now rings, except my wedding and engagement, I don’t war often…I have very small fingers and they bother me….

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Tammy – I envy your love of watches, I wish I loved them too … there are some truly beautiful examples of them around the place (my husband is a collector of cool men’s watches actually).

      I remember when Swatches were super cool … everyone collected them, or at least wanted to collect them. Oh and Fossils … lovely! πŸ™‚

      I think I’ve been so long out of the watch habit that it would feel very strange to wear one – and they’d probably look quite weird on my wrist. Thank goodness for rings for me I say! πŸ˜‰

  12. Libby, Vintage Aplomb

    Those rings are fantastic, especially the kitties! And I love the little kitty paws in the background πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Libby – Thanks so much! I’m glad you like my rings … haha, and as for those kitty paws in the background, there was no way round it … the kitty was nosing about the place and insisted on being in the photos! πŸ˜‰

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