We mark the change of seasons through the lovely trees on our downtown block. The crimson leaves that swirl into the shop on the wind, and then the twinkling lights that are strung up as the days grow shorter. Thoughts turn to festive, cozy things… Holiday engagements, glittering little pendants under the tree, parties. Come see us if any of your heirlooms need some spiffing up before the season gets hectic. We are here with a lovely array of romantic sparkly things!
Before reading this post, please read “Some Random Monday”, our last blog entry (below). Today, MC brought NN into Maloy’s to get the size of the ring adjusted. They shared this next part of the story-
Even though MC had planned to propose on Saturday, the “Random Monday” idea had really resonated with him for some reason, and he decided not to wait. The proposal went perfectly, and NN was completely surprised. When they got home, they called NN’s parents… in Moscow. They spoke to her elderly father, who was overjoyed with the news, and they all celebrated over the phone.
Less than 24 hours later, NN’s father passed away. We all stood at the counter together as the goosebumps and tears washed over us. So pleased that he had that last bit of joyous news, so comforted that he knew his beloved daughter was so happy, so very glad that MC had listened to his instincts.
Lots of people come up with elaborate proposal plans. Videotaped dance routines, international surprise travel, and public pronouncements can all make a big impression, but we are firm believers in the “Random Monday” approach recently taken by M.C.-
Any day you propose becomes special and magical, so there is great virtue in making an otherwise ordinary day into a celebratory one. After picking out a stunning Edwardian filigree ring with a large antique cushion cut diamond, MC decided that there was no time like the present. Rather than waiting for a “special occasion, he decided to make one. Since he and his sweetheart NN go for a long walk every Monday night, he suggested they walk in Portland’s tranquil and lovely Japanese Garden, and just like that, a random Monday became a monumentally happy one. Congratulations MC & NN, we wish you many years of daily celebrations!