Little Legacy: Merci Maman Acorn Necklace [Giveaway]

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

When I met Merci Maman at Britmums this summer, and spotted this little personalised leaf and acorn necklace, the personal symbolism grabbed me instantly, more on that in a moment. I was honoured to be asked to review it, and to share one to giveaway with my readers, it also comes in 18k gold plated.

This is my gift to myself this year – as a self employed person and a parent I’ve learnt it is important to reward yourself – but it would make an amazing gift for someone special too, the whole Merci Maman range is about stunning personalised jewellery for men and for women.


What this jewellery means to me

It took me a little time to find my feet with my blog, or blogs, and staying on my feet has been a constant struggle to stay grounded against so many exciting tides. I started my other blog A Residence when my Mum was dying, so it was always interwoven with Little Legacies about her. I made many friends along that journey who had also lost their Mums. When I sold that blog and began to write it as part of, I needed to find a new home for my little legacies.

For a while I had a site specifically for them, but over time I realised simple was better and they have fitted in well here, amongst our stories of walking in the woods, getting outdoors and exploring the world.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

Over time I realised my mother’s little legacies will always keep coming to me whenever I need to know where to go next, they are engrained in all that I do. It was time to focus on passing them on to my children. L and G have grown faster than ever this year, faster in some ways than the baby days, but I am so very proud of the confident, imaginative and innovative souls we have raised.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

There are always times as a parent when you feel lost in the woods, wondering who the wild creatures you are trying to tame will become. I think this year I have been surprised by how much I have felt for the first time desperate to stay a while, and stop them growing so fast.  I hesitated at the next doorway as they flew through it, keen to explore what being older has to offer. Like anytime in life, when I feel unsure, my kids have a way of showing me the way, I realised the other day how excited I am to see them at the end of their school day. That is the stuff that really matters to me.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

That’s what this Merci Maman piece represents to me, marking what I have with me from the past, holding me in the now and trusting the future is unfurling exactly as it is meant to.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

little legacy A small thing handed down 


The Giveaway

I love the long chain, although you can choose your preferred length, I adore the gorgeous French handwriting. Merci Maman gifts come beautifully presented and delivery was exceptionally speedy. This piece also comes in 18k gold plated or a mix of sterling silver and gold plated.

I have one Merci Maman Personalised Acorn Necklace to giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me what else on the Merci Maman site caught your eye and why, then please complete the rafflecopter to register your entry and unlock extra entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and conditions

There is one prize of a Personlised Acorn Necklace as outlined in the blog post. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Wayfair and A Residence.
Closing date for entries is 18/12/2015 12 am
One entry per person
Entrants must log into rafflecopter and comment on the blog.
Optional entry methods are to follow on Twitter, Facebook and tweet on Twitter.
The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries
The winner will be informed within one week of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen
The winner’s name will be available on request
This is a joint promotion between Merci Maman and A Residence.
Entry to this confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Competitions at ThePrizeFinder

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  1. 11/12/2015 / 2:52 pm

    I love the silver links bracelet- I had mine as a gift two years ago with a heart charm with each of my children’s names and birth dates. I wear it when I’m working away and hold each of the hearts for a bit of strength when the day goes awry.

    • Monika Anita Szabo
      17/12/2015 / 10:37 am

      I think the Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace looks very elegant and delicate!

  2. Tracy Nixon
    11/12/2015 / 3:40 pm

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace has defo caught my eye!

  3. Tracey Peach
    11/12/2015 / 6:52 pm

    I Love The Personalised Dice Necklace, It’s So Unique!

  4. Paula Readings
    11/12/2015 / 7:49 pm

    Mother’s Personalised Dice Necklace

  5. laura banks
    11/12/2015 / 8:12 pm

    the Personalised Open Bangle

  6. Laura K
    11/12/2015 / 8:39 pm

    I love the Merci Maman Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace

  7. Nicki Evans
    11/12/2015 / 8:53 pm

    The liberty wrap bracelet

  8. Malcolm Butterworth
    11/12/2015 / 10:03 pm

    Looks amazing :-).

  9. 11/12/2015 / 10:30 pm

    I really like the Personalised Dice Necklace – it’s very lovely!

  10. Laura Nice
    11/12/2015 / 11:51 pm

    The Personalised Dice Necklace, Its stunning

  11. Sadiyya maryam
    12/12/2015 / 4:52 am

    The Personalised Dice Necklace looks stunning. Many thanks for running this lovely giveaway.

  12. Ruth Harwood
    12/12/2015 / 8:13 am

    The tree of Life necklace looks great!

  13. Laura Pritchard
    12/12/2015 / 1:16 pm

    I love the charm bracelets with two hearts on 🙂 I have a few Merci Maman bits & LOVE it!

  14. Michelle O'Neill
    12/12/2015 / 5:35 pm

    The Personalised Dice Necklace x

  15. olivia Kirby
    12/12/2015 / 5:41 pm

    I really love the Personalised Gemstone Necklaces

  16. Theresaparker
    12/12/2015 / 6:39 pm

    I love the personalised tree of life necklace…it really apeals to me…thanks for the chanceX

  17. Sharon
    12/12/2015 / 11:05 pm

    Love the idea of giving something for yourself (for a change!), it looks lovely! The tree of life necklace is next on my wishlist xx

  18. Natalie Crossan
    12/12/2015 / 11:46 pm

    The tree of Life necklace looks fantastic xxx

  19. Sharon H
    13/12/2015 / 12:55 am

    I love the personalised gemstone necklace.

  20. Lynsey Buchanan
    13/12/2015 / 5:01 am

    I like the Children’s Personalised Sterling Silver Liberty Bracelet. If my daughter received it from me as a gift i think she would cherish it.

  21. cheryl kean
    13/12/2015 / 3:57 pm

    Love the tree of life necklace <3

  22. Morgana
    13/12/2015 / 9:11 pm

    Beautiful post Penny. That necklace could not be any more perfect.
    I love the heart bracelets xx

  23. Rhiannon Hendry
    14/12/2015 / 11:22 am

    I love the personalised intertwined chain necklace.

  24. Isabel O
    14/12/2015 / 4:17 pm

    I’ve wanted to get their Duchess Necklace for my sister for ages now but I’m still saving!

  25. zoe cross
    14/12/2015 / 4:35 pm

    personalized anchor necklace 😀
    its lovely.

  26. Kristina Trick
    14/12/2015 / 4:39 pm

    The personalised family leather wrap bracelet is lovely

  27. Katie Walker
    14/12/2015 / 6:09 pm

    I love the tree of life necklace

  28. clair downham
    14/12/2015 / 7:19 pm

    tree of life necklace thankyou

  29. Michaela Smith
    14/12/2015 / 7:51 pm

    The Tree Of Life necklace 🙂 x

  30. Tam B
    14/12/2015 / 7:59 pm

    I love the tree of life.

  31. nicola clarkson
    14/12/2015 / 9:31 pm

    The family wrap braclet

  32. Sarah Cooper
    14/12/2015 / 10:10 pm

    What a thought-provoking post.

    I love the tree of life necklace.

  33. elizabeth ferguson
    14/12/2015 / 11:07 pm

    I do like anchor themed jewellery, so the anchor styled necklace xx

  34. karen cowley
    15/12/2015 / 7:56 am

    Love Personalised Tree of Life Necklace , i have a ring to match it x

  35. claire woods
    15/12/2015 / 8:15 am

    Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace

  36. Rachel white
    15/12/2015 / 8:48 am

    The heart bracelets are lovely..

  37. christine reid
    15/12/2015 / 1:10 pm

    I like the liberty wrap bracklet

  38. Patricia Bowley
    15/12/2015 / 2:32 pm

    I really like the personalised Tree of Life necklace. I could have my sons names engraved on it so they will always be close to my heart.

  39. donna l jones
    15/12/2015 / 3:45 pm

    The liberty wrap bracelet

  40. sharon sheppard
    15/12/2015 / 5:41 pm

    Charm bracelets are beautiful and i also love the dice necklace. Thank you for the chance x

  41. Helen Winson
    15/12/2015 / 5:52 pm

    I adore the personalised-constellation-necklace. I would love to have one with my 3 childrens names on.

  42. Michelle Ferguson
    15/12/2015 / 7:51 pm

    I like the personalised dice necklace

  43. Marie cozens
    15/12/2015 / 8:31 pm

    I love the personalized tree of life necklace. These items are really unique

  44. Corinne Peat
    15/12/2015 / 9:18 pm

    Love the tree of life bracelet

  45. jess mcguire
    15/12/2015 / 9:53 pm

    personalised tree of life necklace is lovely 🙂

    15/12/2015 / 10:19 pm

    Love the Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet

  47. kate kathurima
    15/12/2015 / 11:39 pm

    Merci Maman Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace

  48. Julie
    16/12/2015 / 12:19 am

    Silver links bracelet is great and you could add to it if you wanted!

  49. Lara Latchem
    16/12/2015 / 7:43 am

    Personalised Infinity Chain Bracelet

  50. Sue Bowden
    16/12/2015 / 8:11 am

    The Duchess Necklace x

  51. adrian price
    16/12/2015 / 9:22 am

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace looks lovely

  52. Michelle Phillips
    16/12/2015 / 11:03 am

    The Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet look gorgeous

  53. kimberley ryan
    16/12/2015 / 11:45 am

    Wow there are some beautiful things to choose from, I really love the Personalised Tree of Life Chain Bracelet and it would be possible to have all 5 of my childrens names engraved on it

  54. Lizzy Cooper
    16/12/2015 / 12:03 pm

    The tree of life necklace is so lovely ! 🙂

  55. jo liddement
    16/12/2015 / 12:16 pm

    I love the Personalised Long Charm Necklace.

  56. Mrs Rachel Heap
    16/12/2015 / 1:53 pm

    I love the tree of life necklace

    16/12/2015 / 6:27 pm

    I love the duchess necklace

  58. Rebecca Smith
    16/12/2015 / 6:47 pm

    I love the tree of life necklace

  59. liza campy
    16/12/2015 / 7:25 pm

    the personlised open bracelet is gorgeous xx

  60. Julie Edwards
    16/12/2015 / 7:49 pm

    The tree of life necklace is gorgeous!!

  61. jessica cook
    16/12/2015 / 8:37 pm

    I love the liberty wrap bracelet its so pretty and unique

  62. Jill f
    16/12/2015 / 8:53 pm

    The silver links bracelet

  63. Julie Ward
    16/12/2015 / 9:02 pm

    The initial necklace

  64. Laura Vitty
    16/12/2015 / 9:10 pm

    The open bangle is a classic… I enjoyed reading about your blogging journey in this post too

  65. Sarah Ward
    16/12/2015 / 9:16 pm

    I love the Personalised Eternity Dove Necklace – maybe if I drop enough hints I’ll get one one day!

  66. Jon Payne
    16/12/2015 / 9:20 pm

    liberty bracelet

  67. laura cook
    16/12/2015 / 9:28 pm

    I like the tree of life necklace

  68. Hannah Igoe
    16/12/2015 / 9:43 pm

    I love the personalised family bracelet

  69. tiffany wills
    16/12/2015 / 9:51 pm

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace <3

  70. Mandy S
    16/12/2015 / 10:16 pm

    The Tree of Life Bracelet

  71. Kerry Smith
    16/12/2015 / 10:16 pm

    I love the Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet

  72. Kim Styles
    16/12/2015 / 10:31 pm

    The Tree of Life is gorgeous

  73. Lucy Hill
    16/12/2015 / 11:03 pm

    So many gorgeous things but I also love the ‘Personalised Anchor Necklace’ as our children give me strength and anchor me through everything, every day, as well as being the hope of my heart for the next generation on our little planet and what they can bring to the world. x

  74. Sarah Casey
    16/12/2015 / 11:16 pm

    The personalised open bangle and the silver dice necklace are both lovely!

  75. Ruth Wollerton
    16/12/2015 / 11:49 pm

    I love everything especially the tree of life necklace and the personalised anchor necklace both symbolise my love for my boys and are so beautiful

  76. Amanda Norwood
    17/12/2015 / 12:42 am

    I love the gem spinning rings

  77. claire little
    17/12/2015 / 1:21 am

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

  78. Nat thomason
    17/12/2015 / 3:27 am

    Liberty wrap bracelet

  79. Susan Trubey
    17/12/2015 / 4:18 am

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

  80. kelly morgan
    17/12/2015 / 5:57 am

    I also like the personalised symbol necklace as the different symbols can be a representation of things that are meaningful in your life

  81. Stevie
    17/12/2015 / 6:01 am

    I like the Penguin Bracelet.

  82. Cristín Williams
    17/12/2015 / 6:18 am

    I love the child’s personalised star necklace, I am always calling my daughter my little superstar so it would be perfect for her

  83. Michelle lintern
    17/12/2015 / 8:34 am

    Tree of life necklace

  84. Christine Hobbs
    17/12/2015 / 10:37 am

    The liberty wrap bracelet would be lovely x

  85. 17/12/2015 / 10:52 am

    I love the stirling silver family bracelet.

  86. kristin burdsall
    17/12/2015 / 12:16 pm

    Really like the slim tag necklace. Very unusual but a great look

  87. Denielle Nicol
    17/12/2015 / 1:28 pm

    The Initial necklace, I’ve been wanting one for ages! Dxx

  88. Tamara
    17/12/2015 / 3:35 pm

    The beautiful tree of life necklace

  89. Henry B
    17/12/2015 / 5:18 pm

    The liberty wrap bracelet

  90. Kelly L
    17/12/2015 / 5:32 pm

    I think the Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace looks beautiful!

  91. 17/12/2015 / 6:07 pm

    I really loved the infinity bracelet! x

  92. laura stewart
    17/12/2015 / 6:57 pm

    liberty wrap bracklet

  93. 17/12/2015 / 7:10 pm

    I think the silver charm bracelet is really cute!

  94. 17/12/2015 / 7:14 pm

    I love the personalised anchor bracelet as it makes me smile thinking of all the fun had sailing and also perhaps feeling secure in life too.

    17/12/2015 / 7:39 pm

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

  96. Claire Ward
    17/12/2015 / 7:46 pm

    The personalised tree of life

  97. 17/12/2015 / 8:08 pm

    Funnily enough, I found my bracelet from BritMums Live just the other day, having forgotten all about it! I love the significance of the acorn and oak leaf to you and the little legacies from your mum 🙂

    I had a look on the website and have to say I really like the idea of the personalised memory stick – what a great way to keep special memories alive!

  98. Tina Holmes
    17/12/2015 / 8:10 pm

    The dice necklace is very pretty

  99. claire haskins
    17/12/2015 / 8:16 pm

    the tree of life necklace

  100. Kirsteen Mackay
    17/12/2015 / 8:17 pm

    I love the Personalised Anchor Necklace. Your blog is lovely.

  101. Miss Tracy Hanson
    17/12/2015 / 8:30 pm

    They are all so unique and very different, but love the Personalised Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace.

  102. 17/12/2015 / 8:32 pm

    The intertwined necklace is lovely. What a beautiful reminder of your mum and what a fab give away x

  103. Hayley
    17/12/2015 / 8:45 pm

    The personalised Leather wrap family bracelet is gorgeous

  104. Kirsty Woods
    17/12/2015 / 8:48 pm

    Children’s Personalised Open Disc Bracelet

  105. Jodie W
    17/12/2015 / 9:11 pm

    I do like the tree of life necklace as well

  106. Dee Sherwood Wallace
    17/12/2015 / 9:25 pm

    The personalised open bangle is beautiful

  107. 17/12/2015 / 10:01 pm

    I love the leather wrap bracelet. x

    17/12/2015 / 10:02 pm


  109. Chantelle Binge
    17/12/2015 / 11:11 pm

    The personalised tree of life is gorgeous! x

  110. David crabb
    17/12/2015 / 11:35 pm

    I love the tree of life necklace and thanks for the chance to win this giveaway for my wife 🙂

  111. Natalie Gillham
    17/12/2015 / 11:35 pm

    I like the Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace as it would be perfect to have mine and my two daughters names on it 🙂

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