Monday, August 20, 2012

Charmed I am sure!

I am a charm bracelet person.  Perhaps I inherited this trait from my mother who had a hearts charm bracelet when she was in high school.  Each heart had a story and many had been given to her by young men going off to war and by her girlfriends who she was still in contact with beyond her 50th. high school reunion.

I started my first charm bracelet when I was in high school as did many of my girl friends.  We exchanged charms on birthdays and holidays and I still have parts of mine somewhere.  I started a second bracelet when E and started spending time on Ft. Myers Beach and traveling to southern ports.

This became my beach bracelet and I still add to it each summer.

Then E and I traveled to Italy and I became addicted to the Italian Charm Bracelets.  My watch no longer works but when I can find another, I shall resume wearing this one and find someone who can figure out how to get these little suckers into place.

And then, Jo, Bill, E and I took off on our Med cruise.  and I wanted to have just a "travel abroad" charm bracelet" and Jo joined right in.  We collected the most lovely charms together which makes this charm bracelet even more special. 

And then Kristen and Chris started my Pandora charm bracelet.  This was mainly because I had banned any further birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day ect gifts of gnomes.  Kristen would like me to separate the charms she and Chris have given me from the ones others have so this shall be done!

So, this summer I started my gorgeous granddaughter's charm connection far back in time to my mother and through her me.  I will add one charm each summer and perhaps a few more for special occasions. 

As for my mother's charm bracelet, I took four of the charms that she had the most lovely stories about and put at least one if not more on shadow boxes I created for my sister, my niece, my daughter and myself.  I included pearls from my grandmother's broken necklace, tatted lace from my great aunt, and a hanky from my aunt's voluminous collection.  Every one of us has a piece of our history.  I was so pleased to find that my daughter has hers in her bedroom.

Leighton Kaye, you come from a long line of 'charmed' women...welcome to our club

1 comment:

LyndaKay said...

A lovely tradition to hand down to Leighton