Wednesday, February 11, 2015

...CHARMING!

What kind of 'CHARMer' are you?

~Old School (Sterling? / Gold?)?
~ITALIAN

I am curious to know your preference in this year of 2015! 
(Leave me a comment / Post a picture on your next Blog Post!!)

 I don't think that there is anything in a Man's life, more personal & Full of HIS soul than his WALLET,
and
For a Woman, I think it is her CHARM BRACELET.

Being the 'Collector' that I am, I'm sure that it comes as NO Surprise that I am avid at adding to my Bracelet!  Yes, I still enjoy my 'OLD SCHOOL' original.  Though I often admire, and contribute to my Niece's 'newer/on-fad forms', I have not succumbed!  My original Bracelet was given to me by my Paternal Grandmother in the Late 70's, with just a couple of 'Personal' Charms...

 ...my Forever Initial; Birthstone & Month; and a Volleyball!


Since then I have turned it into a 'Travel' bracelet.  I try to pick up a charm from each new State / Country I visit.
One of my FAVORITE charms - photo w/ teapot found along
edge of Street (ie: 'in the gutter) in Ireland.


These charms are NOT the staple of Tacky-Souvenir shops as they used to be!  They must be 'hunted' for!!  
Occassionally I will find an old forgotten bracelet or a single charm out in 'The Wild' while saling - and I grab them (IF the $$ is right!!).  Sometimes they are charms that I wasn't able to find while on location, others are charms of places on my 'Bucket List'...


...and then there are some that just make you go hmmmm....
(ie: Pan w/ Fried Egg?!?)

HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD!  I HAVE NOTHING 'NEW/OLD' TO SHOW BECAUSE OF THIS
(view from our window as I type...)
See that mass in the Very Middle of the picture?
That is a picnic table...
with about 3'+ of fallen snow sitting on top of it!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the original charm bracelets! I got my first bracelet and a charm of a cat when I was in third grade, and I've collected ever since. Thanks for this wonderful post!

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

Old school Sterling is my jam! I haven't worn it in years--actually, I had to start a second because the first was too full. I started one for my daughter too (because mine was started by my mom) but I will guiltily admit that I haven't bought a charm for it in years. Although, I haven't been anywhere in years either, so I guess I have an excuse!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have an old school charm bracelet but haven't added to it in years. The charms have gotten really hard to find. I don't have pandora or any of those bracelets, but I do like them. Your bracelet is pretty awesome.

Linda

Shara said...

I have a knock off Pandora - it's a Storyline, I think. My Mom got it for me. I love old charm bracelets, but I have never had one. I did have one of those necklaces int he 80's where you added charms. Do you remember those? http://www.sharplily.com/accessories/banana-republic-charm-necklace-2899/ KInd of like this one, but mine was chock full of charms.

How is everyone doing?????

Anonymous said...

Sadly I have to say I don't have my old school charm braclet anymore (in heavy silver like yours), that I started when I was 13, which I got that yr for my b'day (44 yrs ago). My parents added to it for b'days, Xmas, etc and then when I married 1st hubby in 1977, he added to it through the years. I stopped actually wearing it somewhere along the late 1980s/early 90s. Unfortunatly, when I hit some hard times 2009/2010, I took all my silver, and coins (not all of them worth anything), some inherited 1920s-1940s rhinestones, etc and went to one of those sales where they buy up all your metal, etc. And I sold that bracelet. I ended up with $145.00 that day (when I was desperatly broke and needed to buy food and gasoline) and I appreciated that money. It got me thru a hard month and I wouldn't have made it without that money. But I can tell you... I so miss that bracelet!
GADawn57

svelteSTUFF said...
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svelteSTUFF said...

GADawn57- time to start anew!!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I still have my 1970's old school charm bracelet someplace? I 'm going to get it out and wear it this weekend thanks to you.
I found a California charm in a box of stuff I was going through and now I don't know where I laid it ? darn it I hope it didn't go through the washer.
I have seen our charm bracelets for hundreds of dollars at vintage shops and booths

ROBBIN (with 2 b's) said...

I always wanted a charm bracelet, but was never willing to spend the money on one. Last year hubby and kids bought me one from a local beading store. They worked with the owner to custom design the chain and added a series of charms with their birthstones.