Charming! is the theme of this week's diary block. We are attending a wedding this weekend and I was deciding what jewelry I was wearing with my dress. As I dug through my massive amounts of jewels ( :
I decided on the pearl necklace.
I also came across my charm bracelet from back in the day. These were very popular when I was growing up in the 1960's and '70s.
This charm was given to me by my parents when I graduated from 8th grade in 1971. I even remember the dress because I made it, pink chiffon.
Growing up my father traveled all over the world for business. Once he had to be in California for 2 months. He brought me back this charm for my birthday. The little rhinestones all fell out over time but it is still one of my favorite ones.
I took ballet for about 11 years and loved every minute of it!
I am Irish!
My first Holy Communion, circa 1965. This is probably one of my first charms.
This was for my 18th birthday from my boyfriend, now husband Bob.
My very brief stint as a cheerleader in 1971.
I glued on the bracelet and attached the charms with jump rings and glued them as well.
It was fun to look at my charm bracelet again and remember things from long ago. I know there are newer versions of charm bracelets out there now that don't "jingle" at all. The jingle does remind me of days gone by and grandmothers but hey, I am one now too! I think I like the jingle.
PS I am not getting my nails done for the wedding!