Friday, May 22, 2015

Charmed, I'm Sure - Saturday Snapshots

Several days ago, while searching for an old pair of bluejeans, I came across my charm bracelet from high school. I thought I'd lost it! 

Did you (or do you) have a charm bracelet? What do you think mine reveals about my teenage years?

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30 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love it! I always wished for a charm bracelet in high school, but didn't have one. Yours shows a young woman who enjoys a variety of passions, from sports to "luck." I love that boot!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Brona Joy said...

I see some boot scooting in your past and a desire for good luck and fortune that all teenagers head off into the adult with :-)

What would your current charm bracelet say?

Arti said...

Lovely. Would be interesting to hear the story behind each one. ;)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have awesome! I had one of these in the 60's and 70's. I think I gave it to my daughter and it's probably long gone sadly.

gautami tripathy said...

I always wanted a charm bracelet but never had one. Those were not available in India back in my teenage years. I used to read about those in novels and craved for one.

Now, I am not sure if I should get one. Should I?

You look like a person with varied interests..:D

Here is my SNAPSHOT POST

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Oh this is fun!! I'll post mine next week!!
Let's see... definitely a Texas girl even then. Went to Las Vegas????

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'll watch for your charm bracelet next week. I'd love to see it!
Yes, I was born and raised in Dallas.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The boot is from my junior high (9th grade) days. I was part of a drill team that performed at halftime during football games, and a white hat and white boots were part of our costume. The charm of the girl in the red skirt is a Strutter like I was.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I played softball in a church-sponsored league for quite a few years; however, the gold Key Club key isn't mine. It belonged to a boyfriend who gave it to me.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think a charm bracelet could form the basis of a book -- in the same way that people base novels on diaries. Maybe I'll work on that in the future.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I thought mine was long gone, too, but I came across it earlier this week. A delightful surprise!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You should definitely get one. I think it would be fun to collect a charm from every place I visit. Nowadays, I try to collect a Christmas tree ornament when I visit somewhere new.

grammajudyb said...

Everyone beat me to the guesses, but I was going to say you definitely were in Texas, were a cheerleader or maybe a drum majorette, (the boot), the piano ( do you play?). Noticed the Key Club key, girls can join now I think but back in my day, only boys! And several birthday charms! What fun. I had one too, have no idea where it is!!

Linda said...

OH my gosh! What memories your charm bracelet brings to mind. I have mine still. I can't remember when I got it, but I know I was still getting some charms for it after I graduated. Mine is silver. My Mom had a beautiful real gold one with heavy golden charms on it. She left it in a hotel last year and they never found it!

Linda in VA

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I have a piano and I took lessons during elementary school, but I rarely play now. My dog howls when I play -- even when I hit the right keys!
Tennis and swimming were the only sports I know of where girls participated during my high school years. Yes, I'm a Texas native.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad my charm bracelet brought back memories for you. So sad about your mother's bracelet! I imagine she was heart-broken.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Cute bracelet! Now I have to look for mine!!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow, this bracelet is beautiful :)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, wonderful bracelet, nice picture!

Carrie-Anne said...

I had a charm bracelet during upper elementary school in the early Nineties. I don't know if it's still around somewhere. I remember charms like a phone (of the rotary type), a bell, and maybe a boot. It looked really cheap in comparison to yours, since my charms were just plastic, not real metal. On yours, I particularly like the baseball and the dice.

Sue Jackson said...

That's great! Nice charms - How pretty :) My mom had a nice one.

Sue

Book By Book

Linda said...

Well, my Dad was heartbroken. He had bought her all the charms for various "memory" reasons. But she has dementia - so she didn't remember that she lost it...sad to say....

Linda in VA

Paulita said...

What interesting charms. I bet you were delighted to come across that. I have a generic charm bracelet that my father brought me from Atlantic City, but it has good memories because that was right around the time that my mom and dad got remarried to each other.

Allison said...

I had a charm bracelet in my childhood too! Where it is, I'm not sure. I do remember it had seasonal and musical charms on it. Today it would have animals and all things literary. :-)

Allison said...

I had a charm bracelet in my childhood too! Where it is, I'm not sure. I do remember it had seasonal and musical charms on it. Today it would have animals and all things literary. :-)

Jacqueline Gum said...

Looks to me like you were into Texas and basketball! I had a charm bracelet tat I gave to my nephew's wife. Now I wish I had it back!

Melinda Ott said...

I think I had one of those! I loved the idea of it, but I didn't actually like wearing it (it was too bulky and jingly) so it was lost pretty quickly!

Ginx Craft said...

That is so cute. How nice for you to find your bracelet again.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I was thrilled! I also came across some scrapbooks from my high school years. A treasure trove!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Charm bracelets were a fad during my teenage years. We received charms for special events -- birthdays, Christmas, etc. I probably wore mine for at least four or five years.