Did you have a charm bracelet? If you grew up in the 70's or before, there's a very good chance you did - and if you like me, did grow up in the 70's - you probably recognize Susan Dey from the Partridge Family as the model in this ad - how I loved that show!
This was the case that most jewellery stores around where I lived displayed their charms - I looked for a long time online and this is the only picture of one of these display cases that I could find - looks like this one has seen better days, I still see them every so often in antique shops full of jewellery. Oh, the thrill of pushing that little button on the top right hand side and the many charms would appear as it revolved.
This is my charm bracelet, still in the original case - given to me by the guy who would become my husband. Charm bracelets were all the rage - I had to have one!!!
The love birds in the middle was the first charm, the one that he picked out with the bracelet. Charm bracelets really do give a look into our history - places we had been, special events, memories galore. I have numerous charms that my penpal, Carol gave me, all those years ago - I've mentioned her before - we're still penpals - but now what do you call a texting and email pal??
I also have Mom's charm bracelet - she didn't have quite as many charms as I did..
I am not lacking for charm bracelets, that's for sure, I gave my grandmother's to Carla but I still have my other grandmother's bracelet.
She had the most charms of any of us, I always loved her bracelet because she had head charms of all her grandchildren with their birth dates engraved.
I could be wearing all these at once - but, I don't think I will!!!!