… charm bracelets?
This was bizarre timing and as a result, ended up as a post.
Jaimie and I were walking the main street of Amherstburg recently and passed Precision Jewellers where they had a sign in the window indicating that they had Alex and Ani on sale. Not knowing what that was, I asked my wife when we got home and got the full explanation about the similarities to charm bracelets.
Later that evening, I got notified of a post on Sheila Stewart’s blog called “Life’s Charms” where she talked about her own charm bracelet. What a coincidence and an inspiration for a post.
Back home, I asked my wife why she doesn’t wear hers anymore and got the story about how the dangling charms just hang and get caught in things. She also indicated that she had her mother’s and my mother’s around here somewhere. That somewhere was at the bottom of her jewellery box. She brought out hers and I grabbed this picture as I heard the story behind each of the charms.
She wore it quite a bit, back in the day, and people had given her a charm from places that they had visited – lobster trap from Nova Scotia, sombrero from Mexico, mouse ears from Disneyland, … And, a few that I had given her. Her astrological sign, wedding day, …
In Sheila’s post, she shares a bit of the story behind the charms on her bracelet and the story behind them. There really is a purpose behind the hanging charms.
That was the opening for me to my wife at this time of the season – would you ever want another charm and the answer was no … she doesn’t wear her bracelet anymore.
For a Sunday, how about chipping in?
- do you own a charm bracelet?
- if so, do you still wear it?
- do you own an Alex and Ani?
- have you ever given a charm to someone else as a gift?
- why don’t people wear charm bracelets these days? Or do they and you just can’t see them under winter coats?
- what things do the charms get caught on?
- Sheila’s and my wife’s bracelets have one charm in common. Which one?
Nobody has ever accused me of being stylish as I sit here in sweats blogging, so your thoughts may help me get up to speed.
This is part of a regular Sunday morning set of blog posts. You can find them all here and please reach out if you have an idea for a post.