Saturday, January 3, 2009

A very special gift


As you all know, I love charm bracelets. I love the tinkling sound they make. I love the process of collecting the charms, and I love the stories they tell. They are little works of art that you wear. This Christmas saw one more added to my collection. My dear, dear friend Patti gave me a vintage bracelet that had belonged to her late mother. I was very fond of Nessie, and it goes without saying that I am extremely touched by this gift. Patti believes that the bracelet dates back to WWII. Two of the charms are a Jeep and a tank that says U.S.A. It also has several movable charms like a carousel with horses that go round, a grand piano, teapot, and mailbox that all open. My two favorites are a push mower with blades that turn and a wringer washer that spins. There is even a miniature spark plug, which is very appropriate since Patti's family made their home in the Detroit area. Thank you, Patti. I'll treasure it always.

6 comments:

Sandra said...

What an amazing gift, so generous. I love the little scissors and have often thought how nice it would be to have a charm bracelet with all 'stitchy' things on it, like a thimble, scissors, cotton reel etc.

cindy said...

You are blessed indeed! It looks and sounds lovely. What a sweet gift and I know your friend is glad to give it to someone who will love it so.

c

Grand Occasions said...

Is that a sandal I see on there as well? I too love charm bracelets. I have started my daughter 2 of them. One with only shoes because of her love for them and then one for charms that pertain to all her other interests. I also started my 2 nieces one with only hearts. A different heart for birthdays and Christmas. My best friend started me a new one several years ago and found the most adorable Boston Terrier charm. I know you would want one too if you saw it.

Stitcher S said...

What a lovely gift! I adore charm bracelets too.

Carol R said...

A lovely charm bracelet.

I have brought my grand-daughter a charm for each birthday since she was born. On her 16th birthday I got the bracelet and had the charms put on for her. She was 19 last December 5 and has space for 2 more charms which will take her to her 21st birthday!

I have done the same thing for my younger grand-daughter - she now has 13 charms so three years to go before she gets her bracelet!

justjan said...

Just stumbled upon your blog...like you, I too am a lover of charm bracelets...what a precious gift from your friend! She had to know her mother's bracelet would be on the proper wrist with you...someone who could truly cherish it for everything a charm bracelet really means. BYW...I'm from Texas...have you ever heard of James Avery? We're simply mad about his charm bracelets here!!