Sunday, February 5, 2012

Celebrating Romantic Heirlooms

Charmed I’m sure!

I thought I would share a very special and romantic family heirloom with you before Valentine’s Day:

My mother’s sterling silver charm bracelet from the 1960s.

It is one of my treasured keepsakes. 

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The baby bootie and stroller commemorate my birth. I am an only child.

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The cap is for her college graduation, the wedding cake for her marriage to my dad.  There is also her June birthstone. 


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Very special charms from my dad: a floral enamel key to his heart and…


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a spinner!  When you spin the moveable disk, the message “I love you” appears.


I currently have this bracelet displayed on a bureau in my dressing room. I have also worn it on several occasions. Vintage jewelry is definitely in vogue right now. I love trends like these where we bring the past forward.


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Pull out your mothers’ or grandmothers’ (or any special lady in your family) jewelry and display or wear it proudly.

See what ROMANTIC  family treasures you can find this Valentine’s Day!

Heartfelt,
Kim

Linking up to these great parties so please pay them a visit:
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
WOW! Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805



13 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

What a special bracelet, Kim. Thank you for sharing this heirloom with us. Like you, I enjoy vintage jewelry. Since all of my personal collection was stolen during a burglary a few months ago, I guess I need to start shopping for new pieces... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love this charm bracelet especially since we just gave our daughter one a year ago for Christmas. Mine was stolen years ago, but we are enjoying adding charms to hers. Very expensive these days though. I am a new GFC and Linky follower. And please link up your post on our brand new linky party Cowgirl Up after 9 pm tonight, at Cedar Hill Ranch. One party on 4 blogs.

Natalie said...

Hi Kim, what an interesting post for me as a jewelry designer. I'm also in interior decorating field so we have much in common to share.
Please stop by my blog I've just awarded you The Liebster Blog Award.
Natalie
http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.com

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

A very special bracelet and a wonderful way to display! Reminds you daily of family's love!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful bracelet with wonderful memories. Love the way you display it on the little mannequin. Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures.

Amanda Dale said...

Oh my! This brings back so many memories of my mom's charm bracelet! I should go find it . . . she had the most gorgeous charm that is a ferris wheel and actually turns. Lovely!!!
Thanks so much for linking up at Cowgirl Up! hope to see you next week!
Thanks,
amanda

chateau chic said...

What a lovely charm bracelet to have. So many wonderful memories I'm sure.
Mary Alice

Hibiscus House said...

Hi, I love your blog! So much so that I am giving you The Versatile Blogger's Award. Please stop by:
http://dollyiscooking.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html
to pick it up!
Dolly

ImSoVintage said...

Love your bracelet. I have mine from when I was a child, and I still wear it. I am a happy new follower from Cowgirl Up.
Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

That is super sweet Kim! Thanx for coming to the party!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kim, The bracelet is beautiful! I have my charm bracelet from my teen years. I should take it out and display it. Thanks for linking to my party. Hugs, Sherry

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

It's great that you have this bracelet of your mother's and display it proudly. Vintage jewelry is one of my passions. I love collecting it, repurposing it and, of course, wearing it! You have a beautiful blog. Visiting from No Minimalist Here.

xoxo
Kathleen

Bliss said...

Snooping around on your blog, I feel like I already know you. I've seen your bust & necklace all over the past week and even came and voyeured it before today.

~Bliss~

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