January 23, 2010

Evidence of A Charmed Life...

Welcome to another installation of Silver Sunday here at Brynwood Needleworks. Today, I'm going to share one of my favorite silver pieces with you. It's the charm bracelet I've been building since the original link bracelet and the first charm were given to me by my mum. That first charm was my "Sweet 16" charm given to me on that birthday. (Yup. That's was a while ago.)
I've regularly added to my bracelet over the years and have amassed quite an assortment of meaningful mementos representing my travels, interests and activities. I can generate quite the "jingle" when I wear it!If you click on it any of these photographs, you'll see charms from places I lived or visited and loved; my interests, represented by the motorcycle, sewing machine, Grand Cayman scuba turtle from my scuba diving days, knitting needles and yarn, camera, a barn, a piano and a dog; but there are so many more. I'd probably bore you to death if I told you the stories behind each one...so I'll spare you the details.And, as if those weren't enough, there are even two more that haven't been added yet. My Handsome drummer boy and the "Welcome" pineapple to remind me of great days and nights spent in Williamsburg, VA last fall. All these are tiny silver memories of my charmed life.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Silver Sunday contributors, and our hostess, Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal. There are so many wonderful silver pieces to see, you won't want to miss a single post!

28 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jane said...

What a wonderful charm bracelet. I bet every time you wear it you talk about some of the great memories the charms hold. You are going to run out of room pretty soon! Happy Sunday.

The French Bear said...

Charm bracelets are so interesting, I love the stories behind the charms. when we meet one day for coffee and to knit, you can tell me all the stories about yours!!! My daughter has mine, I really should take some pictures of it though!!
I love yours, you have some really lovely charms!!!
Margaret B

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your charm bracelet. I posted one too, but yours has alot more charms! It's very beautiful. I have a few I haven't put on mine either. I need to get them out and do that. Thanks for the reminder :-)
Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Really wonderful and I LOVE all your "stories"! This is really such a personal way to keep a SS!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your charm bracelet is wonderful! I especially love that it has so many stories to go with it. Motorcycles and scuba diving... hmm that tells us about the adventurer in you! What a great addition to S.S., now I need to get my butt in gear and post! (just waiting for some morning light!) ~ Theresa

bj said...

I LOVE your charms...so so pretty. I have my mother's gold one..but haven't added to it in years.

O, and turquoise is my birthstone, too..Dec. 31st

Kelly Howard said...

This charm bracelet is one of the prettiest I've ever seen! Gorgeous! Love your blog too. ;-)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love your bracelet. I've never had one but seeing them lately I wish I had started one a long time ago.
happy ss!
ps came over from Anne's blog!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Donna, Your charm bracelet is amazing! There are so many beautiful charms and it's wonderful that they all remind you of some event or place. Isn't it quite heavy?
Wishing you a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Sherrie said...

Thank you for showing your charms and no you wouldn't bore me to share the stories. A charm bracelet, by its very nature, is all about the stories of the charms. If there was ever an emergency that I had to leave my home in a hurry, I would take my bracelet.

Charlene said...

Donna I LOVE your charm bracelet. I have one too... wonder where it is???? I haven't seen it in years. Mine doesn't have nearly as many pretties as yours. And you are right the sound is wonderful when you wear them. HUGS! CHarlene

Christine Edwards said...

What a wonderful memory keepsake. I love all of the charms and I'm sure it makes the most wonderful sound worn on the wrist. I wish I had gotten more charms from places and things. I do have a couple of charm collections, but it's not quite the same. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Donns, I love your charm bracelet which has so many wonderful memories. We are all quilty of having those little special things that we got here or there for a keepsake. Thank you also for beooming a follower of my blog and leaving me a message. Those mean a great deal to me. I love your blog
A Missouri Friend.

Mimi said...

I love charm bracelet, you have so many memories just by looking at them!

Beth Gales said...

This made me want to get my own loaded charm bracelet out. It is like an old fashioned scrapbook! I have started bracelets for my daughters adn neices, too! They are neveroutof style.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love charm bracelets and yours is lovely.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a beautiful charm bracelet. I used to have my aunt's and it was full just like yours. And my uncle gave me one on my 16th birthday. I no longer have either one of them (they were stolen).

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!


Gypsy Fish said...

I love the sound a charm bracelet makes when you wear it..yours is truly lovely! Thanks for coming....see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

ceekay said...

Your bracelet is lovely and so full! I bet it does jingle!! Thanks for sharing it!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Donna! I just love the jingle and the stories associated with a packed charm bracelet! Yours is beautiful!!! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Sharlotte said...

Oh my! What a wonderful piece of jewelry! I just love charm bracelets because they capture memories for a lifetime...and you have quite a collection! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy Geilmann said...

Yes, I'd say my friend Donna has lived a charmed life. You deserve it. Love the beautiful silver bracelet. Congratulations on you award.

Have a great week.

Big Hugs

Sarah said...

Charm bracelets always charm me! This one is fabulous. The more charms the better I always say.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a gorgeous charm bracelet ~ I started one for my daughter (she's only 2) I hope she fills it up as nicely with wonderful memories and milestones. Thank you ~

Kathy said...

Your silver charm bracelet is just beautiful! Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!

Piney Rose said...

love, love, love the charm bracelet!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How wonderful to have all the memories in the jingles.
Join the OWOH Donna! It's fun!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wow! That is such a beautiful collection Donna. You indeed have a charmed life! ;)


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