Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Heirlooms

Last night I was going through some of my mother's jewelry and came across her charm bracelets. One silver and one gold. Both she had as a teenager but the gold one she added some charms to over the years. Including that little picture of me when I was four. A while back I had ordered some charms from Andrea planning to make a charm bracelet for myself one day. How lucky am I, that I can now add them onto my mothers old bracelet!!?? So I started thinking about old family pieces and wanted to share these pins. When I was little my Aunt and Granny started this collection for me. Antique baby pins. I used to just keep them in a box untill a few years ago when I found this neat frame. I knew it would be perfect for some of my pins. I cut out small pieces of styrofoam and wrapped them in silk...TAH DAH! I wore some of these growing up. My mother would pin them onto my shirt collars.

This little floral one is the only one I bought for myself. I found it in an antique shop while on my honeymoon in CapeCod.

Isn't it great when you still have these kind of things that you hold so dear to your heart? For me, it's always comforting to have these reminders of what a lucky girl I am to have had such a wonderful mother and childhood!


cindy said...

I have a thing for charm bracelets as well. How cool that you can add to your Mom's. What a wonderful keepsake. And love the pins and how adorable they look in that frame.


Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love charm bracelets too and still have one from Disneyland when I was little. I LOVE your brooch idea...too cool. cherry

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Very sweet. Wonderful items to have. I do agree with you (on a prev post) that it is best to leave sleeping cats lie!

The Feathered Nest said...

Jennifer! This is such a wonderful idea...and so beautiful too! xxoo, Dawn

meleen dupré said...


we're both lucky girls to have our moms' charm bracelets!!! treasure it, wear it often...i still remember the jingling sound it used to make when my mom wore it!! jennifer, you are truly living " a charming life" !!!


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