Monday, June 21, 2010

What's On Your Charm Bracelet???

As most of you know, I'm a huge fan of Beth Dunn. Beth is the author of "Social Climbers", a fabulous book about the life of high fallutin' socialites! Beth has a beautiful family, countless preppy friends, and of course a fabulous social life. She also has a darlin' blog SocialClimbers123.

In her "WASP Wednesday" post last week she featured her very own charm bracelet. Miss Beth's gold charm bracelet...

Here's Miss Beth relaxing outside during a recent posh trip to Beverly Hills.
If you have not read her book "Social Climbers" get it now!!! You can find it at Amazon.

Miss Beth, while I'm certainly no high-fallutin' socialite, I also love charm bracelets!!!

Here's Miss Janice's silver charm bracelet...
~a charm from every state where I lived--Georgia, Mississippi, California, and Florida
~a charm from school--Richmond Academy
~another school charm--Westside High
~a megaphone charm--from my cheer-chicky days
~a heart charm--from husband engraved with our marriage date
~an eiffel tower charm--from Paris
~a streetcar charm--from San Francisco
~a cute running shoe charm--a gift on completion of an important race
~praying hands charm--'cuz prayer keeps me focused!

Of course, Miss Janice simply must have a gold charm bracelet as well...
~charms with my daddy's service pins
~Norwegian Cruise Line charm--from my days at NCL
~Carnival Cruise Line charm--from my days at Carnival
~my mama's first engagement ring
~a charm of the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Course
~a megaphone--from my cheer-chicky days
~a "Palm Springs" charm--from my California days
~a horse--love the horse tracks y'all!
~a church and a cross

My BFF Teresa Jane has the most fabulous charm bracelet ever!!! Her sweet mama Miss Ruby left it to her when she passed away. Miss Ruby collected all these charms in Europe when the family lived abroad. Here's Miss Teresa Jane's charm bracelet...
~precious little Dutch shoes
~the Vatican charm
~the Coliseum charm
~a ferris wheel charm
~a gondola charm
~a cuckoo clock charm
~a windmill and many other charms from various places
What a appropriate gift for young lady!!! She can collect charms and her family and friends can continue to add charms to the bracelet for any event throughout her life.

I'm so glad that charm bracelets are still fashionable. I think a darlin' charm bracelet is a perfect adornment for any girl to any age!

Thank you for visiting with me. So, do you have a charm bracelet? Play along and show us "What's on your Charm Bracelet"!


Lexilooo said...

I just posted about this the other day, after reading Beth's post! I have my Meme's charm bracelet, and she gave me one of my own as well! Yours are beautiful!

Teresa Jane said...

Bless Miss Ruby's heart. Sure wish she was still here with us. What a sweet Mama she was.

Anonymous said...

Miss Janice, I absolutely adore your charm bracelet(s)! They are both SO you. I love how you have have your mom's engagement ring on one, that's a great way to change it up in a very sweet, sentimental way! PS. I never knew you lived in California- I've lived there all my life! Whereabouts were you?

bevy said...

OK... I must finish my post on my own bracelet... (started back in early 2010!)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I love your charm bracelets, and just charm bracelets in general. I collected a lot of charms while my husband and I were dating. He would give me one for every fun location we went. I'll have to share it in a post sometime.

Every charm bracelet is so special because it means something different to each person that wears it. It tells a story.

I Do Declare said...

I adore charm braclets! I love that you have your mother's engagement ring! We have many similary themes to our braclets. I had both a gold and a silver til my gold was recently stolen out of my car(all those years in DC, not one break-in, but a few weeks in the 'burbs - burglary!). I really need to start a new gold one. Loved this post!!!

Sandra said...

I do have a gold charm bracelet. Will do a post on it later!! Love yours! xoxo

Ashley said...

I love your bracelets! I am from Florida and now I live in Mississippi! I also have charms on mine to represent those places! What a great post idea-look for mine soon!

Mimi said...

Miss Janice, I do believe our Mama's first engagement rings are exactly alike!! Wonder what else they would have had in common? I love your charm bracelets ~ will have to post about mine and my Mama's one day.

Whosyergurl said...

So many fun things on Teresa Jane's charm bracelet! I love that you have your Mama's ring on your bracelet...I have my Grandma's first engagement ring and it is similar.
I have one charm bracelet that was just my Tri-Kappa charm bracelet...then another one from high school days...I have an eifel tower, too, but it is from King's amusement park in Ohio! And a flute because I played flute...I'll have to get it out and see what else. I love charm bracelts. I know my Mama has one with a TON of charms on it!
xo, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Well, hello, Miss Dahling! Oh, I love charm bracelets. I have mine from when I was little. Mine's not quite as pretty as yours! I noticed at church Sunday our pastor's wife had on a charm bracelet. I asked her about it and she said it was hers when she was little! Memories.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

ooooh i ADORE your charm bracelets SO MUCH!

i love all the dangly bits & the ring! perfect!

i have a "new style" charm bracelet...i collect the pandora bracelets & charms...maybe i will do a post!

Dawn said...

oh i ADORE your bracelets!


i collect pandora bracelets and charms....perhaps i shall blog it!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

I started a silver bracelet when I was a teenager but never attached my charms to it or finished it. Wish I had. Loved yours! :) xoxo

Lori said...

I have two, one is just all Christmas charms and I start wearing it about October.

Laur said...

What a great idea for a post! I love my charm bracelet and actually just got a new one when I was away last week...a Nantucket basket! I cant wait to get it put on my bracelet. Love how it tells a story of the person wearing it!

tintarosa said...

Love charm bracelets. I have one gold and another in silver. Started one of each for my daughter as well.

Anonymous said...

I love your charm bracelets...
I already gave one to my had memories from my teen years and places I visited with my first husband - her father.
I have another one with a few treasures more current.
I've been wearing a P.A.N.D.O.R.A. bead bracelet since the new year...
Hubby got me one for our 25th anniv. in Dec./Christmas/January it's my fav right now :D
thanx for stopping by and seeing my creative space...

Pink Peonies & Pearls said...

I love your bracelets! I have two charm bracelets as well. The first was purchased for me by my parents when I was thirteen in Williamsburg, VA. The second was a recent gift from my wonderful husband! As many have said, I too should do a post sometime :)

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Miss Janice,

I love your fabulous collection of charms!! Of course I love the running shoe and I think having your Mama's original engagement ring as a charm is such a lovely idea!!

Thank you for sharing!!

AMStarkey said...

Thanks for sharing, Miss Janice! I love that you put your Mom's engagement ring on your gold charm bracelet. So clever!

Beth Dunn said...

Ah! Thank you for the shout out on your amazing blog. You have me beat! I only have one charm bracelet xoxo

the pink prep said...

i love charm bracelets! what a great blog post -- i will play along too, just need to take a few snapshots!
I like the engagement ring idea. I have both of my grandparents' wedding bands that would make a very sentimental addition.

Cannot wait to read Social Climbers!

Jenifer Helton said...

I have a silver one that I've had since I turned 13.
megaphone-cheer days
football-cheer days
crown- cuz I'm the princess :)
Frog- my hubby gave to me when he proposed... cuz I'm the princess.
Republican Elephant
Wine opener
Pink Stiletto, and black kitten shoe
Kitty Cat

Kara said...

Oh My Gosh! I just LoVe charm bracelets....I got my 1st one on my 16th birthday, from my sister and have been adding to it ever since. I wear it alot and get tons of compliments on it. My mom and my sister each have one and mama has 2....I think yours and Ms Teresa's are lovely.
Miss Kara

Leelee said...

Love, love your charm bracelets! I loved trying on my grandmother's charm bracelet when I was a little was full and had stories with each charm! I started them for my girls, but never had one myself...I have been thinking about starting a Pandora bracelet for myself and adding to it on special occasions! Your post is making me think I should start right away!

preppy little dress AKA "PLD" said...

My mom also has a gold and a silver charm bracelet from her childhood! As for me, I just have the Tiffany monogrammed heart bracelet. Great your 4th of July blog header --- so cute!

Suzanne said...

They are all beautiful! I just love charm bracelets, I have one and I will definitely do a post on it this week!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful bracelets. I have a silver charm bracelet that has 35 different silver hearts on it-- I don't wear it too very often, but when I do someone always comments on it. I guess since this year will be my 35th anniversary - maybe next year I'll have to start adding more! Love your header - did you find the old fashioned Cracker Jacks this year? I haven't seen any here yet.

Anonymous said...

Mine has Ireland, Texas, horseshoe, theatre masks, harp, tennis raquet with fist, nanny goat, a rolled one pound note, closed with a loveheart lock.
Daughter #1 one has: cross, anchor, heart(faith, hope, and charity) a wellhouse, hat and parasol, bear, and gardening tools(shovel, fork, watering can)
Daughter #3 has teddy bears on her silver charm braclet.
Always the best to you Miss Janice,

Mary T said...

Love your bracelets! I have had a traditional charm bracelet but my 14 son asked me to start a Pandora one to make it easier for him to shop for me. I had a hard time getting used to not having a jingling charm bracelet but now I like it. I only have 2 charms, but it's growing!

erica said...

Absolutely beautiful bracelets.


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

My goodness...for some reason, I stopped wearing my charm bracelet a couple of years ago...can't for the life of me remember why. Am going to pull it out this afternoon and get creative adding some new charms.