I'm linking this post to Silver Sunday at The Gypsy Fish. (I hope if she comes to look at my post, she doesn't kick me out of Silver Sunday!)
I'm going to reveal another dirty little secret about myself. I have a horrible confession to make. I own a lot of silver - really, I do! I received a lot for wedding gifts (back when silver wasn't as expensive as it is today), and I inherited some from my mother. It is all wrapped securely and put away, because I hate to polish silver. Okay, I've told you-it's out there now. I am NOT a silver polisher! What a waste it is for me to own silver. I know that, these days, it's okay to have a little tarnish on your silver, but I'm afraid mine has more than a little tarnish. (Actually, I don't know whether it does or not, because I don't want to unwrap it and look!) Sooooo, I decided I could at least post my high school charm bracelet for Silver Sunday. Imagine my shock and dismay when I looked at these photos and realized that my charm bracelet needs to be polished too! Oh No! Soooo, here's my once silver, now tarnished charm bracelet.
As a high school senior, I was very fortunate to spend a month in Europe participating in an exchange program. Being in high school, my shopping consisted of searching for charms for my bracelet! Oh how I wish I had known then what I know now! I have dreams about the china I could have brought back with me from Europe! When my husband was in the army, we were stationed in New Jersey and made many trips to New York City, so, of course, I bought a Statute of Liberty charm for my bracelet. (I had matured a little by then, and I did buy a few things for the house in N.Y. City.)
Yes, even I was 16 once, and yes, I did talk on a Princess telephone a lot (mine was blue instead of this tarnished silver). And no, I do not sew. I did take Home Ec, and I think my mother thought if she bought me a sewing machine charm, it would encourage me to learn. Sadly, I just wasn't interested at the time. Another one of those things I wish I had done differently.
I'll leave you with an untarnished photo I took in one of my high school classes.
I just went over to link to Silver Sunday at The Gypsy Fish and found that she had posted some wonderful old aluminum pieces. Why didn't I think of that? I have some of those, and they don't have to be polished. Maybe next Sunday.
Thank you for coming to visit me on Tarnished (oops! I mean Silver) Sunday.