I love charm bracelets.
They are such a wonderful walk down memory lane, since each charm often represents something significant in one's life.
The character of Loretta in Greetings from Nowhere received her mother's charm bracelet and set off on a quest to visit each place represented. That was inspired by my own charm bracelet.
Here are some of the charms and their significance:
A Boston Swan Boat: I live in Boston.
An Adirondack chair: I spend my writing days in one.
A dog: I'm a dog freak.
Skis: We used to ski as a family. I was a dismal failure.
A VW Bug: I used to have one.
A shovel: I love to garden.
A spark plug: I'm married to a car guy.
A motor scooter: I wrecked one once.
A typewriter: I'm a writer.
Golf clubs: I like to play golf.
The Eiffel Tower: A trip to Paris
Map of Vermont: Time spent in Vermont
A wrench: car guy
A double decker bus: A trip to London
A trolley car: Trip to San Francisco
A cactus: Trip to the Southwest
A bear: The Smoky Mountains (the charm that Loretta loved)
A heart engraved Murph: My dog, Murphy
A tap shoe: I love to tap dance.
A golden retriever: My two goldens, Phoebe and Ruby
A wooden shoe: A trip to Amsterdam
Map of Italy: A trip to Tuscany, Italy
Palm tree: Family vacations in Florida
Army Air Corps wings: My dad