Sunday, August 21, 2011
A Long Ago Summertime Collection
What was the first thing you started collecting? I seem to recall trying to collect sand castles...my older sister Sherene was there giving me sage advice on how to build a proper turret, and boy I did love those castles. But, they all were taken away with the waves...this must be the reason I started picking up the shells. A bit of a memory that could be kept in your pocket, taken out later, and bring back the 'feel' of being at the beach.
In the early '80s, while living in Florida my bff, Kathy, and I had wonderful days wandering in the sun and searching out these little plastic charms. No beaches for us, we loved to wander the flea market on Sunday, and these little bits are the memory of those days. It is no wonder that even with a long distance move and what seems like a zillion years I still have these, and boy have they needed a cleaning. Finally this week they got it!
Hope you enjoy these small, funky '80s plastic charms. The necklace has 50 of them.