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 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.


natalie. beyond the reef said...

Oh my GOSH, Rose.
I have never seen these - - this is INCREDIBLE.
A treasure.
Something to put in a keepsake box, and love for every memory it brings you!

Valerie Kamikubo said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!

Roisin Markham said...

I'm with Natalie and Valerie here - these are amazing. Love them in that round like a fetish necklace. Visually fantastic.
Oh and the first thing I collected was postcards. I loved the pictures on the front, stamps and memory snippets people wrote on the back. I used to keep them in old biscuit tins.

Rose Hughes said...

thanks guys for your wonderful comments. these certainly are personal little treasured bits and it is fun to share them. I hadn't thought about them being fetish necklace -ish until you mentioned it Roisin --maybe I should share my collection of Zuni raven fetishes soon. hmmm?? thanks again!

Cindy Cooksey said...

What a great connection! I loved things like that when I was a kid.