Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Forget-Me-Not



Today while popping downtown to meet Dazee for lunch, I ran into one of the vintage resale shops near his office and bought myself a present.  I don't often buy jewelry, but I couldn't resist this bracelet.


I polished it up (it still needs a proper baking soda bath) and then looked online to see if I could learn anything about it.  It turns out "forget-me-not" bracelets were a popular World War II 40s era trinket.

The old style names on mine are just the best:  Juanita, Frank, Earle, Evans, Maxine, Katherine, May, Lois and Flora.  Even if these people were forgotten for a little while, I will do my best to remember them again.

xo
kittee

20 comments:

  1. I always find it so sad to see unknown/unclaimed photographs and/or personal items at flea markets and such. This bracelet is lucky you found it.

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    1. I agree! I shall give this a good home, and might form my own forget me not rescue, too.

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    1. Thanks Somer!!! I'm sorta shy about posting personal things here, but I couldn't resist with this bracelet. There seems to be plenty of them around, so maybe even more will find new homes!

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  3. I am having forget me nots in my wedding bouquet when I get married in April! This bracelet is so cool, I am glad you have given it a great home! X

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    1. oh!! i didn't know there was a forgot me not flower...how sweeeeeet.

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  4. Lovely. The bracelet was meant to be found by you.

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    1. Thanks Andrea, I sorta think it really was. I think I have a ring that matches, I need to dig around to confirm but I'm pretty sure.

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  5. This bracelet is so neat! Also, I just found your blog and, as a fellow vegan, I love it!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you found me! I hope you stick around.
      xo
      kittee

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  6. I've never heard of this kind of bracelet before! I like it that you're going to keep the bracelet as it is and remember those people whose names are on it. It's really lovely!

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    1. Thanks Cadry. I love it! I need to get the latch fixed, because I just lost it in the bed and had a mini conniption.

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  7. That is beautiful! I have such a soft spot for WWII era things - not just physical things, but stories, and the people. It is such an amazing time, the greatest generation, that I have a connection to because of my grandpa who fought in it, but to my daughter it will probably seem like ancient history...

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    1. Thank you. I thought it was Mid Century when I found it, and the person in the shop was trying to tell me it was Victorian, but I knew it wasn't quite that old. 40s feels just right. There's all sorts of these out there, many have military emblems on them and the names of servicemen.

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  8. It's lovely! What a sweet sentiment, too.

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  9. Sorry. I posted wrong. History Lesson of the Week: Forget-Me-Not Friendship Bracelets. www.paulamontgomery.com/2011/10/27/history-lesson-of-the-week-forget-me-not-friendship-bracelets/

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