A “charming” 1980s flashback!

I had to do a lot of cleaning and sorting through old stuff when my shed blew over earlier this year (I need to tell that story on here!). I found a few boxes packed with tons of stuff from my childhood: some stuffed animals, dolls and doll clothes, some Transformers and and a Voltron lion, random knick knacks and little girl paraphernalia. One of my favorite finds was this cool plastic charm necklace:


Any other 80s kids remember these? πŸ™‚ They were all the rage when I was in the 4th grade or so, which would have been smack dab in the the mid-1980s. You would purchase the plastic chain (my mother got mine at Sydney’s), and there were hundreds and HUNDREDS of different charms you could get to put on them. Girls would collect and trade the charms in school between classes. It was fun! But by the time sixth grade came, we were too “mature” to wear cute charms, and the new must-have style was twisted bead necklaces.

This necklace brings back such fun memories. The clown charm was my favorite, which is why he got the special middle position in the necklace. I even made up a silly song called “The Clown Jingle” for him. XD Hopefully there’s a collector out there who can give this cute necklace a home where it will be appreciated!

Out of curiosity, I did an Etsy search for more of the charms. I found a few more listings. Look at all the colorful kitschy variety!







What a fun trip down memory lane! πŸ™‚


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4 responses to “A “charming” 1980s flashback!

  1. Oh my gosh! I had completely forgotten about these until I saw your pictures! Made me smile. Thanks!

  2. I don’t remember these…I was born in January of ’85. But this post has definitely inspired me to make a flashback post as well. Thank you!!

  3. Pingback: More 1980s kitsch! | PeachPod Chronicles

  4. Oh! I had one of these too! But I have to tell you, I’m totally jealous that you have a Voltron lion! My friend had the entire set to make the robot and it was awesome. I always wanted one but, alas, I never got one. πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for the follow! I love your site and will definitely be checking back in. Have a wonderful day!

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