Friday, July 16, 2010

Want to See Something SUPER Fun?

A while back Sara found this amazing Etsy site that made Bridal Bouquets out of old vintage flower pins from the 1960s:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hairbowswonderworld
That could mean only one thing...We HAD to try one!! So we set out collecting them every time we were out and about. Mostly from local Antique Shops, but you can also buy bundles from Ebay.


Our humble beginnings. Sara did a great job assembling all the flowers...



And viola!!!






We will end up putting artificial stems (like pic below) coming out of Sara's base in the end, with a big cameo brooch attached to the wrap-around ribbon.
Below, are many more beautiful creations from this wonderful Etsy artist. Enjoy!!!









48 comments:

Darlene said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL....what a clever idea!!!!!!!

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend.♥

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous and so very special! Amazing! Lori

Mildred said...

I have never seen this done and I absolutely love it.

Did your Mom have any of these pins that you could incorporate into one?

Sue said...

What a gorgeous idea, and it looks fab!
I'll have to look out for those, I havent seen them before.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Sara did a great job on her's. I have seen something similar made out of vintage rhinestone and faux peal jewelry - thinking it might have been in a magazine.
Enjoy your weekend.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a beautiful clever idea! so original, thanks for sharing all the photos with us. I have been thinking of you alot and hoping you are doing well :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

So perfect! I love Sara's unique style~ My daughter Ronnie has her own unique style and it is one of the things I adore most about her artistic little self!

Looks like things are coming right along in wedding land~!

Thanks for sharing it with us girls!

Robin~♥

Deb said...

I have seen these before and absolutely love them! Thanks for all the eye candy ~ and the one you two made is lovely! xo

Busy Bee Suz said...

Never in my life would I have thought of this.
GORGEOUS and perfect for your sweet Sara!!

happygoleslie said...

Those are beautiful!

:O)

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea for old vintage costume jewerly!!! And a one of a kind bouquet!!!! Sarah and youa re very talented!

joy said...

wow! I adore them. I love all the colors! Love, Joy

Jessabells said...

Oh I love it. How unique!!

I like the one with the peacock feathers. So cool.

Thanks for sharing all fo this with the world. I'm loving looking at all the cool wedding ideas!

I just love weddings. I didn't get to have one so I guess I never got over the whole wedding thing. LOL.

Sandra said...

That is adorable! That beautiful bouquet can be displayed forever after...how fun.

Lorraine said...

What a fun and beautiful bouquet.

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh my gosh!!! And it will never die! I love this idea!!! You must be having so much fun with all these great ideas you two have...

XOXOXOX,
Susie

marie said...

Oh my goodness! I've seen this Etsy site before ~ the bouquets are amazing. The color is incredible in Sara's bouquet. Love it!!

Deb said...

I cannot wait to see what the rest of this wedding is gonna be like. This is an absolutely amazing idea...and you all did such a wonderful job...amazing ladies!!

NanE said...

How fun! I have seen these on other sites and they always put a smile on my face, they are just happy pieces of art. Yours turned out great! Blessings, Nan

GrandmaBev said...

That is turning out so beautiful. I look forward to seeing each new thing you prepare.

Mimi Sue said...

How adorable and so unique. Love them. Hope you're having fun with all of this! Mimi

My name is PJ. said...

Pretty, clever, unique and 'green'! Awesome idea.


Cudos for making your own. It's way more budget friendly!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh My Gosh that is so amazing! What a great idea for the bouquet! I collect old pins like that, I might just have to make one of these!

Jackie said...

How cool...those are fantastic. You know how I love the playful vintage jewelry. I'm hooked on it. Two sets of pink plastic necklaces, two orange gerber daisy pins, pink and lavender rhinestones...gotta have it!
Thanks for the idea...way cool!!!
A bit Groovy girl don't-cha think???

Small House said...

WOW!!! Seriously WOW!!! My daughter isn't even close to getting married, and I think we need to start collecting old pins.

MamaTina said...

That is a great idea! I think it would be beautiful displayed in a vase, too!

pinkstilettos said...

I just love these flower bouquets!!They are so gorgeous!
Daisy~

Creative Breathing said...

Absolutely wonderful Mary Lou! I will be sure and hang on to all the wonderful pins my daughter has amassed over the years. Such fun! Elizabeth

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow! Just gorgeous. What a labor of love.

Amy said...

You guys did an awesome job! Those are so cool!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

You were completely right that IS super fun! Love it!

Angie said...

So cute and such a great idea!!!

RACHELLE said...

Those are absolutely amazing....but what is even more amazing....

is that you made one!!!! and it is thee best one!

love it!

i cant wait to see the pics of her wedding!

shell

ByTheSea said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute ... I love yours !

Scrappi Sandi said...

This is absolutely stunning! & so unique...in spite of being available on etsy, this is the first time I have come accross the idea & I'm sure it will be one of the things your wedding guests will be blown away by & will always remember!! The colours you have chosen are perfect for the 'Tiffany' Blue theme...thank you so much for sharing!!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Wow! This is way fun! I loved teh peacock one. Also, you could paint the styrofoam ball or cover it in silk before attaching the pins.

Dave said...

Hi Mary Lou, Cute, cute idea! I can tell you guys are getting ready for the wedding. My Mom and I love this idea. Ok, let me pull out my vintage pins . . Happy Weekend to you, Sandy:O)

Aubree said...

WOW!!!!! Any tips on search terms for Ebay? I HAVE to have some of those pins!!!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

Beautiful and unique! What a great project! Oh great, one more thing to collect!

Jenglamgirl said...

AMAZINGLY CUTE! love yours to death. I so want another wedding JUST to have one of these bouqets. FAB JOB. please link this up to my Craftomaniac Monday link party this Monday. I would love that. Craftomaniac.blogspot.com Thanks Jenn

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

These are super fabulous! I am.in. love!

Jenn Erickson said...

OMG! Oh, if I only had it to do over again! These are simply stunning. Yours turned out so beautiful! I've been collecting vintage brooches for years and have two daughters. Perhaps some day my collection will culminate in their wedding bouquet!

New follower from Tater Tots and Jello. Have a great weekend! Jenn

Rebecca said...

How awesome is this?!? I would have loved this for my rehearsal and then passed it down for future generations rehearsal bouquet! I may start collecting now so I can do it for my future kids :)

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kim c said...

i am SO happy i saw this. absolutely genius! adore it. spotted at tatertots. thanks for sharing

Cat said...

I love this so much!!!! Don't you just love antique jewlery???

xoxo,
Cat @ www.BudgetBlonde.com

Joanna @ The Casa said...

Okay, so now I have ANOTHER thing to collect!

That is just so beautiful.

Chris said...

How FUN and beautiful is that?? I so wish I would have thought of this when I got married. My grandmothers have dozens of these pins, and it would have made a gorgeous bouquet!

Kim's Treasures said...

Great idea!!!! What a beautiful wedding it's going to be! WOW! I'm glad my daughter's wedding is done...your daughter's is going to out do us!LOL!