Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Addicted to Vintage Enamel Floral Pins


Ever since we collected all those vintage enamel floral pins for Sara's Bridal Bouquet, we got kind of addicted to looking for, and collecting them.  

 On Sara's last trip here, she found this one (above) for me to buy and the next two (below) at one of our favorite Antique Shops in town.  
Sooooooo CUTE!!!!


These last two were from Ebay.  A sickness...right?  But a fun one!  : )
Sara's pretty bouquet below:  Aw........sweet memories!



Two more from Etsy, below (over a year ago). 

I finally put something new in my neglected little Shop.  I had more fun photographing this than making it.  : )


I hope you enjoyed the flower overload today.  Ha!
Linking to:
 http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/
 http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/ 
http://www.handymancraftywoman.com/
 http://projectqueen.org/
 http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
 http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
 http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

24 comments:

vivian said...

LOve thos pins! arent they adorable? I think my fav is the big pink one and also the little red polkadot one.
I didnt realize that was what you did for Sarahs bouquet. How sweet!
love your banner too, of course!
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

southernscraps said...

I started a collection of those a couple of years ago. Your are adorable and that bouquet is awesome.

Mary Ellen said...

I have about 20 vintage pins that I have collected over the year and love wearing them! So nice to see someone else appreciates them as well!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty collection. You are fortunate to find so many that are not chipped/damaged.
Hope you had a great Mothers' Day.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Those bouquets are just too gorgeous & I especially love the black & white brooch! :D

Sew A Little Happiness said...

Adorable! I remember those great pins from my Mother's jewelry drawer! Thanks for the fun memory.

Joy said...

So cute! What a fun thing to collect.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great idea!! Did each of the bridesmaid carry them too? I have a daughter who loves vintage anything, I will use this idea when her big day comes!

Chris

Mimi Sue said...

Your banner is adorable. I wish I'd kept my enamel floral pins that I had in the 60's. I had a couple of cute ones. Mimi

Sara Shoemaker said...

yayyy for flower brooches! I really can't get enough of them, as you know. thanks for showing my bouquet Mom! I'm so glad I decided against that red white and blue one because it is so You! Think of all your nautical outfits it will go with :) Love you!


The House of Shoes

NanE said...

I love these old pins too but haven't had much luck at finding them at a reasonable price. The bouquet you made is stunning! Thanks for sharing ♥ Nan
ps: forgot to say how much I adore your sweet header!

Mandy said...

Wow! Sarah's bouquet is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it at Project Queen's Link Party. What a fun project!

Bonnie said...

Those are really cute! I like the colors they come in.

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pins and navy and white striped tops! I bought one today and hubby said he thought I already had one! lol I also love the banner! Very cute!

Mel said...

the flower bouquets are such fun and so pretty. Like a fresh spring day.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Someone I know had a pin just like the first one! I think it was either my mother or grandmother. This post brought back memories!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I want to make myself one of those
bouquets , not getting married but want one
I have several old rhinestone pins that I have collected for years and think this is just the thing

can you give me any advice? does it damage the pins etc and do you use a star foam ball?

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love vintage floral pins and you sure have found some gorgeous ones. Those bouquets are stunning!

Leanne Hilderman said...

oooh, I LOVE those pin bouquets! How beautiful!! Found you on the FJI link party!

Leanne @ www.becauseithinkican.com

Mandy said...

I will be featuring your floral pin bouquet at Project Queen's Highlight tomorrow night. It's beautiful!

Linda Young said...

Love your pins! Those bouquets are so clever and pretty!
I would like to use a banner like that for spring and summer, to top my kitchen bay window, instead of a curtain valence! It's adorable! have a great week!
Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Scrap for Joy said...

I love all of your projects but the bouquet you made for Sara was one of my favorites! Of all of the pins you displayed, I love the black and white polka dot one...I can't resist polka dots for anything!
Hey-your background is so cute-very eye-catching! You and I haven't been posting much...we must be having too much fun doing other things!
xoxo
Joyce
PS-I did finally get your comment about the sprinkling bottle..loved the pictures from your post!

Marcelien said...

What a great collection of flower pins!!! These are so hard to find, I finally bought two lovely flowers pins on etsy this week! Can't wait to wear them!
www.sweet-marylou.blogspot.com

9yahds said...

Love what you are doing with pins! Thought I was the lone pin girl out there in the world till I started googling and realized people like you wear them too!!!!! LOVE all of your crafts!!!!!