I especially love pins because they remind me of my grandmas and their pins. Both of them wear pins but my Grandma Crane, has always worn them. For her, that is just part of getting ready to go out.
Because she has always worn them, she has quite a collection.
I keep my pins on two vintage "ladies shoe" pincushions. I have run into several of these throughout my treasure hunting. This pincushion pattern was very popular it seems. I have seen them in a wide variety of fabrics and trim. They hang on my bedroom wall next to my dressing table and I like the way my pins look on them.
I bought the two that I have because they seemed a little extra special and looked dressy enough to hold some vintage sparkles! They are both made of satin fabric and trimmed with lace and pearl buttons. I appreciate the care that went into the making of these pincushions.
I bought them in two different places so obviously they have different makers.
I have several pins but only a few that are vintage. Here are a few close up shots. I am not a serious vintage jewelry collector, (that is the BIG bucks) I have only picked these up at garage sales for very little money but only because I liked them. Believe me, there is alot of jewelry out there and I am not educated on what is good or bad, or worth more. It simply doesn't matter to me. I collect vintage things that speak to me in some way or another, not for resale value.
These earrings were my Mothers that she gave me to wear on the night of my wedding dinner. She thought they went well with the color of my dress which was lilac. I remember that I felt special when she got into her jewelry box and got them out - her jewelry box was always forbidden for us girls, if not- I'm sure she wouldn't have had any nice jewelry to wear as teenage girls tend to be a bit careless!
Look how cute these dragonfly clip earrings are! I'm not sure what kind of a stone the wings are, they have a slightly aqua tint to them.
This pin has two of the stones missing but I couldn't pass it up because of the swirly "H". I just think it is darling and I really need to take it in and get it fixed.
I wear my pins to church alot and occasionally other places...I think they're fun and to me that's what collecting vintage is all about!