I was at a local antique store Monday and take a look at what I found!
Aren’t they lovely? Hand done, on black velvet embellished with beads and sequins sandwiched around a hat pin. They may or may not be stuffed, I think they are, but only slightly and the stuffing was either very stiff to begin with or has hardened with age. I fell in love these the moment I saw them and I knew at least one would be coming home with me, luckily the asking price was very reasonable and I was able to keep them together.
I think as soon as I can find some scrap velvet I’ll try my hand at making a couple myself.
Also, I appear to be 3 subscribers/followers (I keep track in Google Reader) from 200. When it hits 200 I’ll have a giveaway. Not sure what it’ll be yet, will most likely depend on my mood that day & the prize may even end up tailored to whoever wins (I’ll hold a random drawing) – we’ll see what happens.
Oooh love the birds! I bet they would be a fun project.
Those are really cool! Looking forward to seeing the ones you make!
Oooooh pretty! What a wonderful find.
What a great find! I have a few hat pins from my grandmother–nothing as fun/funky, though. I wonder what it must have been like to stick a jaunty pin in a hat… or wear a hat, even!
I’m behind on blog reading/commenting, but I looooooved the pics from the quilt festival! I’d love to go sometime. The pictures are amazing, and you got some nice stash!
They are really cute, Missy!
Those are lovely. How wonderful that you were able to rescue thme and keep them together!
What a great find! I always love coming across things like that in my jaunts to antique shops. And they look like they’d be really easy for you to reproduce too.