Vintage Birds

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.

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9 Responses to Vintage Birds

  1. Michelle says:

    Oooh love the birds! I bet they would be a fun project.

  2. staci says:

    Those are really cool! Looking forward to seeing the ones you make!

  3. Myra says:

    Oooooh pretty! What a wonderful find.

  4. Siobhan says:

    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!

  5. Susan says:

    They are really cute, Missy!

  6. Kat says:

    Those are lovely. How wonderful that you were able to rescue thme and keep them together!

    ~Kat

  7. Debbie says:

    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.

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