Monday, September 15, 2008

flower power pins


I am thinking these retro pins are from the 60's and 70's. What do you think? Anyway, I love em! I found all of these flower pins in a zip-lock bag at my little thrift store for 75 cents! I have a couple ideas for these beauties... like actually wearing them... but also displaying them in a shadow box with real cool vintage fabric in the background. Hey, why not display your jewelry as 3-D artwork!
Here's the deal... wrap your fabric around foam board so you just stick the pins on the fabric covered foam board. How easy is that to grab and wear your favorite art piece. I have seen several of these online and they look so cool, hip and mod!

15 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Oh how cool. I would have never thought to make a art project with the pins. I gotta go find me some now...Love old vintage jewerly.

Heidi said...

75 CENTS??? Get outta here!! LOL That is SUCH a steal. Heck, I'd be crowing if I got just ONE PIN for 75 cents! :) You have some really nice examples there, too. I love how they all look together! So cheery.

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, my - I cannot BELIEVE how lucky you were to get all of those for 75c! I love them!

Amy T Schubert said...

LOVE these ... if you are ever wondering what to give me for Christmas or my birthday ... or because it is Wednesday ...

I LOVE all these ... keep your eye out for more, and I will pay you + your time...

You should look into an etsy shop like this:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6048711

for reals-ies

AmyKristen said...

.75 cents for ALL of those? I love them! They are so cute. I love the shadow box idea!

NanAZ said...

I love the shadow box idea too! I may have a couple of those stashed away somewhere in my "sell it on eBay" box. I remember having at least a pink one of those when I was younger.

You always have such a creative eye for those kinds of things.

Skerrib said...

I would do the shadow box--i have a tendency to lose wardrobe peripherals. Way cool pins!

Tricia said...

Very nice "enamel Ware" pins. I have a poodle pin collection displayed 3-d. I will post it this week if I can find my camera charger!

Becca said...

Aw gee, Linda. Just when I'm working on that jealousy problem, too...

Cindi said...

Oh the memories these bring to my heart! My Slovak/Polish grandmother that we called Ba Ba used to wear one on her housedress every day. As a little girl, I just loved her pins!

Sandy said...

I love those pins, they remind me of my mom, aunts and grandma!

Hope you are doing well, Linda!

Karen said...

Those pins are so bright and beautiful. I though you'd be interested, in light of your previous post, that the UK English definition of the word homely
homely adj (homelier, homeliest) 1 relating to home; familiar. 2 making someone feel at home. 3 said of people: honest and unpretentious; pleasant. 4 N Amer said of people: plain and unattractive. If someone, where I come from told me,for example, that my place was homely, I would take it as a compliment meaning nice and cozy!

Judy said...

You do find the greatest treasures in your thrift store!

kristen said...

I am soooo jealous I love them!!!! My Mi-Mi has some that my grandma is going to give me someday I love them so much.

Nicole T said...

you find the coolest stuff!