Friday, December 25, 2009

Pink Saturday Smiles

For Christmas this year Mother and I went through her holiday themed pins and picked one for each of the granddaughters. I embellished ornaments with tiny jingle bell garland and gold ribbon. Then I pinned one of Grandmother’s pin to the bow of each…they turned out really cute and the girls seemed pleased…

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I wish I had close ups, but my camera was being moody.  I’m really proud of how much the girls appreciated an ornament with a story…It just shows how special they are…my sister remembered the pins from the past and now they will hang on her tree instead of lying forgotten in a jewelry box… I love recycling and upcycling pieces with a history.

Several years ago I made memory ornaments for several of my best friends. They were similar to these, but they were made using vintage estate jewelry. I may just keep it up…Hope your holiday was Merry…take a minute to Stop in at Beverly’s house  to see the list of Pink Saturday players.    It will be fun to see what everyone is up to after the big day. 


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a great idea, Laverne. And that the girls really appreciated the sentiment and heritage behind the pins~ornaments makes it soooo special. Thanks for visiting on my 12th was fun with the chicken dance and pink eggs!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Those pins/ornaments are a wonderful gift. I have some costume jewelry from my grandmother and it reminds me of her every time I see it. What a great inheritance (specially cuz your mom's still here!)
Thanks for visiting me on Pink Saturday.

suesueb said...

I think this is a great way to share heirlooms! Happy pink week!!

Beverly said...

LaVerne, I love this idea. Those will certainly be gifts that are forever treasures.

I thought you might like to read this post about what I did with some of my pins.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays. said...

I love your idea for the recycled jewelry! It means so much when the recipients are as pleased as we are making it!
If you have time, check out my blog
I also love vintage jewelry and finding new ways to use it!
Have a great day!

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.