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…
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.
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ It will be fun to see what everyone is up to after the big day.