Sunday, April 1, 2012

Grand *Basket Pins*

Spring is here and my thoughts always go to flowers....
Thanks to my friend Kim at County Line Road, I have another collection of pins - 
Kim turned me on to collecting vintage Flower Basket Pins and I've got a few.....  
I display them on a pillow, the same way that I display my Christmas Tree pins
only these I can keep out to enjoy year round. 

 Here are the pins on a pillow...

Some close-ups of the pins, starting with the pins that have 
cabochon (shaped and polished but not faceted) stones.

This pin has marquis shaped stones for the flower petals.

 One of my favorites - so much intricate detailing- lots of prong set stones and iridescent colors.

Very retro - love the Lucite green flowers!

 Lavender dogwood blossoms - hand painted petals with rhinestone centers.

These multicolored stones remind me of Christmas...

  Pearls.  For every season!

This pin is another of my favorites.  It's a little three dimensional work of art.
Love the luster finish on the vase.  Sooo pretty!

Very elegant, with softer colors...

 Silver and red. Simple.

 This one would be sweet for Easter.

And a bitty butterfly for the fun of it!


This pillow isn't one you would want to rest your head on.  
Just feast your eyes...

Be sure to visit Kim at County Line Road to see her collection of basket pins 
and her fabulous display table.   I wonder what I will be collecting next???

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  1. Erin! what a lovely way to start a week - viewing your beautiful pins and putting me in the mood for springtime and flowers. I call the flowers in your pins "forever flowers" to brighten anyone's day - thank you so much! cw

  2. I love them all, but the green lucite made my heart go pitter, patter! New follower!

  3. I love your collection! It's fabulous! Wherever do you find them all? I think the pink one might be my favorite of your close-ups. Just buzzed by from My Romantic Home.

  4. Erin I am drooling over your gorgeous pins. Then to put them on the pillow was brilliant. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


  5. Oh my these are so lovely! A beautiful spring bounty to be worn whenever. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your basket pins are so beautiful! I love the idea of displaying them on a pillow. What a great way to get to enjoy them year round!

  7. Lavender dogwood blossoms is the coolest!

  8. I came over here from Kim's blog. I love you basket pins, such a fun thing to be on the look out for!

  9. as beautiful as your christmas tree pins. can't wait to see your 4th of july flags!! ;)

  10. Wow! the flower pins are so beautiful.


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