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May 06, 2012

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Leigh

I love those! I am a vintage fanatic, so these greatly appeal top me!

Terry

Beautiful flower garden, Mary :)
And the necklace Wendy made is just sweet!!

Mitzi Curi

I love the cheerful colors of the old enamel pins. My grandma always wore them!

Linda Younkman

Pins were very popular when I got my first job in the late 60's. I had quite a little collection and some of them were the enamel ones. Unfortunately over the years with moving and garage sales they are no longer in my possession. I love see these and makes me so wish I had mine back. I love the necklace your friend did. I've seen several where a lot of the vintage enamel brooches were used and I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Abellera  Fletcher Mountain Creations

I wonder if the little pink double rosebud is Coro or Sandor...certainly is gorgeous!! And I agree with B'sue that the blue center floral brooch is to die for! I just thought that I would add this, there are a few really great books out about vintage jewelry, and the photos are outstanding! I have gotten most all of them, but I am partial to Julia Carroll and Ann Mitchell Pitman. The books that these gals have taken the time to put out are not only for drooling, but a very comprehensive guide to costume jewelry, how to identify and what to look for in pieces that are too valuable to take apart and use as findings. If you are a flea market, garage sale junkie like I am, these books became invaluable to me to decide what to resell and what to re-purpose. And, this is the best part, if you happen across a piece too valuable or collectible to tear apart, sell it and take the money and buy more goodies at B'sue's Boutique!

Brenda Sue

Julia Carroll's books are the best of all and I highly recommend getting ALL three volumes. You will not regret it!

Kim

I hve a few of these that need touch ups on their paint -- what is the best enamel paint to use to match the colors -- metal model airplane type paint?

vintage engagement rings

These really do look incredible! I got a few pieces of old brooches from my grandmothers and I really do enjoy them! Never though of making something new out of them - with my conservative approach. I loved the idea of making a wedding bouquet out of them (something old).

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