Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I just left Candy's blog and she had these beautiful cameo's to show you. I loved all of them and thought I would show you my collection of pins. Some I received as gifts and some I bought. I've always loved butterflies, dragonflies, bees, well really all kinds of bugs.

The gold cameo was from my aunt and the black and white one from my grandmother, my grandfather found it when I was a little girl. I was there when he came home with it so granny said I should have it. The little blue enamel humming bird was a Christmas gift from my mother. The gold humming bird was one I gave to her. She loved humming birds.

The gold humming bird, the enamel one under it and the bee all belonged to my mother. She liked to wear them on her jackets, she was always cold. The yellow rose belonged to another one of my aunts. The butterfly I found at a sale and the dragonfly my cousin bought for me.

This pillow was a gift for one of my hospice patients. After she passed away she had her daughter sent it to me. I loved her work. Mother kept it on her bed, but after she passed away I decided to keep my pins on it. The big blue dragonfly I found at a garage sale and fell in love with it. The big bird with spread wings and red chest was another gift from my mother. The rest of the pins I found at garage sales or estate sales. I still pick up pins when I find them. I'm like mother I like to wear them on my jackets. And if I put the pillow on my bed I can enjoy them all time.

I hope you enjoyed my collection. I also collect figurine dolls. I'll have to get pictures and show them one day. I wish you all a wonderful evening.


My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Pat. Love your pin collection! I really like how you displayed the pins for the photos.

I, too, enjoyed our phone conversation the other day.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Collected Treasures said...

I ADORE the bugs! Nice collection, Pat, thank you for sharing....xo jana

wendy said...

I really like your pin collection and I love the pillows and how you display them! What a neat idea!! I like pins too.

Barb said...

Oh so pretty.

barbara jean

lisa said...

I loooove the pins! I am always on the lookout for them, especially cameo's. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Your collection had a lot of fond memories. I really like how you chose to display them. Wonderful tatting.

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