I have loved things of bygone days as long as I can remember. I'm sure my Mama had something to do with it. Daddy had an interest in old things, he even bought and sold junk and scrap metal the last few years of his life, but Mama was fascinated with every little piece of history she came across. She loved imagining who owned the pincushion she found at the junk store and what sort of clothes they were making or mending when they stuck pins in it. She wondered about the little pressed flower tucked between the pages of a book ~ did a child pick it for its Mother or was it a token of love from a beau? Today would have been Mama's 80th birthday. Sometimes on her birthday I'd call her and ask if she wanted to go to a junk store ~ yep, that was part of her birthday present! She LOVED to go prowling around at junk stores and was always ready and willing when I asked if she wanted to go with me. So, today I went to our favorite junk store. I couldn't help but think of her the entire time I was there. So many things I would have shown her and she would have loved to have seen.
My love of all things old is why I enjoy making these Vintage Adornments: Ribbon Rose Corsages. A few materials and a little time and you have a beautiful rose to pin on your jacket, a decorative pillow, or on your drapery tieback.... wherever you'd like a bit of vintage beauty.
This Ribbon Rose is made from 1 1/2" wide wired ribbon, velvet millinery leaves, and vintage stamens. The colors are perfect for winter... a deep iridescent reddish burgundy with a hint of black on the ribbon and matching burgundy velvet leaves. The vintage stamens are wired and are white dipped in red. The back of the pin is finished with a backing fabric and a silver pin back is firmly attached. The entire piece is approximately 5" - 6" in diameter including the leaves. Please note: it isn't quite as black as it looks in the photo.
I have 3 available of this color. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to purchase one or more of these Vintage Adornments.
They are $12 each plus shipping.