Friday, September 14, 2007

collections

And now to let you know what I keep inside all those little boxes: My pin collection. The enamel blue leaf and turquoise butterfly come from my grandmother's travels in Scandanavia. I bought the ceramic pointing finger in Philadelphia, when I was in high school. The square one is a 1"x1" etching (my grand feat was pulling it through the press) I made while at VCU. The bulldog is from an old family friend who worked for Mack Trucks. Most of the rhinestone pins were gifts, as was the large filigree oval. A few others I picked up in nyc antique stores. Probably the most unusual one is the circular shell pin, hand painted with warriors on horses. That one belonged to my grandmother.

3 comments:

sgn said...

Mollie, I recognize many of those pins - childhood memories of Grandmom's jewelry collection!
Sue

dash said...

hey sue!

ambika said...

These are gorgeous! I'm so envious.