Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Hats off to hatpins

Besides a bead-addict, I'm also a lover of vintage. I've always been this way - diving into library antique books, scouring thrift name it.

So, when my elderly neighbour was having a clear out, I couldn't resist. She left a bag full of old things to dig through. One of the beautiful treasures I found was this vintage coral hat pin.

I'm fairly certain it's made of brass and coral beads. The decorative brass plate is stamped with tiny dots in a simple pattern. Even the swirl along the pin is beautifully done.

If anyone knows anything about hat pins like this, I'd love to know!

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