I LOVE vintage brooches with a capital L.O.V.E but am kinda a t-shirt, plaits get stuck in pins, bag across the body kind of gal. All of which are brooch murderers. I buy them though because they are like small sculptures, I think of the people who wore them, how they were treasured, sometimes they say Mother which makes me sad. They remind me (like vintage postcards and old family photos) of passing time and passing lives. I don't want them to be forgotten. They are my LOST & FOUND.
Hankies without pockets.
Brooches without pins.
Charms without bracelets
Buttons without collars.
Books without pages.
Ribbons without pigtails.
Blackbird collect them up.
Blackbird love them up.
Blackbird mend them up.
Blackbird sew them up.
Blackbird make them up.
Backbird sell them up.
It was so rainy when I shot these so the photo quality is a bit poor. I added on a few more bits and bobs to Tiger Tiger but just wanted to get a snap of it before it started bucketing. The best one See No Hear No Speak No Evil missed out on the photo op, so think of it as the surprise in a Lucky Packet.
This is my way of repurposing things that belonged to people. Giving them a chance at a second family. I add new things too here and there, reworking packaging from the basic elements into the artworks. Each hoop comes with a vintage postcard and a handmade gift tag. They can be framed or hung up as is. You can add some of your own treasures, it is a great way to display fragile items that would be damaged if worn. Bring your beauties out of their tissue paper. Sugar & Spice is already SOLD.
R499 each at iKHAYA. No two are alike.
didn't know these were yours!!! wowzer they're most awesome! Can i blog about them lovely?ReplyDelete
Thank you sweetgirl! Of course you may!!!!ReplyDelete
Those are so beautiful!!love,loveReplyDelete
Thank you AnnieReplyDelete
hey lady! gorgeous! gorgeous!ReplyDelete
In your gorgeous! gorgeous shop!!!ReplyDelete
So in love with these! Truly amazing! xReplyDelete
Thank you NadiaReplyDelete