Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Vintage Embellishments for Gifts
A collection of vintage buckles and brooches in a siver bowl. I have never thought to use jewellery to decorate gifts... This image is from BBC's Homes and Antiques magazine (Jan 2010 page 85). The paste stone buckles work well and I also like the simplicity of the mother-of-pearl buckles, especially the one in the shape of a butterfly.The buckle on the left appears to be cut steel, most likely 19th century. It is a wonderful gift in itself. It has made me look at our collection of (mostly Victorian paste) buckles in our store a whole lot differently! If you can't afford the real deal, you could always get crafty and make buckle shaped embellishments like above (photo from Stem).