They’re cheerful, bold and infinitely versatile. Enamel flower pins popped up in the early 60’s. And when they hit the costume jewelry scene, they took it over! They were different, cheap and easy to find. Plus, you could wear them in all kinds of ways and places. On hats, bags, and dresses. On your coat collar, the cuff of your jeans or even in your hair.
As for me, I put them on pillows, draperies, fabric frames and lamp shades.
These pins looked great and didn’t cost a fortune. So, they quickly became collectible. When you’re looking for enamel flower pins today, condition really counts. Look for pins without chips and make sure the pin itself locks securely.
You can find these little beauties on Etsy and Ebay as well as at flea markets and antique fairs. They usually sell for around $10.00. Buy a few if you see them. They can quickly and easily dress up almost anything. Use your imagination and have fun!
Until next time,