Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Transformation Thursday: Millinery Flower Pin

I'm a big fan of Emily Martin's fashion blog, Some Girls Wander. I think her outfits are truly original and really fun. I love how she layers things in ways I'd never think of. I noticed that she occasionally wears millinery flowers as accents and decided to start my own collection.

This was my first find. I think it's handmade. Got it last month at the Allegan (MI) Antique Market. Love the vintage turquoise velvet -- reminds me of the French Provincial chairs my grandma had in her living room. They were the same yummy color !



However, trouble struck the first time I tried to wear my new treasure. My bouquet was terribly top heavy and drooped dangerously to one side, almost making my walk sideways. Gasp.


To the rescue: one of my favorite Lisa Toland pins from Sobo Style in Columbus, Ohio. Pinned it on right underneath the millinery flower and somewhat accidentally formed this nifty corsage. Got lots of compliments on it, so now I'm hot on the trail of additional flowers to pair up with other pins. Be sure to check out all the other fun projects on the Transformation Thursday link. Just click the button on our sidebar. xo


8 comments:

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

I love this. I am a huge fan of old millinary pieces and you have created a lovely brooch for a favorite lapel... of course I am shamelessly biased as you have chosed a velvet of sea foam as your flowers. Sea Witch

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are stunning! Thanks for playing along!

Britt said...

How pretty!

Anita said...

definitely the solution...and looks like one great piece...and if you weren't so thin, you wouldn't lean to one side :) Have a great weekend.

Embellished Bayou said...

Cute! I love that turquoise color.

Jenny said...

Discovered your link through the anything goes here blog. Great pin! I use millinery decorations all the time in various ways. They are lots of fun to work with-your flowers are a great find!

katie said...

super cute Sandy! I'll let you know when the new Fall Lisa Toland pins come in.

-Katie

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I am loving this! You just can't go wrong with that turquoise color.