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Monday, November 10, 2008

Love Vintage? Love Books? Introducing Vintage Dictionary Hair Pins!

I'm starting to upload some of the Christmas goodies online (finally!) Let's hope the good light continues to hold tomorrow so I can get a few more things photographed! Building on the success of my vintage dictionary earrings, which you can see here, these are the vintage dictionary hair pins!Vintage Dictionary Bobby Hair Pins - WishDictionary page replicas from a vintage dictionary are hand antiqued and artificially aged before bonding to a colorful wooden backing and varnished with protective gloss. These are crafted entirely by hand in a time intensive 13 step process, but they look so cool when they are done!
Vintage Dictionary Bobby Hair Pins - DreamerI got two pairs, "Mermaid" and "Wish" uploaded to Etsy today. I have more pairs to get up (children and weather permitting). Weird that almost all the ones I picked out for photographing today are blue.
Vintage Dictionary Bobby Hair Pins - MermaidAh, there's a red pair! I need to rephotograph these though. Most of the shots had my "helpful" photo assistant cat in them :)
Vintage Dictionary Bobby Hair Pins - Queenly
It's almost holiday shipping time! The last few years, I have included special freebies in all Christmas/Holiday orders. Last year it was the pair of hand-hammered copper earrings seen in this post. I'm wondering what to do for this year. I'm thinking ..... 1)candy or edible goodies or ... 2)free earrings or ... 3)mystery freebie or maybe (if my supplies come in on time).... 4)little crocheted flower brooch. If you were to buy from me this Christmas, what would you want to find in your package????

18 comments:

Mary Timme said...

What a fun idea! Good for you!

natalea said...

I love these Heather...such a cute idea! Hope you are enjoying the season! xox natalea

Lori said...

those are just darling Heather!!! for a giftie, i would choose the crochet flower brooch...

Nerissa said...

Heather,
How cute :) I love the queen one.
As far as gifts, I'd be happy getting anything handmade.
Take care
Nerissa

Gina said...

Wow!! Those are so gorgeous!!!

Sugar Bear said...

What a great idea! They are lots of fun.
Karla

kim* said...

those are super fun

mycraftyways said...

What a great idea !
These pins are so pretty !!
I do love the idea of using an old dictionary, it's so poetic.

Moon of Glass said...

Very cool idea! I like these!

The Pretty Peacock said...

OMG - I LOOOOOVVVEEE These!!!! So great - any chance you'll make hair bobbies from this same idea??

Lola Enchanted said...

Wow, I like these!!!!

NeereAnDear said...

Loving these pretties!! You do such fabulous work... Each piece more beautiful and fascinating as the next

HUGS

JO

Sandra Evertson said...

WOW! These are just Fabulous! I love the colors and they are subtle yet meaningful!
Sandra Evertson

nuvonova said...

Oh this is such a unique idea! I haven't seen anything like these yet, really sweet.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

these are wonderful and so creative!

Monica Crowe said...

Those hair pins are the coolest. I'd want to find either free earrings or a brooch. Guess what? My art shows went well! May your holiday sales be unprecedented, friend:)

Gracie said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! If only I wore pretty pins in my hair. My hair is so fine they slide out.

Anything handmade would be lovely though I wouldn't say no to a pretty crocheted flower brooch =)

Waterrose said...

Ohhhh I love those! What a great idea you had.