I have had this idea rolling around in my head for some time--taking a frame and putting cork in place of the glass, then covering it in fabric, so that I can display some of my vintage flower pins. I have more around here somewhere. I tried to part with some and sell them on ebay, but I just couldn't bear to let them go, so they got swept into a box in the big office clean-up we did a couple months back. I need to dig them out so I can choose from some of my favorites and then hang them up in that blank space I have by the bed above my new lamp.
They haven't been pinned on yet, I'm still figuring out the placement and I still gotta find the other ones first. That blue and white one with the red center on the bottom? That's the very first one I ever bought, way back in high school, when I fell in love with all things "hippie" and that whole "make love, not war" era. Right towards the end of my senior year, I started going hippie and wore the long baby doll dresses, the big cloth headbands, birkenstocks, and scoured thrift shops for those cool vintage/retro clothes. When I signed my name, I would always add a peace sign, smiley face, heart and daisy beneath it. Sort of became my logo for a few years.
I won't complain too much, I'm glad Spring is here and there is a garden to work in, children to play with, a home to live in and a husband that loves me. Life is good.