Anybody else love vintage, cherry Brooches? I searched for more information on where the idea came from, if anyone has any information, please share. I just know they were a staple back in the 40's. Kinda like the fads we have today. I have been in love with cherry pins/brooches since forever, but after seeing Casey's brooch she made for her give away, I knew I wanted one. After looking on E bay for awhile at some very beautiful ones for around $200.00 dollars, I found this little, pretty gold one for less than ten, it's not from the 40's, but I felt it had the spirit of that time. I bought it with the idea that I would change it by adding some color. I liked the gold, but it was rubbing off and I wanted red cherries ( such a traditionalist about color). This project was easy and didn't require a lot, but I got the desired outcome for a lot less. I started by cleaning my pin really well with soap and water and then letting it dry. I already had some red paint designed for metals. Next, I took a small brush and painted a thin coat of red paint, letting it dry well, then painted another coat. Finally, I topped the brooch with a clear coat to seal the red paint. I'll let you know if I run into any problems with the paint clipping. So far it feels pretty secure. I would say if you have a piece you love, but it showing it's age, this might be something to try. I like having fun little brooches around that fit with my vintage wardrobe. I may add a little ribbon depending on my outfit.
While on eBay I also bought a couple of bow pins, it's been fun wearing them. Adding these little touches really help to complete the vintage look. What's your favorite vintage accessory?