Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Shop Talk – Our Walk to Town

stamped brass portrait button from Victorian era made into jewelry cocktail ring

Personality: The Youthful and Spirited
Places you'll find yourself: Picking wildflowers and saving their seeds to scatter on your next trip into the village 

This ring was created using an antique 20-part stamped brass button from near the Victorian picture button era (1870-1918). Many buttons from this time period featured scenes of people, flora, fauna, and even myths and nursery rhymes. This particular button pictures the profile of young girl in a straw hat. 

I fell in love with this button because it reminded me of Anne of Green Gables, which is one of my favorite childhood books. You can just imagine this little girl skipping along a grassy path with basket in hand and her mother trying to keep the girl's dress from getting splashed with mud.

What images do you find yourself most drawn to? Flowers, portraits, etc.?

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Last Week's Saturday Shop Talk:
"By Any Other Name"

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