My least favorite month (January) has finally come to an end. Things seem to be looking up — Phil didn’t see his shadow and has predicted an early spring — and though there are no flowers outside in the frigid north, I did manage to find these two enamel flower pins at an estate sale to brighten my day.
My collection of vintage enamel flower pins now numbers three. Though they are all in the green-blue family, each pin is slightly different. I especially like that the center of one of my newest pins is some sort of corduroy-like fabric. I’ll have to be on the lookout for some yellow, pink, red or orange flowers to add to the bouquet. One thing is for sure — these cheery flower pins help beat the winter blues.
What do you do to beat a case of the Januaries? I’ve taken a few trips to the local thrift and antique malls, ordered some vintage patio planning books from the 1960’s that are due to arrive any day now (a preventative move to help beat the February blues), and devouring Mad Men season 5 on DVD (Yes, I’m a season behind — we don’t have cable!).