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January 31, 2007

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Jo

They are beautiful butterflies, and I love the plate too!

Beata

They're lovely! - Great shot of them on the plate!

Debbie

They're beautiful, as is the plate! What a great remembrance of your grandmother.

Sharon

Could you tell us the pattern of that plate? I am such a blue nut . . . It's beautiful! As are your pins!

Connie

What a wonderful day to spend the time with your mother and receive these stunning blue pins that belonged to your grandmother. Its truly a day to remember. The blue floral plate is stunning too and the blues really "pop" from both items. You are truly Blessed.

Cindy

I love the pins and the plate! The pins look iridescent like a real butterfly. Very beautiful!

Clare

Hi Kim, they are beautiful and the plate is lovely! Sorry I've missed a few of your posts - just seen that gorgeous patchwork! - I haven't been too well so I've a lot of catching up to do! Clare x

Chris

I clicked on Ethel thinking it would bring me to another blog! I forgot about your new car! It's silly we name our cars. I have a Beetle and I call her Martha.

Diana

wow...those are gorgeous! even better that you're getting to keep them in the family...I love sentimental treasures like these

:) D

clarice

These are sooo yummy and perfect !!! Clarice

Denise

I love pins. Those butterfly pins are beautiful. Yes, you are quite lucky!

annewithane65(Kim)

Kim, the pins are just beautiful...I especially love how you have them displayed on the pretty blue plate!

Daisy Cottage

Sharon, I can't make out the marking on the back ~ it was from Goodwill too. Clare ~ I hope you are feel better soon! Thank you everyone, I'm glad you like the little butterflies and plate! xo, Kim

shabbyinthecity

I'll say you are!! Don't let them flutter off now!

Mrs. Staggs

These are a treasure and will hold a beautiful memory for you.
They look especially lovely on that lovely plate.

Gardengirl

You did it again.....another enchanting photo for us to drool over. Love the plate, Love the butterflies.

nel

Oh they are so beautiful, what a lovely treasure for you to receive and what a gorgeous photo of them on the plate...a perfect match!

Tammy518

I love them, they're so pretty and delicate! This is another reminder of my grandmother, who used to love to clip pretty pins on her dresses when she would go to church. I would always look for pins for her for Christmas.

patty van dorin

Oh my the butterflies are gorgeous and the plate and the quilt...I am drooling.
Patty

paintergal

Those are so pretty! And that plate is gorgeous. Do you know the pattern?

Teresa Sheeley

oh that is so precious. they are lovely. what a sweet mama you have!!

Teresa
xo

eb

Those butterflies are adorable - such a lovely blog - come visit me? - xox - eb.

I love that red turquoise combo.

eb

OHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! - We have a dachshund - very similar to yours ? - dear Luna - a mini dappled long hair - now you MUST visit - scroll back thru archives (not too long) - is yours a long hair as well? - Oh my what a personality our Luna has! - xox - eb.

carol

kim love the pins and the plates too!!
carol

eb

thank you so much Kim - Luna is somewhere back in archives (short so far) - in any event I'll post another photo real soon - so nice to meet you and I'd love to share and exchange doxie stories - mine is a HOOT! - xox - eb.

eb

...if you wish... 2 more pix of dear Luna on posts: Camo Luna and Living on the edge - soon I'll do a special post on this amazing creature - my little daughter - xox - eb.

Rose

Goodness they're beautiful, Kim! The raised detail is exquisite; are they cloisonne? Love the aqua color and they're so, so lovely on that gorgeous plate. What a treat for the eyes and a lift to the soul with their special family meaning. Mom did good. Happy day!

Vicky G.

Kim, I love the butterflies. They made me remember my mom had some pink earrings... I always thought they were butterflies, and she had a pin that went with them. They may not be butterflies but when I go to the house next I am going to look for them. Mom had a lot of jewelry like that, I'll have to gather some up to show you. The quilts and the butterflies just hit my "comfort zone". Thank you for sharing. Vicky

Tina

Jill...love, love your beautiful butterflies! And that blue plate, OMGOSH! Its to die for...I think you have the best Goodwill EVER!

Sue

The blue is such a delicious hue...and they are so precious. Family pieces always are! I can just see these on jackets of so many colors! And that plate is just yummy! Love the colors of it too. Can you tell I like blues? : )
It was a sweet way to begin your week!
Hugs,
Sue

Carol

Oh my I love the blue butterfly pins and that plate is absolutely gorgeous and together it just makes a wonderful picture!

Peta

Those pins are gorgeous and I have a plate very similar to that one except mine is pink (of course!)

carolyn

Kim they are absolutely beautiful.

berrie

gosh those are so pretty! I love a day that ends with an unexpected treasure! & that these came from your mama makes it even better still:)sounds like the perrrrrfect day! xo

Nonnie

Oh you are lucky. They look absolutely gorgeous. I really love that plate too. So pretty.

Betty Jo

Oh my Kim! What a lovely gift from your mother. They are simply beautiful. The plate you've displayed them on is gorgeous too. Is it old? What is the pattern? Don't tell me that was a thirft store find! LOL

naturegirl

exquisite! a new beginning..a new home for these jewels!Butterflies are my fav. as you can see from my crown of butterflies I wear.
I am having ~a valentine give-a-way pop by~ and enter!hugs

Debi

They really are quite beautiful....don't you just love wearing jewelry that was your mom's or grandmother's...I always think about what their world was like during the time they wore it..

Cindy

Oh, those are gorgeous, and so is the lovely little plate. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your Mother. Cindy S.

Rhian Dennis

I love them, they look just perfect, the plate is beautiful as well. I'm jealous, xxx

Linda Thompson

I love wearing pins... especially with a jean jacket! Love that look!

Hey, I thought of you and your yellow house when I found my latest quilt find yesterday... it's yellow and I lovely!

Gail

beautiful pins from a lady with a beautiful name...I had a grandma Lena..she was the best!

The Decorated House

Oh, love those butterflies! So many fabulous old pieces have been sitting in drawers and closets for years, but now they are being brought back to the sunshine! It's so wonderful!

Gail

beautiful pins from a lady with a beautiful name...I had a grandma Lena..she was the best!

IsabellasCloset

What a lovely story about Lena's butterflies.. It brought back memories of my dear Grandmother Lena who passd away June 2006 at age 97. I was blessed to have had here as my Grandmother. She taught me so may things. I have her vintage jewlery.. some are scatter pins. Thank you for you sweet post & lovely blog. Ethel is a true beauty. Enjoy your day :-} ~Mary~IsabellasCloset

charlotte

wonderful story, such a nice gift from your mother...and the image of the butterflies on the plate, wow, that's gorgeous! xoC

Rhoda

Oh, Kim! How sweet of your mom to give you those beautiful old pins. That blue is just brilliant & I know you'll wear them well. What a clever way to display them on that flowery plate..you take the best pics! :)

Forever Autumn

Ohhhhh-those pins are wonderful. Are they guilloche? I love them! What sweet tokens and memories they make! I love your blog!

Jaybird

I am very late because I just "found" blogs!!!!, but I HAVE to tell you this story!!!
My Mom was a wonderful collector, and her favorite collection was forget-me-not items!!! I LOVE your plate...the butterflys are lovely, and since my Grandmother's name was Lena, they too hold special meaning for me! but ohhhh the plate!!! The REAL kicker in this tome is that my Dad was the first to spot and bring home the occasional forget-me-not item...they never went unnoticed in any garage sale or thrift shop!! The date you made up this post...Jan 31, 2007, would have been their 63rd anniversary!! THANK you with all my heart for this lovely reminder of the two MOST special people in my life!!!

Maxi-jewels

The butterfly pin is really pretty and one-of-a-kind! It's always GREAT to "inherit" stuffs like that for girls and pass along generations .... Lucky you!

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