A pretty packet of pins from 1888 is what I found out antiquing over the weekend.
They were in a glass cabinet screaming my name
PICK ME MELANIE, PICK ME !!
Who am I to refuse such pleading ?
So now they are mine......smile :-)
The pins are a tad rusty but who wouldn't be after living for 125 years !
I was immediately attracted to the beautiful French packaging. The whole package is so fragile and I have to keep this bundle well away from the light because I hope that it will last another 125 years (lets hope that I will be around to look after them ! lol)
On closer inspection when I got home and put my new glasses on I could actually read the writing. I discovered that one of our Australian cities Melbourne was mentioned on the packet.
I have not looked into the history of these pins yet but plan to in the future. They are definitely French but I am curious as to whether the makers of the pins had it's sister company in Australia.
Enough rattling on now
You would probably like to see some photo's.
Pretty as a picture !
All of the pins seem to be original and are in various sizes and colours.
This is another pretty vintage packet of pins that I picked up a while ago.
I loved the picture on the front.
I hope that you are all having a wonderful day !