For the last few years now we'd believed them lost, however, whilst cleaning out the garage last week, I found them (yay); and Mum kindly gave them all to me...
I can't wait to use them in craft projects and I hope to display a selection of the more interesting buttons on an embroidery hoop as I've seen this recently and thought it was a great way to keep some.
We also found these old stocking clips
and this fabulous china flower brooch of a rose, pansy and buttercup
and my Mum's volunteer Red Cross badge and a bird in flight (no one's sure where this one came from originally)
Also included in another little container were a handful of these...
They were made by my Grandfather for the Prince's visit to Birmingham (before he became the King) for people to pin to their jackets
I can't tell you the number of times I pricked myself on these pins when I was little, and until now had never really understood what they were - another fascinating insight into the past & my families past. I'm so thrilled to have all these things - I'm thinking of displaying the Prince pins in either a picture frame or on an embroidery hoop. x