Sometimes, I forget what's in boxes that are on the top closet shelves...well, that's no surprise...but, I found these little mother of pearl belt buckles, which belonged to Mom...or my grandmother...probably both.
I wanted to gussy up the buckles a bit for you, so I looked in my ribbon stash to see what I had that would be a good color, and would fit the openings.
This one is my favorite...love it with the brown satin ribbon.
I tried to think of ways to use them, other than belt buckles...napkin rings, as a choker on a pretty ribbon, or a bracelet, or maybe even on a pillow.
I know...the leopard-print ribbon probably isn't true to the period, but it's fun...and it was the right size and color. What can I say?
This one is a two-piece buckle. A tiny scrap of pink taffeta material was all that was left of the original belt. I wondered what the dress might have looked like...maybe a party dress?
Two other things were in the box with the buckles.
This one, I think, is a beauty pin or beauty bar, from about the 1800s.
I thought I'd pin it to the ribbon, since the buckle is rather small and plain.
Do any of you know how the clip, on the right, was used?
It looks like a tie clip, but it's only an inch and a quarter long. It seems too small for a tie clip.
Y'all let me know if you know what it was used for, cause I don't have a clue.
It was fun showing you this little "collection".
Hope y'all have a Happy New Year.
I haven't made any New Year's resolutions, except to learn how to make a new header.
Y'all must be sick of the one I've had all year.
Hugs, and I'll see you at these parties:
Alison@The Polohouse for Favorites on the First.
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday,
Kim @Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays,
Debra@ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.