Thursday, March 24, 2011

Antique Portraits

A couple of months ago, my mum and I attended the Dixie Fair at the North Atlanta Trade Center. It's a small antique fair but the quality of the vendors and their goods was outstanding. One lady had quite a collection of Civil War period artifacts and I fell in love with this pin. It appears to be a Civil War era soldier, probably Union, and the pin is in excellent condition with only some patina on the front left.
At the Lakewood 400 this past week, I purchased two more pins, probably around the turn-of-the century to maybe the 19-teens. This pin is of a lovely lady with a strand of pearls and some color has been added to her cheeks.
This pin is of a lovely lady with her hair nicely curled and a large bow added in the back.
To say the least, I believe I've become hooked (no pun intended) on these gems. It's like wearing antique portraits when you pin them on.


(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Very nice collectibles. I love the ladies styles from that period. Good deal.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

What lovely brooches. It makes you wonder what loved ones wore these and treasured them back in those days. Nice finds!