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Vintage Flowers from the 1940s

Thursday, January 19, 2006

In the December issue of Southern Accents, they had a feature about shopping in NYC - and one of the places that was mentioned was Tinsel Trading Company, who specializes in 'tassels, frings, buttons, beads, and more.'

I went to their website, and they have this really great selection of 1940s vintage flowers that they bought out of a barn that was housing the contents of an old millinery shop. The flowers were from Chechosloslovakia, Italy, the Soviet Union, occupied Germany, and occupied Japan. They are *beautiful*! I can just see some of them pinned to little granny sweaters or sewn onto skirts, etc. One of my back issues of Living Etc (from the UK) showed using flowers like this pinned to upholstered headboards - so pretty.

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