Flower Pins to My Heart

Side View of A Bunch of Enameled Flower Pins
A Bunch of Enameled Flower Pins

Prickly posies
Poked bunches painted—Ouch!
To stick my heart

A Bunch of Enameled Flower Pins
A Bunch of Enameled Flower Pins


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Friday, November 14, 2014. I wrote the haiku“Flower Pins to My Heart” just this evening after a crazy-busy week filled with all those crazy-working-mommy tasks. I found myself gazing at this shadow box. Hand-made by a dear friend, it is filled with enameled flower pins (or brooches as some ladies might say).

When I look at this bunch of lacquered metal flowers, I remember the many times that we spent combing sidewalk sales and thrift shops in San Francisco looking for some such funky find.

I followed a writing prompt from Daily Prompt, “By Hand”: “What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.”

3 responses to “Flower Pins to My Heart”

  1. It is a no brainer. Hand made. hand written happy birthday cards from my son in his childhood! But of course they would be special and are still in storage among my most cherished memorabilia.


  2. Oh how fun! I used to have an old flower pin, I was too young to appreciate such jewelry though and gave it away. It was cute though but still not sure I’d wear anything like it nowadays! 😯

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  3. I was never one to wear a pin (or brooch). But I do happen to love these kind. I think it reminds me of a certain time (when I was young).


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