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I'm a full time realtor who loves to dapple in art and antiques. I dedicate this blog to my grandmother Hallie who never forgot how to live, laugh, and love to the fullest...and always passed it on.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Eyes Have It

Whoo-oo, witchy woman...She got the moon in her eyes...words from the famous Eagles recording sparked my memory of reading the history about lover's eye pins. Supposedly an English prince fell in love with an unavailable beauty and ordered a portrait of her eye painted and made into a pin so that he could wear it under his lapel to keep her memory close.
I have included a photo of an example of an eye pin produced in the Victorian era and worn as a mourning piece in rememberance of a loved one's passing. The wooly one is a pin that I needle felted this year. I wear it on a jacket label as a little attention getter and imagination sparker. Another day I will include a different example of another needle felted eye piece. Keep your eye on the prize. Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.


  1. THose are interesting...never heard of them. Thanks for coming by my place...cherry

  2. when am I going to get one of those eyes? I'll trade you an online class... I'll give you my next child... I'll, I'll, I'll think of something you REALLY want. Last time I offered money... you can't have my dog... not yet anyway...