Recently I went to visit a friend in Abruzzo, Italy. His grandmother used to have a small haberdashery shop. Since the shop closed many many years ago all its lovely little treasures were stored in dusty boxes waiting to be discovered again. My friend kindly allowed me to rummage and take whatever I liked. I loved everything! Vintage lace, buttons, ribbons, it was a paradise for me!! These pins with the beautiful vintage buttons are the first of many pieces that I will be making over the next few months using the Italian treasures.