Friday, 28 January 2011

Hat Pin

  Thought I'd try and get back into posting with a little show of some things I got for Christmas(i know it's been ages!). So first is the amazing hat pin my mum got me, I spotted it in the window of an antique shop near her house and fell in love and she so kindly got it for me. 


The most amazing thing about this pin is the length, its 27cm(10.5) inches long! 
Its really rare to find hat pins this long these days so I was supper exited. 
It's made by Charles Horner and is described as a Silver Chester pin.

Not the most amazing photos sorry, it's so dark at the moment! 
Charles Horner was from Halifax was born in 1837 and died in 1896 and his business lasted until 1984. The designs in his silver work were stunning and it you are interested in learning more have a look here.