College Mascot Corsages for Homecoming and Alumni Events!

P1090898College football is now in full swing and it’s time to sport your colors! I’ve made some really cute corsages made with vintage graduates and mascots – all surrounded with beautiful millinery. Some have great vintage glass accents too. I made these with the thought that they would be fun for alumni tailgate parties, homecoming events, and decorative table pieces for game day parties. The one shown here is for the FSU Seminoles, but there are a number of other school corsages in the shop now, so stop by and check them out! If you don’t see your school there, just send me a convo through the Etsy email and let me know what you are looking for. I’ll check my supplies and see if I can make a special corsage with your school colors!


P1090880 I have listed lots of other corsages recently. I love the new birthday corsages. They are made using hobby themes… Themes include gardening, pirates with booty, a bowling alley, a seamstress, and crazy chefs with a giant birthday cake. All are adorable. Have a different theme in mind? Convo me with your idea and let’s see what we can make!

Finally, I only have a couple Halloween corsages left, so if you were thinking about getting one – stop in the shop soon! They sold so well this year, and I had some great custom requests too. I am beginning to list Christmas items now, so stop in and browse what is currently available. If you don’t see exactly what you want, please convo me with your custom requests. I have TONS of vintage Christmas corsage components, so I am sure I can make the perfect corsage for you!

I hope you are enjoying these early Fall days! It’s such a glorious time of year here in the mountains of western North Carolina! I hope its beautiful where you are too!



Halloween Corsages are BOOtiful!

I apologize that it has been so long since I have added a new post to this blog! As some of you know, I have been dealing with some health issues and am now recovering from surgery that was done in late August. My recovery is proceeding well, and I am feeling stronger every day. I have been very busy making corsages for the upcoming holidays, and I will begin listing LOTS of new Christmas items in the coming weeks.

P1080894I have made some really cute Halloween corsages featuring vintage spun cotton witches, black cats, and skeletons. They are loaded with lots of lovely vintage millinery flowers and leaves, and other fun trinkets and charms that give each one a spooky theme that would be fun to wear or display. I had several really pretty Thanksgiving corsages listed also, but they have already sold out. I will be putting a couple more together in the next few days, so they will be listed soon.

As always, I welcome custom requests – so let me know if you have some ideas for a special corsage you would like me to make for you. Turnaround time is about a week while I am recovering, but may be a bit longer once I get back to work.

Thanks for your comments and support, and I welcome you to stop by the shop to check out my work. Readers of by blog are invited to use coupon code BLOG10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase, so I hope you’ll visit soon.

Enjoy these last warm days!

Last Week for Christmas in July Sale!

Retro Red and Silver Santa CorsageJust a reminder that my annual Christmas in July Sale is going on now through 7/15 in my Etsy shop where every item is marked down 20%! Stop by soon and pick up some great bargains on every corsage, tea cup set, and millinery brooch – including items already marked down to sale prices.

During this last week of the sale, readers of my blog can get an ADDITIONAL 10% off already low prices when you use coupon code BLOG10 at check out. You can purchase your items through Paypal or credit card. That’s 30% off every item – but the sale ends soon!

Christmas in July Sale July 1 -15

Christmas Elf Gift SetAnnouncing the Annual Christmas in July Sale in my Etsy shop. Visit my store anytime July 1 -15 and get 20% off every corsage, tea cup, hankie set, and millinery brooch! I’ve recently listed lots of new items, and will be listing others in the coming days. I’ve made some really cute new Christmas corsages – some paired with vintage holiday mugs from the 1950s and 60s that are just sweet as can be! They come gift boxed and are ready to go! Of course, all my other corsages for birthdays, baby showers, and other special events will be on sale too. Check out the new Halloween corsages I just listed!

Vintage Pink Tea Cup Gift Set

I’ve also listed more vintage tea cup gift sets that include matching hankies and corsages. This are also packaged in lovely gift boxes – and give you one less thing to worry about over the holidays. They make terrific hostess gifts for every vintage lover on your list! I sold quite a few of these over the last couple of months as gifts for Mother’s Day and bridal parties, but I’ve restocked the shop and have quite a few to choose from again.

Christmas in July at Meaicp runs 2 weeks only this year – July 1 – 15, so stop by soon. The 20% discount will automatically be reflected in the prices of every item (including those already on sale), and no coupon codes will be valid during this special sales event. As always, I appreciate your business, and hope you are having a relaxing summer doing all your favorite things! I love hearing from you, so drop me a line or convo me through the shop if you have special requests or just want to say Hi!

Vintage Tea Cup Gift Sets for Mothers Day!

P1080162Mothers Day is just around the corner on May 12! It’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift she’ll love, and I have an idea for you… Why not try a vintage tea cup gift set this year? I have over 30 lovely selections available in my shop, and they come gift boxed with a coordinating vintage hankie and a matching mini corsage / brooch / or tussie mussie pin!



Forget Me Not Tea Cup Gift SetEach set is sure to be a hit, and it won’t break the bank either. Tea cup gift sets start at just $15, and come in all colors and styles. I have tea cups in chintz, floral patterns, lusterware, pedestal and footed forms, demitasse sized, cups, and many more. I have them in a wide range of colors, too… Pink, Blue, Lavender, Yellow, Aqua, Green… and all with beautiful matching millinery pins and hankies. Stop by the sop and check them out now – and use coupon code BLOG10 at check out and get 10% off each one!


Mothers Day Hankie and Mini CorsageLooking for a smaller gift? Check out the vintage hankie and pin sets now in the shop. The variety of hankies is amazing… embroidered, printed, and some with sentiments on them. They are an inexpensive way to wish a special lady the very best on Mothers Day in a unique and thoughtful way. Using coupon code BLOG10 will get you a 10% discount!


Tea cup sets can be shipped to your gift recipient in the U.S. in 2-3 days via insure Priority mail. Hankie sets are shipped first class and typically arrive in 2-5 days. If you’d like to upgrade shipping to reach the destination even faster, send me an email and ask for details. There’s no reason to forget Mothers Day, so stop by the shop now!

Easter Corsages Now on Sale!

P1070062Just a quick note to let you know that every Easter corsage in the shop is now on sale! Each Easter corsage is now $5.00 off the regular price, and if you use coupon code BLOG10 at checkout, you’ll get an additional 10% your entire purchase. It’s a great way to pick up a few last minute Easter gifts and, if you like, I can ship them to your gift recipients in time for the holiday if you make your purchase in the next few days! This sale ends on Easter, so stop by the shop now and pick out your favorites!

Happy Spring – and I hope your holiday is festive and fun!

Time For A Vintage Easter Corsage

Vintage Pansy Easter Bunny CorsageIt’s hard to believe, but Easter is just around the corner! Easter Sunday is March 31, and it’s time to start thinking about how to fill up all those Easter baskets. Why not think about a vintage Easter corsage this year? I’ve got some lovely ones in the shop right now, and they are in a variety of sizes and price ranges! Starting at just $15, they are made to be worn by children and adults.

Each one has beautiful millinery flowers, and a special vintage spun cotton bunny and / or chenille chick. They’re absolutely adorable and will become a treasure to be worn year after year. You’ll love them all!

Victorian Spring Time Millinery BroochAs I mentioned in my last post, I have created some gorgeous brooches made with vintage millinery flowers, handmade laces, and Victorian-style charms. Each has a bar pin affixed to the back, so they can be easily pinned on a jacket, hat, purse, or anywhere a little vintage lovely will brighten your day. I have found some gorgeous vintage millinery flowers. Due to their expense, its just not feasible to use them in large corsages, but as they say, “A little goes a long way,” and these brooches are one way to enjoy an exquisite piece of fashion history without breaking the bank. I have found some beautiful digital images of french wallpaper, and each brooch will arrive affixed to a special card chosen just for it. I often wear these myself, and get loads of compliments every time I do! Stop by the shop and see them for yourself!

As always, readers of my blog can use coupon code BLOG10 and get 10% off every corsage, brooch, tea cup, and tussie mussie set at meaicp!

Vintage German OrchidFinally, it you are one who would prefer to make a corsage or adorn a special hat for yourself, I encourage you to stop by my other Etsy shop, APinkSwan. I have just added over 200 more vintage and contemporary millinery items. I am sure you’ll find something there you’ll adore! Gorgeous post-war millinery flowers from Germany and France, as well as some contemporary bridal roses in the finest silk and velvet. Orchids, roses, lilies, dangling hops, daisies, berries, and over 50 different types of leaves. Each is an heirloom, so make yourself a cup of tea and spend some time browsing. I know you’ll find something special to inspire you!



Mini Corsages for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter are Here!

Valentine's Day Mini Cupid CorsageNow that Christmas and New Year’s decorations are boxed up and put away, I’ve been able to pull together some products for Spring. I’m going to post two new lines of corsages in 2013. The first group will be holiday mini-corsages.Many of my customers are corsage collectors, and so the larger pieces are the items they prefer because the corsage is primarily for display. Lots of my customers wear their corsages, and a more petite size is often preferred. The smaller size tends to weigh less and be easier to actually wear. With that in mind, I’ve created a line of corsages for Spring holidays of Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter that still incorporate some of the vintage favors and charms used in the larger corsages, but in a more diminutive size. Because fewer components are used, they are also a bit less expensive. Come visit the shop and check out the new mini corsages starting at just $13.50. Let me know what you think!

In the next few weeks, I’ll also be adding a new category of corsages in the shop. I am currently designing some beautiful vintage millinery brooches. Smaller than a traditional corsage and unrelated to specific holidays, the brooches can be worn in place of a pin on your lapel or handbag, and will incorporate gorgeous vintage millinery flowers and leaves.

Velvet Rose in Rich RedFinally, if you are making your own corsages, bouquets, fascinators, and other projects that incorporate millinery flowers and leaves, you just have to check out my other Etsy shop APinkSwan. I am in the process of listing over 100 new and vintage millinery flowers and leaves. The prices are very competitive and the selection is great, so stop by and take a look here:   http://www.etsy.com/shop/APinkSwan

Let me know if you have comments or suggestions on products you would like to see, or if you have ideas for a custom corsage!




A Corsage for Christmas – It’s not too late!

Sparkling Reindeer CorsageI still have a number of adorable vintage Christmas corsages in my Etsy shop – so stop by and pick up a bargain – because they are all on sale 10-20% off! Use coupon code BLOG10 at check out and you’ll get an additional 10% off! Corsages purchased through 12/20 should arrive by Christmas if they are mailed to a US address. If you make your purchase after that, contact me for a shipping upgrade for rush delivery. They make a great gift to display or wear – they NEVER disappoint! Happy Holidays everyone!


Vintage Christmas Corsage Giveaway!

Christmas Reindeer Hankie and Corsage Gift SetHappy Holidays everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that I am rapidly approaching my 500th sale in my Etsy shop! I have a special corsage gift for the customer who buys the 500th item, so stop by now! Christmas corsages are on sale 10-20% off, and when you use coupon code BLOG10, you’ll get an additional 10% off. Select tea cups gift boxed with a matching hankie and corsage are now marked down $5 also.

I hope your holidays are going well! My gigantic Christmas tree decorated with antique ornaments fell completely over and broke many of my favorite shiny brites, but I am still preparing for a house full of family and friends this season! Stay happy!

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