Thrift Store Finds: Jesus is my Sweetheart

4 Apr

I love to shop for costume jewelry at Value Village, and the cumulative evidence of this and future posts will prove that I’m awesome at it.

Value Village, 1319 Bloor St. W., Toronto

One of The things I found was this awesome Jesus pin that bears a striking resemblance to the sweetheart pins that boys would buy or have made for their girlfriend or mother to wear while they fought overseas.

The jesus pin from Value Village

A WWII sweetheart pin

AWWII sweetheart pin to give to one's mother

There are many variations on the sweetheart pin, but the heart outline with a name or the word sweetheart going diagonally across it is a more popular and  recognizable type.  That’s why I loved the Jesus pin right away,  the design implies that it’s not just for someone who loves jesus, it’s for someone who really Loves… jesus.

I also found a couple of pins of a type I hadn’t seen in a while, but I predict are going to come back.  Be the first of your friends to get in on the trend:

Does this pin bring back memories?

What was that plastic stuff called that is being used here?  It came in strips and you would boil it until it was soft and then you could shape and cut it.  I remember getting some in that same iridescent colour used on the first pin but I never made anything more complicated that a wobbly and warped plastic cuff.  I thought these were pretty rad and I think they are going to come back in style.  What do you think, dear reader?

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5 Responses to “Thrift Store Finds: Jesus is my Sweetheart”

  1. BreOfficialBlog April 4, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Great Pins finds, I really like the Thrift Store as you can find some great stuff there for great prices. I am not really one for “wearing pins” but I do like to put them on things like purses = )

  2. missladyheart April 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I know what you mean Bre, I buy a lot of costume jewelry, and I majored in Jewelry fabrication at school for a year, but I rarely wear any. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Julia April 5, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    The portrait pins are both a left profile. Do you think there is any significance? Also, I think that brooches are coming back in style after being out of style for a long time. I think you are on to something.

    • missladyheart April 5, 2012 at 1:57 am #

      Hmm, I don’t know if there is any significance to the left profiles on the bottom two pins, I chalk it up to a coincidence. And I agree with you that brooches are coming back in style mom, so let me know if you ever want to borrow these!

  4. Lorraine May 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Missladyheart – You’re a girl after my own heart- I am still haunting Flea markets, Bazaars and garage sales – Keep on writing -lb

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