Brooch Wisdom

Hialeah 1969 – Vintage Flamingo Brooch from Florida

When opening my gifts I got from CreaSint I received one special package. A salmon pink colored brooch in the shape of a flamingo. On the brooch there were silver letters saying ‘Hialeah 1969’. So I wondered… what was Hialeah? Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, Wikipedia told me. But why the flamingo? Hialeah Park Apparently, there is also a huge park called Hialeah Park. In 1933, these exotic, colourful birds were introduced in the park.The park became so famous for its flamingo flocks that it has been officially designated a sanctuary for the American Flamingo by the Audubon […]

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Creasint – A few hours left…

In the Netherlands on the 5th of December we celebrate some kind of our own version of Christmas. It’s called Sinterklaas. The lovely Imke created a special version of  Sinterklaas for the lovely twitter people, called #Creasint. We all got a (real paper!) name in our mailbox and a small description. Everyone was makeing a gift. Something found or made. My gift was sent off, I really hope she likes it! I received my gift yesterday. So exciting! I will be opening it this evening…. To be continued! For Sinterklaas i also packed some brooches in […]