We all love and respect them, but firemen hold a special place in my heart for a very personal reason. You see, not only was my husband a firefighter when he was younger, but both of his brothers were/are firefighters, and his father spent over a decade serving as a volunteer fireman.
So, when Deidra of Dee Dee Style produced these rings during her trunk show at the shoppe, my heart skipped a beat the moment I saw FD. They are rings that she handcrafted from the vintage buttons of an 1880s New York Fireman's uniform. On the back the buttons are inscribed " C.G. Braxmar Co. NY".
Since the show, Deidra has made rings from the remaining 3 buttons that she had and has listed them on her Etsy shop for those of you that have firefighters in your family, or friends/family with firefighting hearts.
Thank you DeeDee for the inspiration....you are wonderful!
By the way the winner for Giveback #4 is Becky C (#18), Buckets of "Burlap!
Congrats Becky! Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it right out to you!
Giveback #5 is coming up soon. Meanwhile, Daphne Nicole is having a giveaway on her blog, so be sure to pop over and enter!