The first thing that I dealt with was my collection of vintage "mothers pins". My son has always given me a vintage "mothers pin" on Mothers Day and I had a sizable collection just sitting in my jewelry box. I thought there must be a better way to display them so I could enjoy them on a daily basis. The thought came to me that pinning them on to a pillow might just be the way to do it.....and I was correct! It was simple to do - yet the effect was fantastic. Once I did that I was really inspired.....so onward and upward!
For any beginner collectors out there check out my brooches and pins on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/your/listings?ref=si_acc. I am sure you will find something to interest you and at a affordable price.