For many people, decorating for Christmas includes wearing jewelry with seasonal designs. The range of Christmas tree pins, shown in over 1,200 beautiful color photographs, described, identified, and valued here, will astound you. Over 1,100 different pins, from the mid-20th century to the present, made by more than 200 designers and manufacturers, are alphabetically ordered for easy reference. The identifying marks, company dates, and materials are listed for each pin. Beauty distinguishes many of the designs, and the rhinestones, enamels, and metalwork are of the finest quality. The hunt for Christmas tree pins is a year-round persuit, and this book will certainly inspire you to start your own collection.
Nancy Y. Trowbridge has built a collection of more than 1,700 Christmas theme pins which she carefully researches and enjoys wearing for the holidays and throughout the year. She is a vocal music teacher in Battle Creek, Michigan, with degrees from Western Michigan University and the University of Connecticut.