I picked up this teeny, tiny hand blown glass posy pin on my way back from lunch this afternoon. See how fast I am? Quick like lightening!
I was apprehensive about pining a small water-filled vase to my chest but it really does hold the water. I tried all kinds of bending over actions that I might carry out during an average day and nary a drop was spilled. My only remaining concern is that I smash into something, breaking the glass and cutting open my chest. Or, say I’m riding my bike and I fall off, tumbling headlong to the tarmac. I walk away uninjured with only minor scrapes except for that microscopic piece of glass that has embedded itself into my skin and is now racing towards my heart. Or, say I’m walking down the street past a school yard where a gym class is outside playing dodge ball. Someone throws with a bit too much vim and the ball collides with the pin on my chest wherein it explodes into thousands of tiny glass shards that sink into my exposed neck and face. See how the possible scenarios for injury are endless?
Beyond the risk of injury and/or death it’s a really great little pin! A real conversation starter.
I paid $8 for mine at Poppies a floral shop on Queen Street here in Toronto. It seems to be sold out from most online stores but I did find it here. ENJOY!