Melanie's brooch collection - Pt 1

by Melanie Olson June. 04, 2011 1462 views

As a lot of you know, I collect vintage costume jewelry, and amongst my collection, I've got quite a few brooches. I love how versatile and useful brooches are. They can help to close up a too low neckline, button a coat, or add a touch of whimsy to every day life.

I have quite a few more, but many of those are newer brooches, so I'll add them to Pt. 2 later. :)

Florals - I have a particular affinity for calla lilies for some reason.

Figurals - I find the deer head a bit odd for a Christmas brooch, but I think the strangeness is what appealed to me. The bugs are really fun to wear, and the little owl is one of my favourites.

Starbursts and Juliana style. My hair always gets snagged by the starburst with the amber stone.

A couple of oddballs. That turquoise brooch is large and heavy and would only suit a coat. The other one is just too unique not to hold onto it. I wonder if the charms represent anything in particular?

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Quailia Nothing 8 years, 4 months ago

Love the starburst - very pretty.

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Kneazle 8 years, 4 months ago

I'll have to show these to my Mum - she LOVES brooches

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Elora 8 years, 4 months ago

I have one similar to the big turquoise one in the last photo - I usually wear it on a jean jacket or similar.
I love these - thanks for sharing!

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Msdanarae 8 years, 4 months ago

You've just inspired a new found admiration for brooches.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Moxie 8 years, 4 months ago

I love the bugs. So many pretty little pieces.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Oweena 8 years, 4 months ago

The ones in #3 are what I grew up seeing my mom wear.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 8 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful pieces! love all :)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lisa 8 years, 4 months ago

Thank you! These are wonderful. Especially the bugs.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 8 years, 4 months ago

really beautiful

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 4 months ago

Oh my! This is heaven for me! Wonderful pieces! Did you see my brooch collection?

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