Monday, October 21, 2013

Brooches for Winter

I fully intended to hold back this post until it was a bit closer to winter, and the winter holidays, but since all of these brooches are available right now, on ebay, I thought I'd go ahead and give you some eye candy...










While a brooch might not be considered a wardrobe essential, even the "non-brooch" people among us have to admit that these are pretty - especially when aggregated thematically...  And the vintage brooches are often beautiful quality for a modest price!

love,
Janice

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13 comments:

  1. My only holiday themed pin is a Halloween pin that was one of those fundraiser House pins. It's really different and I get many compliments when I wear it. I'm just realizing that I didn't put it on my jacket yet and it has a very limited useful period!

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  2. Love these and I agree that it is so visually delightful seeing them in like groupings. :)

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  3. I haven't worn brooches with a seasonal theme, except for maybe picking up a seasonal color, such as aquamarine in summer and topaz in fall, etc. But your post reminded me that I had a starburst pin of about 1 1/2" diameter in good stones ( little rubies and diamonds) that I haven't looked at for years. I'll wear it over the winter holidays this year.

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  4. beautiful. I am a bow girl, have several and even one with a watch attached. Thanks for the reminder, need to unearth Halloween!

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  5. LOVE! Brooches are another way to stylishly carry memories. I have several from my mother, as well as some of her earrings turned into brooches. I think of her whenever I wear them.

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  6. I purchased a few wonderful vintage crystal Christmas Trees and a wonderful Reindeer crystal pin in the Czech Republic last year. I cannot wait to wear them. I am, normally, a non-brooch person but the holidays are perfect. I have no problem wearing them with knits, but am always afraid I might damage some of my other clothing.....

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  7. I used to display my pins on pillows in my bedroom. When my daughter was little I decided to put them up for safety's sake and there they stayed. They have a new life thanks to you and an earlier, wonderful post of yours on brooches. It reminded me to take them out and display them again. I also inspired me to add to my collection a beautiful vintage enameled leaf pin I found on Etsy for just a few dollars. I also unearthed a leather leaf pin my best friend in high school gave me (30+ years ago) It still is beautiful and oh the memories.

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  8. I have brooches in 3 of your 5 categories that I haven't looked at in years. Out they come! Thanks for the reminder.

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  9. I had a genetics professor in college who wore a different "fly" brooch every day - it was great fun to see which one she would pick to lecture in that day. For what it's worth, she actually did work with fruit flies...

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  10. I've never worn brooches in all my sixty years, but recently I revamped my jewelry and decided to embrace the brooch. I have several vintage ones from my mom and mother-in-law, and I think I need to wear them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. There are some lovely ones in there. I like the snow flakes and some of the wreaths. I had a cheap stylised Christmas tree that I wore on festive occasions. I'll keep an eye out for something similar for this season.

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  12. I am really conflicted about these brooches. Some of them seem downright gaudy but maybe I have just never really had an open mind to the concept. It reminds me of the Christmas sweaters etc. I might just be a bit boring but many of them seem very "Disney". I can't imagine a chic Frenchwoman wearing "theme" jewelry. I will have to really ponder this. I feel I must be wrong since I usually agree in concept with everything you teach us.

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