In the past I have kept my collection of brooches hidden away, thinking they were old Lady-ish. But in the past year I have been inspired to 'bring back the brooch'. Miss Vanessa from Two Squirrels has had a hand in that because she wears a brooch so well. Sweet Caroline over at Things I Do blogged about her brooch collection as well. Here is some of my ever expanding brooch collection, which I am really enjoying wearing these days. I have a retro shadow box on my bedroom wall which I scored at a local oppy for just $2, & the volunteer thought it was a bit too pricy at that! If only she knew they sell for over $40 at the Brissy antique stores!
My $2 shadow box :)
Below is the same shadow box at the Woolloongabba Antique Store for a mere $44!
Above is some of the more blingy brooches, & most of those are very old.
This one belonged to my Aunty Glad. Don't you just love that name?
One from my Mum.
The 5 above are from my Hubby's Mum & Grandma.
Another one of my Mum's with purple crystals.
The more kitsch collection.
Yes the bird is the word in brooches.
The wooden grey birdy above is by Each to Own
The silver bird is vintage Sarah Coventry.
A $2 Salvos purchase above.
And a girl can never have too much green.
2 metal flower brooches that I had as a child....they are pretty big.
Some handmade button style brooches.
My Miss J deer antler brooch & Kellie Cristie deer brooch.
Thrifted gold & tapestry brooch $4 & a couple more from my Mum.
This brooch & ring set is very old but I don't know who's it was.
An old painted wooden brooch.