Chanel "Paris" brooch. Unknown origin martini brooch
Today, bloggers and readers of Une femme d'un certain âge are sharing their favorite brooches and pins! If you've included your favorites in a blog post, please link up below. A few readers sent me some photos of their lovely and special brooches.
This bird was given to me by a Finnish friend when my daughter finished her leukemia treatments. It is a Finnish symbol/bird with a name I cannot recall nor pronounce. But my daughter's nickname is J-bird. Hence the significance of wearing a bird close to my heart.
Jill Ann sent in pictures of several of her favorite brooches.
This one belonged to my dear granny, Florence, and is one of my very favorites.
This one was my favorite as a child. Granny had a small "treasure chest" in her dresser, with all her sparkly costume jewelry in it. When I was at her house, I loved to take out all the pieces and play with them. The treasure chest is now mine, and is truly cherished.
Another favorite from Granny, although missing some stones. I wear this during the holidays, because of the color.
A contemporary entry: got these at Talbots a few years ago. A cute twist on the "Christmas brooch" category.
And this gorgeous piece is from Yvonne in Paris:
This crystal peacock brooch is not antique, but I saw it online and had to have it. Only thing is, I must have had my head in centimeter mode when I ordered it, or perhaps the almost Five Inch length listed might have given me pause! Let's just say it's a statement piece, and one that I bet will be quite the conversation starter at holiday parties.
These next two were sent by Anna:
Two brooches inherited from my mum. She bought the sterling ship ONI in Norway in1962, on our family trip when I was 10. The other one is also sterling by Danecraft. It looks like a shield. Good reminders of my Viking heritage.
Vintage carnival glass - a gift from my husband's eldest daughter. Blue is my favourite colour.
And now, let's see what our fellow bloggers have to show us! (Just click on the "Add your link" button below, and follow the steps. Please kindly link back to this post, s'il vous plait.)