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mrs-b

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Indeed! We need to bring back the brooch love! Thank you. My collection/obsession started with my Christmas pins. I found that it was so much easier to wear a brooch on a sweater during the winter than my pendants. Once Christmas was over though there still was a heck of a lot of winter left so I started collecting other ones. The past couple years I have branched out into "real" ones to the dismay of my wallet. :lol: But I still can't pass by a Christmas one.
@Catmom, I...um...bought you one after I started reading this thread; I just wanted to add to your collection! It came a few days ago, but I decided that it wasn't good enough, so I deleted the photo I had posted here for about 3 minutes. But I'm now keeping my eye out!

(and no - I'm not going to show you - I feel silly now! But I'm a-lookin'!)
 

Catmom

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@Catmom, I...um...bought you one after I started reading this thread; I just wanted to add to your collection! It came a few days ago, but I decided that it wasn't good enough, so I deleted the photo I had posted here for about 3 minutes. But I'm now keeping my eye out!

(and no - I'm not going to show you - I feel silly now! But I'm a-lookin'!)
Mrs_b that's so nice of you to think of me but you really shouldn't. You should have a Christmas collection! Holly pins I think. I want to see how many variations you can find, lol.
 

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I purchased this rhinestone brooch on eBay many years ago. I wore it in my hair for my wedding, and my sister wore it in hers at her wedding. It holds a lot of sentimental value now.

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It’s so pretty!
 

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My notifications stopped for this post(?) so forgive me while I catch up on old posts tomorrow
 

Catmom

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I purchased this rhinestone brooch on eBay many years ago. I wore it in my hair for my wedding, and my sister wore it in hers at her wedding. It holds a lot of sentimental value now.

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It's beautiful and I love that both you and your sister wore it for your weddings. How special!
 

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Hi all you brooch lovers!!:wavey:

I have this Bauer brooch and I not sure how to clean it. Suggestions?
 

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Hi all you brooch lovers!!:wavey:

I have this Bauer brooch and I not sure how to clean it. Suggestions?
Oh I really like that! Perfect for Valentines Day. I clean mine the same way I do my real jewelry, a baby toothbrush and some Dawn dish washing soap. Rinse off and blow dry. I haven't lost any stones this way yet. Be gentle with the scrubbing.
 

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Oh I really like that! Perfect for Valentines Day. I clean mine the same way I do my real jewelry, a baby toothbrush and some Dawn dish washing soap. Rinse off and blow dry. I haven't lost any stones this way yet. Be gentle with the scrubbing.
Thanks @Catmom! I wasn’t sure if that was ok with the rhinestones. But now that I think about it, they aren’t foil backed so should be ok.

I bought this brooch to give to my mom as a gift because she likes hearts and heart jewelry. But she doesn’t wear brooches whereas I do and I really liked it so I kept it. I know, bad!
 

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Thanks @Catmom! I wasn’t sure if that was ok with the rhinestones. But now that I think about it, they aren’t foil backed so should be ok.

I bought this brooch to give to my mom as a gift because she likes hearts and heart jewelry. But she doesn’t wear brooches whereas I do and I really liked it so I kept it. I know, bad!
LOL, I wouldn't say keeping it was bad at all, lol.
 

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Hmm, speaking of bad, I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more Christmas pins. Then the Smithsonian just had to have a Christmas in July sale..........so guess what just came?

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Oh yeah, those Christmas bangles came too, lol.
 

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I love this thread so here is my contribution :mrgreen2:
Oh I love it!! I really like how they did the body. I used to have a few stick pins. Hmm, I wonder where they ended up? I may have to look around, lol.
 

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F5382D30-838E-47EA-B395-113C13729F66.jpeg I bought this today in a little vintage shop. I thought this would be great for those black Fall and Winter tops and sweaters. I just love the moonstone like abdomen!
 

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Oh that's awesome! I love it. It will really pop on a black sweater.
Thank you so much! This is my first fashion brooch which I’ve ‘had to have!’ I saw it yesterday and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I had to go back.

I used to have a huge rhinestone silvery star brooch which was borrowed by one of my girls and that’s the last time I saw it. That was my first, but with this one, I can tell that it will not be my last. :)
 

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Thank you so much! This is my first fashion brooch which I’ve ‘had to have!’ I saw it yesterday and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I had to go back.

I used to have a huge rhinestone silvery star brooch which was borrowed by one of my girls and that’s the last time I saw it. That was my first, but with this one, I can tell that it will not be my last. :)
Oh it's such a slippery slope, lol. There is a store on Sanibel Island that I love to go to because they have the largest collection of vintage brooches I've ever seen. I can spend hours there looking at each one.
 

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Oh it's such a slippery slope, lol. There is a store on Sanibel Island that I love to go to because they have the largest collection of vintage brooches I've ever seen. I can spend hours there looking at each one.
It would be a favorite place of mine too. I love seeing the older world glamor and styles of the past, and brooches have such unique and fun expressions in them. It seems to me that some of the most playful and dramatic themes have been expressed in brooches. Rings tend to be more serious with focus on longevity, earrings as tie together pieces, and necklaces as sentimental pieces....( of course exceptions to this), but in brooches, fun and whimsy seem to rule.
 

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It seems another one followed me home from Sanibel. I have to stop going there. There are not enough days between Thanksgiving and Christmas to wear all these brooches but does that stop me? Nooooooooooooooooo! I love this one because it's different.

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found it !
i brought this for $20 from a charity shop
i pinned it to something in my wardrobe and then promply forgot about it
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