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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brooching the Subject

What's It Wednesday #112
Welcome to another What's It Wednesday! This week I'm sharing some of my brooch collection. Do you love them like me?

I know that they aren't worn much anymore, but I love the delicate and intricate designs.

This is my favorite. Hand-painted on mirror surrounded by pearls. Yum!

The blue ones are nice old pieces. The filigree is amazing. Can you believe the craftsmanship?

From time to time I am daring and wear them on a scarf or hat.

These coral pieces are so neat. I love the way they feel when they become old and worn.

I have way too many collections, but this one isn't going anywhere soon. I have drawers full. Some to wear, some to cherish, and some for crafting like my bottle projects,


A message holder

or these fun ring holders.

Thanks for letting me “brooch” this subject with you!
Hugs,
Patti

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100 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh, Patti, every one of those broaches are so beautiful! I have a few that my grandmother left to me and I use them on my coats and scarves on special occasions. They are so precious to me. Your collection is so lovely. Very special - thanks so much for sharing! Hugs xo

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, what a collection, Patti! They are all so very beautiful, but the blue brooches caught my eye big time :) Thanks for the party! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Patti as always your collection is stunning. I love the blue ones I love to wear brooches whenever I can.

Highland Monkey's said...

I love brooches and wear them all the time. You have a stunning collection.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti and Paula,
Your sapphire blue brooches are my
faves, so pretty............
Thanks so much for hosting this fun party, and hope this finds you both
doing well.........
Blessings, Nellie

Curtains in My Tree said...

Patti
I love old brooches also and have a drawer full, especially if they have rhinestones or pearls on them. Your are gorgeous
I wear mine on a denim jacket and even wear them on a blazer, sometimes I feel like an elderly lady wearing them lOL however they are too pretty to keep in a drawer.
I do have a large rhinestone one on my grey wool hat I have wore all winter

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh wow! Your broaches are absolutely stunning! I love them all and your photographs of them are awesome too. I'll be back to join your party, thanks for hosting!
Nancy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those are some beautiful brooches. Your pictures are so beautifully done. Great features- thanks for hosting!

Barbara said...

Beautiful collection of broaches and such pretty pictures as always!!! Thank you so much for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Shannon said...

So cute! I love how they are making wedding bouquets from them now as well. They are so pretty.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Ann Huffman said...

Your brooches are gorgeous, I would be wearing them often! And your decorated bottles ~ absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for featuring my pearl project this week! Hugs, Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Rita C. said...

Love your brooches, and your creations with them. Thanks for hosting, and sharing with us.
Rita

Joy said...

Patti, your brooches and photography are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them, and thank you for the lovely party! :)

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Patti,
Love your gorgeous brooches. Each one is so special and your photos are amazing. I collect brooches too and have a few that I see here as well. Thank you for sharing and hosting.
Hugs

Jann Olson said...

Wow Patti, your brooch collection is amazing! Love your play on words too. You have crafted some of them into beautiful items! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Your broaches are wonderful. I have a few and I wear them on jacket and coat lapels. Of course I wear t-shirts and paint pants most o the time....

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love your broaches! I wear mine all the time and get so many compliments. Glad you use yours too.

Shelia said...

Ladies! Oh, my goodness, what beautiful broaches. I have a few but nothing like your collection. Again, what beautiful things you have. You should give us a tour of your home one day and show us all of your collections! Thank you for hosting your fun party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Helen and her Daughters said...

Thank you so much for featuring my post on the Willard Suitcases. It is a beautiful project!

Kathy Moreland said...

Such beautiful brooches! Love the way you use them for your bottles and such! Great features, too!! Thanks for hosting!

Susie said...

Patti, I love all your collection. You have the best. I would wear an assortment of color coordinating brooches on a hat. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful collection...I especially love the blue stones! Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting the party!

The Rusty Heart said...

Hi Patti! You have a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for hosting! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

My god, you always have such amazing things and these brooches are gorgeous, I wouldn't know which one to wear each day!
Thank you so much lovely ladies for hosting this elegant party.
Have a lovely rest of the week.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

My god, you always have such amazing things and these brooches are gorgeous, I wouldn't know which one to wear each day!
Thank you so much lovely ladies for hosting this elegant party.
Have a lovely rest of the week.
FABBY

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks for another fun party. I love all the beautiful brooches. Just gorgeous.
Kris

Joyce Olson said...

Patti,
This is a magnificent collection of brooches-such treasures and the stones and settings are works of art!
Thank you for sharing them with us-
Hugs,
Jemma

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So many wonderful brooches and I love the way you used them on your bottles ~ so elegant!

Meredith S said...

I always love looking at your collections. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Thank you for inviting me to your party! I love brooches and you have a beautiful collection! I have made pillows using antique/vintage lace and they are lovely ways to display brooches!

Linda P said...

Such beautiful pieces. I so admire the collection. Brooches are so stunning to wear or use as accessories. Thanks for hosting. Have a fabulous week!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Yes! I'm with you~~~I love brooches and you have a gorgeous collection. I wear mine and try not to stress about losing one...but it happens...when it does, I always hope that someone finds it and treasures it. OH!!! Those little ring holders are fantastic!

Patty Wiles said...

Thank you for hosting!! :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your brooches are amazing. It must look very chic when you wear them.

bj said...

You are the QUEEN OF BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS....and this one is AWESOME. Such beautiful pieces.
Thanks so much for hosting such a great party.
xo bj

bj said...

You are the QUEEN OF BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS....and this one is AWESOME. Such beautiful pieces.
Thanks so much for hosting such a great party.
xo bj

Bente said...

Oh my, what a collection, my friend. That handpainted (your favorite) is also my favorite. It`s gorgeous.

Hugs

ARod Rodriguez said...

love the brooches you have quite the collection thanks so much for hosting

Audrey said...

Beautiful collection and your displays are beautiful.
Thanks for hosting such a fun party.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful post and I love your brooches. I have so many also that I should also do a post on them. Some are over 200 years old.
Thanks for sharing and triggering my memories.
Mary

Alessandra said...

Such gorgeous collection! The blue ones are my favourite and your photos are marvellous
Kisses
Alessandra

June said...

All of your collections delight me Patti! This is no exception either. You have so many beautiful, beautiful pieces. I also love the way you adorn so many things with them too. I so enjoyed seeing them today my dear friend!
hugs from here...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti, they are all so beautiful. A treat for the eyes and thanks for hosting..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Jill Harrison said...

lovely broaches. My mother loved broaches. She always wore one. They are still sitting in a glass container on her dressing table. I guess we will distribute them eventually. Have a wonderful week and thank you for inviting me to join the link up.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, I DO love brooches. I don't care if they are not popular anymore. I just love them. Yours are terrific. Susan

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those are gorgeous Patti! The rose one with the pearls is stunning!

Lori L Lehman said...

Patti,
Your brooch collection is gorgeous!! The decorated bottles are absolutely beautiful! That was some real eye candy!! Thank you for hosting the party ladies. Have a wonderful day!

Createology said...

I am swooning over your beautiful broaches. The blue ones are my heartthrob. I have a large broach that resides on a little velvet pillow just to make me smile! Broach Bliss...

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I'm with you. I love brooches. Now they have an adapter that you slide on the sharp part and then attach it to a necklace, cord, lace or ribbon and there you have it....a beautiful necklace. Now I look at brooches is a totally different way. Have fun!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I adore brooches and I love wearing them on a hat or scarf or sweater. Sometimes they will even adorn my jacket or coat. I often slip a cameo onto a necklace. Your have some beauties! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful brooch collection. Hugs

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautiful Brooches...thanks for sharing the collection on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

All your brooches are beautiful but I especially like the blue ones. Thanks for sharing them with us and hosting the party!!!

Jennelise said...

What fabulous ideas for vintage brooches! I especially love the little ring holders - I will have to try that :) Hope you're having a lovely week!
Jennelise

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I just linked up my "Creating Cottage Romance" post, and boy would I love to add all of your gorgeous brooches and bling to my collections too!

Amber

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting!

Abby said...

Those broaches are beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi--I'm visiting via TTF :) So happy to have found you and your party. I'll be linking up this week for the first time. Thank you! Diana PS your brooch collection is gorgeous--loved all the blues with the pearls and your little gold box is wonderful

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Patti
Your vintage jewellery pieces are just so special and divine!!!
Love the pieces you used to alter your bottles - just gorgeous and not to mention that dear little jewellery box!
Thanks for visiting dear Patti,
x Suzy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're all gorgeous! Love the way you're displaying them on the bottles...so pretty.

Revi said...

I adore brooches! I think my favorite of yours might be the coral one...but they're all great! I love them as lids for ring boxes and the white one on the milk glass display is great-looking! Thanks for sharing them at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

Muscetta said...

Your brooches are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for a new amazing party. Tina

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a fabulous party you have going! I say it all the time, but this is my favorite collection. I have never seen one painted on a mirror. Great bottles!

Carol

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you today! Have a wonderful weekend.
carolyn ~ homework

Kelly said...

You have a nice collection of brooches! They are all so pretty.

Villrose said...

I love them. They are just fantastic! Especially the blue ones...
I wear old broaches with a shawl for instance

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Patti! What a beautiful collection of brooches you have.
I think that is my favorite also, but the blue is exquisite.. What amazing craftsmanship.
Enjoy your weekend.
fondly,
Penny

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

These are just gorgeous! I never find beautiful brooches like these. Where on earth do you find them?
Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm late with my comment. You have some gorgeous broaches. I like to wear broaches to keep a shawl on. They are the perfect touch. Also like to use them on cloth evening bags or clutches.
Thanks for hosting each week and thank you for spotlighting my brownie on the side post. I'm honored! ~ Sarah

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are beautiful! I love old brooches and have a tiny collection but nothing as gorgeous as yours. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Linda

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh boy I so missed the party this time. What beautiful eye candy, love all the bottles and the message holder is gorgeous. Great features, now I need to go and check out those lovely blogs.
Blessing,
Marlene

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
Oh my goodness, your brooch collection is amazing! I love brooches and collect them too, but I don't have half as many as you. Some of mine include a pretty red, pink, and lilac. I really like the diamond heart one, and the blue one is absolutely gorgeous. But I think my favorite is the hand painted one with the roses and pearls, it's so pretty. I wanted to tell you that I love the softness on your pictures when you show some of your collections, and the rose on here adds a special touch. You did a great job on these photos, and I have to say that this is my favorite post yet.

Have a blessed week ahead.

Love,
~Sheri

Laurie Ritchey said...

Wow! Patti, These are all gorgeous, and so is your photography. Since the sapphire is my birthstone, I was really taken with the broaches with blue stones. I love the ways you've repurposed some of them. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Such a gorgeous collection. The details are magnificent.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Crystal Grandeur said...

They all look grand and luxury to have them.Wonderful collections.Beautiful share.Hope you'll stop by my post to say few words..Thanks...love sujatha...:):)

Danice said...

What gorgeous brooches they all are. The heart-shaped one looks like a garnet, my birthstone. The blue ones with the amazing detailed filigree are so splendid. All are awesome. So glad that you shared your collection with us :)

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you so much to wish me luck...Love and hugs...sujatha..:):)

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you so much to wish me luck...Love and hugs...sujatha..:):)

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

You can't ever have TOO MUCH of a good thing - that's My Mantra!

Do you know I must have had my first brooch a couple of years ago? I don't know why...

Well, I have some that were a traditional offer when a child was born in my country that you'd love and if I had, I'd share a pic with you, so sure I am you'd swoon over it ahahah - but then I don't know who's close to you and don't want you swooning on Brad Pitt's arms - and they are too cute: usually in gold, with birds and a pearl or some precious stone - and you would love them. I am so sure of it that I might arrive home tonight and take a picture to send you...

But where was I before the Brad Pitt remark? - oh. yes. Somehow after that baby brooches phase it seems the piece was no longer an item until a few Christmas ago when one of my best friends sent me a delicious musical note brooch in silver and with some (discreet) bling... she couldn't believe, when I told her it was my first grown-up brooch ever.

Since then I've had another from a good friend and sometimes I dream of buying one as an indulgence. I like those with Victorian Roses like on your first pic... oh and pearls but then I don't see how pratical they would do be with my fashion sense.

I need to take more inspiration from you! To have because you love and then The Lord Will Provide.
Love,
Teresa

DESIGN AND CANINES said...

What a great collection! I love brooches. In fact, I wanted to do an all-brooch bridal bouquet, but it was unfortunately cost-prohibitive. For now, I'll just live vicariously! :)

Tricia
http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

My Cottage Diary said...

These are real beauties, Patti, and your displays and photos of them are gorgeous! A privilege to get to see them! Blessings, Bess

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Hi Patty, I love your brooches. I have a few of my Mothers and have started wearing them on scarves. I found I can make an infinity scarf out of any scarf by pinning it! Your favorite; the one on the mirror is gorgeous. I wish we still had this kind of talent around. XO

Revi said...

I'd like to feature this post at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday this week, ladies!

Tonya said...

What a stunning collection of brooches!!!

Pura Vida said...

how gorgeous!

Shannon said...

That's quite the collection! Thanks for linking up at last week's Weekend re-Treat Link Party!
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca

Doreen@househoneys said...

It's funny, Patti, although my post that I'm linking up isn't really about brooches, I mention them because I'm making a brooch bouquet for my daughter and last weekend did my last 'brooch run'. I've been collecting for nearly a year and have about 90. I've turned into a brooch hoarder!

You have such beautiful ones. The workmanship is stunning. The one that is shaped like a leaf reminds me of one that I acquired last summer and it's one of my favorites. Such fun!

Thank you for the party!

Linda Bouffard said...

Patti, I love your brooches. They are gorgeous and thanks for the party also. Hope your week is just wonderful... Linda

Mom E. said...

Ahhh, what a brooch collection! and you do make such beautiful pieces with them! SO lovely...you inspired me to make something beautiful with my mother's and Grandmother's brooches...I am usually afraid to wear them, I don't want to lose them!
hugs,
betsy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely exquisite collection! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a beautiful collection Patti... I definitley have brooch envy!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Patti,
Lové lové lové, your collection of brooches.
I too had some to wear and some to just look at. What I did to display them back in the 90's was to take a 6 inch wide and yard long ribbon sash hanging on a wall and then collage them all up and down pinning them to the ribbon sash so everyone including myself could admire them.
Patti do you remember the trend of pinning the brooches to the curtain tie backs as Drapery jewelry, I still love seeing unexpected things being blinged .

A most beautiful weekend full of inspiring brooch ideas.

Xoxo
Doré

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Beautiful brooches! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

You have a great collection. I think I like the coral rose one the best. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party, take care. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Laura said...

Patti, it is so good to be with you again! I have missed you! Your brooches are just my style of jewelry--love them all! I have looked high and low for similar jewelry, and it's very hard to find around here. I recently discovred Turkish jewelry in L.A. and just found it on Ebay. They seem to reproduce the Victorian patterns in brass and silver. Yurdan.com also has a lot. I will be linking up with you again soon.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Patti, you all have the prettiest and most unique things and I love love love the tiny boxes.

Palomasea said...

Hello, dear Patti!
I am catching up with blog friends, and this is such a delicious post...
Your collection is amazing...I love what you have created with some of the brooches.
I actually wear them quite a bit, because our climate allows for coats, jackets, sweaters, etc....so that's fun!
Wishing you a great week, dear friend!
xoxoxo,
- Irina

Michelle Nahom said...

Beautiful! I always forget that I can use them with a scarf...I have several my grandmother left me! Thanks for joining us at LOBS!

Pondside said...

Gorgeous!
I like to wear my old brooches on a denim jacket, just for the contrast.

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