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Show Me The Brooches!

Puffer Fish Brooch from Beladora II

An idea occurred to me while out walking the dogs this morning. So many of you mentioned your vintage and inherited brooches; would you be willing to show them off?

On Wednesday, November 21 I’ll give you a chance to share your favorite brooches two ways.

Bloggers: post them on your blog between now and 11/21, and I’ll have a link-up gadget in my post that day so you can link up your post. (Please include a link back to my post, thanks!)

Everyone else: send pictures of your favorite brooches and I’ll include them in my post on Wednesday November 21. If there’s a story behind the brooch or a reason that it’s special to you, let me know that and I’ll include. Please send to me no later than Monday, 11/19. (unefemmecertainage (at) gmail (dot) com. Please include “Brooches” in the email subject header.)

I’m looking forward to seeing your special brooches!

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  1. November 8, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    Brilliant idea. I take a pik of my mum´s favourite brooch, not as beautiful as my mother´s in law, lol, but very close to my heart.
    Photos tomorrow.

  2. November 8, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Fab! I’m in! Will post next week and link to you. Maybe we could have a brooch exchange, like a cookie exchange 🙂

  3. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell
    November 8, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Oooh, this sounds like fun! I have so many that I have collected that rarely see the light of day. It will be so much fun to share them with everyone. What a great idea this is! Thank you!

  4. November 9, 2012 / 4:24 am

    What a great idea. My family brooch is so discreet I don’t know if it would even SHOW UP in a photo. Ha!

  5. November 9, 2012 / 5:08 am

    Great idea! I have quite a collection, so will see what I can come up with.

  6. Amber of Butane Anvil
    November 8, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    Wonderful idea! Thanks for the inspiration to get posting again.

  7. Pam @ over50feeling40
    November 9, 2012 / 12:13 am

    I ‘m in! I was looking over one of my mom’s brooches this past weekend and now I have an excuse to style something for it!!

  8. Sheila
    November 9, 2012 / 3:32 am

    Ooh, I’m so in! I have some lovely brooches!

  9. November 9, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Count me in. I’ll have to clean up some of the silver ones I don’t wear often — it will be a nice excuse to get them out and wear them, too!

  10. Marla
    November 9, 2012 / 10:29 am

    This is a great idea. I’ll post!

  11. November 9, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    I NEED to do this- I love broaches so much and recently bought a slew of them!

  12. fhenny
    November 9, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    this is an interesting idea! i don’t wear brooches sadly 🙁
    would love to see what others come up with
    happy weekend!

    style frontier

  13. November 12, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    This is a wonderful idea! I have a considerable amount of snaps because I adore them. I’m in! Count me in!

  14. November 13, 2012 / 11:36 am

    Oh Gawd I have SO many! My big faves are Benedikt NY brooches. Howard Benedikt had a high end costume jewlery store on 5th Avenue from the late 50’s to the 70’s and his pieces still turn up all the time on Ebay and vintage web sites. Will do a blog post and link as you suggest.

  15. JustGail
    November 16, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    I just wandered over from Phyllis’s blog, and have added yours to my bookmarks. The brooch sharing sounds wonderful – I’ll do my best to get mine photographed. I probably should for household inventory anyway.

  16. Viktoria
    November 16, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    I´m not one of your regulars, but I can´t not join in this. Will show you some Swedish pewter from my collection that I really love.

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