Treasure BoxAwhile back I was given a shoebox full of vintage necklaces, clip-on earrings & brooches. At the time I wasn't able to do more than quickly look through them but now I can share these whimsical treasures with you. Today we're going to take a look at the pieces that would be worn on clothing.
BroochesEven though there's only five brooches to look at, they're all so different & unique from one another.
Fiery Sun BroochThis one reminds me of how everyone drew the sun in childhood pictures; it seems like it has twenty rays (which sometimes looked more like octopus tentacles) that alternate red & gold. All in all, it's a classic cherry red & gold brooch that makes for an eye-catching accent.
Mother of Pearl Bird BroochA simple, carved bird in gorgeous creamy white mother of pearl. This brooch just seems like it would go with anything & fit right in.
Moss Agate with Gold Filigree BroochFaintly patterned with creamy specks, the polished Moss Agate stone shines in the center of the round filigree spirals. Classic & simple, this brooch would add a subtle touch to any jacket or sweater.
Golden Blossom BroochAt first I thought this brooch was meant to be worn vertically with the blossom stem at the bottom but from the way the pin clasp goes it looks like horizontally would be more correct. Whichever way it is, this brooch adds a lovely element of metallic texture to an outfit.
Rose Bouquet BroochProbably my favorite out of the brooches, this bouquet has coral pink roses made of a plastic & metal leaves with green enamel on them. Silver metal stems & a quirky angle if worn with the pin completely horizontal finish off this delightful piece.
Golden Mice Clasp
Even though I don't think I'd actually wear it, this belt clasp is so quirky that I can't help smiling each time I see it. Partly because of the ears but the whole design is full of whimsy down to the wee curved tails. There's a hook to connect the two mice & loops underneath them for the belt fabric to be attached to.
That finishes up the brooches & belts from the shoebox & here's my question:
Do you have any treasures from relatives that you wear or keep for memory's sake?