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brass brooch

Brass bouquet brooch

VintageRachel ChurchComment

What's the saying.... "an oldie but a goodie."  Well, I think it fits perfectly for today's piece.  This is another fun brooch that I found.  It's a bouquet of 4 flowers being held up by a ribbon tie.  As you can see, it has some wear to it...but that's what I love about it.  The way that the flowers are slightly etched to show dimension in the petals along with how all of the sections are overlapping the next really displays an intricate and beautiful piece of work.  I think this would be a stunning hair accessory.  Put at the base of a romantic, flowing pony tail style that sits at the front and over the shoulder or used more as a pin to clip some hair back away from the face, it could look absolutely amazing.  Check out this beauty today in the shop!


Brass flower brooch

VintageRachel ChurchComment

A brooch is a decorative jewelry item designed to be worn on garments, often to hold them closed.  They are frequently decorated and may be worn just for looks or serve a more practical function.  I've never actually worn a brooch, but I've always liked them!  Rather than pinning one on a blouse, I've always thought that brooches were more beautiful as a hair accessories or added onto simple clutches to give them a little pizazz.  Brooches have pretty much been around since...forever.  They were first used in the Bronze Age which began in 3300 BC (yeah... a very long time ago) and have continued to be popular throughout time.  This  lovely piece has a large flower as its main face and a leaf pattern that sits behind it.  It will stand out as a lovely focal point regardless how it's worn.  Check it out in the shop today!