The Ivy Retreat


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!