Thursday, May 31, 2012

Brooching the Subject {Vintage Brooches}

Dressing the other day for my weekly date night with Captain Project, I reached for my denim jacket to ward off the movie theater chill and immediately knew I needed to add a little sparkle.


My vintage dress form is so full of brooches...


...That they've spilled over onto a vintage dressing tray I found at the flea:


Brooches seem to have come in and out of vogue on a steady rotation since the dawn of fashion.  Recently they've been showing up again on red carpets, adorning gowns and up-dos.  Me?  I've been wearing them on my jackets, blouses and dresses for over 20 years, no matter the current trends.

Really, is there a better way to adorn denim?


Today's post is your last opportunity to enter to win this vintage apron so leave a comment because...


...I'll randomly draw a winner from all of your comments tonight ~ good luck!

18 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! You have some beautiful brooches! I love them myself and have quite a few. Pefect for your denim jacket!
Hugs,
Donna

chrisartist said...

Your brooches are gorgeous!!
I have a friend who wears brooches, I like to buy her vintage finds when I travel.
I'm a necklace girl!!
Your apron is lovely.
Chris
Australia

Missy Shay said...

I love brooches too, and you have some gorgeous ones!

My Vintage Mending said...

I wear mine all the time...on my cardigans. I do believe I have every color of cardigan. Twin sets....a staple in my closet. Brooches dress them up. Beautiful collection you have...smiles...Renee

Jenny S said...

LOVE your brooches! I have a huge collection as well, but I am jealous of your dress from to hold them all!! LOL! Can't wait for your headbands in your etsy shop as well!
Jenny

Glenda said...

I love vintage brooches. I have quite a collection myself. Yours look beautiful on the dress form - I've never thought about displaying mine that way.

Betty Lou said...

Such a nice collection, I remember I used to love to go to the church rummage sale, they always had some beautiful old broaches. Perfect bling on a denim jacket.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

You look sooo cute! Hope you had a fun date!

What a nice collection you have there. I just have a few andI'm wearing one to the farm chicks show on the BACK of my sweater.

I've yet to find a denimn jacket that fits me. ;( I have monkey arms! when I find one with sleeves long enough- it's way too wide!

Have a great day! ♥

Jingle said...

Wow! That is an amazing collection! I love that you wear them, too! They do look amazing on that dress form, though!

delia hornbook said...

Lovely, i never leave the house with wearing a vintage brooch sometimes 2 ;-) dee x

Blessed Serendipity said...

Cindy I love collecting brooches too. You have a beautiful collection and I love how you display them when you aren't wearing them.

xo,
Danielle

Perfectly Printed said...

Brooches and denim...perfect!!

chris

Julie said...

Such pretty brooches. I have a fondness for them as well - I think almost every outfit needs a little sparkle : )

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...my goodness! Just look at all those pretty brooches! How I wish I had held on to the ones that I wore back in the 60s! My favorite one was a sweet daisy with a green stem. I wore it on a yellow linen sundress on Easter Sunday.
I enjoy your colorful blog, my sweet friend!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

donna said...

Oh my gosh. I just love your brooches. I have started to collect them. You are so right I too love them with denim.
Hugs
donna

Paula Parrish said...

Can't wait to see who WON your giveaway this month. ;o) Smiles, Paula

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You are wearing them on your denim jacket! I do the same. Cameo's always remind me of my Grandma. They were here favorite!
Blessings,
Susie

Becky said...

Love it -I've been wearing 'em since I saved my pennies for my first one way back in the mid-60's! I need to blog about mine.