Monday, 16 July 2012
Hidden treasures - vintage brooches
It may appear that I don't care about the treasures I found. I mean, stashed under the bed doesn't seem the best place for things of such beauty. They were stored when my youngest came along because they are quite impractical to wear with a little one in tow. These are proper vintage items, not delicate in that they'll break if I breathe on them but certainly delicate enough not to withstand the tugging of a 2 year old.
In fact, the things that I found mean a lot to me. Silly as it may well be to get attached to a piece of jewellery but many have been given to me by someone near and dear.
First up, found under the bed (along with a whole heap of dust!!), is this little pair. I wore the large red one when my little lovelies were Christened. The lady walking the dog, although a little tatty with some paint loss, was the most expensive coming in at £40. I bought it with some of the money left to me by my Nan when she passed away. I haven't ever worn it, which seems a shame, I know, but it's very fragile and I think, well know, I'd sob should I break it! :o)
Next, these two, the one on the left being on it's original card (can't say I'm certain it's the original card but it's what I was told). The one on the right was given to me by my parents. By the level of paint loss, it's clearly been loved but I must admit that I've never worn it - I don't like the demonic eyes.
These following two are, I think, from the 1930's purely because of the decoration on the bar. The tiny one is very annoying to wear because it keeps turning round!
Next up, the dangling ones! I get the one on the left, dogs with a dog kennel and all that but dogs and an umbrella??
Finally, my two favourites. Both given to me by Mr Y they are rather special, if I do say so myself. The one of the right has a head that turns from side to side. It's a little stiff and I'm not sure whether it has always been like that or whether the years have taken their toll and things have seized a bit. The pretty little one on the left is unusual too. If you move the left hand bit of the scarf, his eyes move. Dog with attitude! :o)