Monday, July 25, 2011

Collecting - Vintage Enamel Flower Brooches

I haven't really been a collector of anything since I was young (my mom started a collection of vintage books for me when I was little) and while I still love old books, I stopped collecting them long ago. But, through the years, I've always wanted to find something that inspired me to once again start collecting. One place that I always enjoy "window shopping" is Etsy. I'm particularly drawn to and could spend hours perusing items in the vintage category. I especially love to look at all the vintage jewelry. When I started seeing these colorful, vibrant enamel flower brooches from the 1950's-1960's, I knew I had found my thing.

I've only been at it for a few months, but so far I have six of these gorgeous brooches. I love that they are small and won't take up a lot of space. They're relatively inexpensive (most of these were $20 or less). And, they are so pretty and colorful that they really make a statement when you have a bunch of them displayed together.

I found this really neat jewelry box at Pottery Barn - I just removed the jewelry tray and wah-lah! It became the perfect display case for my brooches. I can't wait to fill it up with more. I seem to be fixated on blue pins thus far, but I do intend on getting some other colored brooches to brighten up my collection.

What about you? Do you have something that you collect? Or, is there something that you would like to start collecting?


3 comments: said...

A lovely collection, Kari! I too collect vintage, enamel pins. I've found them all over, including Etsy, but my best (pretties & cheapest) finds have been at secondhand stores! Have fun continuing your search:)


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Kari,
Your vintage brooches are very pretty. I love the display case; you are right it is perfect. I enjoy collecting milk glass. Over the last ten years I have acquired a large collection of various shapes and sizes. Happy treasure hunting.
Smiles, Paula

Anonymous said...

I love these vintage brooches, they are so cute