Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beautiful Brooch

I love the look of a beautiful brooch on a jacket lapel.  They don't seem to be as fashionable as they once were, for I don't see many women wearing them.  But I like them and have a good size collection.  The silver  metal brooch above was one I inherited from Ruth, a family friend. I think it's from the 1930's.  And the leaf brooch below belonged to her as well.   

The sterling silver Charles Rennie Macintosh style brooch below, I purchased on a trip to Japan and it is one of my favorites.  Are there any other brooch collectors out there besides me?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cherished Objects

We all have family heirlooms and pieces of jewelry that have great meaning to us. They don't necessarily need to have great monetary value.  I think that objects that are sentimental are the most sacred.  Your grandmother's locket or the bracelet your mother wore to her wedding.  Even special pieces you find antiquing like the one in the picture above.  I bought this early 1900's necklace 20 years ago at an antiques market. I've often wondered if the lady who originally owned it, cherished it as much as I do.
These objects tell a story or history of our families and deserve to be cherished by future generations.