In the past, I’ve only talked about my ‘name’ or ‘sweetheart’ brooches, and did one post a very long while ago about my hand brooches. Since then, I’ve diversified quite a bit, and have picked up a number of different designs that have caught my eye, or I have fallen in love with. Most are Victorian, some Edwardian.
To bring you up to date with the ‘name’ brooches, I have just 2 more of those, Phylis and Louisa. As part of a lot, I recently got an Edwardian ‘mother’ brooch also. The hand brooches, which are made of pressed and dyed horn, I have only managed to get one more – a hand holding a basket. Some of these are fairly rare now and harder to find. I personally would love to find one with a fan, that’s a beautiful design.
For some strange reason lately I’ve been buying ‘good luck’ brooches, I have 3 here all showing horse shoes. Plus 3 pretty random ones, I love Oak trees, so one with Acorns, one pretty paste star and a pierced silver swallow design dangling from a bow.
The final brooch of the day has to be the very romantic swallow, framed in a heart made of forget-me-nots. I acquired this at Fyvie Castle last Summer, I particularly love the saftey catch, also with a swallow. I wear this one a lot.
Brooches are such a great thing to collect. For a few pounds you can get a really nice silver Victorian brooch and own a little piece of history. Be warned though, it’s addictive!