brooch day at lady bugs

From left to right:  A hand-painted floral, a bird of paradise, a colorful hand-made floral, a turquoise/faux pearl, and a celluloid child's pin with eyes that jiggle...
When I couldn't decide which brooch to wear for our monthly meeting of Lady Bugs, I decided to go with several of my more unusual ones...
A bit of color for this gray, overcast day.
All were acquired at thrift stores except the turquoise/pearl one which I actually selected at a jewelry exchange at Lady Bugs' meeting last year.


  1. I love how you've teamed them, they give the effect of a necklace and far more striking than just wearing one. xxx

  2. Well, I've been playing 'catch-up' here too, and I love it all!
    The artwork, the jewelery, the chairs and desk (and I absolutely love the imperfection! It makes it perfectly imperfect!), the fabrics, the the colorful tins, the scarf, the top, that fabulous overcoat, and I am wild about the pottery, especially that unique heart, and what a find the Bible was!
    All so wonderful!
    Lucky lady!
    Love to you,

  3. PS ~ LOVE the idea of the jewelry exchange! I would imagine that could be done with a great many things! How fun!

  4. Very creative way to wear your pins! Nice. I have lots of pins too. Used to wear one everyday in classroom, ala M. Albright! Kids called me the Pin Lady...well, among other things I am sure.

  5. oooo lah lah. I'll bet you got a lot of comments on your brooches today, Rebecca. Very nice. Susan

  6. Beautiful brooches and what a wonderful way to wear them. May have to "borrow" your idea...thanks!

  7. What fun! I like them all but that little celluloid bird makes me nearly swoon.

    Have fun with your Lady Bugs.


  8. OMG, Rebecca what a great idea!!!! I love it!!!
    It seems a piece of art on your neck!!
    I guess I might steal your idea ;-)

    Hope all is great with you, my friend.

  9. In a million years I would never have thought of doing this! I think it is FANTASTIC! Bet you got a lot of "wow's" !!!

  10. Hi my dear-what a unique and stylish way to wear these wonderful brooches, they look great!! Lol, white coffee is just black coffee with milk added-thats what we call it where I am!!

  11. I love all your vintage pins. I think the bird is my favorite. I'm a big fan of vintage jewelry; I have many of my grandmother's pin and earring sets which I enjoy wearing. It's nice to find fashion bloggers closer to my age (I'm 51).

  12. I, too, am a pin collector and love all of yours!! You can't go wrong with any of your choices...they are all stellar!!


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