January 31

Love This – Brooches & Lapel Pins

Posted by lori . 9 Comments


I’m always tempted by a beautiful piece of jewelry, but pins are a special weakness.  While cleaning out my closet, I realized it’s probably time to do an inventory and perhaps get rid of a few pieces. 

I’m thinking about a nice display box for some of the really pretty ones and a few trays for the pieces I like the wear.  

If you have any good ideas for storing or displaying pins, I’d love to hear them.

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 A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

John Keats

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9 Responses to " Love This – Brooches & Lapel Pins"

  • Declan says:

    I like your snowman & Mum has one just like your little silver lizard! Deccy x

  • Puddles says:

    Them is beautifuls and really vintagey.
    Nows I knows dis may sound stoopid but it would be neat to display them on one of those purty cork boards dat has da fabric…dat way you can takes them on and off easy.


  • Kat says:

    It appears someone has a thing for frogs! Love your collection.

  • houndstooth says:

    Ooooooo! I have a pin on Pinterest (I’m pretty sure we’re following each other over there!) that has a great idea for pins! It’s a mirror with a frame of brooches attached all around it and it’s gorgeous. You could do it on a smaller scale and make some fabulous picture frames!

  • Patty says:

    Oh, I love your pins! I used to wear pins when I worked in an office. Now, I mainly wear sweatshirts and t-shirts, so no pins. LOL

    I like Carrie’s suggestion. The only thing I could think of was a shadowbox.

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Your pins are gorgeous! I too have a jewelry box full of pins that were my Grandmothers and Mothers. I have some of the same ones you have. I actually on occassion have been known to where one just to honor my Grandmother!

  • I was going to say pin them on to a corkboard, like Puddles suggested, but Houndstooth’s idea about mirrors and picture frames is great too.

    Love the collection.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  • My eyes are watering. They’re gorgeous! I have a few that I bought from flea markets but they seem to be getting more and more expensive. It looks like you’re a doggie collector. I particularly love tthe birdie in the 1st pic, the white frog and the heart. The 60s looking flowers are cool too. Sigh.

    The only thing I can think of to pin them on, is one of those soft mannequins that I think seamstresses sometimes use. Do you know the type I mean? Sometimes, you can get an old one from junk stores.

    Thanks for following Georgia’s little night time drama and for your well wishes! 🙂 x

  • mel says:

    love your collection!

    how about a Christmas tree of your favorite pieces – use a styrofoam cone shape, cover with a rich fabric like velvet then layer your pins around – surround with votives and you have a sparkly unique item to bring out each year and enjoy!

    or cover the front panel of a pillow – obviously just a decorative pillow for that special chair or the bed but a way to enjoy your pieces every day.

    embellish a lamp shade, picture frame or a mirror in your dressing area.

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