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    Posted 11 months ago

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    We have had some quite hot days here and I have been hiding indoors, sorting stuff, as you do.
    I needed to organise my jewellery and brooches were the first job. If you didn't know, my jewellery collection has accrued over lots of years, generally at little cost, and most of it has little value.
    It is still a fun collection I think!

    These four trays show nothing particularly rare or interesting, and many I no longer wear.
    I really tried to clear some out, but there are so many left! What to do? What to do?
    I decided they can stay.
    At least they don't take up much room!


    1. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Aren't brooches fun! As you said, they don't take up much room, so relatively guilt - free, as well. I have a few myself, mostly early plastic & some glass. I especially like the Bakelite (I think) hand in the first photo...
    2. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Lovely collection, some great animals in there
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 11 months ago
      OMG!I'm really impressed!Their strength lies in the number so you can't get out of them!
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 11 months ago
      Goodness Karen!! I thought I had a lot of brooches lol! You have some lovely pieces!
      I did the same when we were unpacking.....went through all the costume jewellery and sorted it into trays for the different categories. ......and I still haven't got rid of any bad are we!!
    5. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 11 months ago
      More beauties !! I really" LOVE" that dinosaur brooch ! :)
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 11 months ago
      The animalia is wonderful, fascinated by the dinosaur, that must be hard to find, and probably seeing my first here. I hope that showcase in pic #2 has a glass top. Superb collection you have !!~
    7. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed them!

      Iron Lace - yes, the hand is bakelite, and as far as I know the only bakelite piece I have. You can probably tell that quite a few of these brooches are from the 80s.

      Thanks Jenni! Animals and brooch go well together.

      Lol Ivonne. I can't get rid of any, you are correct, they would attack me!

      Judy - is it good or sad I have so many? They make me smile to look at, I get annoyed I am such a hopeless collector!

      Ken - he's awesome and I still wear him. Pewter, as are most of the animal silver ones.

      Phil - thanks! My 3 showcases have glass tops, but necessity has made me make a second layer for two of them, so I still can't see them all. No matter!

    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Wow! Karen...
      What a managerie of fun, fun, fun!
      Brooches are my favorite piece of jewelry, we can never have enough!
      I'm glad you are keeping all your fabulous treasures!
      When I think about the jewels I have parted with over the years, sigh!
      Keep them all, you won't be sorry.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 11 months ago
      What a very cool collection of brooches Karen!! BTW, tomorrow's high temperature, here is Kentucky, will be 15*F (-9*c).
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      Such a wonderful collection! I love all your birds! The red octopus is fab!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Thank you Oh Best brooch Collector! I have nothing like your beauties but as you say, fun fun fun! Thanks so much Ms Crystal.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Kentucky sound way too cold, keep warm Scott, and thanks for the love!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Thanks Mary, I love my bodies, and the ocky is warn regularly!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Wow, Karen! What a bunch of cuties :-)
      So many fun pieces, and as you said they don't take a lot of room to keep them all.
      I too can't get enough of brooches ;-D
    15. lentilka11, 11 months ago
      cheap stuff is most fun!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Thanks Pascale and Lentilka. Cheap and fun and small - what could be better!
    17. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
      These are such cheerful fun pieces :-) I would save them too !
    18. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
      Thanks for the upvote Manikin!

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