When I was younger I didn't wear brooches. I think I looked upon them as an accessory for grannies, great aunts and other elderly ladies. No doubt my husband would comment that the reason I now enjoy wearing brooches is because I am an elderly lady myself! As sixty is the new forty, I still consider myself to be verging on middle age and definitely nowhere near being elderly. I just happen to appreciate brooches as I have become more discerning and stylish!
The selection above is used to brighten up and add interest to my coats and jackets. My favourite brooch is the one on the top right-hand side, which was a Christmas present from my daughter Kate, and which is almost permanently attached to my winter coat.
My latest acquisition is still in the post, as I ordered it recently from the Royal British Legion's on line shop.
It is, of course, a poppy brooch: ideal to wear on a dull winter's day! I must say that I was rather taken with the poppy ring and pendant too - maybe next year?
I mentioned recently that hubby John had bought me a beautiful tin in Paris that I planned to fill with my jewellery. He had chosen it for me as he knew I would love the picture and it was a bonus when the shopkeeper pointed out that it contained yummy chocolate biscuits!
Do you like wearing brooches? If so, please tell us about your favourite brooch. Go to Une Femme to see more lovely brooches.