Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Brooches-Past Due Tuesday Post

Today's post showcases brooches and I took pictures of the two I posess.  I purchased these beauties at a thrift shop (of course) and found them to be utterly charming.  I imagine a lady in the 40's wearing a fancy dress cooking her holiday dinner with the table set beautifully, her husband sitting by the fire smoking his pipe with the children gathered around reading books.  She's calmly preparing the meal, looking elegant and sophisticated with her brooch sparkling in the Christmas lights, a real woman of style and class.  Fast forward to 2009 and today's woman frenzily prepares her dinner from Trader Joe's, while wearing whatever clothes she hastily threw on, while juggling the driving of her children to the various activities they have, while her husband (if she has one) is sitting by the fire smoking his pipe......haha!! Ok maybe I overexaggerated but times are different and for the most part women don't dress like they used to.  I admire women who take the time to put themselves together and I especially admire women who dress in vintage as it's so creative and fun.  So to you ladies who dress up and put on your dresses, good job!! I think I'll put on one of these sparkley brocches for our holiday dinner and play the Donna Reid role for 5 mins or so.  If nothing else it'll be good for a laugh!!!


  1. That would have been my mother. She loved to cook for her family and for parties. She always looked so pretty and during the holidays she would wear a brooch like these. Good memories....

  2. Wow, these are gorgeous we must agree. Wouldn't it be great to have a photo of that woman wearing them too?!?!? She was probably too damn busy to stop and strike a pose, though. She'd be out wringing the family's (and her pipe-smokin' husband's) laundry, beating rugs and cooking from scratch! Thanks again for participating in PDT, and we love the new banner for HCD!!!

  3. These are great, and unusual because people did not tend to save them. (Although sometimes they were kept in with the Christmas ornaments.) I hope you do wear them this season. Even on the way to Trader Joe's! :)
    I had about a dozen little brooches that were typically given on Mother's Day back in the fifties, usually when Mom was taken "out" for dinner, but the box they were in was lost during a move. So sad.

  4. Pretty! Wear one at Christmas. . . and don't forget the starched apron, the high heels, the perfect shellacked hair, and the discreet makeup! Not to mention the perfectly dressed children. And we think WE are superwomen? Ha.