Vintage Pin Collection

Over the years, I slowly inherited a collection of vintage brooches from my mom, Babcie and Babcia. They are all very beautiful but not very practical considering I’m just starting to successfully layer necklaces and doubt I can pull off a cameo pin. Who can?

I searched Pinterest and Google for “ideas for vintage brooches” with no luck. I just don’t need spools of yarn with pins on them sitting around the house. So, I pinned a couple of them to a wind chime a few months ago, but it just didn’t feel right. They weren’t happy there and I could understand why.

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At long last, I found a place for my vintage brooch collection which I did not purposely collect!

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I once wrote about my love for Polaroids and since then my collection of photos grew large enough to warrant a re-purpose of these jewelry cases. The purple lined one was actually used to hold some of my jewelry a while back,  but I found it very impractical to unpin something every time you want to wear it.

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I think the brooches add a very cool element to these cases. They’re also easy to rearrange and this display method keeps them in great condition.

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Dog + dog, you see?

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The lighting on these could be better, but they’re sort of attached to the wall that doesn’t face the window.

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See? Anyway, if you’ve found another great use for a beautiful but sort of useless collection, I’d love to see it!

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