Thursday, 22 April 2010

VTT 12 - Enamel Brooches

This week I want to share with you some of my favourite vintage jewelry inherited from the family.  I have heard that three items make a collection, so this is the enamel collection!

The first brooch is a blue butterfly from my already famous Great Auntie Saima. I have had this since my school days, and already then a bit of the blue was missing. Later I must have dropped the brooch on the floor, causing a more severe chipping.


I don't know if it is possible to have the enamel repaired, I must find out. The metal is silver.

The next item is a romantic set of a brooch and three buttons. I'm still only dreaming of sewing a white blouse for the buttons.

   

The last brooch is a large one. My mother had received it as a gift from her parents when she was only 17, and she gave it to me 26 years ago, when my daughter Kaija was born.



There is still space for her name. Mother wants me to pass the brooch on to my daughter when she has a daughter.



This was all from my jewelry box this week. Maybe we will look at old sewing patterns again next time. More vintage treasures at Coloradolady's blog here. Happy VTT!

22 comments:

  1. What a pretty enamel collection. The butterfly looks like my fav one I saw at the zoo.

    Oh my it would have to be such a special blouse for those buttons.

    What a wonderful brooch to pass on. I like how your names are engraved on it.

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  2. How special that brooch is from your mom, I just love that, a real family treasure for sure! The flower one with the buttons is amazing romantic looking, and of course, that butterfly is precious. Great collection of family jewels. Love them. Have a great VTT!

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  3. Beautiful. Digging through old jewelry boxes is like a treasure hunt. The delicate buttons and pin remind me of something Anne of Green Gables would wear when she was a teacher. A very special pin passed down to you from your mom.

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  4. Once again, wonderful family heirlooms. I love the blue color of the butterfly pin and engraving your names on the back of the round circle pin is wonderful!

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  5. Fabulous heirlooms! Love the jewelry especially the pin and matching 3 buttons.
    Blessings, Beth

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  6. All are gorgeous, but that brooch and three buttons are absolutely stunning...took my breath away!

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  7. Truly beautiful jewelry and such great treasures. So nice when things are kept and handed down generation to generation. I love them all. Great memories.

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  8. What lovely pieces you have!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  9. Oh my goodness these are so beautiful. What a lovely collection. Happy VTT!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  10. Gorgeous brooches!! Beautiful collection. How special to have your Mom's
    *hugs*deb

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  11. I love enamel pieces. The grandma brooch is so beautiful and I love that the birthdays are engraved on it. What a wonderful heirloom!

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  12. Such gorgeous pieces..how lucky you are to have such wonderful treasures.
    All the pieces are beautiful, but it's the buttons that just stole my heart. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Thank you for sharing Ulla. Lovely jewlery and your moms brooch is very special and it must be great to pass it on to your own daughter.
    Take care and enjoy some nice weather!!

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  14. My favorite is the butterfly. It is sad that it was damaged.

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  15. Beautiful collection of jewelry, my favorite is the one with matching buttons :-)

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  16. To have the names engraved on the pin....how special is that. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. That is to special and O how so pretty. I hope you wear them. I love wearing my granny's old jewelry.
    Blessings, Vicky

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  18. My new daughter-in-love would die for the butterfly brooch. They are all beautiful.

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  19. Lovely collection. Have no idea how the silver can be repaired. You could try doing a google search. it may not be too hard.

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  20. Such beautiful pieces Ulla. How appropriate that the engraved one is round - like the circle of life.

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  21. A lovely enamel collection, Ulla. I love the round brooch with the names on the back. It is wonderful to be able to pass it on later. The set of buttons are very special too.

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  22. Beautiful enamel! I had a similar butterfly brooch once, it was on a hat my grandmother crocheted for me:-)

    The round one from your mother is precious- and even more special with the names on it.

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