Friday, February 28, 2014

I ❤ #noveltybroochfriday

I'm not sure how I stumbled across Novelty Brooch Friday but I did and I was instantly in love. Each month, people share their brooches on Instagram with the hashtag #noveltybroochfriday and the ladies behind Tunabake Times and The Fawn Times pick a winner of a fun brooch.

I don't wear a lot of brooches myself--I think I have only three and two I made myself--but seeing the sweet, creative handmade and vintage ones people wear has inspired me to start a collection. As the sort of dork who has Christmas socks, I find it a fun way to be festive.

I bought this brooch of Etsy a few years ago when I was doing a big presentation at my job having to do with food. It seemed like an appropriate good luck charm. Of course, I keep wearing it because I'm a foodie and I'm always hungry.


I love fruit jewelry. It's so much fun. And since I already have fruit earrings, a fruit brooch might be nice.

I'm in love with the idea of using a circular brooch like this as a place to hold your glasses! Genius.


This 40s Bakelite scotty dog brooch is pretty darn adorable.


Rhinestones for sparkle, because, duh, ladies need sparkle.

Do you collect brooches or participate in #noveltybroochfriday?


  1. Super, super cute, gotta love Scottie:))

  2. I am exactly where you are. I only have maybe four brooches, and every Friday I feel shamed by all the awesome ones everyone sports. It's what I'll probably look for when shopping now--small budget-sized items!--and hopefully they'll become more of a go-to accessory than they are for me, currently.

  3. I love looking at everyone's brooches on Instagram! It's such a fun hashtag to explore and a fun way to find people with similar interests and drool over vintage jewelry. I personally don't have much of a collection of novelty brooches, but, like you, seeing those of others has really inspired me to start one (I'm quite partial to the Scottie dog above). Love your fork and knife-- fun but still sophisticated!

    Major thanks for including a brooch from our shop. That rhinestone pin is incredibly sweet in person, with just the right amount of sparkle! I think perhaps one of my favorite novelty brooches from the shop was a Pinocchio figural brooch we had last spring--- he was adorable (and snapped up in a heartbeat!!)

    I'll keep an eye out on Fridays for your collection growing collection of novelty brooches on Instagram!


Thanks so much for your comments!