I suppose the more accurate, fancy word for them is brooches. But I have a hard time with the word brooch. For one thing, it doesn't sound like it looks, although why that should bother me, I don't know; the entire English language is filled with words that don't sound like they look.
So to keep it simple, I just call them pins. I like them. They're my favorite thing this week!
I'm not big on wearing jewelry, in general. I wear no rings, and necklaces only occasionally. I'd rather put a pretty pin on my sweater. Here are a few from my jewelry box.
A lot of these are old, as in outdated (maybe most), but I still keep them. I wore the pink one on a fuchsia sweater set to work last week. It's one of my favorites.
Some are old, as in antique. This one on my wool dress coat, for instance, came from my late mother-in-law.
The green one is also one of my favorite antique pins. It the only one I've bought from an antique jewelry vendor.
None of these are expensive. I just like them for one reason or another and have kept them to enjoy now and then.
If you're old enough to remember the late '80s or early '90s and big, poufy shoulder pads, you might also remember pins that looked like medals. Was the military look in back then? All I can think of is Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation. I played the heck out of that CD.
The fish pin is another from my mother-in-law, but it's not that old. I love the colorful enameling—cloisonne, if you're fancy. (Miss Jackson, if you're nasty... I've got that song lyric in my head now.)
The swan pair is a set I think I got for Christmas probably 30 years ago. Does that make them (and me) antique too? Don't answer that!
Here's another real cheapie (but blingy) snowflake from mom-in-law. No, I haven't pinned the family pet, silly, that's a fake fur collar on a sweater vest.
That's it for my last Favourite Things Friday linkup of the year. Thanks for visiting! Feel free to head over to Quilting in my Pyjamas for a look at other fab faves!
Edited to add: I just had to add this. Still love it! I like her pins too!