I remember looking at these about 4 years ago and filed a few photos away for all those odd brooches this house floats on. Now they are all the rage either mounted on polystrene balls or special wire holders.
It's why I've been trawling through ebay looking at the goodies on offer and looking at the quality and low prices. Four years ago cheap meant cheap but now it's quite different.
I have that large bow and paid quite a bit for it about 8 years ago but worth it. Of course one needs a large verandah for support so it's definitely a winter dress brooch. It looks fantastic on anything I wear but everything looks fabulous on me. I was always dressed up when I visited Mother at the Home but these days, 10 years on I'm lucky to remember my knickers.
My credit card is cringing as I work out how many of these brooches I have stored away in glass cases. I can see three of these on this wedding bouquet.
I wish I had had something like this at my wedding preferably loaded with a brick which I'd have used on the Bridal party to bring them into line.
See those two pearlescent flowers in the front, $1 each and my mother wouldn't give them away, she wears them both. Like all craft, it looks easy to make but takes patience and swearing but at least they don't droop in hot weather and would make a nice heirloom.
My favourite and I would love to make it now as a wall hanging. It would be okay since fatso cat never raises a paw more than an inch from the ground.
My wish lists are full until Mercury behaves itself. Before I start on anything like this, there is still an enormous Christmas tree to be assembled out of the ?????? Christmas brooches I have waiting. That would have been done if the Nephew had sawn a straight line instead of being 2mm out on one corner.
Boo to Malcolm the Miserable for the GST he's planning to put on overseas buying from ebay.