Good morning readers!
As you probably realize I have a ‘penchant’, ‘thing’ and ‘obsession’ for many, many things. I love and collect many different kinds of vintage brooches, including jelly belly brooches, flower brooches and various animal and insect pins. Today, I’m going to focus on another one of my loves, umbrella brooches.
With the introduction of novelty pins in the 1930s, umbrella brooches became very popular. I’m not sure why I love umbrella brooches so much, they just make me smile! Also, they look amazing on a vintage dress, sweater or coat.
Below we have two of my umbrella brooches. On the left, a metal, lucite and rhinestone 1930s stick pin. On the right a 1950s enamel and rhinestone umbrella pin.
Next we have a French Art Deco petit point umbrella brooch, with purse.
This is a beautiful example of a more delicate umbrella brooch. A Spanish gold damascene brooch with dangling faux pearl.
Recently, on my vintage trawl, I purchased these enamel umbrella charms. I think I’ll make some earrings out of them. ;0
You can find amazing umbrella brooches for sale on Ebay and Etsy, including the same that I have in my collection. Below, find some sweet examples from those websites.
Singing in the rain, just singing in the rain…..
What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again….