Here are the four I've found since I began searching. I tracked three of them down on etsy. The fourth, the big peachy colored flower with the white spotted center, I found at my favorite store in Freemont, The Vintage Mall. (Where I found my wedding dress!)
|The new brooches! The peach one to the left is about palm sized|
to give you an idea of the scale. I have been really hunting orange
because I anticipate blue will be much easier to find.
|These are all of the brooches so far. I'm lucky to already have|
so many from Nana Irene--and there are even more back in RI!
|Elvis was very contented to be included in the photos.|
Note: the brooches are laid on top of him, not pinned, as I am not a monster.
|Puck on the other hand was only content to chew on the brooches.|
|...Not even metal could thwart him.|
Many have slight nicks in the enamel or are missing a small stone, and to me that lends charm and character to the brooch. (Not to mention easing the price down). I like to think of the women who loved these pieces and wore them and maybe knocked them against the edge of a jewelry box or dropped them onto a tile floor. It gives them their own little spark of life.