Framing My Favourite Brooches

Vintage Brooch Display

I have a really pretty collection of vintage brooches. I used to share a stall at vintage fairs with my lovely friend Tracy from Macmillan-Cole Vintage Jewellery. The problem with working near to so many fabulous jewels was that I couldn’t resist buying lots of them! One thing I always look out for are hand embroidered brooches and painted porcelain ones. I don’t actually wear them very much but I think they are so beautiful I just like to look at them.

Vintae Brooch Display

When you have jewellery that is mainly there to be looked at and enjoyed you need a nice way to display them – they are just too nice to be shut away in a jewellery box! A few years ago I made this little padded frame to show off my favourite pieces. It was so easy, I just took the back off the frame and stretched the fabric over it with some toy stuffing behind it.

I hadn’t had them on display for a while, but now I’ve got them out they are going to take pride of place in my bedroom for a little while.

How do you display your favourite jewellery?


  1. butwhymummywhy July 14, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    I love this. I’ve got lots of vintage brooches from my mum and they’re just tucked away in a dresser drawer. Need to display them like you have.

    • vintagefrills July 20, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      You should enjoy them! I have a lot of my grandmas jewellery and I’d love to have it on display too. Xxx

  2. booketta July 14, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    What beautiful brooches and displays 🙂

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you, they are so pretty. I love that the embroidered ones are total one off pieces.

  3. Laura Fabiani July 15, 2013 / 1:58 am

    I rarely wear brooches, but your collection is beautiful.

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you, I don’t wear them to often but I’m always drawn to beautiful brooches when I see them.

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:47 pm

      They’re gorgeous aren’t they, definitely something I could build a big collection of. xxx

  4. Jessica Cangiano July 16, 2013 / 12:33 am

    How splendidly pretty and creative! I’m on the search for a budget-friendly embroidered floral brooch like these beauties to add to my brooch collection – they really are charming works of art.

    ♥ Jessica

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:48 pm

      They are definitely little works of art. I love thinking of a woman in the 40s or 50s making these.

  5. Deborah July 16, 2013 / 12:35 am

    Those embroidered broaches are adorbs! They remind me of the ones my grandmother used to wear. You’ve got a lovely little collection, and such a stylish way to show them all off!

    Hellcat Vintage

  6. urban hounds July 16, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Really lovely brooches. I saw your blog on Chronically Vintage and wanted to visit. Im more of a twenties and thirties lover but the 40s and 50s are good too. I really want to get more vintage into my home but Im so focused on my wardrobe thats where my vintage budget goes. The brooch/decoration idea is a great one.

    Kate The Old Fashioned Way

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      I love the 20s and 30s too although I think the 40s and 50s are better suited to my shape. Putting a little vintage into your home doesn’t need to cost too much, it’s all about little touches here and there.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and having a read. xxx

  7. Lorena July 16, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    I think it’s a great idea to display brooches – it’s sooo true we keep them stored and sometimes even forget that they exist. Very clever.

    • vintagefrills July 18, 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you, now I just need to find a way to display some of my other jewellery so I can really appreciate it. xxx

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  9. Barbara Lilian July 24, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Just popped over from Vintage Chic, to see how you display your brooch ‘s . They look lovely pinned on a framed board.
    It’s nice to see other peoples ideas,

    • vintagefrills July 26, 2013 / 8:43 am

      Thank you for stopping by, glad you like it. Xxx

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