Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unique Brooch

Some called them pins, some call them brooches. I called them either/or depending on the day and my mood. This vintage brooch is not a family heirloom, but could be one day since it now belongs to me. This is how I became its owner.

There was a dear woman who worked for our school district for many years as the special education director. I considered her my friend. When she decided to retire, I was saddened.





My collection of brooches

On one of her last days with the district, she brought a collection of her brooches, to the school, that she wanted to share with the people who had admired the ones she'd worn over the years. Because I had a little collection of brooches myself, I was thrilled when she asked if I would like to pick one out of her collection for mine, to remember her by.

 
I picked this unique one—a large snowflake with clear rhinestones. (I wish the photographs actually did the pin justice.)
Guess what?  I do think of her when I wear it.

 

9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. what a lovely thoughtful woman - that she was happy to share the things she loved with others.

Looks like you made a wise choice .. it looks so sparkly and would brighten many a dress, jacket, or outfit ..

As you say you remember her .. thanks for sharing with us .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was very thoughtful and generous of her!

Pat Hatt said...

Quite the collection indeed and sure a unique brooch, never call them pins here

cleemckenzie said...

I'm always so grateful when people give me things to remember them. It's a perfect connection to those who are or were in your life.

Mason Canyon said...

What a lovely way to remember someone. The brooch is beautiful and you have a nice collection there.

Susan Kane said...

A generous woman who is liked by many will always be appreciated when you wear that brooch. And, yes, it could become a heirloom. Get those gr-kids busy.

Kristin said...

What a unique going away gift. It did guarantee that you would remember her.

JoJo said...

Awesome story and gorgeous pin and collection! I want to buy all the ones I see in antique stores but they are pricey!

Stevie said...

Nice brooches.