Today I thought I’d share some lovely little brooches that I have.
The gorgeous little bluebirds were my Mum’s when she was little, so they date from the 30s. She very kindly passed them on to me when I was little, so I’ve had the use of them, more so than Mum when I think about it.
The little gold brooch is my baby brooch given to me by Granny Johnson. She died when I was eight months old, so it is very special.
The next brooch has a lovely story. Just before I did the Higher School Certificate exams in the early 80s I received a little package in the mail from my Aunty Jess. She is Dad’s eldest sibling and is still going strong at 94. It was her mother who gave me my baby brooch.
This little box was nicely wrapped up with a little note attached.
I still have the note but just can’t put my finger on it this morning. Anyway, I know it off by heart. This is what it said.
“ Luck is pagan
Faith is Christian
So have faith and do well in the HSC.”
Isn’t that just so nice.
This is what was inside the box. Isn’t it gorgeous.
And this was inside that box.
To reveal this. This is Aunty Jess’s baby brooch. Apparently it had a pearl in it originally. I don’t know what the little red stone is. I just thought that was the loveliest thing to receive.
And, yes, I do wear all of them at times. I’ll wear Aunty Jess’s today as it looks so nice on the blue jumper.
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