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Miss Marple Eat Your Heart Out!

This is my favourite & most worn vintage brooch at the moment.  Bright purple brooches are quite difficult to find in my experience so I was thrilled to come across this at my first visit to Stockport Vintage Village.  In fact, I bought three brooches that day but this one is by far my favourite.  It looks great on my purple duffle coat. 

It is surprising just how many people notice when you are wearing a brooch – you will see people’s eyes drawn to them for a few moments.  Very often, people will comment & ask questions about where they are from & how old they are.  I have a different brooch pinned to nearly every coat I own.  I know you shouldn’t leave them on clothes but who has time to take them off at night??!! Plus it is fiddly to get them at the right angle so, once they are on, they stay on!  

This brooch is particularly nice as it is an unusual design & all the stones are glass diamante & claw set.  I steer clear of brooches that have cheap glued in stones – nasty!  I think dear old Miss Marple would approve of this little number, don’t you? 

PS Dot Cotton in Eastenders & Emily Bishop in Coronation Street have a mean collection of brooches – I never fail to notice – go ladies!

Miss Marple would approve