Brooches have always fascinated me and are a staple of my wardrobe. Over the years my collection of brooches has grown, with many pieces received as gifts or inherited. My husband often surprises me with a brooch when he travels, selecting pieces that are handmade by local artists. These are the most meaningful brooches of my collection.
The problem with most jewelery is that once out of sight, it is forgotten and does not tend to get worn. My solution to this problem with my brooch collection was to use a store bought, plain, ribbon bulletin board, that I mounted on a wall in my closet to display my brooches and provide easy access to them when dressing.
A great steal at $15.99 at Target, this French twill ribbon board is of good quality with thick padding. It can be ordered online by clicking here: http://www.target.com/p/twill-french-memo-board-ivory-18×20/-/A-10635957 I chose a plain fabric so the brooches could pop when pinned on it. .
The padding of the bulletin board is thick enough to securely support even the heaviest of brooches and the board currently holds close to 100 pieces, with room for more. I use the ribbon bands to display clip-on earrings.
Even on days where I am not wearing a brooch, I enjoy looking at this beautiful collection and thinking of the people who have given me such lovely tokens of their affection. The bulletin board is an innovative storage solution for a growing collection of brooches and art for the closet!