Friday, September 10, 2010

Blooming Brooch Bouquets

"Midnight in the Garden"

Raleigh's "Blooming Brooch Bouquets" Provides Vintage Jewelry Heirlooms

The newest trend in bouquets has brides going flowerless - and providing priceless heirlooms that will be passed along in their families for generations. Vintage jewlery dealers Laura Edwards Orcutt and Julie Anna Proctor of Blooming Brooch Bouquets in Raleigh, NC, saw the opportunity to combine their expertise in design with their passion for vintage costume jewelry and are crafting beautiful and lasting momentos from antique and vintage costume brooches.
"You Are My Sunshine"
The pair are already drawing attention from as far away as New York City, and are accepting commissions to create unique, custom-designed arrangements that may include jewelry from a mother, grandmother, or favorite aunt. "Green" advocates have further noted that these bouquets of recycled vintage jewlery are a sensible alternative to flowers that fade and die. "I love designing these brooch bouquets because each one is unique and a work or art, tailored to the individual bride, her colors, and her style," said Orcutt.
"One day I can imagine each customer having the pleasure of sharing her bouquet, and knowing that her daughter and granddaughter can carry it again in their own weddings," said Proctor.
"Forget Me Not"

Blooming Brooch Bouquets may be viewed locally at The Antiques Emporium in Cameron Village, or online at either (search "bouquet") or
For more information about Blooming Brooch Bouquets, photo permissions, or to schedule an interview with the designers, please contact Laura or Julie via the above listed websites.

For more fun "Vintage Thingies", please visit The Coloradolady. Happy VTT!


Mitzi Curi said...

I think heirloom brooch bouquets are a fabulous idea! The ones you have pictured are wonderful! It's been far too long since I visited your looks great, love the new design! I always learn something and enjoy each visit!

Anonymous said...

I used to collect and wear these flower brooches when I was a teenager & I still love them!

They make beautiful bouquets!!
Beautiful bouquets, beautiful photos... you & Julie make an excellent team!!

Thumbs up & high fives to you both!!

If I meet anybody who is getting married & is looking for something special and stunning, I will certainly point them in your direction!

Flower power,

Stacey said...

They look stunning- You did such a great job. I just know brides (and everyone else) are going to love them.

Fete et Fleur said...

WOW!! These are so amazing!! What a wonderful way to pass on these heirlooms.


GardenofDaisies said...

I have seen these a couple of times and I just LoVe them! Especially that first yellow daisy bouquet!

Miri said...

These brooch bouquets are wonderful...thanks for all the background info!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

These are all GORGEOUS!! I've my g-gma's Daisy brooch. I need to dig that out of the drawer and find something fun to do with it :)


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a wonderful idea. I love these! They would certainly be a family heirloom one day. Love it!


LV said...

I am not familiar with this type work. You certainly have shared some very pretty brooches. Nice post.

The Paint Splash said...

Those are really special. My daughter carried my bible that I had carried when she got married. She has 2 daughters so maybe they will choose to carry it too. Have a blessed week. Debbie

Michelle said...

What an interesting idea!

Sarah said...

Wow, that is such a neat idea! Hope you don't mind me sharing the link with my Facebook friends! :)

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE ThUrSdAy!