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A Very Vintage Christmas

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Every year after Christmas at my grandparents’ house, we take a walk in the park. We burn off a few calories in anticipation of the feast that awaits us, and I get to try on some of my brand new accessories. This year, I asked Santa to supplement my vintage pin collection, and my dad and his girlfriend generously complied.

This beautiful wreath-like brooch was made by classic American costume jewelry designer Joseph Warner and displays a high level of craftsmanship that isn’t often found in costume jewelry today. Warner’s signature Japanned (blackened metal) settings offer a rich background for the varying shades of iridescent pink rhinestones that sparkle atop this beautiful vintage piece. I opted to pin it to my (also new!) J.Crew scarf to add a bit of embellishment to my otherwise casual look.

Thanks to the temperate California winter, I didn’t need a jacket; all I had to do was throw on this knit beanie, and Clarabelle and I were ready to hit the trails before heading back to the house to hit the trail mix. Needless to say, a few more long walks—and vintage brooches—are in our future.