Tuesday Thrift

Thrifting Tuesday: Through the roof!

Since I moved I have the perfect excuse to go thrifting again. Sadly the thrift store that is close to my house has prices that are through the roof. I was searching for a simple white ceramic pot. I found the perfect one. But then the price: ten euros. TEN! Are they crazy?! I would like to pay 10 cents, pardonnez-moi. I ended up buying nothing but having fun when seeing former teapot collection. Then I found something that looked promising. The Antiekbeurs. Also crazy prices. But lovely chairs… Speaking of chairs, I have began the search for the perfect […]

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December: Moving, closing and beginning

Hope you have had great holidays. After all the festivities and other activities in the end of december (I moved! Yes, again. I can’t believe it either but I will tell you more about it soon) I am back to work and also back to Broesj. A small recap of other things happened in december: I moved! Yes, again… For about a week there was a house of boxes growing in my apartment. But look at my new place! I’m so happy. And my new old ATAG stove. In my tiny kitchen where I prepared retro snacks for new years […]

Brooch Collection

Brooch Collection: Claire (from NoveltybroochFriday)

Today is a good day. Not only there is finally a Brooch Collection post online. But it’s one of the founders of NoveltyBroochFriday* that is willing to share her lovely collection. Meet Claire! * every friday people all over the world share a picture of their brooch that they wear that day and tag the picture with the hashtag #noveltybroochfriday Which one is your favourite and why?  It is so hard to pick a favourite but If I can, I’d pick a type: it would be the recent handmade brooches I have collected.  There are so many fantastic crafters and […]

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Tuesday Thrift: 7 Brooches and dumpster diving

Finally I went thrifting again! Yes. But before I go to the thrifting part, I did found some other treasures. On the street! The one big thing missing since I moved was a sofa. And tada, I found one. Since I live on the 4th floor (and we do not have an elevator) this was the perfect solution, since I could carry it upstairs. The small desk / cabinet was a bit heavier, but luckily I had a dinner party organized that night so my friends helped me to bring it upstairs. I still have no […]

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How a Broesj brooch ended in a Etsy TV commercial

One of the perks of having an Etsy shop is the easy way that customers can contact you. I love to receive pictures of happy customers who are wearing their brooch. A while ago I received this message from Max Rosie: Not sure if you remember me, but i bought a Turquise Horse Brooch off you back in February 5th 2014. It was the first item i ever bought on etsy when i opened my first Shop. In the United Kingdom Etsy have just made their first Etsy UK Television advert and i was lucky enough to […]

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Brooch Collection: Annelies

Sunday, time for a brooch collection. This time round we see a part of the Annelies’ collection. She is the owner of the blog Allihoppa, a DIY-queen and a good friend of mine. She was also the star at the Best Kept Secret Festival, she helped out behind our booth (thanks again, Annelies!) Voor het bericht in het Nederlands scroll verder naar beneden! What is your favorite brooch in your collection and why? “My favorite brooch is – oh how can I choose – well, I still think the wooden fox. Which I got from my husband who […]

Week in brooches

The Week in Brooches

Happy Monday. How have you been? Here all goes well. Work is going fine and things are busy, so that’s a good sign. Still struggling not to bee too busy. It’s a challenge. Especially when you are your own boss. Here is what I’ve been up to lately, told through brooches! There have been a lot of regular working days with me sitting behind the computer. Apparently I have a theme: Work days mean blue shirts and flower brooches. My favorite pair Heinz Brooches: The ketchup and the pickle pin. I love the set. I’ve bought them on eBay a while […]


DIY: Brooch Wreath

If you have too many brooches*, you do not wear brooches anymore or you just want to do something crafty: Why not make a brooch wreath? If you are not willing to sacrifice all your brooches, check out Fiorella’s shop. She sells amazing wreaths! All the pictures in this post belong to Fiorella *in my opinion you can never have to many brooches!

Thrift in the City

Lovely weekend in Leuven

Our first road trip was a great succes. Since we had so much fun we decided to make it an annual tradition. This year we ended up in Leuven! The team! Maggie Again, Allihoppa, Mouseblossom and yours truly. When we were lost we ended up in something I call Brooch Paradise. The shop was called Hexagoon. It’s a must-see for fabric, craft material, fabrics, scarfs and: BROOCHES! They we so incredibly awesome. I had to chose one from the three above. Finally I went for the black bird brooch. The next day we decided to do some thrifting! We […]

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Vintage inspired shoes: Orla Kiely meets Clarks

I had no idea why but I was feeling a bit under the weather last week. I Probably needed to adjust getting back to work after the most perfect holiday ever. Then I received news that made my day. It involved Orla Kiely. And boy, I love her patterns! They are so colorful, bold an retro-inspired. Every day I carry around ‘her’ laptop sleeve. Next to laptop sleeves, bags and wonderful bedding Orla Kiely now designs shoes! She joined forces with Clarks and they have produced an autumn/winter collection. I was allowed to choose one pair and try them out. After […]