If I wasn't sure to get glue and paint on myself, I might get dressed up just enough to wear my brooches at home. Wouldn't that be a sight? Paint drips and bits of papers glued to my arms and then a brooch, you know, I just might try it!
Brooches are not for old ladies, just for ladies who aren't working with sticky fingers, unless they're sticky from the dessert cart at teatime. Creampuffs! Eclairs! Sugar high... Neapolitans are a bit awkward to handle.
I think brooches are versatile jewelery pieces and little works of art. Put them on a pillow, in a picture frame, as a holder on curtains, on a belt, handbag, or hat, to secure a scarf, or put a chain/cord/ribbon through the catch to wear as a pendant, etc.
Do you have any brooches or do you never think of them as contemporary? What's your favorite dessert?