This rainbow-striped toucan brooch is one of the treasures I found last month while rummaging through the remaining childhood belongings at my parents’ house.
I loved this thing so much. I guess I just had a passion for rainbows. I found this pin in the same box as the toucan.
Come to think of it, I still have a passion for rainbow-y fashion, like this Castelbajac Lego dress I bought in 2009.
Time flies, man. I feel like I got that dress and the matching rainbow-y shoes yesterday.
The jeans in the photo above have gotten pretty gross. I got them in 2008 and now they’re only fit to wear around the house. I figured they’d also be good for crawling around in my parents’ basement. I definitely didn’t mean to take an outfit photo with them but, after going through the basement, I wanted to take a picture of my parents outside the front door of the house. Of course, my father had to go for the American Gothic pose …
… so he got out some props. Mom and Dad couldn’t manage the required dour expressions though.
Then MrB insisted that I join in so he could take a picture of the three of us.
Wait a minute! Why am I the only one holding a HOE? Humph! If I had known, I would have worn some matching rings.
I’ve got jewelry for every occasion!
I should point out that as wonderful as the toucan pin is, it wasn’t the No. 1 treasure I found at my parents’ house. If you missed my post about the dragon bell, click here to see what inspired a lot of my jewelry designs.
That's Not My Age says
Your mum & dad have fab smiles just like you – no dour expressions in the Brandes household!
We’re very angry and depressed on the inside but we hide it well 😉
Jet aka Punk Glam Queen says
How do you manage to look chic while digging around a basement? I actually found a rainbow pin I had from the mid 70s not too long ago, same type of ceramic, but just a rainbow with a cloud above it, so I guess we all had them at some point! I love the “American Gothic” pic, you hoe! I don’t think I’ve ever seen your mother not smiling! She’s so lovely, say hi from me! XXX
I will say hi!
Faux Fuchsia says
love the hoe snaps!! x
LOL, I was like “DAD!”
Susan Partlan says
So funny. Your parents are totally adorable.
They’re funny ones, that’s for sure.