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Lea Stein Costume Jewellery

Lea Stein owl

Dave and I have been starting to think about our christmas shopping and he wants to get me vintage brooch. He had a look around and eventually admitted defeat in the face of the masses of stuff out there and got me to have a look.

One of the things he came up with as an option was plastic costume jewellery by the French designer Lea Stein. We’d seem loads of them in the flea markets and antiques shops in Berlin, and Dave’s mum has a book on costume jewellery where they feature heavily. I thought most of the pieces were from the 1960s, but many are actually from the 1990s and 2000s – the company is still going.

I really really like them and think I will go with that as my present. The bright colours and chunkyness appeal to me and will go with my outfits, whereas something more delicately and sparkly is nice, but not for me. I think my favourite design is the owl right at the top, but I do like the cats as well.

What do you think? Which is your favourite? Have you started your christmas shopping yet?

Lea Stein cat brooch and earring

Lea Stein polar bear

Lea Stein Cat

Lea Stein fox

Lea Stein sleeping cat

Lea Stein baby owl

all photos from deco-girl.

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  • Make Do Style 6 October 2009, 5:15 pm

    That is forward planning I won't do anything until December!
    You have a lovely selection of brooches to choose from.

  • jayne 6 October 2009, 6:41 pm

    these are adorable, i collect owl pins already!

  • Biba 6 October 2009, 7:28 pm

    All of them are lovely, but if I had to choose I'd probably go with the fox. The owl is great, too.
    I have already got some Christmas presents for the extended family members but not for my immediate family. The children will most probably express their wishes anyway (and write a letter to Santa Claus…) so we'll just wait and see…

  • Sal 6 October 2009, 7:38 pm

    I can't even PICK a favorite. I adore them all!

  • ana b. 7 October 2009, 6:08 am

    I love love love the top cat one. The material is so gorgeous I want to touch it! But then the fox brooch is pretty darn cool too.

    Good idea choosing your present. Ensures you won't be disappointed.

  • Mathild-e 7 October 2009, 12:44 pm

    Whow you're very organized! I always shop last minute … I like the owl!

  • hollie 8 October 2009, 1:30 am

    A girl I know sells them for Lea Stein here in Melbourne but I have never seen the fox before!!!! I think it is my new fave.