My sister Julia told me about this site today and I thought it was totally blog-worthy.
Brooch Bouquets are a little trend that's been gathering lots of hype. Amanda Heer is the designer of Fantasy Floral Designs and the signature "Brooch Bouquets". Check out her blog here.
i think that this would be such a fun job! Hunting through thrift stores and finding as many brooches as you can...even totally hideous ones can be used to create a beautiful bouquet as long as they fit in with the colour scheme of the bouquet. I'd say brooches are a fairly overlooked accessory these days, so I bet thrift stores are overflowing with them!