Today in blogland you will find lots and lots of pretty vintage buttons. Today is the day to share photos of some of your personal stash and favorites.
This was all the brilliant idea of Analaise of Sugar*Sugar. Pop over to her blog today and find links to buttons all over the world.
I don’t even know where to begin. Actually the beginning for me was an auction in Keyport, NJ. My BFF Beth was visiting me at my home in Middletown on the Jersey Shore. Neither of us had ever been to an auction and there just happened to be one that Friday evening in Keyport. Well, Mr GeorgiaPeachez was busy with a concert at his shed, PNC Bank Arts Center. So that left us girls with nothing to do. (Actually we have three kids between us and Beth’s husband so we left daughter No 1 in charge and took hubby with us)
We got ourselves over to Keyport which is right on the coast. A cute little town with a few antique malls and an auction house. We signed up and got our paddle then perused the offerings. There was a large box of assorted buttons that caught our eye.
When the bidding began and finally got to the buttons we were ready. Unfortunately there was another interested party or we would have had them for a song. Due to Beth’s encouraging, fortunately we ended up as high bidder and we took our prizes home and split the bootie.
We came away with a fabulous assortment of vintage buttons and I am still using those buttons today. That purchase was the first that really wet my appetite for collecting and hoarding these simple utilitarian beauties of the past.
These are some very special buttons. The pink one with the blue rhinestones is my most coveted button. It’s just plastic, but I love it.
I do try to sort my buttons by color. I have so many it helps me stay organized.
These german glass buttons are destined to become jewelry.
I love BIG buttons!
Just pretty buttons.
I’ve taken buttons and put them together and made brooches. Sometimes I add them to my totes.
Friday it was 87 degrees here and today it will be about 48. Don’t ya just love March weather! Enjoy your Sunday and enjoy all the buttons today :->