2.24.2010

B is for Button

Continuing the vintage alphabet theme started by Melody of Brown Gingham Creations, this month features the letter B.

buttons

It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that, B is for buttons! I've collected them since inheriting my grandmother's sewing basket, I use tons of them in my Primrose Design creations, and I sell them on my website, too (over a thousand so far).

Bluebird button card

I love the ones on pretty cards, German glass buttons, and anything brightly-colored and flower shaped. Oh, who am I kidding—I love all of them!

buttons

All of the buttons shown here have come and gone—all sold on Etsy or my website. You probably wonder how I can part with them but one thing I've learned is that there are always more to be discovered down the road!

Romper Set

Come join in the fun at the Etsy Cottage Style blog!

15 comments:

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh yes, I've drooled over the buttons on your site more than a few times. :-)
Love those first two pierced(?) buttons!
Most of mine are from my grandma, too.

Kimberly

Debbi said...

These buttons are beautiful! Lucky you to inherit them. Hang on tight, I bet they are rare!

Melody said...

'B'irds of a feather 'B'log toegther! Botton button who's got the button? You always find the best buttons! Just once I'd love to go with you on a button hunt.

Judy said...

I love your buttons! I am a collector of buttons. Some I resell and others I keep. Really like your selection.

Buttonchief7 said...

What lovely buttons you've shown. Don't they make you happy just by existing? Too bad there's not a book on the creators of buttons.

someplace in thyme said...

OMG, what great buttons. I have never seen some of them, very vintage and valuable too, no doubt. Char

chris said...

One of my favorite things are vintage buttons! I absolutely love yours!! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing!
Best wishes,
Chris

CraftyHope said...

I love your buttons. I to inherited a button box (tin) from my great-grandmother. However, I have a hard time parting with them. Instead, I seek out buttons elsewhere. They're such mini-treasures to find.
I get so very giddy when I can find ones still on their cards.

Thanks for sharing some of yours.

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

B is for Beautiful! Love those buttons. They're the best!

Mom Wald said...

Those first buttons with the lace like structure are amazing! Lovely buttons are hard to find around here. Yay for Etsy!

janet said...

Those are called pierced buttons and yes, they do look like lace!

Rachel said...

Oh heavens, something else for us to spend time drooling over! And here's me trying to get away from the computer to do some stitching!

No, seriously, my mother and I share our button collection and every now and then, the PERFECT button for a project appears in the crowd...

heritage patchwork said...

Designer buttons I must say.What a lovely red rose on the buttons.And these days there is so much art with the buttons.

Chiot's Run said...

I love old buttons. I inherited both of my grandmother's button collections. I have fond memories of sorting through them when I was a little girl.

I remember going to Warther Museum when I was a little girl and seeing her button collection - I was amazed. I live so close I should go again.

http://www.warthers.com/Button_Collecting.htm

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

I love old sewing notions and buttons, too. I write a site on making antique inspired dolls & accessories at maidatoday.com, and linked to your tutorial on doing the braid stitch today. Just thought I'd let you know. Now I'm off to check your etsy shop. :-)

Dixie