Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
I find buttons in my travels to the antique malls, yard sales, and local thrift stores. I am a new contributor to the Button Floozies' Blog.
My name is Sue, and I will share my BUTTON BLISS with all of the followers and visitors to this blog. Please take a look at these recent button finds....
Sunday, March 23, 2014
These photos are just a few of the buttons I recently purchased in estate sale buttons tins
If you are interested in seeing more of my estate sale button finds and to read my article on
Gone with the Wind buttons, please click here to visit my Vintage Connections blog post.
Happy button hunting to you, Tami Hacker
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Don't you love finding buttons tucked away in antique markets?
Look how someone mounted colored buttons on Bingo cards -- just simple plastic buttons, but it makes a special display.
I really love this general-store type drawer unit (front, above)
And here's the back.
Lots of goodies tucked inside...
and on top! I adore the look of clear glass jars full of white buttons!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Last weekend I met an elderly gentleman at the flea market who has been collecting buttons for many years. I feel in love with a tray of rhinestone buttons and was able to negotiate a price that I felt was reasonable for both of us. He thought that most of the ones I purchased were from the 40's.
If any one has suggestions for a good resource to learn more about my new collection or a way to display them, please comment.
Posted by Sharon at 9:59 AM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Today I opened my email to find a Pinterest message that someone had re-pinned a picture from my Beautiful Buttons board. I checked out her board, which had a picture posted from a place called The Button Art Museum in Vancouver Canada. I couldn't quite figure out how the website worked, but finally realized that clicking on the little thumbprints under the first large picture brought up different art.
Then I noticed that the owners had their own Pinterest site,
It's button heaven, so check it out. (But only if you have lots of time!)
Friday, February 21, 2014
I recently found some wonderful buckles, buttons, vintage textiles and other small treasures.
To see and read more about them, please come visit me at
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
One social media site I belong to is called The Vintage Village. It is a Ning community site, for those of you familiar with that. Many of the members have vintage or antique shops (hence the name), but others do not and are collectors or just interested in the subject. Members have their own "page" and can post photos and links to stuff they sell, whether on Etsy, Ruby Lane, Zibbet, or other websites.
Today this caught my eye, posted by an Etsy shop by the name of Quinsippi Mercantile, who specializes in paper ephemera.
It is a 1969 revised edition of the booklet published by the National Button Society.
Here is the link if you would like to see more photos and details about this treasure.
Monday, January 20, 2014
When I do crazy quilting there is a specific order...piecing, laces, trims, embroidery, beads and the final step are the buttons.. So when you see me adding the buttons you know it's almost done. I've been collecting the buttons for my women's suffrage quilt for 3 years. They are mostly vintage metal and black glass.
I have been doing buttons all week...hundreds of them.
To see the final stages go to http://olderrose.blogspot.com/2014/01/plans-are-shaping-up-for-border.html
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Just wanted to share a cute little button I've stitched to the front of a camera bag.I'm not sure what era this one is from but I think it goes so nicely with the retro looking fabrics :)It's a sky blue plastic that looks somewhat like a knot.
|more about the bag on my blog ;)|
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I love to buy those little grab bags of buttons at thrift stores.
You just never know what you'll get; these three ranged in price from 99 cents to $1.99 each.
They yielded lots of plain, pedestrian buttons.
And some non-button stuff, like these glass beads (or charms.)
And these stick pins, and stick pin bases. Won't those bases look cute with buttons attached for simple pins?
Then these modern buttons, which remind me of cat eyes.
Some metal, and shell set in metal.
And then this assortment; I love the large, shiny grey shell buttons.
And wouldn't those penny buttons look cute on a President's Day themed tag?
I think that's where they're headed.
These two were my favorites!
All in all, it wasn't a bad haul for the money
And the few dollars I paid for the three bags was well worth the thrill of the hunt, to me.