Monday, August 30, 2010

Antique Buttons

Several weeks I shared a story that involved the button collection I had as a child. Several of you asked if I still had it. Yes, I do...but most of them are somewhere in my dad's house where I grew up. However, three of the originals that started the collections are sewn to an unfinished vest hanging in my closet. The vest is no longer a style I would wear, but I keep it for the pretty pattern...and of course, the buttons.




The picture shows them a little larger then they are.  They are only about the size of a penny, each.  Aren't they cool?  I found them as a child in a large box of buttons in a shop called "The Sea" in San Pedro, California.  They were only 25 cents so I picked out these and a couple others I liked which weren't quite as intricate as these.  I've always thought they looked Victorian and wondered if they were really that old.  I should take them to an antique shop and find out.  Either way, they're lovely.


This post is linked in at Mosaic Monday and Mosaic Tuesday, where you can find a lot of other great mosaics.  It's also linked in at 2nd Time Around and ...



6 comments:

  1. Very special buttons indeed! Where is the time you could buy 'em for 25cents? ;)

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  2. You have a great button collection. At least collecting buttons does not take up a lot of space.

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  3. Hi Gayle, your antique buttons on the vest are beautiful. If you wait long enough, vests will be in again and this one looks cute as much as I can see. Smile!

    How funny that you have this same picnic basket. I think there is a part of us that dreams of having romantic picnics somewhere. I hope mine is more than a dream. HA!

    Have a happy day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  4. Very cool buttons, they're really special.

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  5. Your buttons are lovely. I bought a few vintage buttons on eBay a while back. I used them as clasps on some jewelry pieces I made. They're so much fun! Happy VTT!

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog! The buttons are beautiful! They just don't make them like that anymore.

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