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 ...


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

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

  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

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

  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!

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