It’s the penultimate day of National Button Week! And for a special treat today, I’m going off the button path (get it? beaten path?) . . . and featuring a class of buttons that I made up in my own mind. Glitzy buttons.
Whilst collecting and sorting buttons, it’s always fun to happen upon a “glitzy” one—might have been used on a really good suit—or a nice ballgown or party dress. You decide where you would use it. (Where ARE those old ballgowns anyway?)
One of my favorites—desert island type—is this white one with corded fabric and real Swarovski crystals and came from the Oscar de la Renta House of fashions. It’s a little over an inch in diameter.
And another fine specimen from O de la R is this one–with fabric in the center–also larger than an inch, and pretty classy.
What do you know about Bimini? Bimini glass? Well, they made buttons, too and even though I said we were through with “backs”, I’m just going to say that the back of a Bimini button should have a flowerpot and England stamp. (Mine does.)
Cute little turquoise ball button with inset turquoise rhinestones . . .can’t get this to line up correctly, so with your marking pen, please draw a line from this caption to the button below on the coral background. (!!)
And next, a modern one that you can buy right now at the button counter—LaMode button.
And finally, a sweet fluffy large button full of sequins and netting and of course, a rhinestone! Probably from the 1950s. I love it.
That’s all folks. Tune in tomorrow for some more of my favorites. Thanks for your patience.