Myerstown Button Show update: the locket button

military locket button ©booksandbuttons

military locket button ©booksandbuttons

Remember the military locket button I bought at the
Myerstown show?    I found some photos to put in it. Now it looks “real”.
Will tell you the details below.
I thought you might sleep better knowing it’s been
filled in.

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To put old photos in the locket button, I decided to look
through old family albums:

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And it was an interesting process to find photos that might
be of sweethearts.  Finally I decided to use photos of my
mother and father . . .and it was fun to chat with my
sister and choose which ones to select.  Thank goodness
for the internet and being able to talk about photos from
long distance!  Can’t resist showing you a photo of my
parents before they were married:

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and one of my mother and her older sister–
(stripes are so slimming, aren’t they?

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And that’s the end of the post about the military
locket button!

Military locket button 7/8 inch in diameter

Military locket button 7/8 inch in diameter

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8 Responses to Myerstown Button Show update: the locket button

  1. FictionFan says:

    Ah, these pictures are perfect for it! Do you know who the people are?

  2. Mary Jo says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to learn more. And now I can sleep 🙂
    But my faves are 2 of the fabric ones, that look like something from the bakery. One is the big white confection, white sequins with tiny white beads sewn in the centers; and the other a shiny thick twisted braid in strawberry and chocolate? Or raspberry? Yum! Hope I haven’t thrown off the voting, choosing 2 … will just have to wait and see!

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Guess what, Mary Jo—I love that big white beaded button, too!
      That was the first one I chose of the fabric group the dealer had.
      I picture it on some fabulous Easter suit or something . . .
      And, yes, OK, vote for a second one—hardly throwing off the
      voting such as it is. ♫ Nice to hear from you again.

  3. Buttondeb says:

    I didn’t know that there were locket buttons. What a wonderful idea!
    So I am wondering…are there yet other types of “remember me” buttons? Besides the velvet Civil War ones, the woven hair ones…Hey! There’s a great topic for a post!

  4. Buttondeb says:

    PS Your mother looks adorable. Love her hair in those pics!

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