Squeak! Just getting in under the wire here—with
nine little button goodies for you to ponder:
Starting with this vintage paperweight glass button with a
gold leaf elephant seen through the windows . . . it’s 5/8″ in
Little “charmstring” buttons were favorites with Victorian girls. Here’s
a pretty blue cone shaped one I like:
This porcelain button with gold rim has some nice age . . .
Lithograph buttons were popular in the nineteenth century.
And ladies were a favorite subject. This button has an
interesting fleur-di-lis border:
Jacksonian buttons were in use from 1840 to the 1850s.
There is a good article in this month’s National Button Society
booklet. I was told my button represents farm equipment.
It is 9/16 inches in diameter.
Everyone loves Bakelite buttons. (Am I generalizing here?)
This oddly shaped and designed one is one inch in diameter:
Nursery rhyme characters are fun to collect, too.
Here is one inch Ring Around the Rosy—-Kate Greenway cutout:
And a hard to find Tom Thumb:
And we’ll finish up in the nursery at bedtime with a teddy bear
button. He is 7/8 inches in diameter:
It was fun for me to review some of these old favorites and
I hope you enjoyed it as well.