Category Archives: antiques

January buttons with interesting shanks

Hello–bought some “new” buttons at an antique shop yesterday and noticed that there was writing inscribed on the back around the metal shank. I couldn’t read what it said until I used a magnifying glass at home. Even then, it … Continue reading

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Visiting Yarmouth, Maine

O’Half and I — away we went to Yarmouth, Maine! It’s about a seven hour trip.  And we took Woody! 

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Memories of Portobello

Note: you know I’m taking an online writing course with the Iowa Workshop. One of the recent assignments was to write a detailed description of a subject from a recent writing.   So I chose to write about the Portobello … Continue reading

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Titusville NJ Button Show Sept 12, 2015

It’s Saturday and today was the Titusville Button Show–didn’t see you there so I’ll let you catch up with some photos.

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National Button Week 2015

Squeak!  Just getting in under the wire here—with nine little button goodies for you to ponder:

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A Christmas Button for You

I have a special button to show you today.  It is an antique Christmas button with a mistletoe pattern!

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Buttons from Portobello Market

Who wants to see the buttons I bought at Portobello Market in London?  OK, then, come along . . .

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The Mercer Museum in Doylestown PA

Two of our granddaughters and I went to the Mercer Museum in Doylestown today.  And just to show you what a quick learner I am,

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Stuff in the Old Blue Trunk

As usual, I’m looking for something I can’t find.  And I thought– “maybe it’s in the old blue trunk!”  and so I took a look:  (you can, too)

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Old Black Glass Buttons, larger

A few years ago when I told a friend that I was getting interested in button collecting, she sighed and told me that her aunt used to collect buttons.  My friend couldn’t see the point—cards of old black glass buttons … Continue reading

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