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Some Elsa Schiaparelli Buttons

The National Button Society convention will be meeting from July 26th to August 1.  Loic Allio–author of Boutons is scheduled to speak and I bet he will be mentioning Elsa Schiaparelli buttons! So I decided to republish my post from last year … Continue reading

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What They Wore in London

It was fun to see what the streetwear was in London while we were there.  Most of these photos show teenagers on their way to school on weekdays.  If I could bring back one keen fashion hint it would be … Continue reading

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Interesting Buttons

Lately I’ve acquired some interesting buttons you might like to look at.  I like to wonder what clothing they were on– a pretty suit?  a man’s waistcoat?  a pink wool coat?

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Back from Vacation!

Well, we didn’t actually go anywhere, but I feel like I had a nice week’s vacation . . . our fourteen year old granddaughter came to visit for four days and we really packed . . .

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Buttons on Cards, with marriage in mind Part 3

Now I hear wedding bells!  Thanks for all the creative pairings you made and shared with us.  

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Buttons on Cards, with marriage in mind Part 2

Do you have a clear impression of the 10 ladies on the button cards?– (see last post—Part 1 of this series . . .) Now, we’ll present the available men on the button cards.  But—! as my neighbor, Millie, used … Continue reading

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Buttons on Cards, with marriage in mind Part 1

Yesterday I took out a bunch of buttons that are on their original cards. I like to collect them for their graphics.  I noticed that although I have a few with photos of couples, many of my button cards have … Continue reading

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Ardor of Paris designer buttons

This is a specialized button post–featuring the buttons made by the House of Ardor–La Maison Ardor.  If you like cute little bunnies, there’s also something in this post for you!  Announcement/Correction to this site.  A reader has educated me about … Continue reading

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The Titusville NJ Button Show May ’14

It was a beautiful morning to drive down along the river to the Titusville NJ button show last Saturday.   I met a friend there and we stayed for hours!  Want to see what I bought?

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A Schiaparelli Swimsuit

Last year O’Half bought this book for me at an auction. It was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that ran from September 28, 2003 to January 4, 2004. It is out of print … Continue reading

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