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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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National Button Week 2014 Part V “The Ladies” (backgrounds)

Isn’t this a nice button?  It dates to about 1870 and was probably used on a dress.  The figure is brass,  . . . with a deep purple velvet background and surrounded by a brass ring.

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National Button Week 2014 Part I “The Ladies”

Everyone is agog!  It’s National Button Week!  The third week in March holds the time slot for the most celebrated week of all — we will once again embark on a thrilling and possibly educational series of posts this week. … Continue reading

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A January Day

Yes, another snow storm—this one light and fluffy and beautiful . . . and I’m spending the day the way I often do–sewing:

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Selling Seeds in 1953

I found this old seed packet advertising recently–from 1953, and had fun looking through it.  You would sell packets of seeds for 10 cents a packet and then earn PRIZES for your sales!  How easy was that?  It says right … Continue reading

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The Titusville Button Show September 2013

The New Jersey State Button Society held its meeting and show in Titusville at the fire hall on Saturday, September 7.  I’ll share with you the buttons I bought: First, some glitz—that’s a heavy old rhinestone button, about an inch … Continue reading

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Buttons from St. Louis

Yes!  Well, you might not have to click to enlarge! On our recent visit to St. Louis (mainly to revisit old restaurants), we spent some time foraging in antique markets, shops, etc, and I’d like to share some of the … Continue reading

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Buttons from London

One of our first forays in London was to a button store, of course–having already bought a book the evening before . . .So we went to The Button Queen– which I had seen on a YouTube video before I … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 3

Today let’s study buttons that are still on their old original advertising cards. Remember you can click, and double click again to see details in the photos. This circus card is great. If you click the photo to enlarge, you … Continue reading

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