Pretty day last Friday and O’Half and WOODY and I headed out
to the middle of Pennsylvania! Day trip for Woody! He usually goes
to the spa while we’re out on a sizable trip, but he was good as gold
the whole time with us. But you want to see the buttons we bought . . .
I shouldn’t actually use the pronoun “we” because “they” sat outside
the Lantern Lodge where the show was held—while I did all the
hard work. Want to see what I bought? It’s a mixed bag—get out
your pencils and be ready to vote for your favorite.
I bought this nice variety of fabric buttons: can’t decide which one I
like best, can you?
An important (to me) find was this military locket button.
These were used in WW I and WW II and the soldier could
carry a photo of his sweetheart with him. Or I suppose a
Wac/Wave, etc could carry a photo of her sweetheart with her.
This one didn’t come with any photos but I think I’m going
to put tiny pictures of my Uncle Eddie and Aunt Mary in
there. Good project, hm?
These buttons don’t look unusual, but you can tell if
they will be locket buttons by looking for the Los Angeles
maker on the backmark.
This next group of ASSORTED MATERIALS is kind of fun.
I’ll tell you right now that I dearly love that black leather
button with the white leather strips–looks so ultra designer.
The back is incised Made in Czechoslovakia. I expect someone
will select the little white glass dog . . .
This next pretty button is, I think, enamel on tin, and
has an A.P.& Cie PARIS backmark:
Wow! I finally managed a side-by-side photo setup.
Two pretty little VELVET back buttons–btw, the
button on the right gets O’Half’s vote for favorite.
One set of buttons to go . . .these are DESIGNER
buttons—one of my favorite categories—-the white
metal “bug” button is by Francois Hugo and the other
two fab heavy plastic ones are by Scemama. The
red, white and blue “three flowers” button gets my
vote for favorite of the day.
I bought one other item—-by Schiaparelli—but
I’m saving THAT for another post—
Thanks for watching—