Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I purchased this collection of BUTTONS at the local Volunteers of America Thrift Store for $2.99!
All the buttons were threaded together, worn and weathered...They are PERFECT this way!
They remind me of WHAT'S IN!
WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN!









Thanks for looking, Button Floozies!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

$1.00 bag

I went into a resale shop that has upscale items however found this small bag of white buttons marked $1.00. Which made me happy

                                                                 
 I found 3 little buttons with a rhinestone center, a couple glass buttons
 The rest are mother of pearl and odd and ends of vintage buttons, they will all find a new home in jars of like buttons

                                             Oh one tulip button                    

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

American Songbirds by Singer Sewing Machine

I just finished a few more birds in the series of American song birds put out on advertising cards by Singer Sewing Machines around the turn of the century. There were 14 birds in the  series and I have gradually worked through them. I have the entire collection of cards of the Singer series and plan to use them in a needlework project.



All  buttons are hand painted by me and there are no transfers. They are meant for decorative or collective purposes and are not washable.. Each finished button received several coats of an acyrilic sealer to protect them.  You can see more of my buttons on my Etsy site... https://www.etsy.com/shop/olderrose

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Military Buttons


I was digging through a glass covered dish full of buttons I bought at an estate sale couple years ago and still spotting buttons I didn't know was in this dish. I had never noticed the button with the eagle on it

                                                           


I bought the box of buttons for all the buttons with stones on them and a few rhinestone buttons. Love the large metal button with the black stone. It's about size of a silver  half dollar

                                                               
 There is some fabulous silver metal buttons also I need to figure out how to make a bracelet out of these

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rhinestone Buttons


I have been playing in a small cabinet filled with some of my old precious rhinestone buttons and other small treasures, thought I'd just show a peak. It's a cloudy day again here and I didn't use a flash
                                                             
 I have some laying in a sterling and glass coaster
 I have buttons I think in every room of my house maybe except the bathroom, these are in my kitchen in a cabinet on my bar

I haven't found any fabulous buttons for some time now, hope you like my little show and tell Monday morning 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evening Star Button Celebrates Its 10th Annivesary!

June 28, 2016 the Evening Star Button Club turns 10!

On June 13th, our club gathered to celebrate it's 10th anniversary.  Charter members, former members and current members were invited to attend. 
 
 
Please click here to read more about our club!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cleaning out Button Jars

I love buttons LOL

This is some buttons I had forgotten I had. I am going through jars and drawers of my buttons

This is some metal buttons  I have                                                                            

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  I really like glass buttons
                                                                           

These are just some common buttons however it's fun to play with them on this dark rainy Sunday afternoon 





Friday, May 8, 2015

Children's Art With Buttons

I am currently teaching a new RECYCLED Mixed Media Art Class. The students range in age 6 to 12 years old. In this class the students create ART with all found objects, materials, papers, and more. Here are a few works where the students used some found BUTTONS in their ARTWORK. 
Please, check it out...




What FUN ways to use buttons!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Button embroidery

I finished a colorful little project I've been stitching on in my free time...
buttons, of course. Stitched on a tea towel.
Happy May Day!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A button wedding cake

Read all about it today at Philadelphia Wedding online.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mother's Day bookmarks

A friend asked me to make a button bookmark for her to give her mom for Mother's Day.  I was glad she did because it made me get back in the bookmark making mode.




It also made me realize that people might have special buttons from family members but don't know what to do with them.  So I put up two Etsy listings--one for the Mother bookmark using my button and one for a button bookmark made with buttons sent in by the customer.  They can also choose the word they want--REMEMBER, NANA, SISSY, EXPLORE, CHERISH....

I like how the buttons look dangling out of the book: 



I experimented with different ways of placing the buttons, which was fun.  I'll post pictures of some of the other options soon.  You can read more about the project on my blog.http://elizabethjennings.com/2015/04/18/for-mothers-day-and-beyond/

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Colorado State Button Society Show today in Denver

The Colorado State Button Society members are busy with their annual button show and sale, Square Up Your Buttons.  The show takes place today at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more details, visit their website.




This year the button SALE portion of the event is free and open to the public -- what a bonus!  You won't find a more varied selection of buttons anywhere on the planet than you will at any button show sale!  Here are some photos of beauties I've purchased at their shows in past years:






Check the National Button Society website to find out about local shows you might have in your area.  If you are near one -- you don't want to miss it!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Button-y tags

I had some stray buttons that were interesting.
And some scraps of paper.
I put the two together...
 And then kept going!  Tactile, mindless...fun!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Restorative buttons

After many months of searching at thrift stores for buttons and coming up relatively empty, I had a restorative experience yesterday!  As in, it restored my faith that it was possible to find beautiful buttons in thrift stores.
I found these at the bottom of a bin at our Goodwill Outlet.  The sparkly ones were mixed in with some Christmas ornaments -- not even vintage ornaments.
 The larger stones on the outside are aurora borealis stones; the smaller ones have a pale green tinge.
Here's what the back looks like.  I think they are just beautiful!
I believe these grape cluster buttons are made from Lucite or a similar plastic with sparkles in the mix.  They definitely need to be cleaned but I have to research the best way before I attempt it.
Aren't they fun?
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