Sunday, May 22, 2016

Buttons, Lace & Textiles


Here's a peak at some of the lovelies I have found this Spring



More to peak at here at Vintage Connections

Hope you are finding some treasures too!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Missouri Button Show

For the first time I attended the Missouri Button Club show at Lake of The Ozarks in Missouri.
I really enjoyed seeing all the different priced buttons. From one dollar for the mother of pearl buttons up to $495 button for one of a kind ceramic button of maybe Marie Antoinette face on it or a King or Lord ? or some past Queen. Of course the $495 dollar buttons were on cards not in a pole box.
It was so entertaining to dig through all the poke boxes from $1 up to $10 a button.I found everything I liked in the $3 poke box. I had never noticed this kind of button before,they really caught my eye

                                                               

They are like a knot I found them so interesting 


I love how they are twisted 

 I just love the designs
 One of the ladies that went with me is from Columbia Missouri and Pamela came down from Iowa to go with us
Thanks for looking. If you know their name please let me know. I know they are a celluloid button 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Best of Nests Button Giveaway

I put together a collection of birds in nests (including a button nest) I've embroidered and I realized it had been ages since I did something fun like a giveaway...so I'm combining nests and giveaway... Check out the nests on my blog and leave a comment and I will pick a name Sunday and the winner will receive a hand painted antique MOP button... painted by me of course. http://olderrose.blogspot.com/…/05/best-of-nests-giveaway.h…

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just Buttons


I have been trying to get my studio organized so I wouldn't be embarrassed if someone wanted to take a peek at my play area. Seems I get distracted playing and organizing my buttons instead

                                                         

 I probably shouldn't be embarrassed? should I we have all seen messes of good stuff in our lives of collecting and playing with vintage items




Honestly I had some other pictures I wanted to show however I can't find the pictures because I downloaded them into Picsa  and really can't find them I don't like that program at all. 
It's the only one my iphone will download to then the pictures disappear in my compute? maybe you can help give me an idea what i,m doing 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Special Bowl for my Buttons

I wanted to share an abalone  shell I decorated to hold some of my Mother Of Pearl buttons. I also love rhinestones and this worked out great for a fancy bowl to hold some buttons. I used E600 glue and an old rhinestone belt.

                                                                     


before I decorated her

Monday, April 11, 2016

Latest button gift

A friend of mine had a large amount of vintage  buttons given to her and after she picked out the ones she wanted she gave me these.
I sorted them yesterday in the jars or assorted colors  I have in the studio. I mostly like the white and mother of pearl buttons
                                                           
 These buttons are very light weight, not plastic, I don't know what they are?
 It's the perfect day to play with buttons since it is cloudy and raining

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Black Jet Buttons

I get to play for a while this morning in the studio and rearranging my lace in jars and just had to pour out some of my favorite buttons and touch them. I wanted to show them off

                                                                     
 Mixed pile of beauties
 I haven't found any beauties for some time now, hope to go to the Button Society here in Missouri

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How buttons were made in 1929

I saw this on a button society website -- so much fun to see a working button factory in 1929!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Inherited Buttons

My sister gave me all her old buttons she had picked up different places, lucky for me she was cleaning out closets. She thought I could sell them in my yard sales? NO WAY they are mine LOL
Here are some of my favorite of the box full she gave me
                                                                                     
                                                                     
 LOve the mother of pearl shell buttons
 she had a lot of interesting metal buttons
 I really would like to stay home and play with them this morning but need to get to a grandsons basketball game



Thanks for looking at my newest old buttons





                                           

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Penny's Button Posy

It's a lot of fun to meet creative people from all over the world who share a love of the humble button. Penny is a fellow Floozie I "met" through one of our swaps a couple of years ago.  She just sent me this surprise in the mail:
Knowing my love of vintage, and buttons -- and vintage buttons! -- she created a button posy.  It came with a cute card, and letter, and it was mounted on another sweet vintage card!
At the center of the button creation is an antique glass charm string button.  I love it!
Penny also let me know she is doing a feature every week on Instagram that I know you will all want to know about: Button Tin Tuesday!  You can follow her there: chickensweaterknitter and see what fabulous button gems she posts -- I have, and I will look forward to it!  Above, last Tuesday's beautiful button Penny posted!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fancier Buttons

I got a candy jar full of some of my fancier buttons out to show a friend of what kind of buttons I am always on the hunt for.I love my mother of pearl buttons and the old colored buttons from the era of 1920's -40's which I have a huge jar full but these are my Donwton Abby buttons LOL

Oh I have seen the last episodes of Downton Abby and it hasn't ruined me watching every week.
I sure hate to see this wonderful show end. Don't these first buttons look like off a Downton Abby dress of MaMaw's

                                                                   
 A mix of delicious buttons
 love black jet glass buttons

 My old favorites heavy metal rhinestone buttons



Thanks for looking I do enjoy this blog about buttons which we have Laurie to thank

Janice 

Friday, February 12, 2016

LOVE and Buttons

This is a small collage heart that was created with found papers, notions and BUTTONS!
"LOVE" by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS
Happy Valentine's Day BUTTON FLOOZIES!



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine Buttons

Today I put up a few of the sweet button Valentine crafts I've been seeing around the internet.  

This is probably my favorite: 

It was on Laurabomber.blogspot.fi   I especially like the swirls and the ballerina detail.  My dancing daughter would love it!!

You can see more on my blog.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Still Playing with Buttons

I found a button I had purchased from a vender at a quilt convention once when I use to go to the quilts shows,before I realized i'm not a quilter just takes entirely to long for me I like instant gratification on projects. I love to embellish material .My favorite color is blue so this button stole my heart
                                                                     
 I made an altered art necklace and have the button attached to the chain  however easy removed and the button not damaged in any way
Are you playing with your button stash any ?  please show them

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MOP Buttons

I am determined to make me a necklace out of mother of pearl larger size buttons
I found a book with simple instructions and then went to Joan's fabrics to get the coated wire they suggest to be used and was shocked to see price of this special thread $15.99 spool. Guess i'm behind times.  I didn't have the fastener I need so guess it's back to Joan's

                                                                         
 I want it with all the large white buttons I just had to show some of my pretty mother of pearl belt loops and I love the older rhinestone buttons. I have more carved mother of pearl whites
 I am hoping to attend the Missouri Button Society show at Lake of the Ozarks this spring .I don't want to stay 3 days but would like to know what all is involved in the show
If you attend the Button Society shows tell me the procedures of events

Sunday, January 10, 2016

If you follow Button Floozies via Google Friend Connect...

via Pinterest
I'm posting this as information so that, if you don't have a gmail account and have been following Button Floozies on Google Friend connect, you won't wonder where the blog disappeared to tomorrow!

For what it's worth, even though I obviously do have a gmail account, I still use Bloglovin' to follow all my favorite blogs and I really like it.  You just type in Button Floozies in the search bar and click Follow This Blog.

I hope no one goes away as a result of this really dumb change that Blogger is making.  Anyway, here's that information:

(From Blogger:) In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Adding Buttons

A mixed media piece I did

Evening Star Button Club Christmas - 2016


Buttons, button handmade gifts, food & friendship...if you want to read more please click here to come visit our Evening Star Button Club Christmas - 2016 party. 

Hope your holiday season was filled with blessings, love ones and of course, a button or two!
Button Hugs, Tami

Monday, January 4, 2016

Forever home for these special buttons.

Years ago I bought these buttons on Ebay.  They were on the original card and their origin was the USA zone of Germany so they can easily be dated to right after WW2 .  They are molded glass with a mirrored backing.  I have tried many times to use them but they always have been too glitzy or too large..  But I have found the perfect home for them and still have a five left.







I made  fabric journals of my needlework project with the theme of corsets. As you can see I used my lovely heart buttons to hold the "pages" together.
Each of the pages is faced with an ad from that time period..  I'm so glad I found a "forever" home for my beautiful old buttons..



 
 
 















Sunday, December 20, 2015

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