Check out my blog Country Frog Creations. I have loved buttons ever since I was a little girl hanging out with my Grandmother. I came into alot of her buttons when she passed, and have been adding to my collection ever since. I have a huge box of buttons on cards that an ex-girlfriend of mine came into from a friend of hers. Also, this summer I have been hunting at my northern antique shops and picked up several bags of buttons...some of them for a $1! This picture is of some I just bought a few weeks ago and they are "Honking"!! Check out how they compare to a quarter!
I will be posting the cards I have to the Flickr group after the holiday weekend.
I also wanted to share the button flower I made recently. Here is a close-up shot. I used a large green felt flower from Stampin' UP! as the base, 2 regular buttons, and a fabric button in the middle. These were held together with large glue dots. I just love the colors together.
After seeing all you have posted about your stashes and projects, I only have ONE QUESTION. How do you know a button is "vintage"?? Dumb question, maybe, but I know if they are still on a card it's easier - some would call it cheating - but I have NO idea how you can tell if you'd pick one out of a big jar. Please - a little help here would be greatly appreciated!
I can't wait to get more involved with ya'll and contributing to the site....maybe I will try some button flowers on a wire next.....Thanks for all your inspiration!
Until tomorrow friends....