Friday, May 28, 2010

Black Buttons

Just thought I'd share some buttons and goodies I found last week, in one of my favorite locations...
Black buttons are some of my favorites because they go with most everything!

This is one of my favorites~it reminds me of one of those fabric ruffly flowers that are so popular right now.
I think the package said these were from the '60's.
You can read the rest of the story and see more photos here at my blog:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Red Buttons

I am getting some of my buttons ready to take with me for the summer, and these red ones are among those taking the trip.  I have had the diary buttons for quite a long time, and think it is time they were used in a project.  Aren't they cute?


Farmer's Market

Hello fellow button floozies! My husband, daughters and I have been going to a weekly Farmer's Market hosted by the city we live in. I found something a few weeks ago that makes my heart palpitate. Yes! Buttons!
These are my favorites:
I posted this originally on my blog here. I'd love to have you come visit me and say hello. :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dandelion Buttons

Check out these cute dandelion buttons!They are seriously adorable!
I found them here, and you can download the pattern to make some yourself here.
For those who enjoy sewing, if you click on the first link, there's a heap of other patterns you may like to download too. Enjoy!

A new bracelet

Yesterday my friend Robin and I were vendors at Glitterfest in Santa Ana, CA. We were just selling Robin's goodies but remained incredibly busy ALL day! I was finally able to sneak away and look a little and got that cute little bracelets with the buttons- it is named candy store. My friend Lisa traded me the earrings for a bag of dolls... I am the lucky one in this case...I love my new jewelry!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

That Vintage Flair...

I was playing in my button boxes yesterday and decided to take a few photos of some of my favorites. I'll be sharing them with you over the next week.

I don't know much about the buttons I've collected over the years...which might be Bakelite, or some exotic material. I can identify mother of pearl or bone or shell, but I know what speaks to me.

I love the unique shapes, a flash of detail, but mostly, that flair that tells me it's "vintage". Of all the buttons I own - and there are many - the old ones will steal my attention away from the new ones any day.

I'll visit again soon and share more of my favorites. In the meantime, you can see what I'm creating in my studio by visiting my blog. Don't be shy. Be sure to say "hi" when you stop in. I love visitors at Brynwood!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother of Pearl on Vintage Lace...

[click on the photo to see the Larger Size]

Hi Everyone...

Thought I would show a few of the lovely Mother of Pearls in my collection.

Hope everyone is enjoying some nice weather and finding plenty of button treasures!

Have a wonderful day...
Drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

Queen of Dreamsz

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Which Buttons?

Ok Button Floozies.....which buttons should I put on this jacket that I have customised?

I originally made the jacket to show off the small buttons, but then I made the chunky ones, and now I'm in a world of indecision. Which do you prefer, small or chunky?

Button Brooch made with new Button

I think these new buttons will make good button brooches....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Lush Buttons!

Here are some new buttons I've been working on, the mould was made from a vintage button which we modified to make the holes bigger.

These are quite chunky, but ooh I do like a chunky button, don't know about you....?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blue Monday

I found the sweetest, tiniest buttons at the thrift store today:

I can't even imagine what they would be used for, can you?
I have been embellishing my latest crop of pillows I made from vintage and antique fabrics with some of my pretty buttons, too.


More photos are on my blog! Please come and visit!
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