Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buttons in the Victoria & Albert

When I wrote my last post for you, on Diana Epstein, I was searching for links to historical collections of buttons.  I found this one and thought it deserved a post of its very own.

So here it is.  Basically I have put in the word 'buttons' in the search of the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.   This is the result.

What lovely things appeared before my eyes.

I haven't added the photos here. One because I do not have permission, and two because I think it will be fun for you to follow the link.

So have you done an online search of a local or national museum? I think it would be good to try.

Alix. Bigbluebed.

4 comments:

Sew,ray,me said...

Ooh - I am like a magpie when it comes to pretty shiny buttons! I've dedicated a good few blog posts to buttons lol. Had some great charity shop finds :)

AmyandPia said...

And, when I was in the V&A a couple of months ago they were selling very nice butttons... what I liked about them is that they were very similar to some that I'd already seen in this lovely shop ;-)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TerracottaToys

and also in another shop on etsy, based in the UK, but I can't remember what it was.........

Laurie said...

Oh, beautiful! I can't wait to spend more time looking at all those antique beauties!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I wish I could have been there walking side by side to examine each and every button. Jewels! Thank you for sharing! Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

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