Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vintage buttons and a giveaway!

I did some after-Christmas antique shopping and found some wonderful buttons to take home with me and love -- like these ruby red, sparkly vintage ones:
They look like glass at first glance, but are actually plastic.
I love the detail!
I'm a sucker for pretty etched metal, and this one was especially fun with its fancy black center.
Pretty carded buttons, made in Germany -- black glass-looking buttons with a sparkly rhinestone middle.  They're actually metal, though!
A pretty fleur de lys metal button.  It's a bit dinged up but I love it anyway!
Mother of pearl with a carved design, on a card that says Paris.  Enough said!
These six tiny glass buttons jumped into my basket, too...
I seemed to have a "thing" for metal buttons that day.
I loved how some long-ago collector stuck them on a card with a tiny safety pin through the shank!
The realistic flower shapes with a sparkly paste center make me swoon!
I bought a second card with simpler metal buttons, too!

While we were having a great holiday season, this little blog passed the 800 followers mark, so let's have a little giveaway, shall we?  I'll share:
 One of the pretty old metal buttons...
 One of those beautiful, ruby red sparkly buttons...
and a piece cut from that last card, with three of those most beautiful metal buttons!

To help us celebrate 800 followers and win these five buttons, the giveaway is open to anyone and everyone has up to 2 chances to enter:
  • Comment on this post only and tell me how you heard about this blog!  Be sure you have your email address either linked to your Blogger profile or available on your blog; if not, you must leave it in your comment so I have a way to get in touch with you.
  • If you follow this blog, comment a second time and say you do; this applies to new followers and those of you who have been friends for a while!
  • Leave your comments between now and 11:59 pm MT on January 14, 2012
I'll choose a comment at random on January 15, 2012; the commenter needs to respond to my email within 48 hours, sending me their mailing address.  If I don't hear back from them within 48 hours I will choose an alternate name.

That's it!  Oh -- I'm also doing a 3 year Blogaversary giveaway on my personal blog, Indulge Your Shelf.  You are welcome to enter it by visiting here.

88 comments:

Denise :) said...

I found this blog several months ago through the Coloradolady's blog. And I was so tickled because I do adore buttons! :)

Denise :) said...

And...I've been a follower since I first found it! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think I hopped over from the Feathered Nest. I am a huge button lover and search out for old buttons on treasure hunts :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I have been following for a while.

B. said...

I first saw a pic of your poppy red button wreath Christmas ornament. Knew I was hooked. Followed since. Love the raspberry red plastic button.
B.

carol fun said...

I'm not sure how I found this blog but I'm sure glad I did. I LOVE buttons and vintage ones just make my heat sing!

carol fun said...

I love following Button Floozies blog!

Lori Anderson said...

I JUST found this blog via Deb's Vintage Soul and am SO GLAD! I have POUNDS of vintage buttons, jars and jars, some really amazing ones, and I had a button and lampwork necklace featured in BeadTrends magazine recently. I just followed you!

Jennifer Scull said...

first I have to stop drooling over those gorgey buttons before I can form a sentence that makes even a lick of sense..... grins! oh the Paris card is making me swoon!

I've been a follower for several months now. :)

Jennifer Scull said...

and I know I clicked on someone's blog and was brought here, but can't remember at all. just am thrilled to have found this little bit of button heaven! :)

Autena said...

I found your delightful blog at the Bonkers About Buttons blog and am so glad I did.

Autena said...

I have been following your blog for a few weeks now. Congrats on all your followers!

tamarajayne said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now, I think I originally found you after a search on google images for vintage button pics!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Please enter me in your sweet giveaway! I am a real button lover and have coming to see your treasures for years now. Thank you for all the wonderful peeks at buttons of the past.

Hugs, Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

YES I follow you! Please enter me for a 2nd chance in your giveaway.

Blessings in 2012 to all of you.
Sherry

WW said...

I love your buttons. I went to a local antique mall on the first and had to buy a jar of buttons plus a couple bags.
I honestly don't remember how I found this blot, most likely a link from another blog I read. I read Laurie's and Donna's blocs as well.

WW said...

I'm also a follower.

Jane S. said...

I follow through Google Reader/RSS feed. :)

Jane S. said...

I linked to this blog through another blog...I'm embarrassed to say that I don't remember which one it was though! I suspect it was a crazy quilting blog since I look at quite a few of those.

Love love love that red "berry" button.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Laurie I am not sure how I found you but I am sure glad I did. I think it had to do with the Christmas Button Floozie swap. I would love some of those buttons. I have bought 2 jars of buttons so far but nothing special in them. I guess I have not spend much time savoring over all the little bits of buttons that may be out there. Will soon though.
QMM.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

BTW Congrats on all your blogging success.
QMM

Saturday Sequins said...

I found this blog through Flickr. I'd just started using buttons in my bead embroidery work and was looking for button-related communities. And there was the Button Floozies group! And I was so excited. :)

Mystica said...

I found this blog thru Faith Grace and Crafts.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

*Drip*...*Drool*...some real gems here! Oh, I'm sorry...I can't remember how I found you...let's see *think, think*...it will come to me sometime. But at least I HAVE found you, and am so glad I did. ; )
~Michele

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Started following you after reading the first post. ; )
~Michele

Margaret said...

Can't remember how I came by this blog, I put the blog on my blog roll and have been looking and lurking ever since.

Devonay said...

I can't remember how I found this blog... maybe through Laurie? Anyway, I love it! That first button reminds me of a beautiful raspberry!

Devonay said...

I've been a follower since I found this wonderful blog!

Sharon said...

Let's see I found this blog through I think Gerry...

Sharon said...

Yes I did find it through Gerry and ever since then have loved it...I follow you and love buttons of all kinds......

Linda said...

I found this blog through Gerry and her blog showing her lovely painted MOP buttons.

Bunty said...

I found this blog through other Floozies' blog links about 2 years ago. Thanks for the chance of winning your giveaway Laurie.

Barbara

Bunty said...

I became a Follower about 18 months ago when a vacancy came up so please enter me for a second chance of winning. Thanks Laurie.

Barbara

l.wilks11 said...

Hi I found your blog while on Floozies blog. I loved it so much so decided to follow you......xx

MosaicMagpie said...

I love those MOP buttons!!! Have a Happy New Year.
Deb

Mary K. McGraw said...

I don't remember how I found this blog, but am glad I did.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I follow this blog on Google reader

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cheryl,

I wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my blog about the Patsy Doll!
So happy I came to visit because I LOVE BUTTONS!!
Lol yes please add my name with the rest for a chance to win your lovely giveaway!! Thank you! :)

Blessings and Hugs,

Susan
xxoo

sjmcdowell said...

Me again!!

I am also a new follower of yours...although I thought for sure I had been some time ago. Oh well I am here now!!

Enjoy a wonderful New Year!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan
xxoo

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

I found this blog by googling button blogs several months ago because I LOVE buttons. And I love the giveaway especially the black sparkly one that looks like a blackberry!! Karen at myfatquarter
kayjay957@yahoo.com

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

And I've been following this blog since I found it. I love love love it.

Anonymous said...

hello
je suis française et j'ai découvert votre blog il y a quelques temps;comme vous, je suis fan de boutons moi-aussi, depuis mon enfance.. j'aime regardé vos nouvautés..
dom
f.jc@aliceadsl.fr

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi ... just found your blog because you have become a member on the Tag Tuesday blog I am hosting. I am very pleased to have discovered you at long last and I adore all of the buttons so would be delighted to win some especially the gorgeous red one which reminds of blackberries. So happy you have joined Tag Tuesday

Best wishes, Carolyn x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

and now I am a follower too!
xx Carolyn xx
LOVE STITCHING RED

Wanda said...

Hi I came to your blog thru your visit to mine. I would love to enter your giveaway. My e-mail is somethingshinny@yahoo.com. TTFN

Wanda said...

I have just became a follower of your blog. TTFN Wanda

DearHelenHartman said...

I don't know how I found your blog but it's always a fun place to visit!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think my sister showed me your blog. We love buttons! A wonderfully blessed new year to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I have been following your blog for some time now, put you on my blogroll! A wonderfully blessed new year to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

these are DROP DEAL GORGEOUS!!!! oh the ruby reds look like sparkling raspberries!!!!! they are delicious!
thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by -- what those rings need are some vintage buttons! : ) hugs...

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love buttons & I love your Blog !
I can't remember how I came across your wonderful blog but I 'm glad I did ! :)
Happy New Year !
ps enter me in this fabulous give away .

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I am a follower.

Linda H said...

Hi! Please count me in for your lovely button giveaway! I found you via Mosaic Magpie's blog. Best wishes for a wonderful 2012, filled with many wonderful buttons!!

Linda H said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for a second entry!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Buttonsrock!*!

I was introduced to Button Floozies by my friend Barbara of Vintage Bunty.

Lovely giveaway - thank you!

Shane
pollardshane6@gmail.com

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

2nd entry - I'm a follower too!

Shane x

annie said...

Hi there, I found you through Tolentreasures blog! I love old buttons, new buttons, and all in between!

Mom Walds Place said...

800 posts, that's quite impressive. Especially when they're filled with so many lovely things!

I'd be pleased at a chance for your lovely giveaway, momwaldsplace@gmail.com, thank you!

Mom Walds Place said...

Here is my second comment to let you know that I've been thrilled to find and follow your blog this winter. Happy Blogging! momwaldsplace@gmail.com

Prim2Pink said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I found you from Tolentreasures blog list.
My favorite of these buttons is the ruby red one, gorgeous!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

I am a new follower!
I have just became interested in collecting buttons.
I love looking at all the buttons in your collection. I hope to have a collection like that some day.
Judy

dawt said...

I want to say I found you on California Button Society's Facebook. Happy 800!

Dana T said...

I just found this blog through a pin on pinterest. Looking for button ideas as this was a unexpected last Christmas for mom whose gift idea for the ladies of our family was for me to make them kitchen towels with fabric unlike my grandmothers whose were crocheted tops instead. However to add a little twist and surprise to even my mom I have a large tin of buttons that were my grandmothers so I added one to the towels and my aunt wanted to know if this would be a new gift tradtion. So looking for ideas for next christmas.

Thanks,
Dana
TimmsDK@hotmail.com

Leanne said...

I found this giveaway through Roses Laces and Brocante (Shane), but I've been hearing about your blog and swaps and what not through another blog I read "Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!"

Congrats on your milestone of 800 followers...

The Retired Mama said...

I have been following you for several months. I think I found you via pinterest. I love buttons and have inherited a small stash from my mother.

The Retired Mama said...

I follow you via google reader. Thanks for all the button fun!

Baubles Beads Books said...

Love the rhinestone button! FOund this blog a while back thru another blog. Great site!

gill said...

I love the ruby red buttons - they remind me of old fashioned 'fruit gums'!
I think I found you via 'roses,lace and brocante'

gill said...

I'm a follower!

RobinfromCA said...

The chance to win these buttons is a button-lover's dream come true! Love them all! Have you ever bought clothes at consignment shops or Goodwill just so you could cut the buttons off? It's always $10 well spent! :-)

Robin

RobinfromCA said...

I'm also a follower. I can't even remember how I found your blog because it was so long ago!

Gail said...

I like both looking at the buttons and the creations y'all make out of them. The garnet colored buttons are beautiful.
Cgtf@cox. Net

Sally Kerson said...

I found this blog through someone elses and love seeing the buttons and what they can be used for in crafts. my e.mail is popabobbinshuttle@gmail.com

Sally Kerson said...

I have also been a follower for ages, can't remember how long though - would love to win the buttons.

Rain said...

Love your blog ~ please enter me in this give away! I dont know on whos blog I saw that beautiful red button wreath-but checked you out and been hooked ever since!!

Rain said...

Ive been a follower for only a few months-one of my favs and loved the Christmas ornament swap!!

Peace said...

I've forgotten if I entered...*checking comments*...apparently not! How did I miss this one! I'm a faithful follower! :O)

Jean said...

What gorgeous buttons!

Ima Weed said...

Found you today, what luck ! I had a blast as a child playing with boxes and jars of buttons that my grandmother kept. Will be back for a good long visit.

Jacky and Steph said...

Do you know, I really can't remember how I came to your blog. I do love old buttons..... Jacky

Jacky and Steph said...

Me again! Still got my fingers crossed! Jacky

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have forgotten who sent me your way but I have been in love ever since. I thought I had entered but could not find my post so here goes nothing. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez stewart

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Please pick me! Pick me! Wait let me contain myself... Okay now... please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! I love love love buttons and have just been redoing the storage for my buttons this past week, so they would have a wonderful home here.
I found your blog a long time ago and have been visiting you whenever I have blog time. I love your site and see such gorgeous buttons here.

Thanks for entering me! Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

And YES I follow you! Please enter me again for another chance at your great giveaway!!

Sherry

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Remembering how I came to your blog is a foreign country and the borders are now closed to me. IOW, I haven't a clue!
That first button reminds me of blackberries...ripe at the height of summer!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

yep, I follow; although, I read somewhere Google is going to discontinue the follower section. I hate that 'cause I love to follow blogs I enjoy.
Ah well, I'm having a giveaway for my followers next week.

DeeDee said...

Um...Umm... It has been so very long ago I am not sure how I found you...But I sure and glad I did.. always fun brewing around here.. always love your button stories

DeeDee said...

I follow via email... love gettign your updates... thanks for my chance to own some pretties

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