(from my button collection, a grouping of small Victorian Celluloid buttons)
From my buckles, buttons & dress trim collection I purchased in England
and from France
(buttons on original button cards from the collection of Tara Boynton)
From the Home page of the National Button Society website:
long followed the practice of snipping buttons from clothing headed for
the ragbag. Do you remember playing with your mother’s—or grandmother’s
or great-grandmother’s—button box or jar or tin? The impulse to collect
is a basic part of the human psyche, and buttons have been admired and
collected for centuries. Button collecting was recognized as an organized hobby through the founding of the National Button Society in 1938." To read more, click on this link: NBS.
Here is one of the postcards I've created for
Bead & Button on-line magazine, offers several great articles on buttons.
If you are interested in learning more about the National Button Society (NBS) and button collecting, please visit the NBS website or email me directly.
Button Floozies is devoted to buttons and the women who love them. For many of us, button love began when played with our mothers' and grandmothers' button tins as children and has grown through the years. The Button Floozies blog is written by many contributors; they are listed below under the heading "Button Floozies". Whether you collect, or just admire, all things tiny and fabulous, join us as we show our treasures, and the things of beauty we create with buttons! -- Laurie firstname.lastname@example.org