Monday, April 29, 2013

Missouri State Button Society Show & Buttons!

This button caught my eye recently at the Missouri State Button Society's Spring show. 
Did it catch your eye too?
Do you want to know more about it?
If so, please click here and link over to my blog
Vintage Connections for the complete post.  

See you there!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Button Bargain Bonanza

Paying a visit last week to my favorite local antique mall, I really wasn't even looking specifically for buttons, but this is what happens when you keep an open mind. I came across a booth that had 11 little cards of antique buttons on a table, in singles, doubles, and one card of triplets. 

I stood there for quite a while inspecting them all, wondering which, if any (!) to purchase. Not only were they lovely, but they also were rather ridiculously inexpensive. How often do you come across that? I picked out 2 cards--the ones with tiny detailed scenes and left the rest behind.

Well, I'm sure you can guess what happened... I couldn't get them out of my mind, rationalizing the notion of buying them all. You know how that is. So, about 10 or 15 minutes and 1 1/2 aisles later I told my partner-in-crime (my mother, that is) that I wanted to go back and look at the buttons again, to which she replied, "Well, yes, of course, go on."

Managing to find the booth again (thank goodness the cards I had picked up had the booth number on them!), I gave them all a cursory second glance (probably more like the fourth glance) and swooped them all up, with no regrets.

Don't these brass ones have a pretty Art Nouveau design?

Most of them are pretty small and all are shank buttons, some self-shank and others with an inserted shank.

These next few sets are my favorites. I am enlarging the photos so you can see the miniature scenes more easily. 

You can see the difference in the amount of wear on these two. 

I think there is a mirror background on these next two. It can barely be seen on the right one, above the castle and through the gate opening.

Now, I am wondering if I should try to clean them. I know there are two schools of thought on this subject--some say it is more authentic to leave them be and others say they should be enjoyed and appreciated for their beauty, which will show better if cleaned up.

If anyone has an opinion on whether this is a good idea or not, please feel free to comment. If the consensus is towards cleaning, does anyone have any suggestions as to the proper method? 

See the owls?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Purple Rain

Do you remember the song by Prince , Purple Rain ? well today it's raining again and I have some beautiful Purple buttons to show off. Anyway I think they are fabulous and beautiful


I don't remember where I got them however I know it was at an auction here in the town where I live now, It had to be early 1980's I am guessing.I know they were in a box with other buttons on cards and I didn't have any beautiful buttons so went for it . Back them $15.00 would have been a huge price for me to pay for a box of buttons.

They are tied on the  card with cotton string. I don't know if that is original or the lady just own them did that. A lot of old buttons are attached to the card with wire.

This is my first Button Floozie post and thrilled to be in the groove with you all 
thanks to Laurie Jackson for asking me to join in . I read her blog 
and all her Button Floozie posts 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Buttons on Pinterest

As I've mentioned before, I have a fun board on Pinterest called Button Love.  Whenever I see a memorable button online -- or a great project done with buttons -- I "pin" it to this board so everyone can see.  You are all welcome to visit/follow it by clicking here.
via Pinterest
How about you?  If you pin buttons on Pinterest, leave the address in the comments so we can all visit and/or follow.  Please link button boards only; other links will be deleted.  Thank you!

Monday, April 22, 2013


I was remiss in not mentioning the size of this little "Queen of Hearts" crazy quilt shown in the previous post... It is approx.14" square and has only a few buttons on the quilt itself...

But if you like it then you will REALLY like this one which has lots of buttons.

"Handy Hanger" with button.

Using some thread  make a tassel and a loop and  it can be attached to a small quilt or crazy quilt block for a handy hanger...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our numbers are increasing!

While I was on vacation, this wonderful little corner of the Internet reached over 1100 followers!
As the blog's Administrator, I receive emails every week from people who just found Button Floozies and want to be a part of the fun.
As our button loving community increases, I would love it if our authors increase posting, too!
Remember, one post a day works best, posts can be scheduled in advance, and everyone should aim for posting at least once monthly.  Thank you to all who do!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Old buttons from St. Augustine

We just returned from a vacation in Florida, where I spotted some historical old buttons from an archaeological dig, ca. 1500, on display.
To read more about the trip and see some pretty photos of beaches, you're welcome to come and visit me at Indulge Your Shelf!
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