Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vintage button bowl

It always makes me happy to see a bowl full of buttons at an antique store!
This one had a metal garden scoop for button picking, and a plate below to collect your favorites.
How convenient!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Painting on MOP buttons

I  love my large vintage MOP buttons... I have been busy painting buttons which is always hard to find time for.  My eyes can't be tired, I have to be calm and relaxed,  and I need an uninterrupted stretch time... Hard to get all three at once...but I did get cottages and haunted houses done and am working on some birds and Santas... Usually if I am calm and relaxed, I'm asleep.  It's not something I can do while jumping up to take care of other chores.
I do have a tutorial on my blog on button painting...

Monday, August 25, 2014

I Got My Button Kicks on Route 66

Recently I Got My Button Kicks on Route 66 at the
National Button Society convention in Springfield, Missouri!

If you want to read more about it, please click on this link  Vintage Connections.
Enjoy your day! Tami

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Playing with Buttons

Hi all
I am downstairs in the studio looking for something and just had to stop and play with some of my vintage buttons which I still just love. I am cleaning out the studio but the buttons are staying with me for a while longer.This is a jar of my 1920-40's colored buttons I took a lot of old clothing


How about my big coat buttons still on the paper 
My 1800's sewing bird I purchased in Paducah Kentucky in the 1990's while at the National quilt show 

need to get back to work 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


This is a mini work of art created with found collage papers, acrylic paint, and of course...BUTTONS! Buttons are the perfect finishing touch to this small painting. 
Take a look....

 Title: Labor of Love
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 4" x 4"
Artist: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

A Close-up shows three black plastic vintage buttons.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Good Stuff

I am going through all my button drawers and found these vintage cloth buttons that came off of an old ladies coat I am thinking.I have had them for years.
I hadn't thought much about them until one button collector I read  said she covets the old cloth buttons and always looks for them. And I found some in my collection. I always want the rhinestone or mother of pearl buttons
 Sure wish I could attend the button show in Springfield Missouri this month


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cleaning out my stash I rediscovered this button barrel  I got a long time ago at a flea market.
Its about 6" high and very sweet. 
Here are some buttons I rediscovered when cleaning/organizing my stash.

Love these plastic flower buttons.
The kitty faces were on a baby sun suit that was soiled.
Underwear buttons someone hand painted faces on.

You can see more of my stash at Needle and Hook on my July 22 post.
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