I am letting go of one of my collector buttons! I have had this button for years and still love it. I just never have used it for any project and thought someone else might have a project for her. It should be a Star at any Button Show.
I purchased it from a button dealer from New York City years ago in Paducah Kentucky at a National Quilt Show, did you ever go to that quilt show?
All I know is it is a silver over brass Geisha Japanese Girl, probably taken off of some royalty garment . She is 2 inch in diameter ,has a small dent on back
If any of you know anything else about this button let me now. I had never seen one like it and haven't seen one since . I have never cleaned it with any cleaner
I recently made a jacket out of old cashmere sweaters I have been saving along with some cashmere wool that I felted and cut up. I needed a button so I went to Webs Yarn Store in Northampton MA to see what they had.
The store is huge for all you knitters ... which I am not .... but they have a great selection of modern buttons.
They have this column and on 3 sides there are tubes and tubes of buttons!! SIDE 1
close up of SIDE 2
close up of SIDE 3
close up of SIDE 1
This is my jacket. The vintage button is a one a friend gave me. I love the button but didn't really like it on the jacket.
I found about 4 or 5 contenders but finally decided on this ceramic button that I felt was perfect!
Partnering has happened for the White Christmas Button Book swap and emails went out yesterday to all who signed up; if there were any glitches and you didn't receive yours, please let me know ASAP!
Meanwhile...look at the vintage notions I picked up at the last estate sale I visited -- there didn't seem to be any real treasures in the button bags but I had to get them anyway, just for the thrill of the hunt!
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