Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Christmas, Button Floozies!

Father Christmas, by Jane Perkins

Saturday, December 5, 2015

First Place

You can be in First Place with these cute little plastic buttons LOL

 They are cute and very light weight
 I seen them at one of my favorite indoor flea markets once and had to rescue them

They laid with my other plastic novelty buttons and I don't think I will ever use them so added them to my etsy shop

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Button Christmas Cards

While enjoying some inspiration on Pinterest the other day, I found so many handmade Christmas cards using buttons that I had to make a board for them:  Button Christmas Cards!
Go see, and be inspired!  I also have a "regular" board for buttons I love called, not suprisingly, Button Love.  Do you save buttons on Pinterest?  Do tell!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Antique button card

This is a salesman sample button card I found yesterday at a vintage market.
 I think the gal at the cash register thought I was a little nuts.
 And, maybe I am.
The full card showing all sizes, with its worn, tattered edges makes me swoon.
How much would you love to own the whole display?
Happy Sunday, Floozies!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

London and buttons

I'm off to London on Thursday... DH has his list of sites which includes lots of museums, galleries and churches.  My list includes many antique shops, markets, Victoria and Albert Museum, and looking for buttons as well.  Found two shops on the internet... The Button Lady in Hampstead and the Button Queen on Portabello Rd.  Any others?

DH and I will meet up in the afternoon for a meal at one of the old pubs on our list...

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Does it ever seem as if you find buttons in the most unlikely of places?

And when you're not looking for them at all?

While planning for a Christmas party, I was looking for disposable paper coasters.

See what I found on Partycity dot com:

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Need Advice

I have this card of antique La Mode metal buttons with gorgeous purple glass middles. Anyway I am thinking of removing them from their original cards and putting in a glass covered candy jar with other beautiful buttons. Now should I leave them on their card? or do you button collectors think they need to stay on their original cardboard card that has bent edges. Need your advice, thanks from Janice


Winter White Wall Hanging -- with Buttons!

Come and visit me at Indulge Your Shelf to see what I made with scraps of fabric and two of my loveliest buttons!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Not to be missed

You do not want to miss Susan's post today: Plays With Needles!
I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Links and holiday planning

Button Floozies gets some unexpected attention online, again.

Some of my mother-of-pearl button collection
Who would be up for a holiday swap of the button-themed type?  I'm open to ideas, and looking for volunteers to host a swap, or two -- if this sounds like you, please send me an email!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fabric Buttons

I have these fabric buttons I call them in my big jars of mother of pearls buttons not knowing what else to do with them,
They are handmade I do believe and beautiful. I bet they were the closure for a beautiful evening jacket worn over a beautiful tulle and satin evening gown back in the glamorous days of the 1930-1950's?
Just day dreaming .
Do you know anything about buttons like these? please tell





                                                         Here is back of fabric buttons


Is this one crochet?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


I purchased this collection of BUTTONS at the local Volunteers of America Thrift Store for $2.99!
All the buttons were threaded together, worn and weathered...They are PERFECT this way!
They remind me of WHAT'S IN!

Thanks for looking, Button Floozies!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

$1.00 bag

I went into a resale shop that has upscale items however found this small bag of white buttons marked $1.00. Which made me happy

 I found 3 little buttons with a rhinestone center, a couple glass buttons
 The rest are mother of pearl and odd and ends of vintage buttons, they will all find a new home in jars of like buttons

                                             Oh one tulip button                    

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

American Songbirds by Singer Sewing Machine

I just finished a few more birds in the series of American song birds put out on advertising cards by Singer Sewing Machines around the turn of the century. There were 14 birds in the  series and I have gradually worked through them. I have the entire collection of cards of the Singer series and plan to use them in a needlework project.

All  buttons are hand painted by me and there are no transfers. They are meant for decorative or collective purposes and are not washable.. Each finished button received several coats of an acyrilic sealer to protect them.  You can see more of my buttons on my Etsy site...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Military Buttons

I was digging through a glass covered dish full of buttons I bought at an estate sale couple years ago and still spotting buttons I didn't know was in this dish. I had never noticed the button with the eagle on it


I bought the box of buttons for all the buttons with stones on them and a few rhinestone buttons. Love the large metal button with the black stone. It's about size of a silver  half dollar

 There is some fabulous silver metal buttons also I need to figure out how to make a bracelet out of these

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rhinestone Buttons

I have been playing in a small cabinet filled with some of my old precious rhinestone buttons and other small treasures, thought I'd just show a peak. It's a cloudy day again here and I didn't use a flash
 I have some laying in a sterling and glass coaster
 I have buttons I think in every room of my house maybe except the bathroom, these are in my kitchen in a cabinet on my bar

I haven't found any fabulous buttons for some time now, hope you like my little show and tell Monday morning 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evening Star Button Celebrates Its 10th Annivesary!

June 28, 2016 the Evening Star Button Club turns 10!

On June 13th, our club gathered to celebrate it's 10th anniversary.  Charter members, former members and current members were invited to attend. 
Please click here to read more about our club!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cleaning out Button Jars

I love buttons LOL

This is some buttons I had forgotten I had. I am going through jars and drawers of my buttons

This is some metal buttons  I have                                                                            

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  I really like glass buttons

These are just some common buttons however it's fun to play with them on this dark rainy Sunday afternoon 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Children's Art With Buttons

I am currently teaching a new RECYCLED Mixed Media Art Class. The students range in age 6 to 12 years old. In this class the students create ART with all found objects, materials, papers, and more. Here are a few works where the students used some found BUTTONS in their ARTWORK. 
Please, check it out...

What FUN ways to use buttons!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Button embroidery

I finished a colorful little project I've been stitching on in my free time...
buttons, of course. Stitched on a tea towel.
Happy May Day!
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