Sunday, November 26, 2017

Button card art for Christmas!

Here's a simple little project that takes just a few minutes, using vintage plastic buttons:
The button card "base" was from a scrapbook page of reproductions of old ones, but you can make your own or download some free ones, like this one:

I also made this sprig of holly last night -- same idea, but using green felt I freehand cut, and three smaller red buttons:
These make great gift tags or stocking stuffers for all your button-loving, crafty friends!  I can't wait to see your button crafts for the holiday season!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Different Kinds of Buttons

I found a coffee tin with a mass of all kinds of buttons. I pulled a few favorites out. 
Here they are...

Thanks for looking, and please comment. 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Button Floozies!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Buttons in the wild

I shopped at a an antique holiday sale the other day, and spied some charming buttons:

We'd love to see your button art -- holiday themed or otherwise!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A button bracelet

Whenever I find these bracelets for sale, I have to rescue them!  They were popular in another era: a crocheted band with buttons sewn on.
This one looks like someone has been harvesting the buttons from it -- but still had so many beautiful glass buttons, silver colored metal buttons, and even glass painted with silver, left!  I got it at an estate sale for $1.  Joy!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

High Fashion Buttons

I was pleasantly surprised to see this photo in a current fashion magazine:
 It's by Dolce and Gabbana -- featuring beautiful, fancy buttons!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Button wreath

I'm soaking up the last of the summer's outdoor markets here in Colorado, and always on the lookout for buttons!
Have a safe Labor Day weekend, and, if you are in the affected South, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle - Buttons!

Has one of these creative reuse, recycle, upcycle CRAFT stores popped up near you yet?  Oh my goodness, I visited this one today and it was like heaven!
It was as if you were in the sewing/crafting section of your favorite thrift shop and found something amazing for pennies...except, EVERYTHING was amazing and everything costed pennies!
I spent a total of $6 and got all of this:
Vintage Hallmark embossed wrapping paper - perfect for Valentines! - an unopened vintage tissue roses kit, beautiful old card box, NIP Dept. 56 garland...
 a bride and groom cake topper that I've been looking for for a project, pretty old pin box...
 3 yards of fabric with finished edges -- perfect to make table runners from...
 and a bag of all these finished quilt squares, plus extra pieces...
someone worked very hard on these, and most of the fabric is raw silk.  I'm thinking pretty pumpkins!
Not shown: a stack lovely blue deckled writing paper, some large mailing envelopes, and four little scarecrows for Fall decorating.  All for that $6!

I only took a few photos inside because I was so busy looking at all the great stuff -- but they had it all: fabric, findings, beads, yarn, wood, glass, paper, antiques to re-purpose, etc. etc. etc.  I could easily have spent all day there!
Check out the adorable signs on the bins of vintage textiles!
Everyone there was really nice!
And, yes, of course there were buttons!

The shop accepts donations and the proceeds go to a local youth symphony program!  I love it that I now have somewhere to take my buttons, destash crafts and vintage-y things, where I know they'll be treasured and appreciated!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Buttons for a Memorial

I just had the pleasure of stuffing a box full of as many vintage buttons as I could, as a donation to the California Holocaust Education and Resource Center.  The organization is building a memorial to the 6 million Holocaust victims out of buttons and are collecting that many!
 In these bags there are some very fun buttons mixed in with some very common ones; all are vintage.
Believe it or not, I managed to get ALL the buttons shown above into the box!
At some point, the Center will add them to their count; I can't even guess how many there are -- but it is definitely in the thousands!
They are only looking for very large quantity donations of buttons; if you can help, contact the California Holocaust Education and Resource Center on their page.  I know they'll be glad to hear from you!
I'm excited to see how the buttons will eventually be used to create the memorial!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bring in the clowns!!!

  I've been painting buttons for a long time and it never occurred to me to paint a clown.. But I recently had a special order for one and decided to do a few more.  They are all 1 1/8" MOP - about the size of a quarter. 
  These are all one-of-a-kind.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Few Goodies...

In this collection there are glass, ceramic, pearl, and plastic buttons. 

I found each grouping of buttons in a glass jar 
that I bought at a yard sale. 
I purchased multiple jars of buttons that day. 
I hope you enjoy looking at them!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Look...Metal Buttons

I pulled these metal buttons from a glass olive jar of many buttons. 
They were purchased in an antique mall in PA. 
These really stood out. 
Check them out...

Do you have any information on these?

Friday, June 30, 2017


How many of you put out a pretty dish of buttons for the holidays ? Lets see all the pictures .
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July .

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Hi my name is Debbie . I have been reading this blog for a l-o-n-g time, I even did a swap a few
years back.  Like most of us here I started loving buttons when I was a kid. My grandma had a dress that had little black buttons with rhinestones in the middle of them. I thought those buttons were so cool and that's when I fell in love. I love to meet other button lovers and hope to make some new button friends.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Estate Sale Buttons

I stumbled on to a fun estate sale the other day, and was delighted to see a small box of buttons on display!
But, rather shocked to see the price on them: $10 each!  My advice is, don't ever be afraid to ask for a better deal when you're buying vintage anything; in this case, as a Button Floozie you probably know more about buttons and their worth than the average person does.  In my opinion, this lot of mostly plastic buttons (one is glass) were not only not real valuable, but some weren't even in the best of shape.  So, I politely asked the cashier to lower the price.  I told her that rather than $10 each, a fair estate sale price (on the 3rd and last day of a sale) was $5 total.  She agreed.  (I tried to leave behind the box -- but she insisted I take it, too.)
Aren't they fun?  I love the big black one, and the brown one with the scroll-y design on top best of all.  I love older buttons, and these made me real happy.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A One-of-a Kind Button

I really had to share this one 
with all you BUTTON FLOOZIES!
It is metal and clear lucite. In the photo it looks pearly, but it is actually clear. 
The face in the middle is very detailed. I don't have any information on this unique button. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Some Favorites

I have lots favorite buttons however my rhinestone vintage buttons always win top show at my house.

I am trying to select some buttons to pass on to others through my etsy shop and can't seem to get them together. I'm overwhelmed because I have so many I think is reason .
I always enjoy finding these buttons.

I refused to go to the last Button show because I knew I would get carried away .

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Four From The Button Tin

Here are four vintage buttons from my button collection. These were in with 100's of other buttons, in a large button tin. Check them out....

 A fabric covered button with a printed giraffe
 1 molded plastic red button, 
1 fabric covered red giraffe button, 
1 metal sculpted button, 1 glass etched floral button
A metal sculpted button

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Little bag of buttons

I had to rescue this little bag of buttons from the thrift store; I could kind of see there was nothing really special in it...
 but I still couldn't resist!
I'm glad I did; the black and white one on the upper right looks like a buffed celluloid -- but it's just plastic.  Still pretty though! 
Let's see your rescues!
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