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Estate sale buttons

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Oh, to happen upon an estate sale and find a shoebox full of buttons on cards!  It's the perfect little sorting project to take home on a snowy day! I love the older cards, with their prices in the 20 cent range! Cheerful and colorful -- and even a "paperweight" rose button, antique black glass, and Jemima Puddle Duck! That fabulous tobacco card with a common button sewn onto it -- I don't know what I love more, the card or the button!  And oodles of black pearl buttons by Schwanda! This person knew a thing or two about buttons and collecting, as well -- they were expensive, but marked down, so bought four of the fifty or so cards she had in plastic bags.  I had to be choosy.  Here, black glass with silver paint, black glass with fired on enamel, collar buttons with "rhinestones" and pearl, and that tiny green glass composite button at the bottom. It makes for some fun time spent sorting -- but only if you love buttons like I do!

Valentine's Day button inspiration

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Here's a little heart I made from felt, with a cut-out to show a piece of salvaged, vintage table runner.  Button "flowers" accent it along one side.

Buttons in art

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 A beautiful vintage button makes everything more special!  Here's a gorgeous, 3 colored antique celluloid button that artist KC Willis used to accent a work of mixed media art.  At the very top of her fabric collage, it has pride of place as a lovely embellishment! (Available here.)

Merry Buttons!

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Happy National Button Day

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November 16 is National Button Day -- a day set aside to honor the simple button.  Going back to the 13th century, buttons have been prized as useful and then made into something much more special, as with so many functional, everyday things.  The National Button Society , founded in 1938, declared this day.  Celebrate your buttons today and all week!  Email me photos of your favorites and I will share them on this page for the rest of the month: buttonfloozies@gmail.com

Fabric Pumpkins, With Buttons!

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I have been enjoying crafting pumpkins from vintage fabrics; when I'm finished piecing and stuffing them, then the fun starts, especially when I dig into my vintage buttons to embellish them!  Here are a few I just made. I love that chunky, brass look button with an incised flower petal pattern; it's hollow inside! This rectangular, orange toned celluloid button was hard to part with, but I think it makes a fabulous pumpkin "stem"! This little jeweled button was just the perfect size to attach an antique, crocheted tassel to the top of this pumpkin decorated with lace.

Buffed Celluloid

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I'm just enjoying the detail on some of my favorite button types: buffed celluloid. Who else is a fan?