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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?

Button Storage

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  How that  creative button storage  turned out.

Estate Sale Button Tin, and What Was In It

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  I found an old tin full of buttons at an estate sale! Here's what was in it! Watch as I go through the whole tin with you! Click here to watch the video on Facebook!