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Lauren's Button Bouquets

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 Lauren Peragine has some fun and wonderful button bouquets you will love: In a vintage lady's head vase! Holidays, anyone? These look good enough to eat! Sweet little squirrel I love this little cuckoo clock! Look at that little cake! More beautiful button art to come!

Button Bouquets Everywhere!

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Some of my friends are repurposing their buttons into button flower art and making bouquets that are beautiful to behold! Liz has made these: And this one -- for me!: You can see all these and more on her Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/acheckeredpastshop ! More button bouquets to come!

The Simple Beauty of Buttons

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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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