Buttons from Down Under
I found a truly wonderful package in my mailbox this weekend, from Diana, aka Secondhand Rose, in Victoria, Australia!
A few months ago, I was invited to write an article to be included in Australian Button Collector, a Journal of The Victorian Button Collectors Club, Inc. I wrote about our Button Floozie blog and invited their members to join us in our button fun online!
The Club has a website, but the journal isn't available online, so Diana was kind enough to send me a hard copy (on the right in the photo above.) It's a pretty and informative magazine for the ca. 100 members of the club; Diana says about 30-40 regularly attend meetings, and they hold monthly meetings where they research types of buttons. Doesn't that sound like fun?
In addition to the Journal and a lovely note, Diana also send a full card of these magnificent woven buttons, along with a news article about the store they came from; as you can see, they are beautiful, old stock buttons.
They are the palest, mint green, and look as perfect as the day they were made. What a thoughtful and generous gift, Diana!
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