National Button Society - National Button Week

March brings us the National Button Week.
 (from my button collection, a grouping of small Victorian Celluloid buttons)

From my buckles, buttons & dress trim collection I purchased in England
and from France

 (buttons on original button cards from the collection of Tara Boynton)
 From the Home page of the National Button Society website
"Households have long followed the practice of snipping buttons from clothing headed for the ragbag. Do you remember playing with your mother’s—or grandmother’s or great-grandmother’s—button box or jar or tin? The impulse to collect is a basic part of the human psyche, and buttons have been admired and collected for centuries. Button collecting was recognized as an organized hobby through the founding of the National Button Society in 1938."  To read more, click on this link: NBS.
Here is one of the postcards I've created for 
button presentations:   

  (back side)

Bead & Button on-line magazine, offers several great articles on buttons.

 If you are interested in learning more about the National Button Society (NBS) and button collecting, please visit the NBS website  or email me directly.

Happy Button Week!
Button hugs,
Tami Hacker 


What a glorious post...we all love our buttons but to understand how they can tell our journeys and our stories. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
I've been collecting buttons by default s I needed them for the things I make. I've ended u with some beautiful buttons and I'm very careful about what I use my most favourite buttons for (if I use them at all!). 20s - 40s. buttons are my favourites, especially bakealite ones.
I have been a button collector and lover of buttons for some time now, maybe 30 years.

I have one big metal button with a Chinese woman on it.
I want to post about it someday

I really like your Victorian buttons and the round scalloped with rhinestone , is it a button?
Laurie said…
Your button collection is drool-worthy! Thank you for posting, Tami!
Tami Hacker said…
To answer Curtains in My Tree about the round scalloped with rhinestones... it is not a button, it is vintage dress trim, it is Celluloid with rhinestone embellishments.
Thanks for sharing this--the statement is beautiful.
autena said…
Great post! Thanks for sharing the link to the Bead and button articles.
Who knew there was a National Button Week? How fabulous! I do adore buttons. The older the better. You have an amazing collection.
p.s. Now following you
Tami Hacker said…
Thanks to everyone for your kind and encouraging comments.

It is a double treat for me as your comments also let me know if you have a blog. Gives me a chance to follow you too.

FYI... Jann, thanks! I am now following you.
kathyinozarks said…
enjoyed your post-loved viewing all those wonderful buttons
WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share and Great post,I really like your article and nice pic
how cool and i love that march brings us national button week! joan@anythinggoeshere
pamala said…
Such a fun variety of buttons! Love them!