Yesterday I had a chance to attend the Worldwide Antique & Vintage Show , which takes place in Denver 3 times each year. It's a big antique show held in an expo center -- full of friendly vendors and TONS of beautiful things... like this "poke bowl" full of buttons! Did you see the charm string sitting just to the left of it? I HAD to take it home with me! Someone who loved her buttons put it together... and added some other little trinkets, too. The buttons are not particularly valuable but I thought it was so charming that, for $10, it was irresistible. I also grabbed these little "gems" from the poke bowl: a large rhinestone-metal button, missing a few stones but I love it anyway, a pink plastic flower with a sparkly paste center, a two-toned yellow plastic, diamond-shaped one, a velvet fabric button, and a "tight-top." Here's what they look like on the reverse. Buttons just make me happy!
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Do you visit the Tag Tuesday blog ? Every week we work on a hand made tag based on the same theme. This past week's theme was "Beads, Buttons and Bows" -- so you have to go see some of the great button-y tags! (Scroll down for the ones titled, "Beads, Buttons and Bows".) Maggie's was my favorite this time, so far! I'm still working (against the clock!) on mine!
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It's funny how one thing can lead to another, isn't it? It happens a lot while perusing the Internet. I was roaming around, trying to find a button-worthy topic to write about here and was lead to a blog post about a (button) artist by the name of Augusto Esquivel. I followed the link and was lead to his website where his amazing installations/sculptures are shown. Candy store Coke machine Piano Fountain My favorite! Noticing the word "Koumpounophobia" under his name and wondering what it meant, I looked it up online and found that it means a fear of buttons . It may be a textural phobia (plastic buttons), fear of accidentally swallowing or inhaling small buttons, or a phobia of old buttons, as they may harbor germs. So, as one thing lead to another, a few things were learned today.