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14 Buttons

Here are 14 Buttons that I pulled from a box of buttons from the local Salvation Army Thrift Store.  These are just a few out of a box of hundreds. Thanks for looking!  Happy New Year BUTTON FLOOZIES!!!

Youth Art Class

I teach a youth mixed media art class. In this class the students use many mediums to create their art projects. This week the last finishing touch was the use of some buttons. Take a look..... Thanks for looking BUTTON FLOOZIES!

Pretty new buttons

These buttons are from Yarn it and Haberdashery in Columbus Ohio. A great yarn shop but they also carry things you might need for your knitting projects,such as...buttons. I could have gone through and picked out my favorites all day but I had a limited amount of time , and picked these. Aren't they pretty😊

A poke in the pool, or, simple buttons galore

For your enjoyment: here are some of those very-common-but-still-beautiful buttons I bought in the "poke pool" (see previous post) at the National Button Society's Annual Meeting showroom:  Celluloid  All glass  All black glass Altogether now!

A Visit to the Showroom at The National Button Society Annual Convention in Denver

Yes, the National Button Society held its annual convention this year in Denver, Colorado.  Called Mining in Button Mountains , it was a week of informative workshops and fun, creative project classes, as well as the non-profit organization's annual meeting.  There was a button auction fund raiser, and the judging for button awards.  I wasn't able to attend the convention until Saturday, the last day, when I visited the showroom just so that I could take some photos and share them with you all! Before I even entered the showroom, I was distracted by this child-sized swimming pool FULL of buttons to poke through!  At 20 for $1, they were irresistible.  (I bought 60!) Eventually, I made it into the showroom itself.  The room was full of vendor tables -- they came from near and (mostly) far to sell their buttons. Then, all along the back wall were the displays of button "trays" that had been entered and judged for the annual awards.  There were hundreds of t

From Michigan

Look what I got in the mail today from a gal who I met once in the 1970's however I knew her Aunt and cousins also from back in the 1970's. I seen her on facebook a couple years ago and we talk She knew I like Buttons and sent me a box of old buttons her mother had and now she sent me a box of vintage buttons from an Aunt of hers where she is cleaning out the Aunt's house. So glad  she thought of me and gave me something to play with today. Love them