Showing posts from 2019

Those button grab bags at thrift shops

At thrift shops near me, those button grab bags have become very expensive!  (Don't even get me started on the prices for a variety of really common buttons at an antique store sometimes...) But if they're cheap I grab them up for the thrill of the hunt.  This time, I lucked out when I found all these pretty glass buttons amongst the extra button envelopes in one of the bags.  Especially those little deer!

Creative Button Storage

I found these deep, divided drawers at the Habitat for Humanity thrift shop.  They were used to store contact lenses originally.  I think they will make great button storage! My adult son was with me when I bought them.  He said, what are you going to do with those?  I looked at him and said, well, can you think of anything small and round like a contact lens that I have a lot of?  And he just got a knowing look on his face.  He LOVES  to tease me about my button collecting! If you know me well enough, you know I can't leave them as is, though.  I think I'll decoupage pretty paper on the outsides... and then spray paint the insides of the drawers.  I think that especially larger buttons will store nicely in here. Because I needed another project! (Not.)

A new button necklace

Beautiful blues and various, vibrant greens mixed together with beads into a beautiful, woven necklace!  I love that there are a variety of ages and types of buttons...  Notice how the maker twisted the lengths for interest -- below, I have pulled them apart to demonstrate.  What a fun thrift store find!  I washed it and will enjoy wearing it! Let me see your button necklaces!

Playing In My Studio

I haven't played with my buttons for some time now and trying to rearrange them from all the jars and boxes they are in.  I sewed these buttons on a heavy piece of cotton lace once to make a sash  Still love my buttons Hope you are all off to playing/ enjoying  your studio creations also. I am going next weekend on a hunt for more in southern Missouri. If you know any great places to shop vintage let me know  Thanks 

Beautiful hearts

When I saw these at an antique store, I could not get them into my cart quickly enough! (Swoon!)

Merry Christmas 2018 - Evening Star Button Club

During the recent holidays, the Evening Star Button Club   gathered at my home for our annual Christmas party.   Here we are opening our gifts If you want to read more and see our handmade button-related gifts, please click this link     Wishing each of you a Happy New Year!