Buttons

by Lynda November. 08, 2010 2930 views

I have a small collection of vintage buttons and here are just 3 of them. most are from the 1930s or 1940s.I particularly like the ones made of mother of pearl a central band of which is on the 1st one.

This is the back of a large square mother of pearl one. I have 3 of these.

The 1st one with a similar smaller button. They are quite shiny so you can see the reflection of my conservatory windows in the 1st one.

I have in the past used some of my collection on dresses I have made or cardigans I have knitted.

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Josy 10 years, 5 months ago

Cool set. 2 is perfect

10 years, 5 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 5 months ago

Nice collections!

10 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nancy 10 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful collection!!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nagy László 10 years, 6 months ago

Superb macros!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Yulia 10 years, 6 months ago

Great idea,I like it,I should look in my Granny box too!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucinda 10 years, 6 months ago

Oh, wow. Thanks so much for sharing these. I love old vintage items.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 10 years, 6 months ago

Great shots of your collection. I love all the textures in the second shot, plus the great exposure you got in it. (I have a drawer full of buttons - I can't ever throw away a button because I always find another use for it when I sew!)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 6 months ago

Lovely buttons.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ray King 10 years, 6 months ago

My mom sewed and always have these around. I have her old Singer. There are probably buttons still stored in it's storage bench.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 10 years, 6 months ago

They really are special. I love the reflections. :)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Liz M 10 years, 6 months ago

pretty little things

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 10 years, 6 months ago

Lovely buttons - you know I have a soft spot for them!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paul 10 years, 6 months ago

What a wonderful idea for a collection....

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 10 years, 6 months ago

I love these. Mother of pearl buttons are so lovely.
I have an original card of 12 Art Deco buttons shaped like shells. I'm still waiting for inspiration as to how to use them.
Maybe I will post them on pb one day.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ricardo 10 years, 6 months ago

they look strange!
but nice!:)

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Jarvo J 10 years, 6 months ago

Neat set. That reminds me of my Mum's button box :-)

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 6 months ago

Cool.

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kate 10 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful buttons...like the composition

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 6 months ago

Nice!

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 10 years, 6 months ago

I love old buttons, too. I have a little jar of very special ones. These old ones from the 30s and 40s were quite graphic, weren't they. Nice post.

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