Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Button, Button

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?  A game from childhood and one I played with my own kids.  Buttons. Practical, colorful, artsy, entertaining.

I have fond memories of button collections.  My grandmothers and aunts would save buttons from discarded garments.  They had lived through the Depression and nothing was wasted - not even a button. 

I have my own button collection, and I added to it at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.

There were several button vendors - some with vintage buttons.

Take a look at the original prices.

Oh, the choices.  And the colors.

I don't think I can bear to take these off the cardboard.  Always In Style.

Buttons in many shapes and sizes.

Big buttons.

Big buttons with texture.

Small buttons.

Small buttons with detail.

Buttons sold by the bag.

Buttons patiently waiting.  Waiting for just the right project to come along and snatch them up.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I have some of those aged ones myself - aren't the historical prices amazing! I can remember picking out buttons for a sewing project in jr high or high school and having my mom have a heart attack at the cost - they were large ones for a jacket or something. It never dawned on me until then that some buttons are way more costly than others (even back in the dark ages). That was one of the reasons I stopped doing Mitered Hanging Towels that need buttons to fasten them - that single 1" just cost too much (and was often hard to find in a good color).