Yes! Well, you might not have to click to enlarge!
On our recent visit to St. Louis (mainly to revisit old restaurants), we spent some time
foraging in antique markets, shops, etc, and I’d like to share some of the buttons I bought.
I welcome your votes of favorites, and hope that with cooler weather now in September,
you are starting to hunt for your own buttons for your collection.
Top row: celluloid back with Bakelite(?) green loop; brass lady with floral edging on Bakelite base; celluloid with red plastic gemstone
Second row: small paper flowers encased in celluloid dome; terrific open geometric red and
black celluloid button; two little Terriers on a LARGE button; red wooden button with
separate dangling parts; black sculpted couture button
Third row: Lucite back with white metal lady’s head; black velvet with metal embroidery
trims; large celluloid daisy; black sculpted edge with red stone center; fabric angel
Bottom row: Ardor of Paris designer button; cute green plastic bunny carrying flowers;
small thin brass pieces encased in celluloid; terrific red celluloid apple
Some closeups: (click to enlarge)
And, just because buckles are often neighbors of button collections, I
want to show you a buckle set—-the rhinestones, really old, and an
interesting half of a buckle —of horn? with a lady’s head in white
metal. By the way, they’re pictured on some fabric I bought at
The Quilted Fox in St. Louis—Paris print!
PS! How could I forget to show you this sweetheart! It’s a little sailboat
under a dome on red Bakelite!
OK, bye for now.