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Two Buttons

I’ve been busy lately trying to organize my button collection. Soon they’ll all be mounted on cards.  HA! HA! HA! One button friend has said she won’t buy any more new buttons until she has the ones she now owns … Continue reading

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The Titusville Button Show September 2013

The New Jersey State Button Society held its meeting and show in Titusville at the fire hall on Saturday, September 7.  I’ll share with you the buttons I bought: First, some glitz—that’s a heavy old rhinestone button, about an inch … Continue reading

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Buttons from St. Louis

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 … Continue reading

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The Final Buttons from London (Covent Garden Market)

While we were touring antique flea markets and asking people about buttons, we’d often heard people tell us to look for ________and __________.  That’s all they have is buttons!  I don’t want to use the real names, so let’s call … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 6: Wellington Buttons

“Waterloo!  Waterloo!  Where will you meet your Waterloo?”  ♫  ♫  ♫ That song lyric is from the old Stonewall Jackson recording, thanks to a reader–do you remember it? No?  Well, do you remember the date June 18, 1815?  That was … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 3

Today let’s study buttons that are still on their old original advertising cards. Remember you can click, and double click again to see details in the photos. This circus card is great. If you click the photo to enlarge, you … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 2

Add a little glitz to your St. Patrick’s Day . . .

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National Button Week 2013 Part 1

Let’s celebrate National Button Week 2013! When word leaked out that red buttons would be featured in the first post of the week, you can imagine the excitement in the boxes, bags, cartons, tins and containers. Every red button in … Continue reading

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National Button Week

National Button Week is the third week of March—-stay tuned! Next post will have . . . buttons!

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