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Selling Seeds in 1953

I found this old seed packet advertising recently–from 1953, and had fun looking through it.  You would sell packets of seeds for 10 cents a packet and then earn PRIZES for your sales!  How easy was that?  It says right … 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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Buttons from London

One of our first forays in London was to a button store, of course–having already bought a book the evening before . . .So we went to The Button Queen– which I had seen on a YouTube video before I … 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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Old Framed Button Art

Not too long ago the Other Half came home from an auction and gave this artwork to me.  What do you say to a guy like that? It takes some getting used to—and I decided this morning that the time had … Continue reading

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More Buttons from Paris

By popular demand—a photo of the two blue sparkly buttons from the last post–a closeup: On to new business– one day we headed out early toward Montmartre.  We took the metro and when we got off our stop nearby, we … Continue reading

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Buttons from Paris

First thing on the agenda when we got to Paris was to make a beeline for Ultramod Mercerie at 4 Rue de Choiseul in the 2nd arrondissement.  It’s an unpretentious looking little shop in a narrow street: It’s in a … Continue reading

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Titusville Button Show

Recently I went to the Titusville, NJ Button Show sponsored by the local Central Jersey Buttoniers club.            (click on photos to enlarge) It was a beautiful spring morning—one of those high pressure blue sky ones–and the drive was so pleasant along … Continue reading

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