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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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Cowboy button vote continued! March 20

Things are getting hot with the voting now.  With one reader’s change of vote, the standings now are: peppers—————–1 vote western fabric——— 1 vote bandana ————–  3 votes I’m referring to the post—National Button Week part 4 where readers are … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 7–four favorites

Four favorite buttons will finish up our little button series this week. First I’m showing a “picture button” or “pictorial”.  Button collectors love ’em! The early ones were made of brass, and have lots of categories!  I think the one … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 6

It’s the penultimate day of National Button Week!  And for a special treat today, I’m going off the button path (get it? beaten path?) . . . and featuring a class of buttons that I made up in my own … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 5

Today we’ll check out buttons in the Art Deco style. The name itself comes from the 1925 Paris Exhibition of Decorative and Industrial Arts— “des Arts Decoratifs”.   It was a new style “moderne” with sleek linear designs as opposed to … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 4

Welcome back to National Button Week! Today the specialty is HATS.  Some button collectors like to zero in on certain themes or topics for collecting.  They might collect foxes, or horses, or dogs, or pineapples, etc. And there are plenty … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 3

Good morning to Lucite buttons! If I could take only two buttons to a desert island, these lucite roses would be the ones! I just love them!  Pure 1950s stuff. Lucite was patented by the Dupont Co and swept the … Continue reading

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National Button Week part 2

Hello again!  It’s still button week! Today we’re going to feature Bakelite buttons—wonderful early plastic buttons that had their heyday in the 1930’s and 1940’s–then other plastics became popular. There are intricate tests involved by “real” button collectors to prove/disprove … Continue reading

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National Button Week March 11- 17

Yes!  It’s officially National Button Week—- I know that last November 16 was “National Button Day” according to my blog, but this is the real WEEK—-as proclaimed by the National Button Society. We’ll have a rousing good time checking some … Continue reading

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