Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beautiful Vintage Buttons

I had planned to do a post on wedding cake toppers because I was thinking of my nieces wedding this summer , and I have a couple of things I thought would look wonderful  on a wedding cake. I have one vintage  cake topper then a set of Ken & Barbie from 1997, both dressed in their wedding finest.

Then I was looking for a third topper and spotted one of my buttons cabinets and had to admire them for a while . Sounds crazy but I am sure any other button collector knows what I am talking about .

This is a candy  jar I have on my dresser, full of wonderful rhinestone buttons.

Some of the buttons I cut off of vintage  clothing, before I appreciated the vintage clothing  


I have all these in this candy jar

Then here is picture of one of the cabinets I have full of bakelite buttons and glass buttons

Glass ones in a drawer

 Then I have a tall glass canister full of the colored buttons from the 20's-50's primary color buttons, I cut a lot of these off old day dresses, I know what a crime now      

Read this that Kathy Kluless  has posted on her blog , about a little bitty Post Office LOL

I know all you Button Floozies and collectors  can relate to this post of my love of buttons LOL    

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Knick of Time        
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Coastal Charm              
Ivy & Elephants            
Blog Shop Hop/ How Sweet The sound
WoW Us Wedneday Savvy Southern style          
Katherines Corner 
The Shabby Creek Cottage/ giveaway
From My Front Porch to Yours
Commond Ground
French Country Cottage 
My Romantic Home 
The Self Sufficient Home Acre                              


  1. Love, love, LOVE buttons! Love YOUR buttons - have a wonderful Tuesday - thanks again for selling the darling pattern...can't wait! Tanya

  2. Good Evening to you, My word, I gasped when I saw all your beautiful vintage buttons. Nowadays, blouses, dresses and coats do not have such beautiful buttons.
    Yes, I fully understand why you stopped and looked at your collection. You pick up one button, then see another and another and another and so it goes on.I know I would do the same.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best wishes

  3. This week I saw a wedding bouquet made out of vintage buttons and was really pretty and oh so different?!

  4. HI Janice! Wow, you really do like buttons don't you? They are pretty. Have a great week! Gina

  5. Button, Button, Janice has got the buttons

  6. I love Buttons too!! You can make all sorts of things a friend of mine makes vintage bracelets and the sell for a fortune!!! LOVE IT!!

  7. Love the buttons, you have a beautiful collection!

  8. Oh dear, I left nose prints on my monitor!!

  9. Love love love all those buttons, my mind is swirling with ideas :) Thanks for linking up.

  10. Gorgeous eye candy! What a fabulous collection of little jewels.

  11. I love the jar of buttons - great color combo!

  12. Janice, I've now come down with a bad case of button envy!!!You have such gorgeous and unique ones. So lovely, especially displayed in the candy jar. What a "treat"!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  13. Button envy is right! Your collection is divine!
    Now following - found you on Knick of Time.

  14. You have a wonderful collections of buttons. I too love to look at my grandmother's buttons.

  15. Visiting from Katherine's hop because of your buttons! Little works of art, you lucky lady.

  16. The buttons are wonderful! My grandmother had a tin of buttons that she would let me go through and count, sort, etc. when I was little. I loved that tin. :)

    I'm visiting you today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

  17. Wow, I love those bright retro ones. They are to cheerfully Technicolor!

  18. What a wonderful collection...They are absolutely lovely...Blessings, Becky

  19. You're a button pirate, aren't you? :) This looks like you unearthed it from a treasure chest. Makes a girl want to scoop it up in her hands and watch it all sift through her fingers like gold coins. It's only fitting you store this eye candy in the candy jar. What a collection!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  20. Love buttons!!! I have some of mine sorted by colors others in cabinets too! Looks like you have a wonderful collection, I love the glass ones. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection, Laura

  21. Who doesn't love buttons I ask?
    You have a wonderful collection from what I can see. I love glass buttons myself.
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. So beautiful -- I love the big, chunky ones and esp. the one with the teardrop shaped stones on the sides, that looks like a flower. Swoon!

  23. you have a wonderful collection. My Mother collects buttons too. She has some very old ones. Happy weekend wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop :-)

  24. I love the rhinestone and vintage buttons...they are so pretty. You definitely have A LOT of buttons. Really nice collection.

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

  25. Gorgeous post! And yes, I would happily gaze upon those lovelies myself if they were in my house. I can totally relate to admiring them.

  26. Goodness!! What an amazing collection of the most beautiful vintage buttons!! Love them...


  27. Awesome button collection! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)

  28. I liked those buttons with the stones on it! Simply vintage.. Thumbs up! :) Beautiful collection...

    Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop- hope you can stop by:)

  29. oh my gosh, I died a litte when I saw that jar of the candy colored buttons... those are so dear to my little button loving heart. swoon.