I have LOADS of buttons, just started using some for my projects, so I thought I'd ask to be a part of the group. I have a whole lot of buttons that were my Grandmothers, and I just remembered that several years ago, I was given a whole big box of buttons on cards that an ex-girlfriend of mine came into from a friend of hers. Also, this summer I have been hunting at my northern antique shops and picked up several bags of buttons...some of them for a $1!
Here is a picture of some "HONKING" buttons on the left(I don't know why I just started using this word lately - weird!)- check out how big they are compared to a quarter!! I think they are Bakelite and they are a little "crazed". They have to be from the 60's or 70's and I would picture them on some lady's spring coat. What do you think?
Here is a close-up picture of a button flower I made for a card I put together recently. I used a large green felt flower from Stampin' UP! as the base, 2 regular buttons with a fabric button for the middle. These were held together with large glue dots.
While checking out all the people in the group and their comments, one thing that still puzzles me..... If you find a button (not on a card 'cause that would be a helpful giveaway) how do you know if it's "vintage"??? Dumb question, maybe, but I'd really like someone to explain it to me!
I am watching the Steeler Game while typing this blog - you know it's taking me forever to finish this! I really have to trek to the basement to work on something...I've really got to work on my Autumn Swap stuff.
Until tomorrow friends.....