Sunday, 15 May 2011

Beautiful buttons

I know there's a huge community of button lovers out there and I have to admit, I am one of them!  Most of the buttons in my collection have been given to me by my Mum - she was also collector.  Like me, she used to take buttons off old clothes that were past there best and re-use them - very wise indeed as new buttons can be quite expensive to buy. 

On a recent visit to see my parents, my Mum, bless her, decided she now longer needed the remaining collection of buttons and handed them over to me.  How I love pawing through them, the different colours, sizes and patterns.  There were some fabulous vintage ones in there too, still attached to their cardboard backs - far too precious to use.

Ellie's Treasures

Ellie's Treasures

Not only buttons, Mum also gave me some vintage needlework, wool and dressmaking instructions.Ellie's Treasures

I couldn't resist doing a Google search for button collections and shops and came across these links that I particularly loved, thought I'd share them with you.  I've included three shops from Folksy too.

Milomade - using buttons in jewellery
Simply Sequins - which sells wonderful collections of mixed buttons
Handmade and Vintage - vintage buttons collections
Jo Lucksted Ceramics, Folksy - handmade ceramic buttons
Mimsical Ceramics, Folksy - handmade ceramic buttons
Pats Paraphernalia, Folksy - fun handmade buttons

3 comments:

Jo Lucksted said...

Many thanks for including me in your blog!
Just to let you and your followers know that I run ceramic-button making workshops too in Somerset. People can bring along bits of lace and interestingly textured items to press into the clay and make buttons that are truly personal...it suits all abilities-clay novices welcome!!
Contact me through my folksy shop if interested.
Thanks again-it's a lovely blog!x

VivJM said...

Oooh, I love buttons too!! What a lovely collection of vintage bits and pieces too. Lucky you :-)

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

I also inherited a huge collection of buttons from my mum. Vintage ones are so interesting and unique. xx