Monday, January 3, 2011

Buttons and Cameos

A week or so ago I went to one of my favorite fabric shops.
Just around the corner is an antique shop where I like to buy vintage buttons.

These, though not in spectacular shape, I like them just the same.
The one of the young man is celluloid I believe, and well worn, but I couldn't pass him up. He looks so old, and French.
Does anyone know anything about these kinds of buttons?

I also got these tri bar slides.
Vintage Mother of pearl (?)
and buttons still on their cards.
I would love to try and sell a few buttons in my etsy shop along with my other things, but I know supplies is a big category already...
We'll see... if there's any interest...
I have a lot of new plans and ideas!

Off to get things done-take care : )


elineof said...

It's my really weak spot - buttons and buckles. I have a huge collection of brooches too and I love wearing them! Thanks for a great post and Happy New Year!

Martina said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Andrea! Hope it will be a sparkling, fun kind of year - as lovely as these buttons! Cheers to you!

Christie Cottage said...

I love cameos too! I have some earrings I got when I was 11 years old.

I also have a supply stash of cameos to make into something (Compliments of my sister). Perhaps this year I will make some jewelry.

Love the vintage belt "buckles" too.

Have a wonderful day!


**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

HAPPY 2011 sweet Andrea...LOVE the old buttons...beautiful.
MAY every wish come true this year...I think it'll be an exciting one!

Lisa said...

Wonderful finds!

Hope you have a most wonderful year!!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful finds!

Hope you have a most wonderful year!!!! Can you believe it is 2011?? Time sure flies!

koralee said...

I so have a thing for grandma started me collecting them at an early age and I just can't stop....something about them with is so enduring.

Hugs for a new creative week my friend... . xoxo

Laurie said...

Yummy buttons! Here's a website that might help you to identify that sweet little boy man:

andrea creates said...

thanks laurie-i'll check it out!

PonderandStitch said...

I recently got some vintage slides just like these at my local antique shop. I've incorporated a couple into some new cuffs, if I could ever find the time to finish them!

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