Sunday, April 20, 2008

Buttons from Estate Sale

I bought a small glass jar of buttons from an Estate Sale on Friday. I debated on buying the jar but these buttons with big eyes were staring out at me and I was afraid no one would buy them and they would be sent to button heaven or something. I think people sometimes paint hair and mouths on these and they look like little dolls. I have a couple of painted ones somewhere, I will have to sift through my stash and see if I can find them. I think these are used when sewing on coat buttons to give stability to the button. They go on on the wrong side of the fabric with the 'real' button on the right side. Does anyone know if this is their correct use? It's in my button books somewhere. And do they have a proper name? I'm calling them Ghosties because they look haunting.

I was glad I bought the jar because when I dumped them out at home I found there were a lot of pearlies mixed in. For some reason, I love mother-of -pearl buttons. I have a very hard time parting with small ones and some of the larger ones too.
And look at these cute ones with the holes that are very close together. I have a soft spot for these ones. There's something so cute about them. Does anyone out there feel this way about buttons or is it just me?


Heidi ( said...

I loved looking at your button photos! Yes, I feel that way about buttons, too. They have personalities! Ah....buttons...

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LP Vintage said...

So glad someone else 'gets it' about buttons! Did you notice my previous post about buttons where I mention that I used to put buttons on bobby pins and pretend they were little dresses? (Does anyone use the term bobby pins anymore? Are they called something different now - hairpins, maybe?)


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