~VINTAGE BUTTON COLLECTION~
For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated with old buttons. I've both collected and used them in my work for almost 30 years and have found it a bit frightening to watch my stash dwindle down to only a few jars.
I love embellishing pretty old things...like the vintage glove box you see above and the tattered lace purselet (petite tote bag) shown below!
With each new creation I pass along a few more of my treasured finds.
I love adding them to newly designed pillows and Christmas Stockings, too!
Earlier this year I once again cleaned up and re-organized my studio. With every tag sale I attend I bring new vintage-finds into my work place and that means I'm constantly having to straighten things up! I've used up so many of my vintage mother-of-pearl (shell) buttons that for the first time in years I've had to be choosy about the buttons I let go of...And so...you can imagine how incredibly fabulous it was to stumble upon a sale yesterday where I found bags and bags and bags of vintage shell buttons.
There were large, medium, small, tiny, two hole, four hold, shank, carved and smooth buttons...
I couldn't believe it. I ended up purchasing about 20 pounds of absolutely pristine buttons...never used. They were acquired by a private individual when an old American button factory was auctioned off a few years ago...
I continue to find it absolutely incredible when I'm led to the very thing I'm in need of.
I still don't believe in coincidences...
My steps will always be directed by
the One who brings me peace, joy and strength.
The Holy One. The Most High. My God.
Sorry to be MIA for the past couple of weeks. Been busy creating all the things I love.
Blessings and love to you this Sunday...