Sunday, August 2, 2015



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 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 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...


Lululiz said...

What an amazing find, all those wonderful buttons, wow wow wow.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous buttons and your creations are lovely! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

20 North Ora said...

oh, what glorious buttons. Doesn't that thrill you to find something like that. It sure does me.


Deanna said...

Becky Sue, You are a blessing! Lovely work you create. Neat about all the pretty unused buttons. That's fantastic. You'll put them to good use. Blessings and may the rest of the Summer be a delight for you. Think your Kitchen is gorgeous.
All the best,

Theresa said...

I love buttons too:) My Granddaughters will bring me a button that they found to add to my collection! Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

Lisa said...

What a find! Can't wait to see all the beautiful things you will make with them!

Bente said...

Your creations are so beautiful.
Hugs from here

White Lace and Promises said...

I know you were excited to say the least! I would have been too. Over the weekend I bought an old window that was in great shape with already great patina. It's unusal with 3 larger than 8x10 panes. It will be perfect for my 3 grands. I think I'm gonna back the photos with burlap. I may look at some of the things you do with lace for ideas on how to embellish it. I may even use some buttons:)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What an amazing find!! And your creations always leave me breathless!! Hope all is well with you and yours..


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Amen to that, often we feel like a magical hand from above puts us in a spot where we find treasures!
You really hit the jackpot and how incredible they end up in your hands.
Sending you summer hugs,

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