Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vintage Buttons


This morning's post brought my order of lovely vintage buttons from Etsy friend (friend of the blog?) Vintage Necessities . I recently made this little red notebook/sketchbook with a vintage button on the cover, and was impatiently waiting for my order of buttons to arrive so I could make more.

These buttons date from the 1920s - 1950s, so many of them are art deco designs. Also, there are a few large, extremely glittery blue and gold buttons from the 1950s, which will make some very glam notebooks!

Here is a photo of some of them:


11 comments:

acornmoon said...

serious button envy!

Kathleen Coy said...

I do love vintage buttons, they seem almost magical... :-)

kamiahkellum said...

I just found your site. I like the book with the vintage button. Keep up the good work.

Sam Marshall said...

The buttons are beautiful and your journal is so beautiful.

tulibri said...

Hi there! I've been tagged and as the rule goes to tag another seven players I would like to invite you! So if you feel like, come along and play with us :-) Read more here:
http://tulibri.blog.de/2009/02/27/subjektive-buchtatsachen-5657249/
Cheers from bookarat from the forum!

Dana and Daisy said...

I could hear you singing...

Heaven, I'm in heaven!

moonbindery said...

Yes, Dana, you probably could hear me singing (badly). And thanks for the tag, Tulibri! Actually, Dana tagged me for the same thing recently, so I won't do it again. The world has probably heard enough facts about me and books! :D

Erin said...

I just discovered the most excellent obsession called book binding! And to go with it? I found a cool button on the street four days ago.

I'm awed by your work. I need more thoughts so I can fill a few of them up.

Waterrose said...

Your new/old buttons are wonderful...I love buttons!

Dara said...

Ahhhh...making books! And adorning them with vintage buttons. Total bliss. I recently began making my own books with hand made paper and felted wool covers that I embellish with vintage buttons. Your books are lovely and inspiring! Hope you continue making them.

Virtual Quilter said...

I have just found your blog, and decided to have a look because it was about book binding, then found vintage buttons. Bliss!
Judy B