In honor of National Button week March 13-19, 2023 I thought that I would share a few of my favorite buttons, and buttons, and lots and lots of buttons.
As a kid I used to love playing with the button box, ours was an old cigar box that my grandpa gave to my mom. It was filled with treasures, mostly plastics from the 1960’s, lots of orphaned notions like snaps, hooks and eyes, and often a group of bells and sequins would find their way to safety there.
Depending on your age, and the collection that you may have inherited, here are some of the treasures you may find in your button box. Here are some of the types of materials you may find in your “vintage stash“.
- Button Button Identification and Price Guide by Peggy Ann Osborne.
- Buttons by Diana Epstein and Millicent Safro
- The Collectors Encyclopedia of Buttons by Sally C. Luscomb
I hope that you will be inspired to look through your own “Button Box” and that you find a hidden treasure in there. And remember that even if the button’s worth is measured only by the special memory that it brings to you, that is priceless.
Happy Stitching, ~Christen