Monday, April 1, 2013

Amy's Buttons

 Remember that baggie of buttons Amy gifted me with at Plucky Maidens?  Well good things do, indeed, come in small packages!  There were some neat buttons in there and these are "the good stuff"! You can click the pictures for a closer look.
 I always save carved MOP and unusual shapes.  That square shaped button in the center is actually a flat but is cut in such a way that it looks like a cube.
 The large cream colored button with the gold trim is metal.  I had this button once before but it was rusty.  This one is in perfect condition.  The two white cameo buttons are glass.
I think the little doggie is Bakelite.  The glass rose isn't a button at all, it is a flat-back cab.  It is so pretty I couldn't resist showing it.
Speaking of pretty, did you notice the plate the buttons are sitting on?  My Grandmother bought it in 1922.  That would have been when she was 12 years old.  She turned 103 last Monday.  Go Grandma!

15 comments:

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, WOW Happy Birthday to you grandma. Incredible to be 103. Love your button collection. You have some real treasures. Great pics.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a good week. Hugs, CM

The Junque Seeker said...

Happy Birthday to your amazing Grandma! She has some interesting stories, I'm sure.

Thanks for always posting your buttons. I always learn something and see beauties that I'll be on the lookout for.

Into Vintage said...

Happy to hear there were a couple little treasures in there! Xo

Maureen said...

Wow!!! 103? Amazing! Happy Birthday to her!

Your buttons are lovely - I like the cameos - usually they are of young women; those seem to have an older woman's visage...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

103? How lucky you are to still have your grandmother in your life. Oh yeah, Go Grandma!!
The little doggie was the first one I noticed, love those cameos too.

Annette said...

VERY cool buttons and plate! Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Andy's Attic said...

Happy Birthdy and Congratulations to your Grandma. 103 is an accomplishment. Amy gave you some great buttons. What is a flat back cab? I'm not familiar with that term.
Annette

pam said...

Love ALL of them. The Scottie especially.

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet grandpa!! That is so awesome!!! Adorable and pretty buttons! xo Heather

DJAjewels said...

What a splendid collection of buttons! And Happy Birthday to Grandma!
Irene

DJAjewels said...

What a splendid collection of buttons! And Happy Birthday to Grandma!
Irene

Curtains in My Tree said...

LOVE the doggie button, bakelite and all
I have trying to find enough bakelite to make a necklace, altered art of course LOL however bakelite buttons is like gold here.

Beth Leintz said...

Go Grandma! My grandma lived to 103 also.

Great buttons, but of course my favorite is that dear little Bakelite dog. I love Bakelite, dogs and the butterscotch color.

Laurie said...

Go grandma is right!! LOVELY buttons -- what a sweet gift!

CATHY said...

such beautiful buttons....just when you think you will not see anything new... a batch comes in!