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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Vintage Buttons

There is just something about old buttons that make me so happy! There is a store here in NYC called Tender Buttons that I just adore. It has the most interesting old buttons and is heaven for someone who adores to design and wear cardigans - although I've been know to put a button onto a garment just for the sake of putting a button on a garment.

A few weeks ago, DH and I took a trip up to Lambertville, NJ to peruse a few antique stores and I came across these great finds. There was a whole basket full of vintage buttons calling, no screaming, out to me and at $3 a card, who could resist?

Vintage buttons
Love the tiny redish/pink ones!

Vintage buttons
Various jet black buttons. Some mixed designs.

Vintage buttons
These are my favorite and the most special of the bunch. We estimated these were pretty old - maybe 30s or 40s.

So now I need to decide or design what sweater to put them on. Only a very special sweater will do, but for now they'll need to be put aside til all the deadline projects are done. They won't be very far though, the more I think about designing something for them, the faster that deadline knitting will go. They'll act as my knitter's "carrot"!

7 comments:

Trina said...

They are great! I must make a note to find Tender Buttons when I visit NYC in January :)

Ysolda said...

that reminds me - I have photos of Tender Buttons I never posted. I think a post about vintage buttons is coming up!

My Handmades said...

Have a look at my latest vintage buttons gift..

OmMama & KraftyKatina said...

Those are great! I LOVE finding buttons at thrift stores and antique stores.

gleek said...

oh, i haven't been to lambertville in AGES! great little town :)

Rita said...

Do you post some photos of vintage buttons. I like this..

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