Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Treasure - Vintage Buttons

I love vintage buttons!

This collection I mainly inherited from my mother...

This beauty is about one and a half inches across...

And it looks like its made from glass!

I'm lucky to have two of them !

And I have at least 3 of these lovelies!

The two white ones pictured here I picked up from a second hand store recently!

A pretty flower and a basket weave- fab!

And this one would have adorned my father's uniform when he worked on the 

Victorian Railways back in the 40's, I think!

You can just about make out the VR!

And a buckle from my school uniform back in the 60's!

Mum made all our clothes in those days!

(She even made my wedding dress nearly 30 years ago!)

And a few more of interest-

Which ones do you like? I'd love to know!

Linking up with Melody's Tuesday Treasures too!

Happy sewing!


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  1. They are all so lovely but the three black ones with a leaf on them are my favourite. What a great collection :)

  2. Oh, I couldn't choose - I like them all. I'm not sure who ended up with my mother's collection - it was intended to go to my oldest daughter but I am not sure.

    Hugs - Marie

  3. Buttons are the BEST! You inspire me to get out some of my special ones to share. Maybe next week or so.

  4. Oh I love the little duck button! Was that from an outfit when you were little? I love buttons too! Thanks for sharing your collection.

  5. Ooo, I love buttons! There's no way I could choose just one.

  6. I love them all and I really love the buckle. It would look nice on a bag with fabric threaded through it.

  7. Hi Suz, Your button collection is fabulous. My favourite is your railway button, how fabulous you still have it. Thanks for sharing with us all. Hugs

  8. There was a green buckle like that in my mums jar of buttons. I would different favourites on different days!

  9. That black glass one is a beauty. You could make a very glamourous clutch bag closure with that!

  10. I love black glass buttons... but then I also like the decorative ones... then I also like the plain ones... then I also like the shiny ones... lets just say I love them all!

  11. I don't think there is a person out there who doesn't love buttons and remembers there parents or grandparents button tin.
    Happy days.

  12. Suz what lovely buttons and congrats being so close to the big no i made it crept up 1 more,lol.

  13. All your buttons are lovely. My favourite is the little cream coloured flower with the lazy daisy petals. I like the way some of them hold memories like photos.

  14. I love all your buttons, I would have to say that I recognise nearly all of them!! I can't help myself with collecting buttons!!

  15. The tiny green flower in the last pic is super sweet. How lovely to have memories attached to all these pretty things x

  16. I love vintage buttons too , my favorites are the three leaf design and the white flower is lovely too .

  17. I love vintage buttons, the bakelight ones really appeal to me, they're the ones I get to use. I have a collection I inherited too.


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