Saturday, December 28, 2013

Vanity Set metal, early goofie buttons

 

This is one of the oldest sets of goofies, possibly as early as 1930, made of metal and painted

mirror, perfume atomizer, crossed nail buffer and scissors, crossed comb and brush, powder box, compact and lipstick
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Button Collectors 1948

The National Button Society was formed in 1938
This article on early collectors was in Hobbies Magazine 1948
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas buttons

Card 3 of my fun cards of Christmas buttons
Materials: wood, plastic, metal, enameled brass, ceramic
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas buttons

Card 2 of my fun cards of Christmas buttons
Materials: Plastic, enameled brass, fabric, ceramic, rubber
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas buttons

Card 1 of my fun cards of Christmas buttons
 Materials:ceramic, wood, glass, brass, enameled brass and plastic
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Containers with Fruits and/or Flowers BUTTONS

The buttons are antique and vintage

Materials: metal, celluloid, glass, black glass, ceramic, plastic, metalized plastic, fabric
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween buttons

Happy Halloween
 my just for fun card, majority are plastic buttons. Click on image to enlarge

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Victorian white glass buttons 1840’s to early 1900’s

Victorian white glass buttons 1840’s to early 1900’s
On this card they are all opaque white buttons
Among glass buttons the term Victorian is used specifically for those of opaque (or more rarely, transparent) white or colored glass with conventional and floral designs molded in low relief or incised, with paint or luster trim. They typically have four-way or two way metal box shanks.
Pictures other than floral types are unusual. Many have designs of Art Nouveau influence
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Victorian color glass buttons 1840’s to early 1900’s

 

Among glass buttons the term Victorian is used specifically for those of opaque (or more rarely, transparent) white or colored glass with conventional and floral designs molded in low relief or incised, with paint or luster trim. They typically have four-way or two way metal box shanks.
Pictures other than floral types are unusual. Many have designs of Art Nouveau influence
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Western German Glass Buttons

Western German Glass Buttons
these are vintage mid 1950's to early 60's
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

18th century mother of pearl button

18th century mother of pearl button
carved with a jeweled pin shank
shank: the “eye” is of flat copper wire and there is a tinned copper collet at the back


 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pearl buttons antique extra large

 Pearl buttons antique extra large, the anchor button is size 2 5/16
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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stork, pearl and brass button

 

A finely detailed, stamped, silvered and pierced design mounted over a carved and pierced pearl background. There is a second bird carved into the pearl background, at right. The steel-set, brass rim is applied over the pearl background.
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dragons on brass and pearl antique button

Dragons brass and pearl antique button

One piece brass, pierced and finely detailed. The lower section has a carved and pierced brownish pearl overlay applied with three steels

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Moonglow glass buttons

Moonglow glass buttons
Made by a special process from a cane with both clear and opaque, translucent glass throughout its length. When heated and pressed into a mold, it becomes a moonglow if the clear colorless glass “floats” to the top of the button.
They were made in all colors, being a lover of the color purple this is my favorite card

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 4th of July.. buttons

Some of my fun red/white and blue buttons
One of the cards show some with a green color they are not all are red,white and blue

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mermaid buttons

There are many versions of the Legends of Lorelei which originated in Germany 
Lorelei is the name of a spirit and the big rock in the Rhine River on which she sits.  Lorelei, the most famous of the Rhine Maidens, is a Siren like mermaid who sits on her rock in the Rhine, combing her long hair and singing.
the poor photo is my feeble attempt  from the deck of the cruise ship
thanks to Annick Le Roux for permission to share her card of mermaid buttons. Materials: pewter, wood, resin, plastic, boxwood, ivory and bone on wood


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rose flower buttons

First is brass wild rose 2nd looks like porcelain on brass and last is white metal


these are available in my ecrater button store under the plant life category, pegsbuttons.ecrater.com

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ceramic flower buttons
vintage set of six ceramic with metal loop shank
these are available in my ecrater button store under the plant life category, pegsbuttons.ecrater.com
nicer than the picture shows

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pansies and Violets..buttons

April showers bring May flowers
here is my card I entered in a button show several years ago “Pansies and Violets” I have many different materials and thought my card was worthy of a ribbon..but instead I received a “measle” because in the third row 2nd button (which in the Big Book of Buttons states it’s a pansy) is actually a Hibiscus.
All are antique and vintage buttons
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Brooks buttons






These are small plastic buttons designed and painted by Edith and Alan Brooks in England
 Edith and Alan opened a “craft-workers” private business. Without advertising but through maintaining a high standard of workmanship, the Brooks gained recognition and sent buttons to many parts of the world. The had no interest in mass production. Just the 2 of them worked at a large table facing each other the design was applied using a fine sable brush “with points like needles” they painted the design straight on the button. They worked on six buttons at a time, sewed onto a card by Edith, Dab-dab-dab all the way down and then dab-dab-dab again all the way down-the same dab on each button. Thus the design grew
When American collectors became aware of the Brooks buttons they were imported from England in the 1960’s and 70’s
The Brooks didn’t just paint buttons they both taught embroidery at college, they sold their embroidery items, comb cases, spectacle cases and needle cases, they also made brooches, penchants and earrings. Brooches were painted similar to their buttons with tiny spangles sometimes embedded in the design. They made delicate flower groups on mother of pearl to fit into antique brooches to replace faded photographs of long dead relatives. Their items were decorated in enamels on mother of pearl, wood, plastics and various other materials, but the Brooks buttons are most sought after.
Both Edith and Alan Brooks have passed away, information about them and the buttons can be found in National Button Society bulletins:  February 1973, May and October 1989, December 1990 and December 1993 Just Buttons magazine June 1964 and November 1964 also see Carol C.'s wonderful Brooks study pages at
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Parade button

This button is called: Easter Parade
Antique brass button, a gnome pulls an eggshell cart, notice the rabbit peering over the hill.
Happy Easter!

Friday, March 22, 2013

National Broadcasting Company buttons

Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest broadcasting network in the U.S.

Both brass uniform buttons are old the first has radio waves in the ether, a microphone with the initials N B C


these are not for sale but I do have one like the first listed on ebay at this time..it ends in 5 days (SOLD)

ebay: purple-peg

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chinese Dragon Slayer button


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the metal button is antique, available in my button store under the METAL category
http://PegsBUTTONS.ecrater.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coralene glass button

Coralene: Buttons decorated with tiny glass beads heat fused to the surface. Most have
4-way metal shanks and are considered to be of the middle to late 19th century (Victorian period). Some have only one color added and a rim of gold luster added while others have floral designs. My button is a lady’s head and does have the 4-way metal shank