I shared my love of buttons awhile ago, and I promised that I would share some of my button collection here on my blog. Most of my collection is currently categorized as "organized chaos," but I finally got around to framing a set that I completed this summer. Couldn't wait to share it!
This is my set of glass vegetable buttons. Though the set is complete with eight buttons, it was also sometimes sold as a set of six, so the tomato and green pepper are harder to find. I think my set came from a total of 4 different sources, and took me about a year to collect. There are so many different types of buttons out there that it can be hard to decide which type to collect. I love glass buttons, so I try to focus most of my collecting around this type. I especially like the realistics (shaped like objects or animals... also known as goofies!) Glass buttons aren't as old as many other types (most are from 1930s - 1950s) but I just love the look. They're colorful and fun... and if you don't collect what you love, then why collect?
I mounted these buttons on matboard covered with linen. I'm yet not sure where I'm going to hang them, but I have several other similar frames, so after I fill those, I'll be able to display them as a grouping.
Hope you enjoy! I'll share more soon!