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Monday, November 17, 2008

The Start of an Addiction


I bought these vintage buttons off ebay and they arrived in the mail last week. I had never bought vintage buttons before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since it can be hard to tell what they are like with only one photo. Well I think I am officially addicted, they are beautiful. The colours are really bright and they are in excellent condition. I plan to use some of them for my brooches. I am also waiting on some more vintage buttons to arrive from America that I bought off etsy.

What kick started this all was my plan to go to the latest Buttonmania sale. I have not been before but from written reports it sounds exciting. It only happens twice a year and the latest one starts on the 24th November and lasts for a week. Apparently you are given a tray to pick through the buttons and you pay by the kilo. When I rang up to enquire about the sale I was told they were sending out email reminders so I was put on the mailing list but I think they might have written my address down wrong because I haven’t heard anything from them yet. I will let you know how it goes.

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Your buttons are such fun colors! I have bags of my gramma's vintage buttons and made a bracelet for my mom as a gift.

Ruby-Jo said...

How lucky to have buttons from your grandma, that would have made a beautiful gift for your mum.

ARTIST VICTORIA O'NEILL said...

I love old buttons.....and have quite a collection. I use them on clothes I make and wear.......btw, your blog is very nice.

Ruby-Jo said...

Thanks Victoria :)

ivy designs said...

I love these buttons, how lucky are you! I love your brooches too, really nice work!

Ruby-Jo said...

Thanks Ivy :)

Shannon said...

oh my I love those buttons! I've never been to buttonmania either - I think I could easily get carried away in there!

Ruby-Jo said...

You should go Shannon, their sale starts Monday