Pink Saturday #1

 

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love buttons, so here’s a few pink buttons from my stash:

   

Glass buttons, the first one is pierced.

   

 Barbie, and vintage confetti lucite.

  

Beautiful cut celluloid.

   

Cute children’s buttons from the 1950’s.

 

1950’s flower, and antique MOP set in metal.

 

Published in: on September 28, 2008 at 9:35 am  Comments (15)  
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My once a year find….

I’ve been waiting for today for a whole year. Its the one day of the year that I can visit a fair where I know there is a great stash of vintage buttons. These beauties are from a shop that would have closed down in the 1940s, and I found the most beautiful assortment of colours and designs. These are made from an early plastic called casein (which is the protein in milk). Mixed with a few chemicals it makes a great plastic, and though it has since been replaced by more modern polymers, it is still made in countries that produce a lot of milk, eg New Zealand. Anyway, enough of the chemistry, check these out!

I love the shape of this one!

I love the shape of this one!

These are magnificent! They’re reverse carved and painted lucite in immaculate condition!

 I literally bought hundreds of buttons today – all on old shop cards. It was so much fun!

Published in: on August 24, 2008 at 5:16 pm  Comments (5)  
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