"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Buttons Galore

What do you do with hundreds and hundreds of buttons? Well, I glued them on an old mannequin.
I probably have about 5 gallons of old buttons. I've been collecting them for many years.

Here is a closeup of some of them. I used to buy those mason jars filled with old jewelry etc., and buttons.


This is my most recent button. My friend gave it to me. It is Bakelite and about 3" long. I'd like to see the button hole for this.



5 comments:

  1. How clever of you! I love old button and jewelry folk art. I look for them all the time. I don't create, but I appreciate the time and vision it takes to create something like this. Oh, and the patience!
    Debbie

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  2. That's incredible !
    What a talent you have.....

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  3. What a great idea. I've recently done something with the buttons I have; see my post.

    http://cindysclipboard.blogspot.com/2009/03/buttons.html

    You've inspired me to think of more things to do with buttons. Thanks!

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  4. What a cool ides, you have way more patience than me!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mr Macy the rabbit does live inside with us, he is just like one of the family. Have a great week, Tootles, Janna

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  5. Donna, Thanks for your comments and stopping by my blog. I'm just starting with crafts, so am looking for inspiration in the blog world. Your blog is now one of my favorites! I haven't been to the Tulsa flea market at the fairgrounds in a few months. I need to get back in the habit of stopping by monthly. I am totally addicted to Silvey Estate Sales. It is owned and operated by Larry and Glenda Silvey and their family. I've never been to a bad sale by them. I encourage you to visit their website http://www.silveyestatesales.com/ and sign up to receive e-mail alerts for their sales, which run Thursdays-Saturdays. They also post pictures of the items in their sales, so you can get an idea whether there is something there you might be interested in before actually driving to Tulsa.

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