Well, it's early evening and I'm finally able to access Blogger. It was unavailable for me all day which bummed me out because I have some new buttons to show you and I've had to wait all day! Be forewarned, there are a lot of pictures...
I stopped at the local antique store this Saturday and grabbed this little $5. jar of buttons. I had seen one little beauty peering out at me that convinced me to spend the 5 bucks, but I didn't look at it more than that. I kind of like to wait until I get home to really dig through them. Truly, the digging is my favorite part. Let's discover it together, shall we?
This is the little beauty that lured me in. Isn't she lovely? I have a fondness for these little Victorian-era "picture buttons".
These little rhinestone guys will make cute eyes on a bird ornament.
Some cool carved sets. These are plastic.
This tiny guy looks like a sea urchin.
The shape of these metal buttons is kind of unusual.
Art Deco-esque plants?
These remind me of sour cherry candies.
I loooove this one. The silver has just the right amount of patina.
Another cool floral motif.
Lovely aged pressed leather.
This little iridescent sweetie is glass. Beauty.
This one has me intrigued, as most uniform buttons do. I can't find information leading to D.R. Thomas, but all signs point to Port Madoc being in Wales. I'll keep looking and see if I can find anything.
There were a bunch of shell and mother of pearls in all different colors and shapes. Beauty.
I read an article in The Storque today about the history of mother of pearl buttons in Muscatine Iowa, (a topic I touched on in a previous Button Monday post), it's a good read if you'd like to check it out here.
Thanks for coming along on my button dig. What treasure have you found lately?