Wednesday, 10 August 2011
It all begun with this bag, that I have showed you before. It is an adorable pouch portreting a dutch peasant family and all the little heads, including the cat!, are made with buttons.
I had never seen such buttons before, but I started looking for them, and they appear to have been quite popular in the States around 1900.
And like this goes with buttons, it is addictive, and I got myself a small collection :)
This one left is part of a series, I've seen them on Ebay for high prices, but I got mine for much less! I would love to know where this button family thing comes from. Searching on Google only brings up family trees of real Button families!
These are bridge tally cards, probably picturing the actual players.
This one is very different , but I love it too: Missis, will yer please sew me a shirt on this button?
Well of course, the beginning is already there !!
This bunch I bought on Etsy very recently: several cats and dogs, people and blank ones to make my own button family!!
Hop over to Kraplap's blog to enjoy even more button facts!