Friday, August 11, 2006

Lake Superior

This was taken from a condo near Tofte Minnesota Looking out over Lake Superior.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

This blogging is fun. Just learning how to post pictures.
Hane Sterling Silver Button Posted by Hello

Monday, May 16, 2005

Tell me your story

Click on comments and tell the story of how you became interested in collecting sewing buttons. Should be fun to see what it was that triggered our love for even the simplest button.
Read the earlier posts to see how I got started.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Vintage Taxco Mexican Sterling Sewing Button

This is an interesting Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver Button 3/4ths inch
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Vintage Sewing Buttons - How I Started Collecting Part 2

I found beautiful mother of pearl, blue glass, black glass, and several metal sewing buttons with pictures. I wanted to learn more about these beautiful sewing buttons. I was just getting started with selling antiques and and a dealer at an antique store suggested that I talk with "The Button Lady". They suggested I look up Helen Wicks, who was known in Minneapolis as the Button Lady. She was an antiques dealer who could be found at the Star of the North Antiques show and carried beautiful glass and pottery items and also sewing buttons.

I called her up and was amazed to learn that there was such a thing as a National Button Society. Each state has one and there is a National Convention every year. I was hooked!!!! I was ready to learn about Antique Sewing Buttons!!!! (Even though I couldn't sew a button on a shirt).

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Vintage Sewing Buttons - How I Started Collecting Part 1

Welcome to my Vintage Sewing Button Blog.
I have been playing with sewing buttons since I was a little girl. My mother kept her extra's in a Sanka Can. I loved to dump them out and sort by shell buttons, glass buttons, rhinestone sewing buttons. I also like to sort by colors and shapes. My interest in collecting vintage and antique sewing buttons did not become active until 11 years ago, when I was looking for craft sewing buttons and I purchased a tin at a garage sale.