Monday, September 16, 2013
Museum Monday: In the Button Box
Beth over at Love Laugh Quilt proposed a Sewing Museum this week in which people post some of their vintage goodies. I've dumped out some of my vintage metal buttons to share.
The buttons above are funny to me because they resemble the heads of screws. How's that for an industrial look? Following that theme, the ones at the bottom of the photo have metal "thread" in fake button holes.
Here are some plain brass buttons: both two holed and four holed.
I love these "primitive" mid-century buttons. They have what looks like a cave painting design.
More oval and modern buttons in two sizes.
I've also got some military or police uniform buttons. The sewer strung them together to keep them tidy.
This collection of lady head buttons comes in three sizes. These really remind me of coins.
More military/police uniform buttons, in two colors.
These are mysterious: the inscription says "Highland '16 Scottish." Perhaps they were from a band or lodge uniform.
All these buttons were inherited stash from my sister-in-law's mother. Apparently she was an avid needle worker and she recycled many buttons.