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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Vintage Buttons Galore!

Hello everybody! I have three very different sets of buttons from Love Buttons HQ for you this week.

The first set is a real 'shabby chic' find. They are made from ceramic/pottery, coated with a green paint. They are like little blocks or bricks with two sew through holes and a simple inset circle around each hole. The paint is worn in places, allowing the terracotta colour of the clay to show through. They will almost certainly have been handmade by a studio potter. They cost £7 for a set of five buttons.

The second set are made from vintage plastic and show a radiating pattern of lines; paler, shimmering brown in the centre and darker at the edges. When held up to the light they are almost translucent in places.

They cost £6.50 for the set.

The final button is one for the collectors, featuring a classical head in profile. The button is made from pressed metal with an attached shank. The background to the head is painted duck egg blue, with red highlights on the hat. A few small spots of corrosion are just showing due to the age of the item. [This button is now sold - sorry!] A similar button is available from my Etsy shop at $4.60.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks - especially those 4th of July celebrations for the US readers!

Julia x - Love Buttons HQ

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