Vintage Button Roundup
On the way back from brunch, this very modern couple decided to check out the antique shop up the hill from Cole and Parnassus. We were lured in by the idea of buying furniture — something we desperately need. Sadly, this shop is more along the lines of a bauble dealer to grannies and hipsters. The boy was owed a treat, so we browsed through vintage shaving kits (too S&M for his taste), leather-cased binoculars (more his father’s speed) and cookware that proved too scattered and dingy for our needs.
As I was about to abort the mission my eye caught a beautiful collection of vintage buttons, sewn to a card and stashed in the back of a locked display case. I couldn’t leave without them.
Sewing class, my quest to make a decent handbag, various projects and queer soft pets. I’ve got a million uses for these things.
It prompted some exploration, so here are some great options for starting your own button stash: