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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Antique Cameo Button and a Free Image of Edwardian Women

Hi Everyone, 

Pairing buttons with a themed graphic is what I have been doing for quite awhile now! That is how we sell the buttons in the Legacy thrift store. Some of our customers even buy the cards and put their own buttons on them. We also have a big flower pot full of loose unmatched buttons. Children who come in can select 3 for free. They have so much fun digging for the perfect treasure. Lately we have had so many button donations that I am tying sets together. Not as pretty as putting them on the cards but I would need a bunch of busy elves to keep up. For now I am sharing button pictures and some cards on my little blog with you all. I hope you can have as much fun using the graphics as I have had creating and reproducing the images. 
The little cameo button is available for purchase at The Legacy for $20.






Monday, January 8, 2018

Cute Bakelite Bullet Buttons. Free Vintage Button Cards Graphics


Yesterday marked 612 days between posts. 
How about one day between? Much better. 
Today I have some cute vintage Bakelite buttons to show you. Because I have photographs of so many buttons and hundreds of graphic reproductions of button cards I am having fun pairing them.
These Legacy buttons(with more pictures) are for sale at vintagebuttons.net
These laminated Bakelite buttons look like candy.
 Butterscotch Amber,Cherry, and Applejuice are some of the names used for the different colors of Bakelite buttons.1920's-50's


The little bird is carved on the back.
Much better pictures on vintagebuttons.net

Sunday, January 7, 2018

What to do with Old Silvery Metal In-lay Tortoiseshell Buttons

Another Day - Another Button
Not just any old button. These buttons are beautiful. They came in on the original card, held on by tiny pieces of rolled paper. I haven't decided if it is thatched huts or maybe a basket motif? The silvery image is in what looks to be real tortoiseshell. Even with a value of $50. and being collectible finding a buyer or selling them is problematic. We do not get serious collectors for buttons in the store.I am an amateur at best. As a donation we do not know how old they are or where they were manufactured. 
If you have any more information about buttons like this please let me know. Your help will be very appreciated. I would really like to find a new home for them.



Vintage Silvery Rose Button and Free Images to Enjoy and Use

Hi! It has been a very long time but here I am with some free images.
 Free for personal use as gift tags, in collages, scrap booking, ATC or any other crafty project.
 I am also posting pictures of Legacy buttons being sold for us at http://www.vintagebuttons
Carol Cienna has the experience and knowledge to handle our special, vintage, antique and collectible buttons. She has a keen eye and is very selective.
This one is a favorite of mine. A Battersea pewter button from late 1970's.


This rose button is heavy and took a lot of silver polish to shine it up!It came in totally black.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rare and Hard to Find Plique-à-jour Buttons "Letting in Daylight"

These are now being sold for The Legacy at;
Updated on 1/7/2018
Hi everyone!
Here are a few pictures of some amazing buttons that have come into the Legacy over the last few years. These are very rare plique-à-jour buttons. What a treat for button collectors and amateurs like myself! It is hard to find examples on line and now we have a set in two sizes.
 To quote Wikipedia;
"Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It is in effect a miniature version of stained-glass and is considered very challenging technically: high time consumption (up to 4 months per item), with a high failure rate. The technique is similar to that of cloisonné, but using a temporary backing that after firing is dissolved by acid or rubbed away.[1]"
If any button collectors have information about these rare buttons please let me know. We really need help establishing a value.
Hope you enjoy these little gems.
 I am going to post more button pictures in the coming weeks.
Much love to all of you!
Louise
             
                  
             
             
             
             
             
             





Monday, November 16, 2015

Free Vintage Bluebird Brand Button Cards for You to Print.

Hi Everyone!

Today I have some more button cards for you. Cheerful graphics from vintage Bluebird brand buttons. Print them on cardstock paper and you can sew your own buttons on them. The cards can be used as gift tags or made into greeting cards. We have customers who save the cards and it is always nice to have something new for them so I am always making new ones.  Maybe posting button cards on my blog will get me blogging again! Hope you are all doing well.

Much Love,
Louise
Marie scanned and cleaned up this sweet card.





Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vintage Button Cards For You.

Hi Everyone,

It has been quite awhile since I last posted. Today I have been working with vintage button cards and thought you might enjoy some of them. There are also a few that I made from old magazine covers. Just a quick little post. 

Much love to you all,
Louise