Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lansing Button Salesman's Promotional Card


I came across this 1958 Lansing Button promo card selling on eBay recently and it's just so lovely - with it's fabulous 1950s illustration on the cover and pretty buttons on the inside - you'll definitely be centre stage if you wear these little beauties! I wonder how modern day Button companies now market & sell their buttons - do they still produce cards like this? Has anyone seen any? How do they compare to this vintage beauty I wonder...?


Don't you love the description of this 'striking fancy' button?

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Antique Raspberry Glass Swirlback Button

This gorgeous antique glass Swirlback Button sold on ebay recently - and sadly, I forgot to add a bid. I love the colour, shape and texture - it almost looks like a juicy raspberry, ripe for the picking!


Sunday, June 01, 2014

Conscience is a man's compass...

 
 "Conscience is a man's compass"
Vincent Van Gogh
 
I came across this beautiful button for sale on ebay recently, and as much as I would love to buy it, it's way outta my price range - so in the spirit of the quote - my 'conscience' won - in not buying something I can't afford or don't really 'need'...

Friday, May 30, 2014

Floral Friday

She may be a little harsh looking but she's a beauty all the same!



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Silver Lustred Black Glass Buttons

I bought these black silvered glass buttons from a fabulous vintage emporium, '2nd Time Around' in Port Elizabeth, South Africa over the Christmas holidays. 


Sadly, I had not taken my camera with me but if you do want to get some idea of how huge it is and all the wonderful stuff they have, head over to Luck Pony's blog here, as she has posted some wonderful photos - it's a veritable treasure trove full of goodies and even though I spent well over an hour looking at everything, I could have easily spent much longer! But the blistering heat, and two stroppy children put paid to any more browsing...


The back of the card is just as lovely as the front - I wonder what the numbers mean? I sold these over on my facebook page here and as of today, the buttons are now winging their way to Australia - so they are certainly well-travelled - made in the UK, at some point they have travelled to South Africa, back to England with me and now to Australia - I bet they could tell some tales...


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose is to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.

The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons (1967)
The Rough Balloon - Missing Buttons EP (2008) Listen here

DJ Halo - More Than Pressing Buttons EP (2008) Listen here
fm - Buttons EP (2012) Listen here
Pussycat Dolls - Buttons EP (2006) Listen here

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