Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Celluloid buttons in black and cream



I just got in this exciting batch of celluloid buttons--this is about half of them, but some of the more interesting. My kids of course think I'm nuts for getting into this stuff, but look at them! Some are beautiful, some are totally hilarious. I've already decided on one combination for making a button pin (the modern-looking zig zag button near the top left, placed on top of a black button with a beautiful border). What I haven't decided is whether to sell it or not--may need to keep it for myself this time. The others I'll take my time with.

Now, does this remind anybody of the I Spy books? You have to have kids to know them, but I love them too--it's like looking through an antique shop. OK, find the button that's shaped like penne pasta. Now find the one that looks like a pause button on your DVD player.

8 comments:

ambika said...

These are gorgeous! Me=envious.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! I love what you do with them in your work! Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

blog said...

Oooh, lovely. Jealous!

sheasy said...

The black and cream look great together! Gorgeous!!

Chocolate and Steel said...

judging by your shop on Etsy I can tell you are going to have a lot of fun with these buttons. You certainly have a good eye.

decadentdiamond said...

So beautiful, I instantly thought of Chanel when I saw them. Miss Coco would have definitely used them in the 1920's on her little tweed outfits.

Cheerup Cherup said...

I'd like to add that its okay to be obsessed. let your kids think you are nuts! They are beautiful buttons :)

High Desert Diva said...

They're wonderful!