Monday, September 5, 2011

Button Up and Fly Right

Some how, I've cultivated a small collection of vintage buttons. Geee, I wonder how that happened??? The other day I decided to snag an old printer tray from Sgt and try to organize them a bit better. I ran out of room in the tray and still have a tin of buttons yet to go through. Not all the buttons are bakelite, but they are all old! Now, what to do with all these buttons? Perhaps a little inspiration is in order!

An old printer drawer filled with vintage buttons.



Buttons aren't just for sewing anymore!

Source: Button Down Designs

Source: Etsy Bakelite Baby

Source: Lorimarsha

Source: Morning Glory


  1. ooooh I love it all! Love your collection, how you're storing it, LOVE the bracelets made from old buttons, the brooch, oh so much inspiration, I may implode :o)

  2. Oh my goodness! What a great way to display your buttons!! Why didn't I think of that?? I've had several printer drawers.

  3. Love 'em! So bright and colorful, like little mini art objects in themselves! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have a basket of vintage buttons,this has inspired me to actually DO something with them!

  5. Ohhh. So many buttons! And I also love the way you've stored them. And the button bracelets are a fab idea.
    -Andi x

  6. Oh wow, there is some really great inspiration here! I wonder where I can find printer drawers in Australia? They might be good for storing jewellery...

  7. oooo lovely buttons. i just want to rifle through them all, and that storage tray is amazing too :D

  8. Those ideas (all of them) are so fab. I have a ton of buttons too. They remind me of my grandma's house- we used to dump out her mason jars full of buttons onto a tray and just sort them endlessly. (Hey, I'm easily amused, and that was in the days before the internet...;)

  9. Lovely and fun! (The items in the upper left compartment are belt buckles though .. . )

  10. As a self confessed button addict, that collection is awesome.

  11. Oh!! I envy you! I would like to have all those buttons!!

  12. Oh I adore buttons and those snazzy green ones are to die for ! You are so ever inspiring...I have been following your blog for sometime now and never cease to be left in awe of your wonderful life !! Wondering if you ever host giveaways perchance? Would love to send you a free sample to promote if you do from

  13. Love your button collection. Mine are stowed away in a box organized in little bags of course but this is a way better way to see them all! Thanks for the inspiration!