12 July 2015

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Vintage buttons are so alluring and collectible. 
Relatively cheap at the Kiwi op shops and easy to transport home.


Some, from my recent trip to New Zealand , have already been put into use, these from a  stash of MOP buttons bought in  Wakefield, here on a freshly knitted baby cardi.   ( vintage pattern, of course)



More op-shop finds.


These steel grey lozenges are livening up my new grey linen dress.




I seldom find buttons at home in the Canadian thrifts.



10 comments:

  1. Such lovely button finds on your trip! I've been doing some vintage baby knitting too. Using up a few odd balls of wool that have been tucked away, and knitting up in patterns I made for my own toddlers upteen years ago. My knitting efforts are now tucked away in the baby box, waiting for the next generation.

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  2. I need to pay more attention to buttons. I see them at yard sales but I never really stop and look. I like that you're using them and not just putting them in a tin!

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  3. Ooh those steel buttons are fab! I do look out for nice buttons still attached to clothing on charity shop clearance rails, rarely see them though.

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  4. I know the feeling, I rely on my trips to NZ ,

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  5. I've got loads of vintage buttons but I never seem to have enough of one kind when I need them and usually have to go out and buy a new set. It's always fun raking through the tins and jars searching for matches though.

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    1. You would be in good company with my grandson Oliver, who is 4. We call him 'button boy'.

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  6. Buttons - one of my favourite things (sez I, as I look up at the shelf above me to see fourteen large jars filled with buttons!)

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    1. I see,Oliver (button boy) will have lots of company.

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