Thursday 6 February 2014

Vintage sample button card

Hello all

Today I thought I would share with you one of my amazing finds!! A French vintage sample button card.  These particular buttons were for boots as they are so tiny.  The buttons are so pretty.

When I acquired it I did not know what really I was going to do.  Was I to cut off the buttons and use them in my work? having thought about it long and hard I decided to have it framed and preserve this little bit of history for all to see and for future generations to see as well....

I am thrilled with the result and it was my old picture framer who did this work of pure genius for me.  It hangs in pride of place in my sewing room and when the sun does come out ( not much of that lately) the different coloured buttons shine like jewels!!

The tiny buttons that were put onto boots had to have a special little hook as not even the tiniest hands would be able to fasten them.

I hope you enjoy this little bit of history.

Happy Stitching day!!
Isn't it stunning readers?.......

Mother of pearl boot fasteners.

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