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GIVEAWAY: $40 of Vintage Buttons from Vintage Necessities

850 of you who are fans of our Facebook page already know (thanks to my poorly composed iphone pics) about my recent pattern-hunting roadtrips around southern Indiana and Illinois, where I picked up some awesome vintage buttons still on their original cards.

I could sum up everything I know about buttons with the phrase “Ooh, I love them. Can I have some more please?” so I asked veritable button-expert (buttspert? no…that won’t do) Marin from Vintage Necessities to give me the lowdown.

Marin has been collecting buttons for over a decade and is a member of the National Button Society (where I imagine they congregate at an abandoned pool to swim laughing through enormous piles of buttons like Scrooge McDuck).

She’s also tremendously nice and an amazing resource if you want to find out a bit more about certain buttons you own or need help tracking down a particular kind of button. You can contact Marian via email ( vintagenecessitiesATcomcast.net) or via her etsy shop.

Now it’s over to Marin to learn a little more about my buttons. Stay tuned at the end for an opportunity to win $40 worth of buttons from Marin’s shop!

Katherine, you have found an interesting selection of buttons from the 1930s and 1940’s. During the war, many buttons were made of plastic. Metal was not readily available for such a frivolous use. This was also they heyday of fun celluloid and Bakelite buttons. Many patriotic themes as well as red, white, and blue buttons were sold.

Did you know that many Bakelite buttons that are now black and butterscotch were originally blue and white but have “aged”? Luckily, the red still retains its magnificent color. Many other colors of Bakelite buttons and jewelry originally were different colors than we see today.

These appear to be celluloid. How nice to have a date on the card! Celluloid is one of the oldest man made plastics. Buttons circa 1880 can be found in this material, although with a very different look:

Victorian Celluloid Buttons

Victorian Celluloid Buttons from Marin's Shop

Buckles and jewelry were also manufactured using celluloid:

Art Deco Buckles from Marin's shop

Art Deco Buckles from Marin's shop

Millions of celluloid buttons have been made, many of them in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Celluloid is very flammable. Think celluloid film reels that melted while showing a movie! It’s one of my favorite materials as so many whimsical buttons were produced in a variety of designs and techniques.

These lovelies are not actually buttons, but trim, known as “montees”. They were made to decorate garments. It’s not surprising these were made in Czecho-Slovokia. Czechoslovakia has long been known for its magnificent work both in jewelry and buttons. They have also been a supplier of rhinestones, so both the glass base and the rhinestones were produced there

Most Art Deco glass buttons were made in Czechoslovakia. Later, many glass buttons were manufactured in Germany. Here is an example of typical vintage Czech glass buttons:

Art Deco Glass Buttons

Art Deco Glass Buttons from Marin's Shop

Awesome, thanks Marin! Now let’s have a giveaway!

Here’s a chance to get your hands on some truly gorgeous vintage buttons with $40 to spend on buttons in Marin’s shop, Vintage Necessities!

To enter, head over to Vintage Necessities on Etsy and find the cutest buttons. Pop back over here and leave me a comment letting me know which ones you want most and why.

The winner will be chosen on Friday, July 27th to win $40 worth of buttons from Vintage Necessities. That’s a whole lot of buttons…my button jar is exceedingly jealous!

Good luck, and happy button hunting!


About the author: I’m the editor at WeSewRetro so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any problems or questions. In addition to keeping the good ship WeSewRetro afloat, I do an amateurish but enthusiastic job of raising a couple of girls, faff around with computers in my day job, and study for a masters in literature at night. Somewhere amongst all that, I like to sew.

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  • SwinginCat July 20, 2012, 12:23 am

    Aaaaw, i would choose the 1940s Dress Buttons in red with the Pierced Design for a Dress! It would be fit perfect to a black 40s dress with some red shoes – i’m in love! 🙂

  • Lauren July 20, 2012, 12:37 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE her store! I’ve been a repeat buyer there. Winning this would be a dream!
    I’m a pretty big fan of these- They’d look good on prints or solids. Plus, with there would be enough to keep me busy for a while 🙂

  • Nancy July 20, 2012, 12:50 am

    So many buttons to love! What I’d really like to say I want is eleven hand-picked sets, from Victorian to the 1940s, in bronze, red, cobalt and black. If I have to pick one, I’m going for the “bakers dozen” Victorian buttons. Picture this: You are walking into my living room, newly upgraded with refashioned and handmade items, and you face a long low bookcase in back of the sofa, covered with a colorful patched cloth. On this cloth are sewn (carefully, and in a way that they can be removed so the cloth can be washed) a series of gorgeous buttons, dangling from the edge over the top of the books at different lengths. When it’s done, I’ll send you the photo. When the living room’s done around it, I’ll send you a photo of that, too. http://www.etsy.com/listing/99030699/victorian-metal-buttons-wholesale-bakers

  • Reana Louise July 20, 2012, 1:03 am

    SO MANY AMAZING BUTTONS! So many I might actually buy these ones: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59247540/vintage-buttons-black-and-white-set-of-8 . The cutest, no?

  • Jeanne Marie July 20, 2012, 1:10 am

    Red 1940s buttons! How smashing would they be on a chambray or seersucker blouse or dress? Great shop. Thanks for letting me know. I’m tired of spending half an hour in the button department of my local fabric store just to settle for mediocre buttons.

  • Angela W. July 20, 2012, 1:25 am

    Wow! The Red 1940’s pierced buttons are popular. Love them.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Laura D July 20, 2012, 2:23 am

    I have a confession to make. When I was little, my younger sister had a dress with flower-shaped buttons that I was soooo jealous of. I *wanted* that dress because of the buttons. Now that I have kiddos to sew with, if there are buttons on the front, more often than not, they’re some sort of special button. No plain buttons unless they’re were they don’t show for me! That being said, I want either the heart buttons or the scotty dog buttons. My nieces would love the hearts, and the older one would love the dogs. And since most of my sewing is for them, the two of them loving their Aunt Laura made clothes is important!

  • Joanne July 20, 2012, 2:44 am

    Oh wow – any of the satsuma buttons would be amazing, I’d make something terrribly glamorous and tight with those buttons trailing from the neck down the side of the body, telling their stories. Great giveaway 🙂

  • Kakey July 20, 2012, 2:54 am

    I would love to own a set of the 1940’s abstract glass buttons. Not sure I’d be able to put them on an outfit though- I might just frame them and gaze at them!

  • Em July 20, 2012, 3:25 am

    Ohh! This is interesting!

  • bonita July 20, 2012, 3:37 am

    I’m in button heaven! However, it’s love at first sight with this set of 6, pierced maroon 1940’s buttons. I want!! I think that there is an amazing selection, and I have my fingers crossed! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂


    bonita of Depict This!


    • bonita July 20, 2012, 3:38 am

      Oops, I forgot to add a ‘why’ – it’s quite simple. I want to make a gorgeous sundress for summer and I have the perfect pattern to use these buttons for! It’s winter down under, but I am already planning my summer wardrobe, because there is nothing like thinking ahead! 🙂

  • LizJane July 20, 2012, 5:02 am

    Definitely the 7/8 inch vintage pastel rhinestone pair – gorgeous!!

  • Rose Brown July 20, 2012, 5:13 am

    What a great find! I would love the teal 1940’s dress buttons. These would work well with the vintage peplum blouse I’m making.

  • Beata July 20, 2012, 7:55 am

    So many to choose from! I thought the Moonglow glass buttons were really pretty 🙂

  • Emily July 20, 2012, 8:00 am

    Ugly? Oh, no! These black & white ‘flower’ buttons immediately caught my eye. I can picture them on a 50s era swing jacket with wide cuffs … haven’t quite gotten the vision of the fabric yet (maybe a black wool with some nice tweedy texture?), but the lining will be a bright flash of color …


  • vintageattempt July 20, 2012, 8:00 am

    I am so glad you did this giveaway! I have now favorited the shop and will know exactly where to turn when I go looking to buy buttons for all of my sewing projects.
    I love these!!

  • lynaeve July 20, 2012, 8:05 am

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/104112629/pink-glass-1960s-buttons-set-of-6 this is the one I want the most because I think they are just beautiful.

  • Caitlin July 20, 2012, 8:27 am

    I had no idea there was a society for button-collectors. What a wonderful thing to know I’m not the only one! Thanks for the info! I had a terrible time choosing my favorites from the shop, but right now, I want these (http://www.etsy.com/listing/75638481/black-with-silver-vintage-buttons-set-of) to button down the attached scarf on the car coat I’m planning to make.

  • stacysewsandschools July 20, 2012, 8:37 am

    OMGosh!! It was so hard to decide!! So many wonderful, drool-worthy buttons!! But if I HAVE to pick I would go with the Blue Glass Moonglow Rhinestone Buttons. Soooo pretty!! And so different!

  • Debbie July 20, 2012, 8:38 am

    This is such an interesting article. Thanks for writing it up. I looked through Vintage Necessities buttons assuming I would find red ones. I love red! But guess what! The antique purple glass buttons http://www.etsy.com/listing/79435006/antique-purple-glass-buttons-matching are too awesome to pass by. I love those! But ah, ha, I also love love love the tiny red glass buttons listed at the end of the very last page. So many pretty red ones, but I think these are best. : ) Thanks! That was fun.

  • Christi July 20, 2012, 9:19 am

    These little fuchsia ones would be Perfect for a cupcake shirtwaist I have in the works.

  • Lauren July 20, 2012, 9:42 am

    Oh WOW! So many lovely buttons in this shop – and at fabulous prices! I’ll definitely be making some purchases from here regardless of whether or not I win (but ooh ooh, I do still want to win hehe :)).

    I think my favorite favorite (and it was SO HARD to choose just one!!) are the 50s Sunny Yellow buttons – I have a shirtwaist in the plans & I think these would just be perfect 🙂

  • katrina July 20, 2012, 9:44 am

    the small green 1940’s art deco buttons are so neat, i might need to findaproject to match them.

  • Kathy See July 20, 2012, 9:56 am

    I really admire shell buttons. As a teenager in the 1970s I learned to sew, and fell in love with mother of pearl and shell buttons. I remember finding a piece of abalone shell on the beach, and trying to make my own buttons and clothing ornaments from it. So, it would be neat to enjoy the “Matching Set of 6 SMOKEY Smoky Shell Mother of Pearl Buttons”. Thank you!

  • sarah July 20, 2012, 11:21 am

    I’m going to have to go with those vintage red french ones too, I’ve been sewing a lot of red lately and since this is new for me, I have exactly zero red buttons in my stash.

  • Kristin July 20, 2012, 11:22 am

    Oh wow, there are so many great options! I really love the brown glass buttons.

  • Sherri S. July 20, 2012, 11:28 am

    I love them all, esp. the French dress buttons on card, BUT who can resist a reverse painted Scottie? Not me! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75752850/scottie-dogs-buttons-matching-set-of-3?ga_search_query=reverse%2Bpainted

    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  • Kristen Johnson July 20, 2012, 12:11 pm

    How fun!! Thank for the chance to win:)
    I love these
    They are simple, but I love the color, and the variation in colors of each individual button, the shape, and the shimmer. So cute!

  • Kate July 20, 2012, 12:19 pm

    The Victorian glass buttons are my favorite! Especially the teeny tiny anchor one. Thanks for introducing us to this shop! And thanks to Marin, too.

  • Becky Culbertson July 20, 2012, 12:28 pm

    I like the teal 1940s buttons and the little green buttons that are shaped like footballs. They are both colors that I love, and the green ones are just a fun shape!

  • Sandy Bandt July 20, 2012, 12:30 pm

    I just love the buttons numbered 7511. They are so feminine, and remind me of something that my grandmother would have put on a dress for me. Thanks for doing this!

  • Anna July 20, 2012, 12:44 pm
  • Alexus1325 July 20, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Wow, buttons!!!! I adore the Victorian glass collection, and the Victorian metal collection! I would make some kind of embroidery hoop just to feature them!

  • michelle July 20, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I recently purchased some mother of pearl buttons from a big box. They were so, so thin, that two of them broke in half when I tried to sew them on my skirt! They just don’t make buttons (or anything, it seems!) like they used to. I love these buttons: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103050153/shell-buttons-red-carved-set-of-6-1940s
    The color. The lustre. The carving. Thanks for the giveway!

  • debra z July 20, 2012, 1:25 pm

    I would definitely pick the Satsuma buttons – they are absolutely gorgeous with great details and beautiful colors. If I didn’t end up framing them I would use them as a decorative detail on a garment (or accessory that I could wear frequently).

  • EmSewCrazy July 20, 2012, 1:51 pm

    New Favorite Store!!! Too many choices!!

    These are my fave to sew for a little girl I know: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75633521/lampworked-buttons-pink-glass-flowers

    I am a sucker for all shell buttons: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90881419/carved-buttons-shell-extra-large Gorgeous!!

    Too many beautiful choices!!! What a wonderful shop!

  • Taysha Riggs July 20, 2012, 1:54 pm

    I like the Plastic BLUE Buttons with Polka Dots. I’d use them on a simple white or black fabric so they really POP.

  • Miranda Burnett July 20, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I really like the pink glass rhinestone ones! Don’t think I would use them on any clothing, probably turn them into some sort of jewelry decoration because they’re too pretty!

  • mideva July 20, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Carved GREEN Buttons Vintage 1940s Set of 7 Art Deco Casein Oval Buttons 5/8 inch size MORE AVAlLABLE,these would be great on a shirt dress,I would nee both sets ofcourse.

  • Claire July 20, 2012, 2:50 pm

    I love the palm tree and mountain scene button:


  • Judi W July 20, 2012, 4:08 pm

    I think these are awesome – I would use them on my art dolls!

    RED 1940s Dress Buttons Matching Set of 24 on Card from FRANCE 9/16 Inch Size qz

  • Jennifer G. Miller July 20, 2012, 4:29 pm

    This little history of buttons was so interesting! What a tough choice! For practical reasons, I plan on sewing some blouses and the light blue shell buttons and the blue lavender glass buttons would be perfect for them. But the royal blue buttons and the red pierced ones are so pretty!

  • Joni July 20, 2012, 4:45 pm

    These ones. These ones right here.
    I’d have to find just the right material to go with them… maybe a nice dark gray wool crepe? How yummy would that be for fall?

  • Amy S July 20, 2012, 4:46 pm

    How could anyone resist those adorable Scottie Dog buttons?!

  • Kat July 20, 2012, 5:17 pm

    I love the art deco celluloid buttons! But it was a hard choice – her selection is gorgeous.

  • Jamie July 20, 2012, 6:02 pm

    I would take the square brown 1940s buttons (http://www.etsy.com/listing/17203307/brown-vintage-dress-buttons-matching-set), because I have need buttons for a retro ruffled blouse I am working on, and I suspect that set would look delightful!

  • Jessamyn July 20, 2012, 6:44 pm

    The red tagua nut buttons (in different sizes) have my eye! I love cherry red, and I love vintage carved buttons, and I actually have a vintage coat that color that needs new buttons (its have faded to a sad mottled pinkish color).

  • Hulagirl July 20, 2012, 6:48 pm

    Great article, im such a nerd about buttons. I love, love, love the shop! Especially the satsuma buttons and the people silhouettes!

  • Megan July 20, 2012, 7:42 pm

    I am in love with the 1940s basket of fruit buttons and the sunny yellow moonglow glass ones from the 1950s. And that’s only the beginning 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Maria Olshin July 20, 2012, 8:49 pm

    The blue glass moonglow buttons with rhinestones really sing to me! So fetching I’d have to immediately come up with a couple of projects worthy of them.

  • Linda L July 20, 2012, 10:02 pm

    I like the 1950’s Sunny Yellow flower floral glass buttons.

  • FiftiesFrocks July 21, 2012, 1:06 am

    Oh my goodness I think I looked at this website for over an hour! There are so many things to choose from. In the end I’m a sucker for metal buttons and like to mix my eras so I’d make a cute 1940’s dark green crepe dress embellished with this beautiful mismatched victorian set:
    Imagine this green dress with the buttons sewn in a cluster around the left hand panel point – almost like a lot of little broaches
    I think I need both the pattern and buttons!

  • Frances July 21, 2012, 10:51 am

    There are too many to choose! I think I like the turquoise abstract glass buttons, though, they would be perfect for a dress in one of my favorite shades of blue! Or maybe the moonglow glass… hmm.

  • Sue July 21, 2012, 11:22 am

    Wow, there are WAY too many cute buttons to choose from here. I think I’d go with something practical but pretty, like the RED 1940s Dress Buttons Matching Set of 24 on Card from FRANCE 9/16 Inch Size qz. I could just picture them on a button front shirt dress! Thanks for the spectacular giveaway!

  • Julia July 21, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Love japanese butons! Like this one:
    Just because they are so unique! and pretty..

  • Cara13 July 21, 2012, 5:01 pm

    There a lot of buttons I like, but there is usually just one of it.
    I’m a great fan of sparkle and these buttons do sparkle in a special way.

    BLACK WOOD Rhinestone Buttons Matching Set of 5 Vintage 1940s PlasticBall Shaped with Glass Centers 3/8 inch size 7826.

    I like!

  • Tina C. July 21, 2012, 9:05 pm

    Ooo! I’m TOTALLY a vintage button hoarder… er… collector! Does one need any better reason than that to enter (and hopefully win!) this giveaway?

    I’d choose the following seven (yes, seven… I told it was an addiction!):

    1. BOWLING Motif Vintage Buttons Lot of 8 1940s Dress Buttons REALISTICS 7275 (because they would look adorable on a shirt dress I’ve been dreaming up)

    2. BLUE Moonglow Buttons With RHINESTONES and Gold Luster Set of 7 Glass 9/16inch size 8009
    (these would look amazing up the back of a dressy dress in the same or similar shade of blue)

    3. BLACK WOOD Rhinestone Buttons Matching Set of 5 Vintage 1940s PlasticBall Shaped with Glass Centers 3/8 inch size 7826
    (and these would look lovely on long buttoned sleeves of a fancy dress–maybe one with a high neck, low back!)

    4. Lampworked Buttons PINK GLASS FLOWERS Pair of Handmade 3/4 inch size 7511
    (These would be perfect for a dress that I’m going to make that is that EXACT shade of “hot” pink!)

    5. SCOTTIE DoGS Buttons Matching Set of 3 Vintage RED Reverse Painted Clear Glass SCOTTY 9/16 Inch Size 7524
    (I have a nephew that I want to make a little pair of sailor pants or a pea coat for and these would be perfect down the front!)

    6. Set of 8 1940s Dress Buttons RED Pierced Design 5/8 inch size MORE AVAILABLE
    (these just because I like the shape)

    7. Satsuma Button Architectural Scene Mt Fuji Beautiful Vintage Collectible button 15/16 inch size 7850
    (this because it would be an awesome statement piece on a very simply cut garment)

  • Audrey/Aukje July 22, 2012, 3:29 am


    I a piece of 1940s rayon fabric laying in my stash for quite a while, and I adore the fabric, but I just havn’t found the perfects buttons for them, I think these might be just it! Please make the fabric happy with some button friends. 😀 It has been waiting so long to get worn…

  • Anthea July 22, 2012, 4:31 am

    What a nice give away!
    I love the bowling motif buttons, they’re so cute! They would be true eye catchers on a blouse.


  • Meredith July 22, 2012, 10:01 am

    I upcycled an old men’s pullover sweater into a cardigan but have yet to find buttons for it yet. These little red buttons would be just perfect.


  • sorbetsurprise July 22, 2012, 11:32 am

    Really great post! I would love to enter my favs are the blue moonglow or the small pink shell buttons, I have a thing for shell/mother of pearl.

  • kittysdrawings July 22, 2012, 6:04 pm
  • Pamela July 22, 2012, 9:09 pm

    I would find the “blue lavender” buttons on page 9 very useful. They are classic and vintage at the same time. I find I sew in many blue-hued fabrics, though I seek to add variety in purchases. Therefore, I am sure I could find a blouse in need of the above-mentioned buttons!!

  • Bex July 23, 2012, 12:43 am

    I just adore these red buttons, the detailing is gorgeous and they would look perfect on my new 1940s dress i’m making 🙂 http://www.etsy.com/listing/104651977/vintage-red-buttons-set-of-6-matching

  • Megan July 24, 2012, 12:48 am

    I would choose these adorable scottie dog buttons:

    I’m currently working on a blue and white checkered to with red trim and these would be the perfect accent! I’m also a dog lover (though my dog is a bit less dainty than the ones on the buttons!)

  • Rebecca/WannabeSeamstress July 25, 2012, 1:25 pm

    So many lovely buttons to choose from! i’d have to pick one of the carved green button packs, as I think they’d look lovely on a navy blue button back blouse. However, those Scottie dog buttons are just too cute as well. :]

  • Julia July 25, 2012, 3:38 pm

    They’re all beautiful, but the ones that really jumped out at me were the Satsuma buttons – wow! Simply stunning!

  • Quinn July 25, 2012, 6:19 pm

    That shop is such a candy store! It’s hard to pick just one, but I really love the Clear Glass Log-Shape buttons. I can imagine using the three larger ones on a Pidge scarf, and the smalller ones to ornament a matching hat!

    Quinn on rav

  • summer July 26, 2012, 12:54 am

    I can’t decide which I like better the vintage shell buttons or the adorable scottie dog buttons!

  • Angela July 26, 2012, 1:00 am

    Hmm, i think i’d have to go with the brass deco belt buckle (because i am obsessed with buckles) and perhaps the victorian pearl buttons set in metal, because they the tones are lovely together. So many buttons!

  • ShanniLoves... July 26, 2012, 7:11 am
  • unscrambled July 26, 2012, 8:19 am

    So many options! But I’d want the 30’s carved green buttons and the applesauce bakelite buttons, and some rhinestone embellished ones just for fun–coats and handknits!

  • Aimko July 26, 2012, 8:32 am


    These are adorable! I am a huge fan of the 1940s pierced and to find an 8 button set?! I would put these on a blue dress I’m finishing.

  • Chelsea July 26, 2012, 9:33 am

    So many gorgeous buttons! I’ve bookmarked her shop for future reference. If I had to choose just one set of buttons, I’d go for the bowling themed set, because I’ve always wanted to make myself a vintage style bowling shirt and how cute would pin shaped buttons be with that!

  • Jill July 26, 2012, 10:00 am

    I love the set of three striped glass vintage buttons! They’re so unique!

  • Zarah July 26, 2012, 10:07 am

    Oh, wow, soooo many here I would love to own. My very favorites have to be these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71285123/burgundy-maroon-bakelite-apple-buttons?ga_search_query=apple. I love old-style teachery-looking things, and how much more perfect can you get than red Bakelite with apples? I picture these pinning down the collar of a blouse.

  • Jessica July 26, 2012, 10:16 am

    Mmm what a yummy store! 🙂 The buttons I would most want, (this is a hard choice,) would have to be the “Scottie DoGS Buttons”. I like these the best because they are adorable, have a touch of humor, and I love red! 🙂 Cute, Cute, Cute. These buttons also get the creative juices flowing. I can think of a ton of different dresses to make worthy of buttons like this. Thank you for introducing your store and I hope I win! :} -Jessica

  • Sharon July 26, 2012, 11:21 am

    Carved GREEN Buttons Vintage 1940s Set of 4 Art Deco Casein Oval Buttons 7/8 inch size 8144.. I have the most fabulous green dress from the forties that ive been searching for the right buttons for.. Pretty sure these are the babies 🙂

  • Cindy July 26, 2012, 11:32 am

    It’s hard to pick just one but I’d choose the white lucite with rhinestones. It would make such a fabulous statement on an elegant dress.

  • Liz H July 26, 2012, 11:49 am

    The shell buttons, smoky gray ovals would be perfect for a shirtdress I’m making right now! I’d need more than 4, but they are so unique that I love them!

  • Verena July 26, 2012, 11:50 am

    Let me just start with saying with just appreciating for you to make this lovely etsy shop known! I did not know it, but I am so glad, I do now! Thank you!
    Hmmm, but which ones are my favourites … it’s so hard to pick just one, basically I feel love for all this loveliness!
    Since I’m a sucker for wood buttons (I cannot explain it, it’s just love) my natural pick would be these wonderful wood buttons with pink rose casein. Oh, they look devine. And probably feel nice and warm to touch too. 🙂
    Buuuut, I just have to add that these wonderful buttons in burgundy look like pure gold in my eyes. They really would go with almost everything.

  • Karrol July 26, 2012, 11:56 am

    Oh, my! I have a button fixation as well! She has so many nice ones in her shop but this one
    I need, desperately! 😉 even though I have enough buttons to last me the rest of my sewing life… :/

  • chelsea lyons July 26, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Wow this is so awesome what a great giveaway and thanks for sharing this amazing etsy shop with us!! I’d have to chose the teal 1940’s dress buttons! They are to die for!!!

  • Olivia July 26, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Wow, what a fab giveaway! My favorite are these amazing green 40s plastic buttons..


    I just love carved buttons and I would use these on a shirtwaist-dress I think. Maybe in a light floral cotton fabric or perhaps just a simple white linen and let the buttons speak for themselves…

    / Olivia

  • Merri July 26, 2012, 1:18 pm

    Well, it literally took me hours to find just one set of buttons I want the most!! There are so many I am in live with.. and if I have to choose one it would be the Set of 8 Glass Buttons 1960s Vintage in turquoise blue. These would be a great addition to the cardigan I am making out of an old sweater 🙂


  • Lexie July 26, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I love the set of 8 glass turquoise blue buttons, so cute!

  • Anita July 26, 2012, 1:52 pm

    Lampworked Buttons PINK GLASS FLOWERS Pair of Handmade 3/4 inch size 7511…………….georgous

  • Nancy July 26, 2012, 3:24 pm

    I’m a sucker for the Satsuma buttons! Little pieces of art

  • Caroline July 26, 2012, 4:29 pm

    I would love the red glass heart buttons, they are gorgeous!

  • Vicki July 26, 2012, 9:05 pm

    I absolutely ADORE the 5/8″ fire engine red buttons that look like a little flower in a circle. They are 1940’s and remind me so much of some my grandma use to have on a favorite housedress. To win would just make my day!

  • Laura Mae July 27, 2012, 2:36 am

    So many lovely buttons! If I had to choose, I would go for those cobalt glass beauties. I just love that color!

  • Anna Depew July 27, 2012, 2:44 am

    Wow, I’m currently experiencing a major button shortage… And I’m in love with the CLEAR Glass Log Shape buttons Set of 5 Vintage… Great giveaway, as usual, thanks!

  • Retro Seamstress July 27, 2012, 4:23 am

    I’ve always been fascinated by buttons. I can’t resist a jar of buttons in op shops or garage sales. It’s a tough call to pick just one favourite. While not technically buttons, I absulotely love these art deco shoe clips with the metal fringe (http://www.etsy.com/listing/104262866/art-deco-shoe-clips-or-buckles-with). But if I had to pick actual buttons, it’s hard to go past these gorgeous red and white carves shell buttons (http://www.etsy.com/listing/105014691/shell-buttons-red-carved-set-of-5-mother). I have a coat I’ve been meaning to replace the buttons on and these would be perfect.
    Thanks for introducing us to Marin’s shop. I can see I’ll be spending a few hours browsing and lusting after buttons in the future 🙂

  • Alexia Whitman-Miller July 31, 2012, 8:36 am

    I like these best, because they are spectacular, red, and anyone (even a non button lover) could see that they are not of this time, YET, they could go on something modern. Plus, the button card, even though torn, is nice and says “coloUrs”.


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