Friday, August 29, 2014


Okay, everyone, time to come look!   Larry and Ellen and Sunday Holm and I have worked like beavers to get an entire basement-level (I guess I'm supposed to say 'garden level') room lined with new and vintage buttons!   Come look.  It's pretty amazing.  If you have suits or coats with boring buttons, a fun thing to do is to buy vintage ones -- even mismatched ones -- and replace them.  You can decorate necklines with a billion small buttons; you can put a huge one in the center of a pillow.  Come look.   ALSO:   We have a weenie roast going tomorrow (Saturday).      svb

The Button Room Is Ready To Use.
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It took a lot more effort than we thought, but The Button Room is finally presentable. We will be doing final sorting and adjusting, but whew!! Amazingly, even with over 30 linear feet (240 square feet) we're not going to put all the buttons on the boards. 

We're putting an assortment of fancy and workaday buttons up first ... both vintage and artist-made. You can see amazingly wonderful incised mother of pearl buttons that are over a 100 years old. There is also probably the best collection in these parts of Victorian black glass and fancy Victorian metal buttons. There are single buttons and sets.

Upstairs, in addition to the Button Room, we have created an easy-to-access display of glass buttons by well known artists.  They include: Michigan artist Terry Voigt, Oregon button maker Sheila Ernst and sets of buttons from the Canadian studio Bejeweled & Bedazzled. And, more will be coming.

There will be a little bit of "pardon our clutter" as we put the finishing details to the Button Room, but do stop by and see it.
Another Reminder:

  Sandra & Larry  
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PS: Stop by this weekend. Just sit and knit. No purchase required. Just your smiling face.

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23616 Farmington Rd |Farmington | MI | 48080 |248-427-0804 
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