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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Its my turn to Giveaway - Vintage Buttons!

A few months ago my sister-in-law and her husband came down to Florida for their annual Spring vacation. They usually rent a cabin for a week or two at Long Boat Key along the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. She is a fellow beader and sells her creations at Farmer's Markets and home jewelry shows in the Seattle area, and we talk about beads, and beading, and more beads, and more beading. While she is in Florida we always try to visit a bead show in Sarasota, usually a day long buying spree, leaving the two husbands to fend for themselves.

Why am I telling you all this, well, because she found these mirror backed Vintage Buttons in a little gift shop on Long Boat Key. The owner of the shop told her that she got them from a circus family in Sarasota. Sarasota and the circus, of course. Sarasota, FL is the home of the American circus, if you are interested in reading more about the history of Sarasota and the circus, just step right up!

Here they are.... I searched online for some additional information on the type of buttons, but really did not learn much. If you know more about them, please feel free to share.



The buttons are gold tone 10 mm rounds, in fairly good condition, they have a flower filigree in front that has a mirror backing. The back is fully covered and has a 5mm high shank. There are 15 buttons in the lot. Would this be something you would be interested in?

If you would like a chance to own these buttons, you can do so my leaving a comment on my blog. Please make sure you add your name so that I can announce it should you win.

If you follow my blog, you will be entered twice, just let me know when you post a comment to make sure that I count you twice.

If you post about my Vintage Button giveaway in your blog and link back to mine, you can get your name in thrice! Just make sure you come back and leave me another comment about it.

That's a lot to ask, I know. That is why I am giving everyone time till June 20th.

International bloggers are welcome, I will get the buttons to you via USPS International Priority Mail.

I will post the winning name the evening of Monday June 21. I will ask for the winner's address at that time.

Enjoy!

12 comments:

The Beading Gem said...

These are gorgeous vintage buttons. would love to win them. Just followed you, too!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am a follower!

I do love buttons, so I wouldn't say no if I won them. I have some really old ones that are similar. These look to be in perfect condition!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

celeste said...

very pretty. would love to know more!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I don't know anything about the buttons, but they sure are cool! I would love a chance to win them :) I am already a follower, so make that 2 chances! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Lisa

Don said...

I love brass buttons. I love the circus. I'm a follower!

Malin de Koning said...

Hi very nice buttons and yes i am a follower too.

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

HI Regina!
I want them!!! LOL.
Those are called "Twinkle Buttons" because the silvery lining "twinkles" between the spaces of the brass filigree... I've seen them from the Victorian era thru recent times (although newer ones are all plastic and NOT as pretty). The silver part is usually thin metal, but could be a tiny mirror too. These are lovely and a nice find!

chocoholic said...

I am already a follower but love those buttons. Please put me in the hat!!
Heather from aquariart-chocoholic.blogspot.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

would love to win these buttons, I love vintage buttons, and use them as clasps in my jewelery all the time!
norma
normaturvey@yahoo.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

forgot to say I am now following your blog!
Norma

Copper Diem said...

Those are very cool! Please count me!
Plus I followed you!
And posted your giveaway on my blog!
http://copperdiem.blogspot.com/2010/06/very-cool-button-giveaway_20.html

Rebecca said...

I'd love the chance to win these gorgeous buttons! And I am now a follower. Thanks!

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