Don't these buttons look modern? The button display card they were attached to read, "Vintage 1800s & early 1900s." !
When I received my first button card, from a family collection, I used two of them on the linen blazer, shown here. I made it to wear on a New York selling trip– it was during my fashion designer days, and the trip coincided with my daughter, Oneita's, graduation from FIT. Here we are playing photo-in-the-mirror on a Manhattan sidewalk. At right, is a shot of the rose Sweet Surrender as it appears in my book, R is for Rose.
While in Oregon recently, my Dad gave me another button card. He has a whole wall of them in his guest room. My sister and I have oggled them for years. She goes for smaller buttons (thankfully). Most of these buttons have a 1.5-inch diameter. In the top left corner, on the card, it reads, "These were worn on coats called dusters during the horse and buggy days." I think you can read the writing above. The big holes were meant to be used with ribbon.
GIFTS BUTTONED UP
My daughter, Oneita's, ornaments must have inspired my buttoned gifts. It's so much fun, even envelopes get the treatment.
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