I had no idea there was this was going on; button collecting! The Colorado State Button Society puts on a button show every year. There are juried competitions and of course dealers and collectors go to buy. There are classes, lectures and workshops too. And, oh all the buttons. Beautiful buttons, everywhere. Old ones,very old ones, Bake-lite, glass, buttons from Germany, China, Egypt. The most expensive I saw was almost 2000.00. The cheapest was a quarter. That’s the bin I was in. I didn’t go looking for something for a particular outfit or something I was sewing. Ironically, I was going to find buttons to make a bracelet out of. This was a lot of fun and I ended up staying for 2 hours.
Here is what I ended up taking home. They ranged from a quarter to a dollar. I just love the tangerine color and the 60′s vibe.
Here are a few pics of glorious buttons. Click on any image for a better look.
This was the expensive booth, the top middle one is 1250.00.
Does your state or town have a Button Society? It’s worth it to take a peek if it does.