Monday, March 12, 2012

National Button Week ~ Day 2

Day 2 of National Button Week is here, so as promised I thought I would share one of my most favorite finds ever ~ a vintage box of Wash Crochet Buttons from Germany! I bought this years ago in an antique mall in Greenwood, Missouri ~ I wish the box was full, but I felt lucky that the cards it did contain weren't all the same. It made me wonder if it was an assortment when it was new or somehow multiple types of crocheted buttons ended up in the one box.

Even though the box wasn't full, I love how the buttons were to be displayed in the separate compartments on their individual cards ~ can you imagine walking into a shop and finding these for sale? Although the cards and the box are in rather rough shape, the buttons themselves are in good shape ~ except I doubt I will have the heart to ever take them off their cards and use them as they are so pretty as they are.

I love the variety of crochet work as well ~ I think the ones directly above are my favorites, although I love the first ones shown as well. I do wonder how these were made ~ by hand or machine? If anyone can supply any information, please leave a comment or email me ~ I'd love to learn more!

Don't you wish items like these were still being sold today ~ beautiful packaging, display and product? I suppose there are such things available, but the cost seems outrageous ~ it makes me wonder if these items were costly in the past as well or if they were affordable.

2 comments:

fancylinda said...

Wow, what a find! Crochet buttons are some of my favorites.

Kelly said...

Great find, Julie. I am intrigued by the intricate-ness of the crochet work on buttons. Have wanted to attempt crocheting some myself. Someday. Thanks for sharing this with us.