“Star Bright” Antique Silver Collage Button Platter

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“The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.”
-Anonymous

This star adorned platter is filled with the most beautiful and iridescent Antique Mother of Pearl buttons you can imagine! Dyed, Carved, Shaped, Small and Large, as well as Antique Plastic Faceted Buttons, that just seem to sparkle! There are also crystals and rhinestones added to enhance the gleam of this creation! However it is turned, the shimmering buttons do their job!

It comes with three round felt tips on the base of the platter, so you can set it just about anywhere!

Size: 12″ around

Pick up/Delivery Price: 46.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 59.50

“Believe” Metal Magnetic Message Board

 

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“Believe” Metal Magnetic Message Board…

*Comes with three amazing vintage button magnets…

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

This magnetic message board in it’s Damask pattern would help anyone get organized! There’s also a beautiful vintage button floral motif on this piece.

Size: 12″x12″

Pick up/Delivery Price: 24.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 33.50

 

By the Sea!

 

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What a joy to work on, and such a great feeling to complete! Shells, sand dollars, fish, sea turtle, and sea gulls remind us of the beauty by the sea! The vintage button sun is so bright! The vintage mother of pearl clouds are so shiny and soft, and the lime green/emerald green beaded seagulls are swooping in to enjoy this day too!

Beach: Real sand, used as grout to highlight the beautiful vintage mother of pearl buttons, filigree buttons and more. Shells, sand dollars and more create the beach experience we all love!

Sea: Gorgeous turquoise beaded and vintage button waters welcome us, as we see rhinestone silver fish, and even a cute sea turtle swimming away! Lots of currents, waves and more showing the various colors of the water!

Sky: Big, round orange and yellow seed beads and vintage buttons sun shining down on the day’s activities, with seed bead seagulls flying in the sky too! The vintage mother of pearl, seed bead clouds seem to be floating in the lovely seed bead, vintage button sky!

Size: 14″ x 18″

Pick up/Delivery Price: 76.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 91.50

Wanderlust Messaging!

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Want to travel? Dream of traveling? Planning your next vacation? These wonderful metal Vintage/Antique Button Message Boards will make you want to pack your suitcase immediately!

Each Message Board is decorated with Vintage/Antique Buttons, and comes with three gorgeous Vintage/Antique Button Magnets.

New York – Carved and molded Bakelite, Celluloid and Glass Buttons and comes with three vintage iridescent sparkle button magnets.

London – Butterscotch and Black Vintage Buttons, Smoky Mother of Pearl, and comes with three molded Bakelite, Celluloid and Art Deco vintage/antique button magnets.

Rome – Antique Celluloid Buttons, and comes with three antique metal, metal and pearl button magnets.

England’s Architecture – Intriquitely designed Bakelite and Celluloid Buttons, and comes with three unique vintage/antique button magnets.

Size: New York, London and Rome: 10 5/8″x13 3/4″
England’s Architecture – 12″x12″

They come separately or together as a set!

Price: 30.00 each OR 100.00 set of four (Save 20.00)

Pick up/Delivery Price: 30.00

Shipping/Mailing Price: 40.00

Pick up/Delivery Price SET: 100.00

Shipping/Mailing Price SET: 120.00

 

 

Decorative Vintage Button Orbs…

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“Rainbow Orb” and “Iridescent Pearl Orb”

 

🌈”Rainbow Orb”…vintage and antique buttons in every color of the rainbow!

“Stay strong, there’s always a rainbow after every storm.” – anonymous

Vintage and Antique Rhinestones, glass, celluloid, bakelite, cloth, mother of pearl, metal, and more, fill this sphere with richness and charm!

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🌚”Iridescent Pearl Orb”… Mother of pearl, smoky pearl, and carved mother of pearl make this gleaming globe a true wonder to behold!

It shimmers at all angles!

Size: 13″ around – Large

Pick up/Delivery Price: 30.00

Mailing/Shipping Price: 37.00

Vintage Button Cards!

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🐚🐙🐠🐟🐋🐳🌊⚪◽The artwork and designs on these vintage button cards are awesome. I thought I would share a couple that I just used. I emptied one card of mother of pearl buttons, but there are still a few on the other one. There’s a lot more design and color on these button cards, and it sure is a lot of fun when you stumble onto one.

Vintage and Antique Mother of Pearl Button Fascination…

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“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” -Chinese proverb

****I have had a fascination with vintage mother of pearl buttons for as long as I can remember.

There is a fun and interesting history with these beauties…German-born button maker, John Fredrick Boepple, immigrated to the US and brought the rise of mother of pearl buttons to popularity and made them available to the masses. Even though automation had come to the button making process in Europe in the mid 1800s, the process of stamping them from shells required specialized and expensive machinery. As well, the shells Boepple used had to be imported and were subject to an extremely high tariff. With his business failing, John Boepple brought his button stamping machinery to the one place he was sure could supply him an endless supply of shells – the US and the Mississippi River.

He settled in Muscatine, Iowa at a bend in the river where great amounts of fresh-water clams grew. Thanks to the mighty Mississippi, his mother of pearl button business grew beyond his wildest dreams. By 1900, Boepple expanded his operations to the point that he employed one third of the town of Muscatine, which became known as “Pearl City” and the “Pearl Button Capital of the World,” out-pacing button factories in Europe. The export value of mother of pearl buttons at the turn of the century was well over $3.5 million dollars…quite a sum for the time!!!!! —Amy Barickman

On my bucket list is to visit the Muscatine History and Industry Center and Pearl Button Museum. It would be amazing! Hopefully, one day, I will!!!

So you see, there is a real history with these shiny, iridescent beauties.

Heavy Metals Decorative Vintage/Antique Button Orb!

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🌟⭐”Heavy Metals” Decorative Vintage/Antique Button Orb…

This image shows two different sides of this charming sphere, using gold and silver vintage and antique metal buttons. It never looks the same – you can turn it and see different designs and shimmer! The background has a gold luster that highlights it all!

I can see this piece in a living room, study, library…making any corner a little brighter!

Size: 13″ around – Large

Pick up/Delivery Price – 30.00

Mailing/Shipping Price: 36.00