“Sparkle Tree” Vintage Mosaic Trivet…


It seemed appropriate for my Vintage Button/Jewelry/Glass “Sparkle Tree” Mosaic Trivet to be up in a tree, so I think it felt right at home.

I used pieces of a Vintage Bracelet, Vintage Pearl Buttons, Bakelite Buttons, Vintage Wooden Bead, Wood Buttons, Vintage and Antique Molded Plastic Buttons, Glass, Vintage Metal Buttons…and have you found the Silver Owl perced on a branch yet????

Pick up/Delivery Price: 30.00

Mailing/Shipping Price: 40.00


Double Tree Mosaic Vase

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“Double Tree” Vintage Mosaic Button, Jewelry and Glass Vase…

Two vases in one! Each side is different…one tree is budding, and one tree is not!

I’ve used Vintage Smoky Pearl Buttons, Bakelite, Vintage Jewelry, Beads, Glass and more in this special creation!

It measures 5″ tall and wide, and the opening measures 1 1/2″ × 2″.

Fill it with flowers, or enjoy as is!!!

Pick up/Delivery Price: 38.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 46.50

Water Garden!

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This is the third piece of my Monet’s Garden series, & I decided to create a collage, focused on one of the pictures that we took of the Water Lilies. (Pictured below)
There was a beautiful Weeping Willow in the background, and a big Maroon Bush, along with White and Pink blooms on the Lily Pads. Lots of different colors of green, so I tried to interject that as much as I could. I also threw in FOUR special critters! Two of them are actually Vintage Wood Buttons, which was fun! One is a wooden hand painted button, showing a beautiful bird singing; another is a wood fish button swimming in the river. The other two fun additions wouldn’t have been in this picture in real life because they would have been there earlier in the season, BUT, I couldn’t resist…so I added two very colorful frogs sitting on lily pads enjoying this beautiful day in Giverny.

The water lilies were planted in a small brook, the Ru, which is a diversion of the Epte, a tributary of the Seine River. The neighbors were opposed at Monet planting these strange plants at first, because they thought the water would be poisoned. Very interesting.

This was just one scene from different pictures that we took of the water lilies in Monet’s gardens. I like the different color combinations and thought that I would share this piece. There are many different vintage buttons that I chose, and I hope that you enjoy looking at it as much as I did creating it. Thank you so much for letting me share.

**If you take a moment to look at some of the buttons, you’ll see dyed mother of pearl, some amazing art deco pieces, and more…

Size: 12″×16

Meet up/Pick up Price: 68.50

Mailing/Shipping Price: 74.50

“I am the Vine” Button Tree!


I am the vine, you are the branches…
John 15:5

The vine gives life to the branches…without the vine, the branches can’t live.
When the branches are alive and healthy, they naturally produce fruit.

This Branch Button Tree, has “vines” throughout, in the form of silver chain and iridescent rhinestone chain. The Antique/Vintage Green Buttons are all vintage or antique, except for the little green button on the edge of the branch with one of the vines. Each button is beautiful, and there are different shades of green to bring in lots of color, and even an antique green rhinestone button!

The silver “leaves” add a touch of depth and shine to the creation, and they are in two different designs.

The background colors are: Cloudless, for the sky, and Kiwi, for the grass.

Size: 14″ x 18″

Meet up and Pick up Price: 44.50   

Shipping and mailing price: 54.50

The Complete Abstract Button Tree Series!


This series has been a two month journey! Each creation is so special!

From left to right:
Sun Button Tree, 8″×10″;  Grass Tree, 12″×12″;  The Weaving Tree, 16″×16″;  Blue Fan Tree, 8″×10″;  Prickly Tree, 15″×15″;  Pink Blooms, 7″×14″;  Indigo Button Tree, 8″×10″

**You can scroll through this website, and see each creation separately too!

Each of these pieces can stand alone or all together!

This is exciting, because it is my very first series to work on and complete! 🌳🌲🌴🍃🍂🍀🌿

Abstract Button Tree Series – Pick up/Meet up Price: 200.00 

Shipping/Mailing Price: ******Please contact me in the comment section, and we’ll work out the details.******


Indigo Button Tree


Am I blue??

Not at all, since I have “Indigo Button Tree” to enjoy! The beautiful rich blue vintage button buds will definitely keep you very happy!

This piece is the seventh and final creation in the Abstract Button Tree Series!

I applied dyed Mother of Pearl, China Stencil, and Molded Plastic Buttons on this unique canvas.

“During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom.”
–Dr. SunWolf

Size: 8″ x 10″

Indigo Button Tree – Meet up/Pick up Price: 34.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 39.50

Pink Blooms!

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The sixth creation in the Abstract Button Tree Series is blushing with pride!

This beautifully bloomed tree of the forest almost has a dreamlike appearance. My inspiration for this tree comes from an infrared photo I saw one time of a row of pink evergreen trees. Just gorgeous!

Size: 7″x14″

Pink Blooms – Meet up/Pick up Price: 32.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 37.50

Prickly Tree!


This creation is fifth in the Abstract Button Tree series! I just love the rich Turquoise background, and it is textured too!

This “spiky tree” is loaded with all shades and sizes of green vintage buttons, giving it vibrant colors!

Size: 15″ x 15″

Advice From A Tree: *Stand tall and proud; *Go out on a limb; *Remember your roots; *Drink plenty of water; *Be content with your natural beauty; *Enjoy the view…..Joanne Raptis

Price: 34.50

Blue Fan Tree!

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#4 in my Abstract Button Tree series. Touches of Aqua, Marbled Aqua and Mother of Pearl Buttons make this tree stand out!

Size: 8″ x 10″

It is pictured here with the other art pieces in the series.
Each one stands alone, or work well together.

Price: 28.50

Wood Tree!

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Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

I am so excited about this Button canvas piece! The first picture is in regular light, and the second one is a flash shot.
I love the marbled background, using aqua, green and pink paint. The wood buttons, along with wooden gears and sprockets, used as leaves and blooms, add a certain old world charm and whimsy, with just a touch of golden Mother of Pearl, and a carved geometric printed Mother of Pearl button too.

Size: 11″ x 14″

Price: 40.00