Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vintage Buttons

French vintage buttons

Today was the first day I presented my vintage buttons collected from markets in the south of France. Thanks for all the hard work sis! The packets sat nicely beside the Sweet Mary button cards I make up from buttons found in Hawkes Bay secondhand and charity shops and others gifted by friends.
It was a gorgeous sunny Spring day, lots of people visiting the market and a good few with an eye for the beauty of vintage buttons. I overheard myself being referred to as "the button lady" which was music to my ears really. Collecting and presenting the buttons is a joy but being appreciated is the icing on the cake! I sold mainly from "the button box" but also a few lavender filled doves and hearts and one or two other handmades. I missed the last monthly market so it was nice to be back in my usual spot, greeting the regulars and hopefully enticing the new visitors.
Keep coming back to the blog as I will soon be posting up details of our next Pop-up shop, it will be early October in Havelock North village.