Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Buttons! Oh my!

Lionel Nichol made, by hand, buttons for couturiers for two decades during the glory days of couture.

There are some truly exquisite buttons, and I'm going to confess to acquiring two sets of buttons (neither of which are pictured below, though the third row of the second also tempted me sorely).

Just look at the detail on those peaches in the second button from the left.

or these, the third row buttons are only seven millimetres long!

Not that I have a particular use for the buttons but they are just too pretty.

Go and have a look at the rest of them, some will leave you breathless. Nichols Buttons


posted by elaine, 10:29 am


They are lush.

There was a lady at Yarraville Markets a few weeks ago who had turned a stack of vintage buttons into jewellery. Rather nifty I thought, so I bought a very pretty lavender ring.

commented by Blogger magical_m, October 09, 2010 3:41 pm  

I covet pretty buttons. There's the lady at Camberwell Market, too. When the Melbourne button factories and warehouses closed down, she bought up their stock and now she sorts them into colour lots that one can pick through to find the perfect buttons.
commented by Blogger elaine, October 11, 2010 10:37 pm  

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