Last weekend I headed down to my local flea market with the intention of hitting the bargain zips bins. With my mission completed, I took a glance round some of the second hand stalls. I was not expecting to discover much but happily found my eye drawn to these beautiful vintage buttons featuring hand painted boats (pictured above), which I snapped up for €2. I probably could have bargained the guy down, but I was too impatient to make them mine!
What better way to make a garment or accessory creation extra special than to add delicately detailed treasures such as these? These beauties got me thinking, so I decided to hit the internet to see what other vintage hand painted buttons could be purchased. Here’s a few of my favourites:
No doubt these additions would bring a real touch of class to a garment, whether a new sewing creation, or simply by replacing the buttons of an existing garment. Oh the possibilities! What do you think would be the best type of garment to showcase these treasures?