After posting yesterday morning we headed out into a chilly late autumn Canberra day to the local swap meet which Rotary runs each Sunday at Woden.
In my general scrummaging around I came across an elderly lady who had bagged up the contents of her button box and was selling them off at $2.00 per bag. Since many were vintage I rolled up my sleeves, podded poked and generally had a good peer into the bags before I handed over the money for 7 of them.
These are the gems I found. Many of the old plastic buttons are either celluloid, an early plastic or bakelite. The buckles are lovely too. I had not thought of using old buckles on a crazy quilt block but as soon as I saw these in the bags I knew I had a home for them.
I was most intrigued with the two buttons of a lady which to me looks like Walt Disney’s Cinderella. I was wondering if it was a 50’s Disney button. I have had a poke around the button sites but not found any information on it. Shaped novelty buttons like this are called goofies. Many people collect them so I trawled the button sites looking at vintage goofies but to no avail. She is delightful nevertheless.