Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Button Wednesday : German Metals

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog. It would be great if you could do the same; make your Wednesday a button day too. Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here via Mister Linky at the end of this post.

I am known in the neighbourhood as "die Knopffrau" (i.e. "The Button Lady"); no idea if this is bad or good.... But on some days, ladies that are unknown to me, ring my bell and bring me their buttons. Often with a story that they have gathered them for many years, and now it's lying there and they do nothing with it. Ending mostly with: I am so happy if you could do something useful with them !
Today the bell ringed again; and yes, there was another sweet lady with 2 plastic bags of buttons. I am always thrilled if I get buttons; so, I immediately went through them and found some lovely German metal buttons. The nice thing of living in Germany, are the lovely metal buttons women here always used on their folk dresses. And I found some masterpieces ! A bit damaged here and there, and a bit dirty; but the fun is great !! I found a deer, a woman in Bavarian headdress, edelweiss, and much more; have a look at these beauties:

!!!!!!!!!! If you have something for The Button Wednesday, give Mister Linky your name and the link to your button post !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I would personally like to raid your button stash! Gorgeous selections!"

Star of the East said...

I think it is a good thing that you are the button lady, how would people know to bring you buttons!?

florigamigirl said...

I think the button lady is quite a cute nickname! There are many worse! And if it brings you beauties like these then it's all good!

Kirschbits said...

wow Petronella, the button on the left down corner is simply stunning!!!! wow!

Jewelry Coupons said...

Great collection , specially the last one on right side seem to be unique

kreativgeschichten said...

I will try next week. :-)