Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Button Wednesday : Oktoberfest



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.




Last week the Oktoberfest in Germany ended, so I thought I will do a Button Wednesday around the Oktoberfest. As an unknowing and straightforward Dutchie I do this in October and not in September, as I never understood why the Oktoberfest was held in September..... On Wikipedia I read that the first Oktoberfest occurred in Munich, on October 12, 1810; so they had it right once :)
I digged into my buttons and made a selection of real Bavarian specimens, starting with the Dachshund.

The first three buttons are from metal, showing a man in traditional outfit with a goat (maybe more Swiss than Bavarian....), a rucksack and a ram's head. They are followed by two real horn buttons, a lederhosen and one with Edelweiss. The last button in that row is a typical Bavarian glass heart. Then three fake horn ones, with Edelweiss, flowers and stag antlers. Can it go more kitschy ?



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8 comments:

zsazsazsu said...

kitschy yes, but they bring back old memories about the 'Heidi' story ;-)

Two Troll Knits said...

Lovely buttons! Very evocative :)

ingermaaike said...

I always get a little greedy when I see these wonderful buttons!

gr8jewellery said...

I never tire of seeing more of your wonderful button collection! :)

Bigbluebed said...

I love your buttons!

Myfanwy said...

What a cute dachs button. I love buttons, and I love dachs! Love oktoberfest too. Wish I could go this year. Mmmm Beer and Pretzels!

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

fun buttons!

Star of the East said...

Lovely kitschy buttons :)