Welcome to Vintage Button Emporium the online shop for vintage and antique buttons We have hundreds of buttons in a wide variety of styles and materials except livery and military. We specialise in small buttons such as Austrian Tinies, and other small Victorian buttons, so you will always find examples of these at the top of the shop, followed by pages of other buttons. Our customer base includes collectors, as well as knitters and crafters. The stock is continually changing, so we hope you will always find something to suit your needs.
Vintage Raincoats, Jackets and Capes for Women
Agnes' Vintage World: Mother of pearl buttons and their cheap imitations
My Account My Cart. Email me when Back-In-Stock. Fabulous carved authentic mother of pearl vintage butterfly shaped buttons, so sweet! These button are vintage "new" old stock - vintage stock never used. I was able to acquire several boxes of these. No two are exactly alike being that they are hand carved and the colors of the MOP vary some.
The Emporium’s Choice
Reader Karin asked a great question. What did women wear in very wet climates? With all my research on warm winter coats and boots, I neglected to talk about the difficulty of staying dry in rainy weather.
Photo by Lynnaddison. I also discovered that pearl buttons are heavier than plastic, and that they make a different sound as they slide through your fingers. Historical photos provide insight into a town in which half the workforce including many children contributed to the button industry. Hundreds of men worked in the cutting shops, cutting blanks — the basic shape of the button — from the shiny inner surface of the shells, while others operated machinery that carved designs on the blanks and drilled the holes.