As promised, here are some close ups of the buttons from my Tulip Skirt. They are kind of amazing. While they may look like vintage glass, these are actually modern reproductions made out of light weight auto-body fiberglass. They can take a beating, and still look awesome!
They're made in Indonesia in a factory started by one of the owners of Courage my Love in Kensington Market. This was one of my favourite places when I was growing up, full of quirky vintage, colourful imported decorations and a tonne of jewellery and beads. Now I love it the most for its huge button collection, both new and vintage. If you're ever in that part of Toronto, I highly recommend checking out the button wall. There's even a chest of dozens of tiny drawers, each filled with a different kind of vintage button. I could spend hours there. Actually, I did earlier today...
When I went back for two more cards of fly buttons for a giveaway :) Just leave a comment on this post and you're entered. Everyone's welcome, local and international. I'd also love to hear what you'd do with them if you win.
I'll randomly select a winner next Friday. Good luck!