Yesterday, my business partner Sarah and I were on a vintage buying trip for of our new ecommerce startup, Hello Holiday. We were at the home of a woman with a huge collection of vintage jewelry that we were looking through, and she casually mentioned that she had lots of old buttons as well. Didn’t have to beat me over the head with it–I was interested to say the least!
I left her house with almost 40 pounds of beautiful vintage buttons. Lots of teal and purple (which I’m always low on), tons of glittery rhinestones, and many shapes and designs that I’d never even seen before.
In my office, I sort them by color and value to make sure that everyone’s bouquet has about the same dollar amount of materials. It also helps me price things like brooches and kits when I put those together for customers.
I’m still in the sorting stage, but enjoy these photos of my haul! You’ll probably see more of these guys in the shop soon.