Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Are these ME or what?

Gee, I don't know ...

beautiful ceramic buttons ?
blue and white ?
japanese motif ?
locally made ?
reasonable price ?
yeah I thought so too :]

Found these buttons at the Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough for $3 a card of two. The maker is Jean Taylor from Bendigo. No email or website details but there's a phone number.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with them but I don't really think that's relevant. They are beautiful objects in their own right. For the time being I'll probably just add them to my bowl of japanese blue and white beads and balls.
ETA [again] well there weren't any more at the Gallery on Wednesday this week but I've just come back from an event there tonight where I met the button lady herself. I've ordered another two cards and she's also okayed putting the phone # here for any of you aussies that might be interested. So : [03] 54418070

13 comments:

lisette said...

buy ALL of them - they're gorgeous and if you don't want a truckload of them i'll buy them :)

crazyhaberdasher said...

I think it is the "Jean Taylor" who is Ken Arnold's partner (wife?).....she is involved with buttons of all types and is a member of the Button Club in Victoria.....
(Ken Arnold, Bendigo, antique dealer, author of all those collectibes books and self-publisher).

Nora said...

Yes! You'll definitely need at least 8! Btw, can we see your Japanese beads pleeeease?

Caitlin O'Connor said...

Buy as many as you can - how PERFECT!!

Bells said...

oh yes. Get more. You must. And what to do with them is irrelevant. You just have to have them.

Sheepish Annie said...

Yes!!! Yes, you must buy them all! Leave no stone unturned...find them. Bring them home. Even if you never use them on a garment, anything that is that lovely and so "you" should be in your possession!

Good find!

Debbie said...

Should you buy another packet? Was that even a serious question ;) ? Of course you should, and better yet, find out more about the person who makes such lovely things!

Seriously, even six buttons is often at the low end of 'enough', and if they're so unique, you'll want at least one for a replacement (ask me how I know....)

Robbyn said...

I guess I'll throw my vote in even though it's no different - definitely you should get as many as you want :) If enough for a garment is sufficient, that's cool.

If more than that, maybe you should start a button exclusive jar and use these as the seed :)

catsmum said...

robbyn
I've had a button 'jar' since I started sewing over 30 years ago, seeded from my mother's which was seeded from HER mother's.

Val said...

They are gorgeous. I've told you before, and I'll say it again: you MUST go to Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building, Swanston St. Melbourne. You will froth at the mouth.

Val said...

Oh, and at the craft fair there was a stall called Oriental Beads that had me swooning. (03) 9576 0075

Jejune said...

Really stylish and beautiful buttons there ... maybe sew them onto a bag or something to show them off?

Erica said...

Buy. More. Buttons. Repeat this as a mantra and you will convince yourself. These buttons all but have your name on them!