* 2018 Arizona State Button Show

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The annual button show hosted by The Arizona State Button Society did not disappoint. I met up with friends Nancy & Vickie at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale. I was on a tight schedule and didn’t get to attend any of the mini classes they offered. We enjoyed ┬ásearching for treasures together. We all have our favorites. The out of state dealers made their way from as far away as Australia.

I was looking for a pewter rooster Metzke button for an online friend named Olga. She was trying to replace one she had lost. The closest I found was a Metzke owl. I’m always looking for initial livery buttons for my family collection, people and animal buttons, beautiful glass buttons and centerpiece woozer buttons.The competition trays are always interesting too. It was a terrific show and I highly recommend you attend one.

Happy Button Hunting, Leah

 

 

About Ruby Mae Jewelry

I'm Leah Williams and I adore fabulous buttons and brooches , chains and charms. I find it exciting to look into old tin cans passed down through the generations. They hold buttons and hardware removed from all types of garments. I reuse old buttons and it connects me to men and women that I'll never get to meet. I'm a "no harm button artist" and as such I don't alter, cut, flatten or change intact vintage buttons. I also leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.

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