Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evening Star Button Club Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary!

June 28, 2016 the Evening Star Button Club turns 10!

On June 13th, our club gathered to celebrate it's 10th anniversary.  Charter members, former members and current members were invited to attend.  

Evening Star Button Club started with five charter members, only one charter member remains which is me.

Over the years we've had twenty-four members
with a current roster of eleven.

 For some of my readers, you may wonder what in the world I am talking about, a Button Club?

As button collectors, we study and preserve antique, vintage, modern and studio clothing buttons.

Antique and vintage buttons are works of art, they have been made from nearly all materials and cover numerous themes.  Through the years they've depicted world history in art, fashion, politics, wars, theater, literature, science,

Evening Star Button Club was formed to offer an evening platform for a study group as well as the charter members sharing a special interest in star buttons, hence our club name.

I created commemorative buttons for our occasion

Venita gave everyone a sweet friendship poem with
a black glass button

Lee and her sister made this wonderful button flower gifts 

Lee is so clever, she came up with the idea to name our refreshments based on what they looked like in buttons.

A Realistic button's outline resembles the object it portrays.

Lacies refers to "Lacy" glass buttons from the late 1800s. 

Red Glass set in Metal represents glass buttons that are
set in/on metal.

 These brownies we called Black Glass buttons with decorative finish of white paint (confectioners sugar).

Our fruit pizza was pretty enough to mimic jewels often found on 18th Century Deluxe buttons, this size was x-large!

Obviously this isn't really Celluloid, but we thought these looked like 2 piece extruded Celluloid.

Cupcake snap togethers...Snap togethers are usually plastic although some may have metal parts.  They consist of two or more pieces that "snap together".  Sometimes the pieces are fused together by the manufacturer, but most are not fused and can be snapped apart and snapped together.

Here are many of the button topics our club has studied:

We ended our day by creating 
button-themed mixed media tags.

We shared a wonderful day and look forward to another 10 years of studying and collecting clothing buttons together!

The Evening Star Button Club meets within the Greater Metro area of Kansas City.  We meet monthly on the fourth Thursday at 7 pm. 

Click here to view contact information on the local
Button clubs in Kansas.

Our club supports the Kansas State Button Society and the National Button Society


  1. What an interesting club! So glad I got to travel to Kansas!

  2. Huge fun, Tami! That's a long time to keep any group going. Kudos to you and your gang! (VERY cute gifts and refreshments!)

  3. What a fun time you must have! I adore the button theme for the treats - very clever!

  4. how clever the treats were also .loved the 10 year button..looks like a fun button club

    1. oops..meant to also say THANKS FOR SHARING!

  5. Looks like such a lovely time! Your photos are beautiful!