Monday, January 4, 2016

Evening Star Button Club Christmas - 2016

Christmas buttons along with mini bottle brush trees snuggled into vintage children button-up shoes
created the kitchen table centerpiece for our 2016 Evening Star Button Club Christmas party

Laughter, smiles and friendship as we exchanged our homemade button-related gifts

Here are the button card holders I created using vintage wooden thread spools,
lace trims and rhinestone buttons - along with tis the SEASON to be jolly La Mode button card

Venita hand-stitched adorable felt snowman ornaments!
Each snowman had a different button.  My snowman as shown in this photo sports
a wonderful dimi mirror back button on its hat.

Jennifer created fun, colorful, whimsical flower button pins!

Lee gussied up with lace, ribbon & beads a sweet glove button hook ornament!

Lori talked her insurance agent into donating several desktop 2016 calendars and then she button'fied' the calendar!
Along with her calendar, Lori also created these precious button snowman pins!

This is Pam's third series of mini altered matchbox ornaments with enclosed buttons.
Each series has been different and all are wonderful!

Lisa decorated slouchy hats with black glass buttons...styling!

Yep, styling...check it out!

From base to tree, Tara created these gorgeous snowy button trees!
(Perfect for my low-tone Christmas decorating)

Ruth Ann created these beautiful button paperweights!

We are a creative group of button collectors!

After sharing our potluck lunch and gifts, we moved downstairs to my studio where we
uniquely created our own button box
I placed a white moonglow button in each button box as a friendship button.

It is a joy to be part of this button club and call these woman FRIENDS!

Our Evening Star Button Club has slowly, but surely been working its way through studying 
the National Button Society's Blue Book - the official NBS Classification & Competition Guidelines.

It has been a long journey of study, but well worth learning how to classify buttons
and how to care and preserve them. 

If you are interested in being part of a button club, but not sure where they are located, click here
This link will take you to the National Button Society's states link.  Click on your state to learn more about clubs within the state.

Happy New Year and Happy Button Collecting!


  1. Looks like another fun party at your house- with a button bonus!

  2. What a GREAT centerpiece and button cards on spools! You are so creative -- and so are your fellow club members! Wonderful ideas there and so many happy smiles!

    Happy New Year, Tami!