Last Sunday was the Vintage Expo here in Santa Monica.  I went to the expo for one reason and one reason only- to see Linda Sicard – The Button Lady. I spent about five hours with Linda carefully picking and choosing buttons for both me and the shop.  I need more buttons like I need a hole in the head… but how could I resist?!  Here are a few photos of Linda’s booth… see what I mean when I say I can’t resist?



All the buttons Linda sells are at least as old as vintage, some are even antique! She has everything from plastic, to wood, to Victorian Glass, to Bakelite & Celluliod and much much more.  So after about five-ish hours I actually left with a pretty good selection of buttons.  Here is what I took home:

From left to right: diminutive glass, diminutive bakelite, metal with an amber-like square.

On the left diminutive glass, on the right carved bakelite.

From left to right: metal, bakelite with mother of pearl center, and metal.

From left to right: painted metal, metal with mother of pearl, and hand carved bakelite.

Victorian Glass

Assorted vintage metal

Assorted plastics, mostly celluliod and bakelite.

Linda will be attending a few more shows in California.  If you happen to be up in San Mateo, Ca this week make sure to stop by the California State Button Show and visit the Unbuttons! booth- Say “Hi” to Linda!

2 Responses to Vintage Expo meets Unbuttons!

  1. That must have been 5 hours of heaven! What great finds. I’m a self proclaimed button fiend. It happened suddenly. I used to have just a teeny little pocket in my sewing box for buttons. Then I found a bag of assorted vintage buttons a few years ago and now I have two photoboxes full. My grandmother even slips me these really awesome buttons when nobody’s looking, God bless her she’s a craftsy enabler.

  2. Hi Lindsay,
    Yeah…. buttons are like little treasures. I never in a million years thought I would become a button collector…. but here I am. I wish I had a craftsy enabler!…. Like a crafting fairy!

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