Sunday, February 1, 2009

We Love Black Glass Buttons

We have a huge collection of black glass buttons. Some are rather plain but, most are just lovely. When we were lucky enough to win a bid lot last year at an auction we found a can and a couple of bags with black glass buttons.
Black glass buttons became popular during the reign of Queen Victoria. After the death of her husband Albert, jet buttons were apart of the black mourning wear. Jet was replaced by glass and thus more available.

We have our buttons listed in our Etsy shop GramsVintageButtons. We carry other vintage buttons celluloid, colored glass, some still carded, some just for crafting. Take a look and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. The glass, black buttons are absolutely gorgeous! I love anything Victorian!