Pioneer Button Club: 55th Anniversary Celebration
Four of our members attended this fabulous party held in Oshawa on September 19, 2016. We were greeted with a warm welcome and presented with a gift bag, a lovely lunch and a wonderful exhibit of Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons … that’s what we were surrounded with the whole exciting day!
One stunning button, the Emily Carr “True North Strong and Free” based on her Eagle Totem painting and especially designed for this event by Diana Wieler, was indeed a highlight.
For me, the day was like being in a button museum surrounded by collectors who not only know the history, through centuries, of all kinds of buttons and their uses, but who also continue to learn and share their interest. Thousands of buttons. I couldn’t get enough of it!
Glass, shell, pearl, metal, china, porcelain, fabric, vegetable ivory, bone, horn, leather, celluloid, bakelite, plastic, wood, rubber. These are just a few types that we saw mounted artistically on cards, made into jewelry, or contained in poke boxes to purchase. Jack’s display of military buttons was monumental. We came home with treasures from a silent auction. (A sampling of the treasures are pictured below).
A button is not just a button anymore! And remember…don’t throw them out!
For more information please check out the Pioneer Button Club.