Buttonology Blog

Jablonec Part One


Donny and I arrived at Jablonec nad Nisou, a small city of about 50,000 people in northeastern Czech Republic, in the late afternoon. We had appointments over the next few... Read More ⇒

Susan gives talk at Marble House Mansion


A favorite part of my job has always been working with museum stores. As you might expect, the most interesting and hardest working people find their way into museum store... Read More ⇒

Introducing our 2016 | 2017 Line!


As we introduce our 31st collection of jewelry created with antique buttons, we thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how our new collections come to life. Most jewelry... Read More ⇒

Button Chandelier


Strip the cloth off the shades; spray paint them copper. Decide on your button colors/types. Gather a large enough group to complete the shade. Measure the length between the top... Read More ⇒

GB Nola One Year Anniversary!


It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since we opened our second retail location in New Orleans.  We couldn’t be happier in New Orleans.  The funky... Read More ⇒

Lady Washington Pearl Buttons


We love buttons, all kinds of buttons, but most of the buttons we use are fairly fancy antique brass ones from the late 19th century. About 6 years ago, though,... Read More ⇒

GB Celebrates 30th Anniversary!


This week, as we get ready to celebrate our 30th year in business, my husband Donny and I marvel at the adventures we’ve had,the wonderful employees and customers we’ve shared... Read More ⇒

Czech This Out


WHAT’S NEW IN OUR NEW LINE?  COLORFUL CZECH GLASS! As we introduce our new 2015-2016 jewelry line, we’re taking time to ponder what makes this jewelry different from our previous... Read More ⇒

On Buttons and (Grand)Motherly Love


Last week on Facebook, in honor of Mother’s Day, we posted a picture of my mother, Miriam, my daughter, Anna, and myself in 2006 in our retail store. I commented... Read More ⇒

New Orleans Grand Opening!


A few weeks ago, Grandmother’s Buttons opened its second retail location.  This time on busy Magazine Street in New Orleans.  Our grand opening party was a huge success.  Thank you... Read More ⇒

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