Dress Form Shelves
Today I kind of wanted to take a break from posting my Limoges pieces, well kind of.... I decided to share my vintage shank buttons. Most of my small collection of buttons are not marked but we tend to still call them Limoges Shank Buttons. They are hard paste Kaolin buttons and they certainly look and feel as if they are of higher quality. I only have a small collection and I love to display them so that I can enjoy them. I typically have them hanging over my vanity in our bedroom but I took them down to share. Don't worry they are going right back in their little space.
I do so love to live with my collections and have them on display so that everyone who enters our home can enjoy them. Now mind you, not everyone that enters our home understands my decor or my collections but in one way or another I think they are impressed, hopefully in a good way. I once had an insurance person ask me if they could take pictures of my living room (where I have tons of Limoges) so they could share the pictures with their mother. I of course was delighted to oblige them.
So I decided to display my buttons on a ribbon with a bow. I got the idea from the hair clip ribbons I have seen around. I first made a bow and then a long double ribbon. Then I cut little slits in the ribbon and measured them out so the shanks would be spread out evenly on the ribbon. Then I simply pushed the shank through the ribbon to the back and instantly I had a beautiful display piece. I love my little shank buttons as they are all a work of art.
I have included pictures for you to see how I display them and to enjoy my collection.
Then I pushed the shanks through the ribbon.
I love to recycle and reuse.
I always see things for what they could be and this is one of those beautiful things. My Pink Lady now has a second life.