Images are for personal use only. They are for your enjoyment and art history education. Nothing shared on my blog is for commercial use in anyway. My intent is to share images that have expired copyrights, are in the public domain and meet the fair use requirements. If I have unintentionally infringed on a copyright please let me know so I can remove the image. Primary sources include; The Baldwin Children's Library, Internet Archive, Wikimedia Commons, TuckDB, The Athenaeum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Libraries and museums that have images available without restrictions.
My personal collection of books and ephemera.
The Legacy is a small, but very full thrift store. Everything has been donated and the proceeds go to the Sebastopol Senior Center. The most wonderful thing is what they specialize in; sewing, quilting , fabric, crafty stuff, yarn, books, scrapbooking, stamping, embroidery, ribbon and trim etc. It’s like a Jo-Ann’s or Michaels’ thrift store. Now onto the buttons… My last name, Bouton, is French for button. Ironically I was in charge of the button donations at the Legacy for over 10 years. A volunteer job I truly loved. Wanting to make a pretty button card to sew the loose buttons on led me to the discovery of clip art. Luckily I found "JustSomethingIMade" and "the Graphics Fairy" and many other sites. Kindred spirits! Then I realized I had 1000’s of similar images, dating to the 1700’s. Inspired, I created a blog to share all this ephemera with you creative ones. All because of buttons! And that is how Bumble Button came to exist.
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