Wednesday, March 6, 2013

By the Light of the Moon

Moonglow buttons have a layer of clear glass over an opaque glass base.

They come in many shapes and colors, and in several sizes. All of these are small 3/8 to 3/4".

Most of them came from West Germany in the 1950s and 60s.

This little beauty has an iridescent finish referred to as aurora borealis.


Laural said...

So pretty! Clothes must have been a lot more fun when they came with buttons like these. Do you think they were for everyday wear, or special occasions?

next door Laura said...

I am going to ask that question at our next button club meeting. I don't remember ever actually seeing these on clothes, but my guess is that they were for nicer everyday wear. The dress you would put on for the PTA meeting, bridge club, or church. We need somebody who sewed in the 1950s-60s to fill us in. Anybody?