Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Many More Stay The Same

I just love...love...love button cards. I have oodles! This particular card has a lovely "Glamour Girl" and some really un-glamorous buttons. But, as fabulous advertisers and marketers all agree sometimes it is not the "widget" we are buying...it is the packaging around the "widget". I'm guessing this card was available in the 50's (judging by the style of the lady). The "packaging people and marketeers" of that era were incredibly insightful about teasing us with the hope of looking glamorous by simply wearing these somewhat 'plain Jane' buttons. My how some things change....and so many more stay the same.

3 comments:

Tara said...

When I see a pile of buttons, it's a pile of buttons...when you see buttons, it's art! Thanks for making me "see!"

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thats a great idea...I have some button cards too and they are just sitting in my button box..I'd love to dress them up and hang them on a wall!

Blessings,
Robin

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, I love these buttoncards too !! I think here in Sweden the card with images on is hard to find, you use of them is very lovely!