Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
We are on our 16th week of this fantastic
journey of sharing the love
of nostalgic, vintage, and timeless things.
This week I am taking a closer look at
mother of pearl buttons.
They are very unique and fun to collect.
From their smooth, silky touch
to their visual appeal,
these buttons are uniquely individual...
with each becoming its own treasure.
From pretty designs to
Intricate carved details
Or smooth, flat tops
And some aren't even a button at all!
My fascination with M.O.P. just began this past year.
Everytime I come across a bag of old buttons
I start to dig through and look for these old gems!
Take a look at some quick information
I found on Wikipedia:
* M.O.P comes from the inner layer of a certain type of shell called nacre.
* Nacre also makes up the outer coating of pearls
*Widely used for pearl buttons especially during the 1900s, were the shells of the great green turban snail and the large top snail.
*The international trade in mother of pearl is governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an agreement signed by more than 170 countries.
Wow! All the information you needed to know and more! It is very interesting to dig in and discover the who, what, when, where, and why of vintage things, isn't it?
Now it's your turn! Let's talk vintage!