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Welcome!
Enter my shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlliesAdornments
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♥ For vintage buttons, postcards, toys, photos & notions visit: OldeTymeNotions.Etsy.com
My mom sells buttons too at ButtonScout.Etsy.com

My blog: http://www.AlliesAdornments.com
Contains a portfolio of my work & antique postcard & photographic images for others to use in their artwork.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlliesAdornmentsButtonJewelry
Instagram: https://instagram.com/allies_adornments/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlliesAdornment
Flickr portfolio:…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 1, 2007

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Antiques, buttons, antique buttons, glass, silver, sterling, gold, Victorian china dolls

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About

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Welcome!
Enter my shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlliesAdornments
❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀~~~❀
♥ For vintage buttons, postcards, toys, photos & notions visit: OldeTymeNotions.Etsy.com
My mom sells buttons too at ButtonScout.Etsy.com

My blog: http://www.AlliesAdornments.com
Contains a portfolio of my work & antique postcard & photographic images for others to use in their artwork.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlliesAdornmentsButtonJewelry
Instagram: https://instagram.com/allies_adornments/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlliesAdornment
Flickr portfolio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/allie_mae2/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/allie_maec/

I fell in love with antique & vintage items as a little girl, reveling in the beautiful jewelry, furniture, linens & photographs that were handed down through several generations in my family.

As I use their silver & china, I find myself wondering about my great great grandmother & her 3 beautiful daughters, Allie, Grace & my great grandmother Louise. Knowing that my relatives once used these items & that they have survived over 130 years to be part of my every day life, is something that never fails to astound me.

One thing that my family believed about "things" was that they needed to be used in order to be properly appreciated. Let those things bring you joy every day instead of locking them away for special occasions.

When my great aunt gave me her collection of buttons, they were so lovely that I was inspired to find a way to view these tiny pieces of art more often. Most are too delicate to wash in a modern machine, so wearing them as jewelry occurred to me. Hence, Allie's Antiqued Adornments was born.

This jewelry line evolved as a way to share the romance & craftsmanship of antique buttons as miniature pieces of art. This soon became a treasure hunt to find additional beautiful & unique buttons from around the world.

These century old buttons traveled from England, France, Germany, Bohemia, & old estates of the eastern United States.

Each button is lovingly cleaned to reveal its former glory while keeping some patina. Their original history remains a mystery. The majority are over 100 years old; plastic & modern buttons are not used.

For gallery pieces, Taylor's Art and Soul Gallery carries the Adornments line of jewelry. Please visit them at: 114 K Street (Historic Old Town) Sacramento, CA 95814 www.taylorsartandsoul.com

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