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Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut On Etsy since 2008

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blithebutton

Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut | 4,383 Sales

Announcement    **COVID-19 UPDATE 6/28/20: PLEASE BE PATIENT IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED FOR CUSTOM ORDERS, My family is having a non-covid related family emergency. We are not and have not been sick in this house! Please support small business during these uncertain times!**

**Due to Etsy's new "offsite ads" fee structure as well as their international shipping partner program, I am no longer offering international shipping AT ALL through THIS venue including Canada. I am so sorry it had to come to this.**

**COW BELL TRADING POST WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEK 6/29**: I am now located in The Cow Bell Trading Post, 73 Rt. 2, Preston CT! You will find my booth full of BUTTONS (big surprise!), craft supplies, my dad's hand made colander lamps (and other lamps which we design together), and more of my jewelry which was listed here but no longer is and some which never was here!

**JEREMIAH'S HAS REOPENED AS OF 5/20!** I have a vintage booth at Jeremiah's Antiques & Collectibles, 26 Front St. Putnam CT, stop in and check it out! Nothing that is listed here is there (HOWEVER sometimes some things that WERE listed here are there, or some things that were there are here!), it is all different stock but along the same lines. Vintage and fine jewelry, tons of bakelite, housewares, Staffordshire pottery and ironstone and so much more!

Did you notice buttons in the June 2018 issue of Country Living Magazine? They came from this shop!

I have a large amount of NBS Bulletins and Just Buttons magazine back issues to list, if you are looking for a specific issue, please convo me. I am willing to trade for issues I don't have, so let's chat.

Shop instagram account: @blithebutton be sure to follow for coupon codes, instasales, and a Button of the Day daily feature! @blithefinds for the vintage booths!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2020

**COVID-19 UPDATE 6/28/20: PLEASE BE PATIENT IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED FOR CUSTOM ORDERS, My family is having a non-covid related family emergency. We are not and have not been sick in this house! Please support small business during these uncertain times!**

**Due to Etsy's new "offsite ads" fee structure as well as their international shipping partner program, I am no longer offering international shipping AT ALL through THIS venue including Canada. I am so sorry it had to come to this.**

**COW BELL TRADING POST WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEK 6/29**: I am now located in The Cow Bell Trading Post, 73 Rt. 2, Preston CT! You will find my booth full of BUTTONS (big surprise!), craft supplies, my dad's hand made colander lamps (and other lamps which we design together), and more of my jewelry which was listed here but no longer is and some which never was here!

**JEREMIAH'S HAS REOPENED AS OF 5/20!** I have a vintage booth at Jeremiah's Antiques & Collectibles, 26 Front St. Putnam CT, stop in and check it out! Nothing that is listed here is there (HOWEVER sometimes some things that WERE listed here are there, or some things that were there are here!), it is all different stock but along the same lines. Vintage and fine jewelry, tons of bakelite, housewares, Staffordshire pottery and ironstone and so much more!

Did you notice buttons in the June 2018 issue of Country Living Magazine? They came from this shop!

I have a large amount of NBS Bulletins and Just Buttons magazine back issues to list, if you are looking for a specific issue, please convo me. I am willing to trade for issues I don't have, so let's chat.

Shop instagram account: @blithebutton be sure to follow for coupon codes, instasales, and a Button of the Day daily feature! @blithefinds for the vintage booths!

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About blithebutton

Sales 4,383
On Etsy since 2008

You can't kill the entrepreneurial spirit!

The spark which led to this Etsy shop began in 2007 when I opened a booth in a flea market in Jewett City, CT. There, I would sell esoteric trinkets from all over the world as well as whatever odd things I could pick up at auction or yardsales. A friend of mine suggested I start making steampunk jewelry to expand my wares for the flea market booth, and it was through that friend that I found Etsy, which I joined December 2007.

At first, I was determined to sell only steampunk jewelry and zines through my Etsy store and experimented with all kinds of different art to see what would stick. I stuck with the jewelry and branched out into selling craft supplies and then vintage, and my shop grew! I found an unexpected passion for beachcombing and buttons.

I took a hiatus from 2010-2014 to focus on my photography career, but now I'm back. I still work as a photographer and writer on a freelance basis around the Connecticut area.

In 2014, I returned to Etsy having now found the time to devote to it again, and with a new product, my jewel fridge magnets! I had originally started making them in 2009 but didn't list until that year. In 2015, I finally found a voice in my jewelry creations and launched my wrap bracelets. My wrap bracelets are not just plain old beads, they are a dazzling collection of semiprecious stone chips, new and vintage Czech glass beads of high quality, charms of all kinds and assembled in vibrant colors. However the buttons were taking over and the "craft room" gradually became the "button room."

It was becoming clear that my Etsy endeavors had outgrown my old branding and I rebranded the shop "Blithe Button" in May 2015. A lot of my jewelry involves buttons and I sell more buttons as a dealer than anything else, so it made sense to focus my branding around buttons. I joined the National Button Society, the Connecticut State Button Society, and the Nutmeg Button Club to really up my game and know exactly what all these buttons are that I see every day. I am one of the few Etsy button dealers who offers buttons in bulk by material and not just color. I have even discovered the only known examples of certain buttons! It is certainly exciting when you just don't know what you will turn over in a pile of old buttons!

When I had first joined Etsy, a lot of my friends were having babies, and I wanted to start a family but it just wasn't time. Still, I felt this undeniable urge to create SOMETHING, like I was exploding, so I poured that energy into my jewelry and shop at the time. Now I'm a mom to a little boy!

In my spare time (hahahaha! What's that?!) I am the president of the Sterling Historical Society in Connecticut and do genealogical and historical research.

Shop members

  • Megan McGory Gleason

    Owner, Shipper, Photographer

    I'm the president of the Sterling Historical Society in Oneco, CT, a former mail lady, and mom to a little boy. I've been a professional photographer since 2010 and am still available for freelance assignments in the New England area.

  • Brent Gleason

    Shipper

    Brent is the webmaster at Gleasonbrosracing.com, and a mail carrier since 2008.

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are items from a smoke free home?

Yes. I do have two cats, but I store most items in plastic bags. I am allergic myself!

What is your shipping schedule?

For the most part, my shipping schedule is within 1 business day, and you may use this as a guideline (not a definite but this is usually my schedule). All times are Eastern Standard.

To ship Monday, cut off time is: 9pm Sunday, ships Monday morning.
To ship Tuesday, cut off time is: 3pm Tuesday, ships Tuesday afternoon by 5pm.
To ship Wednesday, cut off time is: 3pm Wednesday, ships Wednesday afternoon by 5pm.
To ship Thursday, cut off time is: 3pm Thursday, ships Thursday afternoon by 5pm.
To ship Friday, cut off time is: 9pm Thursday, ships Friday morning.
Saturday ships by request only by 9pm Friday otherwise it will go Monday morning.