November 16th is National Button Day so step aside zippers because today we honor the button. This special occasion was founded in 1938 by the National Button Society to officially recognize our one true passion - the hobby of button collecting.
We’re celebrating this week with a social media contest giving all ya’ll a chance to win a dozen very special limited-edition hand-painted button cookies.
The cookies were painted by Amanda Robinson [Follow @bayoubaking on Instagram]. Amanda is a very special member of our Grandmother’s Buttons family. We feature bracelets created by her mother, Corda Walker in every limited edition release. Corda has worked as a Grandmother’s Buttons’ designer for twenty-five years and Amanda grew up with our founder’s daughter Anna.
Each cookie is a finely detailed individual replica of a special antique button on display in our St. Francisville button museum including the following (see image above).
- French champleve’ enamel with hand painted chateau in blue and white circa 1880-1900.
- Japanese Satsuma pottery with hand painted wisteria, early to mid-twentieth century.
- French champleve’ Renaissance Revival enamel set with cut steel, circa 1880-1900.
- Mid to late nineteenth century rose transferware porcelain button.
- Brass button of Saint Bernard dog with cut steel eyes, circa 1880-90.
- Victorian steel cup button with shell background and stamped brass castle, circa 1880-90.
- French emaux peints enamel button of dove of peace with cut steel border, circa 1880-90.
- French emaux peints enamel button of pastoral maiden with embedded foil and cut steel border, circa 1880-90.
- Lovely French gilded champleve’ and emaux peints button, circa 1880-90.
- Reverse painted glass button commemorating the French Revolution, circa 1790s.
- Brass openwork button set with a lithographed portrait of an eighteenth century woman covered with a layer of celluloid, circa 1890.
- Victorian silvered brass button with hand painted enamel image of an Italian Renaissance man, ca 1880.
You might decide they’re too pretty to eat but we do guarantee they’re delicious.
We’ll choose the lucky winner Thursday November 19th at 11 am CST and notify them via a DM and a public post on Instagram and Facebook.