Looking at this photo, would you believe this is my Happy place?
I know it looks quiet but I don’t care. What these people are looking at is AWESOME.
This was my 4th year attending the AZ State Button Convention held at the Hilton Garden Inn located on Avondale Rd south of the I10 freeway. Photos taken with permission.
I got to see familiar faces and the out of state vendors traveled from all over the country, even Hawaii. They brought with them over 250 categories of buttons in price ranges from twenty five cents to over three thousand dollars. Gary Brockman has very organized displays and he always has the most expensive ones.
Pencil mark next to the buttons is their price.
I attended the event with my good friend Nancy. She’s also loves buttons. She makes the most beautiful mixed media artwork, check out her etsy page. Her pieces will make you happy. We went to a medieval buttons class that was soooo interesting. To see those photos, click here.
Here’s a few of the fun buttons I found this year.
I found lots of fireman & bling buttons, some of my favorites. Would you believe I took a class on how to clean buttons. There is a woman named Nancy and cleaning buttons seems to be her passion. She had great tips & advice from years of experimenting.
Only 12 more months until i get to go again. Sigh.