Welcome to the world of buttons!
Do you have a jar of buttons you know nothing about?
Are you interested in antiques, history, sewing, or quilting?
Do you have a passion for learning about different time periods in history?
Or do you just like the tiny objects that are “the world’s smallest antiques?”’
This website – the New Jersey State Button Society — can help you. Our members share an interest in studying, collecting, and preserving clothing buttons, both old and new. At our twice yearly shows you can ogle beautiful buttons, learn about them, and maybe get some for yourself. We also offer other opportunities about the history and general knowledge of buttons. Welcome to the New Jersey State
Our next show is September 14, 2019!
Join us from 9 am to 4 pm at the Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad
1396 River Rd. Titusville, NJ 08560
The show attracts antique enthusiasts, quilters, crafters, re-enactors, and those seeking special buttons to wear. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children and teens. All are welcome.
At 1:30 p.m. fashion historian Jennifer Lackovic will speak on Celluloid; the Great Imitator. “Buttons made of celluloid can imitate an amazing array of materials – everything from wood and ivory to linen and pearl, says Jennifer. She co-owns a Pennsylvania-based online store, Vintage Button Babes, that offers antique and vintage buttons, buckles, trim, and ephemera, as well as sewing and fashion accessories.
Here is how to enter one of the competitions, including the Buttons as Jewelry Competitions. Submit entries from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Winners will be decided by popular vote from 10:30 to noon and announced after the 1 p.m. general meeting.