Welcome

The goal of our Club is to provide opportunities to study buttons that are worth collecting, and share that knowledge as we come to appreciate their beauty and history. Collectable buttons include all buttons - antique and vintage, uniform and military.

Meetings are held at 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except January) in the Fellowship Room of the Burwood Heights Uniting Church (A-frame) on the corner of Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, Burwood East.  (Melways Ref. 61 K7)

History

The idea of a button collecting club was conceived in 1995. The Victorian Button Collectors Club became a reality in 1996 when, through word of mouth and personal contacts, we held our first meeting at a private home. As individual button collectors, we had been aware of established button clubs in America and the United Kingdom. In Melbourne at that time, there was very little public information about buttons available, button collecting was not a hobby most people had heard of,and it was difficult to find collectable buttons even in antique shops. The Victorian Button Collectors Club was established to encourage the collecting, preservation and appreciation of buttons, antique and modern, and research into the history relating to their origins and uses. Most of all, the club provides an opportunity to meet like-minded people.  If you are a member you can Find out more . . .

Virtual Activities

The Colour Button Challenge starts August 1st. It may be your favorite colour or a colour that has special meaning for you. It might be the colour of the materials that the button is made from. The significance of the colour may be historical or cultural. It can be more than one colour.  Colour is the theme, you may have other button choices. 
 
 

Click on the image to enlarge the button.

Day 8.       The Colour Green

Green is a secondary colour made by mixing the two primary colours yellow and blue.

Green is the colour of growth, the colour of spring, of renewal and rebirth.  Because of its association with nature, it is used to symbolise the environmental movement.  The word green comes from the Middle English and Old English word grene, which, like the German word grün, has the same root as the words grass and grow.

The two realistic dog buttons are different shades of green – one is aqua, a greenish-blue.  I realise I have many realistic buttons and they are generally fun and cheery, maybe because most are for children’s clothing.

 

BUTTON BANTER is now up and running for members only. It has its own heading at the top of the Home page which you can see once you log in.  Click on this heading to view contributions.  If you want to add an item use 'Add Button Banter'  under the Member Menu on the right of that screen or the Home page.  

Button Banter is for you to share your button interests with other Club members, ask advice or give feedback. You can also see other members buttons or Button Challenge Cards or join in and show your own. It is preferable to post your photo in portrait format.

Next Meetings - Cancelled

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the Committee has decided it is in the best interest of our members if we cancel our Button Club meetings until further notice.  We don't want our members to be at any risk and feel this is the best option for now.  As things evolve we will keep you up to date. We hope you stay safe and well. The August Journal will be sent out to all members - it will be later than usual. Our Journals will continue to be produced.