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Fruit and vegetable street vendors in London called costermongers originally used pearl buttons in their "flash boy outfits". Pearl buttons were sewn down the outside leg seams of their pants. The pocket flaps of waistcoats and cap fronts were similarly adorned.

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Pearly Kings and Queens bracelet argent rigide and boucles doreille simple Vintage Pearl Buttons

Fruit and vegetable street vendors in London called costermongers originally used pearl buttons in their "flash boy outfits". Pearl buttons were sewn down the outside leg seams of their pants. The pocket flaps of waistcoats and cap fronts were similarly adorned.

The founder of the Pearly tradition, Henry Croft (1862 1930) bracelet argent hermes vintage left the workhouse orphanage when he was 13 to be fermoir bracelet argent massif a road sweeper and rat catcher. As he bracelet argent bebe admired the costermongers boucles doreille danseuse and their suits, he decided bracelet argent bleu to decorate an entire suit, top hat and tails included. With all the bracelet argent etoile attention he bracelet argent avec noeud got, he began to collect small change to benefit the orphanage he came from and other charities.

Soon, the costermongers rallied around him to help bracelet argent ethnique him raise more money. They established a Pearly monarchy. Every London borough, plus the City of London and Westminster, have their own Pearly families kings, queens, princes and princesses. bracelet argent homme personnalisé They still pompons boucles doreille support charities today and bracelet argent massif are strongly associated with the Church.

The pearl buttons form patterns on their signature costumes and have meanings. Some symbols include horseshoes (luck), heart gros bracelet argent massif (charity), wheel (coster's barrow), anchors(hope) and playing card symbols (life is a gamble).

These Cockneys also have a delightful rhyming slang. My favorites are tomfoolery for jewelry, dicky dirt for shirt and trouble and bracelet argent femme avec charms strife for wife! (as in "My trouble and strife always irons my dicky dirts. Maybe I should buy her some tomfoolery!")

In the US, the pearl button industry was centered in Muscatine, Iowa starting from the late 1800's. For years it was known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World" or "Pearl City". The buttons were made from bountiful freshwater mussel shells collected from the nearby Mississippi river. The pearl button industry peaked in 1916 making $12.5 million worth of buttons that year. There bracelet argent garcon were so many punched out shells, they used them for road fill! All that changed with the introduction of cheap plastic buttons. The local Muscatine button factories still makes buttons but just plastic ones.

Vintage pearl buttons are getting harder to find so treasure any you may find. histoire d or bracelet argent femme Perhaps you could also make bracelet argent grosse maille agatha jewelry out of them. Shown here is Stelma Designs's lovely 1940s Vintage Pearl Button Choker necklace creation.

StelmaDesignsJune 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Hi Pearl,

That was very sweet of you! I read your article and found it very interesting. bracelet argent main de fatma I learned some new things; those outfits are great the men are wearing.

Out my way, the Pacific Northwest coast Indians made gorgeous wool navy and red blankets sewn with beautiful patterns and animals in mother of pearl shell buttons. They bracelet boucles doreille tige argent coeur femme actually wore them as capes and they are magnificent to see. You could Google them and see what you find.

I so enjoyed this article! I boucles doreille celtique live in Iowa now, so I enjoyed learning about bracelet argent large femme Pearl City. But my real interest comes from my time in Indiana, West Chicago in fact. The banks of the river had to be reinforced after a flood in, I believe, 1957. It was strange to find clam shells with several holes in there flattest section. Just to find clam shells was strange, but with holes My mother (born in 1912) told me about buttons made of the shells. I had forgotten that until I read your piece. Thanks boucles doreille grenat for the memory. (Wish I knew about beach combing then!)…