Grandmother’s Buttons

Welcome back! Check out these photos from Grandmother’s Buttons, a St. Francisville-based jewelry line that’s made using vintage and antique buttons. Far from hoke-y or hodge podge, Grandmother’s Buttons has sold items to notable stores like Lord & Taylor, the Palace of Versailles and Anthropologie. The latest art-inspired collection makes its debut tonight at 5 p.m. in Grandmother’s Buttons store on the corner of Prosperity and Royal streets. Attendees will enjoy food, drink, music and in-store specials on the new line, which features hand-dyed Lady Washington pearl buttons, vintage cameos and hand-printed charms. Visit for more information.

Also taking place tonight is Forum 35’s One Book One Community initiative, a community-wide reading program that encourages people from all walks of life to read and discuss the thought-provoking issues raised by a single book. Make your way to LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes (wow, that’s a mouthful) at 6:30 p.m. to see author Karen Spears Zacharias discuss themes contained in A Silence of Mockingbirds. I have a feeling that this evening’s discussion will be intriguing and relatable even to those that haven’t read the book. Learn more about One Book One Community and this evening’s event by visiting

I have two quotes for you today:

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” –Henry David Thoreau

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” –Mark Twain

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. There is a store in St. Francisville called Grandmother’s Button!