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Illinois State Button Show April 16-18th, 2015

Posted March 28th, 2015

Illinois State Button Society Show and Convention  Illinois State Button Society Annual Meeting & Convention April 16th – 18th, 2015 Thursday Showroom Open 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Friday Tray check in  7:30 am – 8:45am Friday Judging Starts 9:15 am – 12:45pm  Friday Open 1:00 pm -6:00 pm Saturday General Meeting 8:00 am -9:00 am  Saturday […]

Button Show 2015

Posted February 20th, 2015

Come Join us for our 4th Annual Button Show March 7th, 2015! Don’t miss the theme this year “Hip to be Square”. We will be dressing like hippies!

The Button Room

4072 Old Grand Ave.

Gurnee, IL 60031





Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Closed Major Holidays.

Will open by appointment if needed on closed days or evenings.

Button Show 2015 Success

Posted March 28th, 2015

“Hip to be Square”

Button Show 2015 Success


Huge thank you to everyone that came out to support our 4th Annual Button Show! We had a great turn out again this year. I hope you all had as much fun as we did. It was great catching up with some of you, as well as meeting new faces too. Sorry this post is late. We have been changing many things at The Button Room recently. Including our NEW NUMBER AND HOURS! We appreciate all of your patience during this transition. I have posted more photos of the event to our Facebook page (click here to see). Don’t forget to leave a “like” on our Facebook page to follow us for future events. If you have any photos from the event you wish to share please send them to Samantha at Kloceks0704@yahoo.com. For those of you who do not know…this is a picture of Leslie’s grandson at the Button Show. One of our youngest button lovers and he had the perfect shirt for this year’s hippie theme! Can’t wait for next year! If your interested in helping or being a vendor next year please call (847) 738-0810 or email us at Kloceks0704@yahoo.com.

Peter Rabbit

Petter Rabbit Birchcroft Chinapeter

This is for all you Petter Rabbit fans out there! As many of you know…fairy tales and fables are commonly depicted on both old and new buttons. Although the picture on this button may look old, this button is brand new! This is a Birchcroft China Button. Birchcroft China is a family owned company in England that can personalize/ customize any image onto their hand made, 1″, fine china buttons. Birchcroft China started making souvenir thimbles in 1985, and is now established as the largest manufacturer of fine china buttons in the world! The are known so well all over the world that there are even collector clubs with thousands of members in such places as Australia, Africa, Europe, Canada, and the USA. Most Birchcroft buttons are limited editions of 250 or fewer, which makes them very collectable/ have high auction prices. For more information on Birchcroft China Buttons visit The Button Room’s library or Birchcroft’s website at www.thimble.net.