When researching ideas for home decor and weddings, Farmers Market Finds found Celia Barbieri, The Button Florist from Asheville, North Carolina. A self-described hippy, world traveler, and mad scientist, Celia has taken a childhood love of “tiny treasures” and turned it into a creative way to make the world a bit more beautiful by creating a treasured bouquet or floral arrangement that never needs to be watered and will never wither away. The Button Florist adds a burst of floral sunshine that can stay with you forever.
Ten years ago, The Button Florist began using a mixture of up-cycled and vintage buttons. Today she uses those buttons, along with handmade ceramic buttons, and recycled sweater felt to create her wonderful displays. Celia’s love for nature and art is apparent in her work. From her individual table top displays to complete wedding party creations, each stem is a one of a kind, custom piece. The “leaves” of the bouquets are created by felting old wool sweaters and the designs of the petals come from Celia creatively stamping everything from belt buckles to kitchen draw knobs in her handmade ceramic buttons.
The Button Florist can custom design a floral arrangement to fit your home décor or your wedding colors. You can see more of her work and even purchase on line at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and her Etsy store. Also, if you are in Western North Carolina keep an eye out for The Button Florist at local craft shows. If you’re in the Atlanta area, make sure to stop by and see The Button Florist at the Norcross Art Splash, October 3rd and 4th!
If you are in Asheville, North Carolina stop by and see her work at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery or visit her studio at:
The Button Florist
The Phil Mechanic Studios
109 Roberts Street
Asheville, NC 28801