Official webshop of Sylvia Llewelyn Author of Old Buttons, Anno Publications. Established since 1979, Kings Road Chelsea, London. Purveyor of antique & vintage buttons, & jewellery

About us

Old Buttons Shop is the website of Sylvia LLewelyn who is a Qualified Valuer of Antiques and Art and who has been collecting and dealing in buttons for many years in London, around the UK and in Budapest , Hungary. Her collection of buttons has examples from 450 BC to Present day, and in 2011 her book ‘Old Buttons’ was published with 900 individual photos of buttons with a complimentary Price Guide. Selling over 2,000 copies Worldwide including many Museum shops including the V & A Museum, the Louvre Decorative Arts Museum, Paris and all the Museums in Budapest, Hungary. A copy of the book can be ordered on the website (Signed and Dedicated if you Request) or also Available on Amazon, Etsy and Ebay.

In 2016 Sylvia started establishing a small Button Museum in a very picturesque cultural river village, called Rackeve just outside Budapest, Hungary which is commutable from the city on the Overground train (Hev). It is also a shop with lots of buttons other Button paraphernalia plus Hungarian Nostalgic items and Folk Art with some curious Antiques and Vintage items. The shop is also an English Tearoom and Pancake House with a lovely undercover garden terrace which seats 20 so good for visiting parties of children, Tourists and for Classes. Follow our progress on our Facebook page

A day trip to Rackeve and the Museum with a personal tour can be booked on Airbnb Experiences with this link.

Sylvia also owns a comfortable Country cottage, next to a 500 year old church with Hieronymus Bosch–style fresco work, and a couple of minutes from the Museum Shop for a lovely retreat holiday from the city..especially nice in Summer when there a river beach to enjoy, a Country market twice a week. Spa hotels and lots of restaurants and festivals on the riverbanks. To book a room…………


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