Shopping at The Golden Button

The Golden Button specializes in local and handmade items. There are over 45 artists who sell their items at this tiny little shop in historical South Britain! When creating updates and posts we sometimes forget that the people reading this may not know that we sell items as well as offer classes and workshops!!!!

Here are some of our beautiful, locally made items!!!! Please consider supporting local shops and local artists when purchasing gifts and items for yourself and others!

We are getting ready for Fall! Lots of beautiful Linen bags, pottery, head bands, hand dyed, hand spun fibers, beautiful soaps, shirts, jewelry and much more!!!!

















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Classes and Workshops for Easter and Spring!


Here are some excellent classes and workshops coming soon at The Golden Button….  Don’t forget to stop by we
have excellent local handmade Easter basket items… Including limited edition screen printed Spring Critters,
beautiful terrariums…. and much more.
  • Wooden Easter Egg Painting

Saturday, March 16, 23rd and 30th

Time: Between 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Stop in and paint beautiful wooden Easter eggs that will last forever!
Call ahead to hold eggs or just stop in! All ages are welcome to come!!! Wear an old t-shirt or smock!
Cost is $6 per egg. (Leave them overnight to be varnished!)
  • Beginners Embroidery Sampler (ages 8 and up)
            5:00 to 5:45 PM
Learn basic stitches and how to make a stitch sampler. We will also begin to make items with
embroidered details that you can really use! This historical art is getting more and more popular! Design your own
sampler and take home your own embroidery kit!
Fridays in March 15th , 22nd, and 29th.
Cost is $45 plus $15 supply fee

Fabric Design Mini Summer Camp!!!

This is week six of  our Mini Summer Camp at The Golden Button.


Above are some photos. We used Fabric Markers to design. Then we printed with fabric paints and found objects. At the very end of the class we began the process of Tye Dyeing with Markers!!!

The Golden Button Shop Celebrates Young Artists.


Next week is the final week of summer before school begins! The Golden Button is celebrating with a children’s Art Show. A series called Mini Summer Camps have been going on all summer long at The Golden Button. During the next week children ages 5 to 12 will be creating beautiful art work and learning how to put on an Art Show!

Art Show Camp runs August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM. The Children will create ART…. collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. They will learn how to plan an Art Show then at the end of the last class they will have an opening for their Art Show! There are still a few spaces available if your child wants to participate.


Please join us at The Golden Button on Friday August 24th at 6:00 PM to see what they have created and to see other beautiful locally handmade items and gifts!

Come visit us at 600 South Britain Rd. in Southbury or visit us online at Call for more information (203) 910-9948.


The Golden Button is also having a Diorama Contest to raise money for The Kitty Connection! You can also find more information about our Diorama Contest on our website!



Mini Summer Camp Schedule!!!

Drum roll Please……… Okay here it is the Mini Summer Camp schedule we promised you.

The Golden Button is offering Mini Summer Camps! These mini camps are designed for your child to explore fun and new things. Each week in July and August we are offering a variety of different sessions that will run from Tuesday through Friday. We will meet for about one hour a day. Plan ahead and hold a spot now! Space is limited! Each Mini Summer Camp week costs $50 plus a $10 supply fee.

Week One- Summer Night Camp

July 10-13th from 5:00-6:00 PM (All ages welcome)
For four days in July, your child will create beautiful creations based on the theme A SUMMER NIGHT. Each Child will create a night sky painting complete with glowing stars, a terrarium for a collection of fireflies, a special pillowcase and their very own up-cycled book.

Week Two- Sewing Camp

July 17-20 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 8 and up)
Introduction to kids sewing. Each child will receive a small sewing kit to learn basic sewing. We will discuss sewing safety and learn how to create simple patterns. Your child will make food and other creations out of felt. Simple basic hand sewing for kids!

Week Three- Art Camp

July 24th-27th from 5:00-6:00 PM (All Ages)
Explore several mediums this week. Get comfortable with pastels, watercolor and create a large 3-D painting. You are going to want to wear a smock! Your child will work at his or her own level. All ages are welcome.

Week Four- Diorama Camp

July 31st to August 3rd from 4:00-5:00 PM (Ages 6 and Up)
Your child will build his or her own imaginative world. We will spend the four days for this mini camp planning, designing, and building an interactive diorama with lots of kid friendly materials. We will also spend some time creating characters to use in the diorama.
Week five- I Love Jewelry Camp

August 7-10th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 4 and up)
If your child loves jewelry and building things this is a great series for them. Your child will create simple jewelry, a very cool jewelry stand with cups and saucers, a jewelry box and some polymer clay jewels.

Week six- Fabric Design Camp

August 14-17th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Play with fabric this week…try a new way to tye-dye, make freezer paper prints, print textiles or experiment with different fabric markers. Learn all different techniques. Design a tote bag and up-cycle an old t-shirt from home!

Week seven – Art Show Camp

August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM
Lets create some ART…. Collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. Create lots of art then at the end of the last class we will have a Summer Art Show!


Father’s Day Painting… “I Love You More Than________” today!!!!! ($12 per canvas)

Don’t forget to stop by and see some new items including “Stuffed Shirt” pillows and beautiful new jewelry!

Keep in mind… Next weekend we are hosting terrarium making at The Golden Button!!! next Saturday and Sunday. We will have everything you need to create a beautiful terrarium to take home. The cost will be $15 per container!!!

Please email or call to save a spot. (203) 910-9948 or

Have a great weekend!!!!

T-shirt Design and Other Workshops

    Here are some photos of our Drawing and Design class this week….



 We had fun!!!

Don’t forget to save a space in an upcoming workshop!!!

Animal Painting with Kate from The Golden Button

Friday, May 18th from 2-5 P.M

(Cost is $25.00) Create a beautiful painting of an animal you love. Bring a photograph or two for reference.  Wear an old t-shirt or smock.


Make your Own Watercolors- Learn how to make your own watercolors with non-toxic, fun ingredients. Make them… then take them home with you to keep and get the recipe so you can make them again and again!

Saturday, May 19th.  Call ahead to save a spot… then come anytime between 1 and 5 P.M.  (Cost is $15 per person)



Bakery Painting – Come decorate a gluten free cupcake and then paint a picture of it with acrylic paints. (Wear an old t-shirt or a smock)

Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from 3-5 P.M (Cost is $30.00 includes everything)

All ages are welcome for these workshops.