Simply Local CT Article and Video!

You may have voted for us in the Simply Local CT poll a few weeks ago….

The Golden Button was voted 2nd Favorite Gift Shop in Connecticut!!!!

We were very lucky to be visited by the wonderful guys at Simply Local CT!!!

Read the Article Here!!!!

I’m not going to lie… I am pretty excited since The Golden Button isn’t even One Year Old YET!!!! I would say that was because we have the greatest friends and customers in the whole world.

We Love You!!!

I am very sooooo pleased/ over the moon….. to announce….

The Golden Button was voted #2 Best Gift Shop in Connecticut!!!

in the

Simply Local CT Poll!!!!

Thank you so much for voting for us and for supporting local artists and our shop! The Golden Button has the most wonderful friends, customers and artists!!!! Thank you everyone!

I am pretty excited since we aren’t even one year old yet!!!!

On a more personal note…. I  also won two- third place ribbons at the Bethlehem Fair this weekend….

in Needle Felting!!!!

It has been a very wonderful couple of days ❤

Diorama Contest

If you haven’t already… please vote for The Golden Button on the Simply Local CT’s Facebook page!!! We were nominated Favorite Gift Shop in CT!!! Voting Ends Monday at midnight!

Click here to VOTE!!!

Thank you for everyone who participated and contributed to the Fundraiser/ Diorama Contest.

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We awarded 11 beautiful handmade ribbons to our participants and we were able to raise some money for The Kitty Connection!!!

We had a great time!!!

This Tuesday we will begin our September Series of Classes and Workshops!

There are still spaces on Wednesdays:

Kids sewing (ages 8 and up)

5:00 – 6:00 PM.  Learn basics for sewing that will last a lifetime. Children will have fun learning how to hand sew. Make different projects include…sewing button designs, hand sewing a wall hanging and making a new shirt out of old ones. A three-part class. Bring an old t-shirt to up cycle)

September 12,19,26

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $5 Supply fee)


and spaces in Thursdays:

Art Class for Adults

Painting Classes (Adults)

7:00 PM Put the kids to bed and get out of the house. Come hangout with friends and learn how to paint. Paint at your own speed and have fun. Focus will be on creating a sketch, practice mixing colors, and learn how to make things look more realistic and having fun! We will begin with a still life and move on from there. BYOB!!!! Adults only Please. Non competitive… you do not need experience.

September 13, 20, 27

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $10 Supply fee)

We are also offering Open Painting on Thursdays:

Open Painting (all Ages)

12:00 to 5:00 PM Relax in our workshop area and create a masterpiece. We provide a small canvas and paint supplies. Create anything you want or look at out ever-growing picture collection to find inspiration. Please wear old clothes or a smock.

All Thursdays in September

Cost is $10 per canvas

Diorama Contest, Kitties and Simply Local CT Poll

Tomorrow at 1:00 PM we will be having our Diorama Contest Party…Come by and visit!!!! Gluten free/ dairy free cupcakes are ready, handmade awards have been awarded and these beautiful little photos of our very special little judges are currently off to the printer…. They will be for sale tomorrow for $10!!! Money will be donated to The Kitty Connection!!! A very special organization that is very close to my heart ♥ (where I got my baby kitty Dallas) Photos by local photographer… Pauly Occhialini

photo by Pauly Occhialini
All three baby kitties visited the store to meet Jessica from The Kitty Connection and
Miss Avril from CAST awarding prizes. Pauly Occhialini snuggles the kittens.
And please don’t forget to go on Simply Local CT’s Facebook page
We have till MONDAY!!!!

Vote for us on Simply Local CT!!!

Click here and Vote for The Golden Button!!!

Simply Local CT is having a contest…. The Golden Button was nominated so vote for us PLEASE!!!

We asked and you answered – now it’s time to decide which CT gift shop is the best! The 3 who receive the most votes will be personally visited and reviewed and will be featured on the Simply Local CT website. Simply cast a vote for your favorite CT gift shop (To see all of the options, click “More Options”) and you’re all set! Voting will end at 12pm on Monday, September 10th.

Its really easy!!!!

Thanks guys!!! Also we have quite a few Dioramas ready for the Diorama Contest… Tomorrow at 1 PM here at The Golden Button!