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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Happy Valentine’s Day

Hey everyone… I just found out that there is no school tomorrow…. so If you want to get out of the house… The Golden Button is offering Open Painting tomorrow… Stop in between 12 and 4:30 PM we will have all the supplies you need to make a fabulous painting. Meet your friends, hangout. and get out of the house!!! Cost is $12 per canvas!  ♥

You have till 5 PM to paint. All ages are welcome


Here are some things I am working on…..


Learn to Stitch a Sampler

​​Date:  Sunday March 3 and March 10, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Old Town Hall Museum, Route 172, South Britain

Fee: This program is free, but registration is required. Please call 203-405-3124 to register.

On Sunday, March 3 and March 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Southbury Historical Society, in partnership with The Golden Button, will offer a special two-part needle-working program for youth ages 8 and older at the Old Town Hall Museum in South Britain.


In the first part of this program on Sunday, March 3, Kate Gorham, owner of The Golden Button in South Britain will teach children basic embroidery techniques, needle safety, stitches and how to apply them. Supplies are provided for the class and participants will begin by creating a “Stitch Book” for use as a guide.  On Sunday, March 10, using the techniques and stitches learned, participants will create a simple decorative sampler.


Historically, learning to stitch a sampler – a decorative piece of needlework – was an important part of a schoolgirl’s formal education. Young girls made samplers as a way of learning embroidery techniques, which would be useful in clothes making and marking and repairing the household linen. Early samplers were simple in design with alphabets and numerals. As samplers evolved, they became more decorative with motifs of fruit, flowers, trees, birds and animals.

This program is free, but registration is required as space is limited.



Paper Flowers…. I am planning a Paper Flower Making Class for March! One for kids and one for adults!

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I hope you all had a beautiful and wonderful Valentine’s Day with the people you love!!!

Anniversary Celebration Schedule!!!

You are invited to come celebrate with us

October 23rd to October 27th 11:00 to 6:00 PM

Five days of sales, giveaways, arts and crafts, prizes, and treats to thanks you all for being such wonderful customers and friends!

Tuesday, October 23rd- Sales, Treats, Giveaways and Felt Sewing: (you do not need to call ahead) Woodland Creatures and Woodland Creature Masks! ($12 per kit) from 3-6 PM. Ages 8 and up (kids, teens and Adults welcome!) (younger children can participate with glue or an adults help)

Wednesday, October 24th- Sales, Treats, Giveaways and Needle Felting Owls: (Please call ahead) Sculpt a Owl out of wool with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. From 6:30 to 9PM Cost is $35 (Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam) Sign up now ! or call for more information (203) 910-9948

Thursday, October 25th- Sales, Treats, Giveaways and Open Painting (you do not need to call ahead) From 3-6 PM stop by and create a beautiful painting! Open to all ages! Wear a smock or old shirt! Cost is $10 per canvas!

Friday, October 26th- Sales, Treats, Giveaways and Haunted House Sculptures! (you do not need to call ahead) Drop in betwen 1 and 6PM to build a haunted house just in time for Halloween! Cost is $20 per person!

Saturday, October 27th- Sales, Treats, Giveaways and Knitting/ Crocheting/ Fiber Bee! (you do not need to call ahead) From 1 to 6 PM Stop in after the Historic Society Walk in South Britian for Hot Cocoa, treats and a real old fashion Knitting Bee! Bring whatever you are working on and meet some friends and work on your project! Sale on Local yarn!

Please join us! Its going to be fun! Also Guess How Many Buttons are in our Button Jar to win a prize!!! The Golden Button 600 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT (203) 910-9948

Hope to see you there!!!!