The Golden Button!

Lots to share…

First take a second and click on this link below…

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to vote for The Golden Button so we can get our wish!!!

Next you should know that the Golden Button will be closed on April 27th… We will be at The Earth Day Celebration at Hollow Park in Woodbury and then we will be closed April 28th till we reopen on May 8th! So stop in this week to pick up any gifts or other items! Thanks!!!

(If you would like to sign up for a class during this time…. feel free to call and leave a message or email us at We will  have very limited phone and email access…but we will be sure to respond  in a timely manner!)

Here are some photos from this past week…

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You can now buy these new Wine Charms At The Golden Button!


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

Local Items, Alpacas and More!!!!






Don’t forget to support local!!! Find special one of a kind items for yourselves and your loved ones at

The Golden Button!!!!

Here are some new handmade items at the shop…

Ladder Necklaces



We just got a new shipment from Akula Hope Design and These beautiful pieces made of Local (Westbrook Sea Glass) one of a kind pieces by Jen Klein!


These beautiful photo cards! Which incorporate GLITTER and photography! Love these!!!

Other important things to know are…

  1. This Saturday is our first Artist Demo! At 1:00 stop over and meet four local artists!!!!

Ann Deduck and Eileen Warner of Alpaca Hill Farm demonstrate knitting!!!

and Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham of The Golden Button demonstrate crocheting!!!!

There will be a sale on Local Yarn and these beautiful prints of Alpacas from Alpaca Hill Farm will be on SALE all day Saturday….including photos of their beautiful new baby, Angel!!!!

2. Keep voting and supporting The Golden Button!!!!

Click Here!!!!  

3. Sunday at 2:00 is Needle Felting: Dogs!!! With Rachel Gerowe !!!!

There are still spaces available!!!




4. We are finishing up Diorama Camp Tomorrow!!! We had Sooooooo much fun so…

I discussed it with the children and we decided to have a diorama competition… Complete with ribbon awards!!! So keep your eyes out for the information!!! This is going to be awesome!!!!

While you wait for more details… take a look at these photos from today!




5. Next week:

Artist Demo: Painting for all ages and making felt food for kids 8 and up!!!

Mini Summer Camps: Jewelry Mini Camp and Shark Week Mini Camp!!!!!

Vote for The Golden Button

Hey there! Don’t forget to support your favorite Local Handmade Shop!!!!

The Golden Button

Click Here to Vote!!!

Come to The Golden Button to pick up some gifts for all your gifting needs! We get new items in all the time!!!

Last week was Art Camp

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This week on Wednesday and Thursday we have Open Painting Hours between 1:00- 3:30 PM

Cost is $10. All ages welcome!!! (Wear a smock)