Welcome to the website of Griet Van Ranst.

I'm a button collector for eleven years now. In this website you can find some information about collecting buttons, what are collectible buttons and my collection.

To enlarge my collection, I'm still looking for eighteenth century buttons and artist buttons of the haute couture, and I'm willing to pay a correct prize for it.

As an active member of the French association 'Fibule' and the Dutvh Antique Button Society of the Netherlands, I try to learn all of buttons together with other collectors. Since 2013, I'm member of the N.B.S., the largest button collector society of America and recently I became also a membership of the British Button Society.

In the 172th edition of HZG, Handwerken zonder grenzen, august 2012, a publication describes my passion. p.52-55 (in Dutch)

On the 29th of May 2016, a successful meeting of button collectors from all over the world toke place in Belgium organised by Fibule and the Dutch Antique Button Society. Address of the happening was zaal 'De Kring', J. Pierrestraat 60, BE 3010 Leuven. The second meeting was planned on the 1st of July 2018, same location.

In 2019 from January 17th to April 21th, I will expose a serie of ten miniatures of women at the French Court. Painted by Marie-Gabrielle Capet, in 1787. This exposition will be held in M-Leuven, the famous museum of Leuven (BE). At the same time, the exposition of displays of buttons figuring Fairy Tales, Mythologie, Dragons, Fables..., is showed in Res. Ruelenspark, nearby Naamsepoort in Leuven.


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