Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bishopville Con't - The Button Museum

Why is this man smiling? He's the Button King!
His name is Dalton Stevens and he lives in Bishopville, SC. His hobby has made him famous, appearing on tv with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Bill Cosby, Reggis Feldman and others - also on tv in Japan. And all because he loves buttons. His story is that when having trouble sleeping at night, he started sewing buttons on his jeans, his shirt and his hat. He went on to cover a car, a casket, a piano, and many more objects. I have included a few pictures from his museum, and he is quite a character. Be sure to click on the pictures so you get a real good look.














So ladies, if your husband starts getting up in the middle of the night, you better hide your buttons!

8 comments:

Jane said...

Those quirky places are so much fun to see, aren't they? Had to laugh with your parting advice pertaining to husbands with insomnia! LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that button guy is pretty amazing! It looks like you had a great trip. And Congratulations on being a Grandma again!

*karendianne. said...

OH my! I have a quirk about buttons, too. Goodness sakes this is hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Oh, wow! What a sight! Think I'd better hide my button jar if DH starts having trouble sleeping!

Marilyn R said...

Growing up we played a game "Button button who's got the button?". Guess I know who has the button or buttons now!

Karen said...

I wonder if this is the same man who used to put on a little quilt show in Bishopville. I remember him as an older gentleman who was quite a character.

Glennis said...

A button museum! Wow so many of the things. Its quirky alright.

Leanne said...

What a funny fellow.