Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Buttons!

I know I'm not alone in blogland, inasmuch as I have a love affair with buttons! One of my favorite yard sale finds a few years ago, was a tin full of buttons - the best part was that there was a big fat needle in the tin that was strung with heavy thread and buttons - I could just imagine a small child being entertained at Grandma's house by making a button string! So cute! I have quite a few buttons of my own and most of them are color sorted and stored in these little jars I found at the thrift store once. I love to look at them! Others are still attached to the cards they came on and are placed in an old pickle jar.



Yesterday I was visiting a lady in my neighborhood when I noticed this old trunk that she had full of buttons - like a pirate's treasure chest for button lovers! She said her grandchildren love to run their hands through the pile - sometimes they'll sort them by color - or size - or by sparkle - she had lots of novelty buttons included that the kids especially loved to play with. I wish I'd taken a close-up shot of them so you could see the huge variety better. How do you have your button collection displayed?


I bought this book last week that has a zillion different projects and they all use buttons! Fun stuff. The author has an interesting blog - she's really into buttons!

8 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Yippee! More fun things from the thrift store? Yippee! I really do appreciate that adorable stitchery you brought over I LOVE it. I remember playing with my grandma's buttons too. You've got a great collection. Mimi

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Oh how I would love to have that trunk full of buttons! My grandma had an old round short bread cookie tin full of buttons that we used to play with. I have all my old buttons in old jars with zink lids on them.
I love your jars full of buttons. Fun post.♥ Mercy

Kim said...

I can't wait to see what you create with your buttons. Its true though - a pile of buttons is addictive.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh that trunk must be so much fun! I love buttons too! I am saving them for my grands to play with some day.

That book looks like fun!!

Linda said...

That is such a fun picture....love all the old buttons can't wait to see what you do with them.
Linda - thepinkeep.blogspot.com

whitey said...

Gosh that looks like my trunk. Love the little jars of buttons.

Valeda said...

Thanks for being my follower Gayle!...I have added you to mine...Buttons you say!? Thats funny, I love buttons too..last summer my hubby and I were at a yardsale (gotta love those!)..and I snatched up a large (old) muslin bag full of buttons, I am guessing there was at least 5lbs in there! Couldn't wait to get it home and see what was in there! I have a really big "Improved Gem" jar full too, also found at a yard sale :-)

Valeda aka...NikNak-PaddyWhack

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

This looks like a very fun book. I just might have to check it out ;)
I just love buttons don't you. If they could only tell their story ;)
M