Thursday, November 13, 2008

About Buttons

What is is about buttons that is so mesmerizing you will set for hours sorting through them. I like to separate the plastic button's from the mother of pearl buttons. All the while every time I touch one I can only imagine what kind of garment these came off of. The really teeny tiny ones make me think of very delicate children's clothes. The ornate ones make me think of some kind of glamours ball gown. I know pretty crazy! I love buttons! Sometimes I replace new buttons on a garment with old ones.

The sorting is all part of the BIG MOVE! It's coming along pretty good. I think I will paint today.


All sorted and ready for some kind of use?
Theothertheresa

12 comments:

Country French Antiques said...

Well I can think of worse ways to spend one's time :)

Cheryl said...

First I would just like to say..I love your blog and your decorating style! Lots of inspiring photos! I too, love collecting buttons. I enjoy making vintage button flower bouquets..You can see some on my blog. Come on over for a visit...cherylscottagehome.blogspot.com

The English Cottage Collection said...

You've won an award. Check out my blog!
P.s I am crazy for white buttons, what fab pics and post!

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

I love you and I can't wait for it to arrive!!!!! You should see the trash that is set up in your space this month.....Yard Sale.....All we can think about is you, but lulu already has a new hat to wear, can't wait for you to see the pictures. Love you, Lauri

Cottage Way of Life said...

I love old buttons too. I've got jars and jars and jars of them. Isn't it satisfying to dip your hands in them?

-Sue

countrycharisma said...

Have enjoyed your list of 6, great to meet new bloggers this way! The buttons are great. I have had boxes of them in the past and have a pretty good button box now. They always remind me of my mother and grandmother who both sewed and ALWAYS saved them. I always kept a large babyfood jar of buttons in my sewing box. One day I couldn't find it, and later discovered it in my daughters sewing box...and the buttons go on...

Michelle Palmer said...

I do the same thing! I love buttons...the pearl & bone pieces are displayed in jars while the plastic ones are treasured in tins by color~ they add the perfect touch to so many projects!
Love you blog...
Michelle

Rene' said...

What a beautiful website. I'm new to blogging and have discovered so much talent! I'm adding you on my blog's list of places to visit. I too love buttons. I just bought a cheetah print cardigan from NY & Co for $10!!! I'm going to replace the buttons with something a little snazzier. Saw the idea in a magazine and the cardigan was $300!

Sweet Repose said...

Don't ya just love the pale palette the buttons have, they just make a sweet, small statement all on their own...goin ta Sister's today, be thinking of ya in 'Brownie-land'...HA...can't wait to see the new room,, hurryup and get ta paintin missy...
nut

Pandora said...

Oh yes! I too am a button collector/sorter. I have many lovely glass jars full of different colors of buttons. You can never have too many vintage buttons!

Anita said...

You know, I love sorting buttons too. And my business partner has a couple of bowls of creamy white ones on her coffee table that I like to sit and go through. I have an entire VINTAGE SUITCASE of buttons I want to sort by color into jars...I am waiting for another Iowa snowstorm winter to trap us in the house and give me the time....

Check out my blog@homestory-anita.blogspot.com

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