Saturday, February 10, 2007

I'm in Button Bliss!

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I bought 4 pounds of white buttons on Ebay! After I ordered it I thought maybe it wasn't going to be enough for some of the projects I want to do so I ordered another lot of 1000 white buttons. They are mostly vintage buttons with some new mixed in. They are so pretty I hate to even use them. I sort of want to keep them in jars all over my house like some crazy old woman would do. I plan to make a button wreath, button pillows and a button picture frame. I'm going to start the frame today so I should have a picture of that tomorrow. I'm in Button Bliss! I can hardly wait for the next order to be delivered. I wonder which is more buttons: 4 lbs or 1000 buttons?

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11 comments:

Lynda said...

oh, such beautiful buttons!! I can understand not wanting to use them ~ I tend to want to hoard mine. :)

cityfarmer said...

Sometimes I throw a whole handful in a beautiful little bowl and stare them on a side table ot next to my computer.....they have such history.

Hope said...

Beautiful buttons!! I have always loved buttons since I was a child. My mother always had lots and I would pour them out of their jar and look at each one. I would separate them by color, size, shape...or just run my fingers through them. I loved the feel too. I had to laugh at your comment about turning into a crazy old woman with buttons in a jar!! I don't have a blog but I sent you an email with a picture. You should get a kick out of it!
Love your blog,
Hope

Nicole said...

When I was a girl, there was a store in my town that only sold buttons. The shop was located in an old house, with jar after jar of assorted buttons arranged on old wooden counters. Your pictures remind me of that enchanted place and the old lady who ran it. She seemed old to me ( me being only 12 at the time). She was tall and thin and wore her hair in a bun. The whole idea of a shop that only sold buttons was to romantic and impractical for words. I loved it! Thanks for bringing back such a wonderful memory.

diana said...

love buttons....especialy the off white ones...
I think I will get in my car.,, drive the thousand miles so that I can make a button frame too. sounds like so much fun.

Twinkle Pink said...

Sheer Bliss!!

I don't know what it is about mother of pearl but I just want to buy more too.... I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Happy Crafting, will return soon to see what you created.
Best wishes Ginny

linda t said...

Oh my gosh! I love buttons!
In fact, the other day, I was at my Mother-in-laws sewing and she gave me all her buttons! I was beyond thrilled!
Your pics make me want more!

Betty Jo said...

How have I missed your blog? It is beautiful! I am so in need of buttons. I was looking on eBay just this morning but didn't have a clue which ones to purchase. Do you mind sharing the seller's name that you bought your buttons from.

Anonymous said...

I love, love your buttons. I need more buttons after looking at your beautiful collection. I just found your blog and I love it. I love looking at each one of mine. Thanks for sharing yours and your passion for them.
Connie

pedalpower said...

How wonderful...these photos look like something out of the old Victoria magazine...soooo pretty! Love your blog.

Bernice said...

I want to let you know how vile I think it is that you use FREECYCLE and pull this poor single mommy crap I read on there all the time.
You are LIVING like a damn diva princess it looks like. If you can afford the gym and all the shopping trips you brag about then you are not suffering. Use Freecycle...FINE but the sob stories to get ahead of other people are NOT NICE-it's just FRAUD. And the fact you resell items are fleamarkets is alway uncool. The really needy people are the working POOR....not just SINGLE MOMS who think the world owes them a FREE LIVING!