Monday, March 31, 2008

Button Love

Yesterday Analise over at Sugar*Sugar gave the challenge to "show us your buttons!" As usual I am late to the party, but I do have a few buttons to show you.





Lovely glass buttons






Sparkley rhinestone buttons (my favorites)






Buttons on Cards






Pretty Pink Buttons (of course)






Extra Large Buttons





Miscellaneous Vintage Buttons



Two jars of white buttons.



A couple ways I display my buttons. In a pottery dish.



On a silver two-tiered tray.


Pictured on the left is a button lot I just got on ebay that I am waiting to get in the mail. In case you couldn't tell, I really love buttons. I have made an attempt to sell some of my less favorite darker colored buttons. I really only want to keep the rhinestone, white, pink or really unique ones. To check out more button love, go see Analise's blog to get a list of other button collectors. After taking a look, I was so happy to see that I am not the only one out there with a lot of buttons. Joy tells me that I don't really have enough so I am challenging her to show her button collection and you will see why she thinks I don't have enough buttons.


I thought I would end this post with a picture my Mom recently emailed to me. This is a picture of my Maternal Great-Grandmother, Great-Grandfather, Great Uncle and the cute little girl is none other than my dear Grandmother who recently passed. I love this picture. I love her sweet little expression. I love that her shoes look really big. I love the she is fingering what looks to be some kind of button on my Great-Grandfather's jacket. Maybe she loved buttons too!



23 comments:

leesiebella said...

Lisa~

I am SO jealous of your beautiful collection!!! WOW! I love those glass and rhinestone buttons!!

Have fun!
xo
Analise

Bristol said...

What a button collection. I love the picture of your family, very neat~~
Bristol

Charmingdesigns said...

A FEW!?! my goodness you have quite a wonderful collection of buttons. Laurie

cherished*vintage said...

Hey Lisa! I really like how you have some of your buttons displayed on the 2 tiered silver server. I agree, rhinestones buttons are so great!
-Karoline

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a wonderful collection of buttons! I love buttons, especially Mother of Pearl ones.
Thanks for sharing yours.
xo Lidy

Little Pink Studio said...

Wow! You have tons of beautiful buttons! Love the rhinestone ones the very most!
I adore the photo of your family! Your Grandmother did have such a cute expression on her face! I always wonder how everyone even children kept such a straight face when being photographed!
~cerri xo

LiLi M. said...

aaah you have got so many rhinestone and pink buttons (no no no I'm saying many not too much, you can never have too much of these buttons). You lucky girl! I love the jars too. And your picture is so nice too. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG you have a lot of buttons.
Love the pink and glass collections
Alison

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Those rhinestone buttons are amazing!!! And the glass ones! Wow!!! Totally gorgeous!

Lori said...

Oh wow, those glass ones and the ones still on the cards! But oh how I would love to play in the pink ones!!! Lori

Linda said...

Hi Lisa, what a wonderful collection! Your rhinestone buttons and the glass ones are my favorites.
Precious family picture...it is a special keepsake. Hugs, Linda

Pat said...

Lisa, I love the picture of your grandmother also...I have several old photos in my home...none of them relatives, but I pretend they are. As for the buttons you are showing...WOW! I collect those also and have a friend that has a whole room dedicated to shelves and jars of buttons. There are never enough buttons in a collection! Great blog, my friend!! Pat

liz elayne said...

such beautiful buttons! love, love, love them. i have quite a collection myself and finding others who get why just makes me happy.

that family picture is so fantastic!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I love your buttons especially the rhinestone buttons. And what a beautiful picture of your ancestors. Your great grandmother was so pretty.

Esther Sunday said...

Wow! You have the ULTIMATE collection!!!! Those rhinestones! Yummy. Aren't old pictures fun?

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love this old photo of your family. How sweet! Lisa, you have some wonderful buttons, too!!!

xo
Becky

Mary Isabella said...

These buttons are so stunning.....

cindy said...

What an awesome collection, they are all just beautiful and love the photo too!

c

rosabeer said...

What a beautiful collection of buttons. The glass, pink and rhinestone I find them all beautiful.
greetings from holland.

Cider Antiques said...

Hi Lisa, Love your family photo! Gramma's boots do look big, I guess she has to catch up to her big brother. Wonderful picture. I think she does like buttons!

~ Karen

miss gracies house said...

You DO love buttons! I like how you have them displayed on the tiered tray. I am SURE that your granmother loved them too:)
Rene'

Jean Day said...

So lovely visiting your blog, just like opening a letter with but with pictures. How wonderful to include your great grandparent's photo. I'm sure your grandmother loved buttons too. Cheers, Jean