Last summer as I was garage and estate sailing, I came across a wonderful sale. It was the estate of an old lady who had died and her children had opened up the house. It was such a great sale I went back the next day, amazingly enough, I found a lot of things I hadn't seen the day before, including an ice cream barrel full of buttons. For $1. I could not believe I had missed it before and snatched it up. When I came home, my girls dumped it out and sorted the buttons. (click to enlarge)
There were silver ones...
gold and tortoise and rhinestone...
vibrant pinks, yellows and greens....
And, from my own grandmothers button boxes, (I got these when she died), beautiful cream, white and mother-of pearl.
I am posting this as part of Leesiebella's button challenge over at SugarSugar. Stop over and check it out. She has lots of beautiful buttons herself and a long list of lovely bloggers who are sharing their little treasure troves of buttons too!
Thanks so much for sharing Kathy!ReplyDelete
Your buttons are so sweet and very colorful!! Great collection!!
They are wonderful. I love buttons....and these are superb! I bet some of these will end up on one of your wonderful creations. :-) RosieReplyDelete
What a lucky find! Wonderful collection!ReplyDelete
Beautiful sherbet colored buttons! xo, suzyReplyDelete
WOW Kathy! What an amazing find! I have always loved buttons too. I love little things. Thing I can put in jars and just look at them, lol! I dont know what it is about them.ReplyDelete
Love the buttons...they have given me a great idea. My daughter would love sorting through such a collection...by colour, size, etc. Thanks for the inspiration!! Now...off to find some buttons...!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful buttons! Love them!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Buttons I love the special Mother of Pearl from your Grandma. Yummy treasures.ReplyDelete
Hugs From your Button Sister,
Oh I love your Grandmothers pearl cream and white buttonsReplyDelete
Good morning Kathy!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful collection! I really couldn't choose favorites -- they are all wonderful. Isn't it funny how fascinating they can be? I am longing to run my fingers through them all, and hear the sound they make as they tumble together...(OK, think I need to tweak the meds!) Thanks for sharing them. :)
Oh! they are absolutely lovely! I have a button thing too! I can not pass up the button jars at the local junk/antique shops. They are so much fun to paw through!ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day Kathy!
Thanks for the memory. My grandmother had her buttons in a "Baby Ben" alarm clock box. It was a tannish gray with faded maroon stripes. I can see it in my mind and feel the texture of the buttons.ReplyDelete
Jet buttons were a particular fascination!!
Oh, boy...I am thrilled to see all these beautiful buttons and I will be first in line for a fabulous BUTTON HEART...a heart covered with these lovely buttons....OH, MY!ReplyDelete
I wish I had a lot of pretty buttons....I would join in the BUTTON PARADE but I only have a very few. Thanks for showing yours...
How wonderful. You reminded me that my grandmother had a "button" bag. She had it hanging on the inside of the closet door in the room she referred to as her everyday living room. The bag contained buttons and spools of thread. It was something I always looked forward to enjoying.ReplyDelete
Oops! I meant to leave my name on the above comment. My fingers were clumsy.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful collection of buttons! I loved to look through my Mom's button tin when I was a little girl too -- you brought back thsoe sweet memories.ReplyDelete
What a great find. Beautiful buttons I love the colours and the silver are very nice.ReplyDelete
Greatings from Holland
Your buttons are wonderful! Just last week I visited an antiques store here that had more buttons than I've ever seen in one place. I asked the lady her name and she told me that she is "The Button Lady" and that she judges at button conventions. I had no idea that button conventions even existed!ReplyDelete
My grandmother also had boxes of buttons. I wish that I had some of them now. Your post was beautiful and refreshing.
Beautiful buttons! I love them all. Lucky you to find them for such a good price.ReplyDelete
Such pretty photos of your amazing button collection - I really like the photo of the whites and creams.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! I love buttons and have a few vintage ones. Very pretty pictures!ReplyDelete
How nice that you have live in button sorters! I can't wait till my grandbaby is old enough for tasks like that!ReplyDelete
So many beautiful buttons, and such wonderful photos of them. There really is something fascinating with all the different shapes and colours. Lovely collection indeed.ReplyDelete
Beautiful buttons and your photos are awesome! Thank you for sharing your collections!ReplyDelete
I think a shadow box full of these would make an interesting display!
Those photos (and buttons are truly beautiful)!
Have a blessed day!
smiles, kari & kijsa
OMG I love buttons.This makes me wanna go looking.ReplyDelete
Neat post. They are facinating!!!ReplyDelete
Such lovelies there!ReplyDelete
xoxo & blessings!
Your buttons are beautiful...and so lucky you for that big stash of treasures!
What a fabulous collection of beautuful buttons!!! So lovely.ReplyDelete
Button, button...who's got the button? Remember that game? I guess I'm dating myself. I adore your photo's of the button collection. I have glassware full of vintage buttons. There's just something about buttons...ReplyDelete
Wishing you a happy week ahead.
Hi Kathy...love all your beautiful collecton of buttons. I would just love to play with them all. It is so fun to just look at them and wonder what their story is. Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Hi, just stopped by to visit. I just love your pretty button collection!blessings, KathleenReplyDelete
Perfect little treasures that will embelish YOUR treasures! I look forward to your new creations!!ReplyDelete
I can't believe I missed this! Oh man-I'm so bummed (can't tell I'm an 80's girl, can you?!) Well, I'll have to post buttons another time. Now I gotta run so I can go see everybody's stash. I'm drooling over your pink and green group!! Blessings... PollyReplyDelete
Hi Kathy. I missed reading your posts while I was away so I'm catching up onthem now. I love all your buttons. There is something appealing about humble little buttons isn't there? What a find you got for a $1. I'm going over to SugarSugar and check it out. RhondiReplyDelete
I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!ReplyDelete
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.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE your button collection! I have a great love of buttons too & have a couple of old cookie tins full of my mom's & grandmother's old buttons ~ I have used so many of them but even if they're never used, they are so wonderful to just LOOK at!