Thursday, June 16, 2011

Button, Button

Don't you love these covered buttons? I had a beautiful old tablecover embroidered with these pretty blue flowers that was terribly stained. I hated to throw it out, so I purchased cover-your-own buttons at the fabric store and gave it a shot. I love how they turned out and they are so unique. Think of all the  damaged linens that could be saved from the trash this way!  I can see these down the back of a wedding dress as the something blue can't you?
 I haven't forgotten the give away I promised you either. In honor of the beginning of my summer, I will be posting it tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek;>)
Oh say, can you see?
Bet you can tell what it is. ♥


  1. Those buttons are darling! Such a good idea, I need to take a look through my linens and see wht I've got. When you decide to do womthing with them, I want to see! Giveaways are so fun! Love the red, white and blue!

  2. Oh Kathy, those buttons are so adorable! What a clever way to preserve such a special item. And when you mentioned wearing them down the back of a wedding dress ... what a beautiful and special touch that would be!! :o)
    Ok ... you are killing me here! :o) That picture is just super cute and I can't wait to see what you created!
    Please drop by my blog ... you will see why. :o)
    Sincerely, Trish

  3. Hi Kathy
    You are so creative! My guess is it's an apron. The buttons are so cute. Are you finished school for the summer?
    hugs, Rhondi

  4. Those buttons are just absolutely tooooooo cute! Is it a pillow?

  5. I love the buttons and I can't wait to see how you use them. My guess is that you made a table runner!!?? ;-D


  6. I'm thinking an apron?!
    Very cool way to save vintage linens for sure.

  7. You come up with such clever ideas! Those buttons are darling!

    As for your giveaway...I'm guessing it'll be something kinda patriotic? ;-)

    Sorry we won't see you Saturday at Nick's party. We're heading up to see Clarence's dad. We'll miss seeing everyone.

  8. A great new life for the buttons...
    wonderful idea.
    Wonder where they will end up?
    xoxo~Kathy @
    sweet Up-North Mornings...

  9. Oh Kathy...what a great idea...I have so many vintage linens that could be repurposed!!!

    You are brilliant!

    Janet xox

  10. That's a great idea with the buttons. So many vintage pieces have small areas of handiwork. It's the perfect way to save it. I think I have a good idea what your patriotic project is...something you're well known a flag shape...that would be perfect to rest your head on and look up to watch the I close?

  11. What a brilliant idea for the buttons.
    I'm off line as from tomorrow, in the UK for two weeks, so please could I enter your giveaway today?!

  12. Those are soooooo cute! Thanks for that idea...going to have to go thru my very old tablecloths and try this!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. What a cute and clever idea! Love it.

  14. That was so clever! Those buttons are so cute! What a fantastic re-use idea. apron? A ruffly pillow? I'll have to check back :)

  15. Hi I love this post, great photos! New google follower via Tuesday hop, Karima from

    PS I couldn't find your facebook page - link didn't seem to work!

  16. You are too clever, Kathy. I love the buttons!

  17. cute pillow! I LOVE the cupcakes...will try that for my daughter's birthday! :)


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