Monday, June 9, 2008

Buttons


Today at http://quillcottage.blogspot.com/ we are to post something about buttons.

My Mom had a tin of buttons that we always played with or sorted through when we were little just as Miss Sandy had as a child. It's fun to think back on even the little details of our childhood that bring fond memories.

I used to have so, so manybuttons. I had many, many cards of buttons that I used for different crafts as well as making clothes or hair ribbons for my girls when they were little. I have since gotten out of doing some of those crafts and gave a bag full to Goodwill.

These are the only ones I have left in a box that has Coats & Clark written on it. Some are very old and some not so old.

When I was going through them it brought back memories of outfits I used to wear many years ago.




I like the old antique looking ones with the brownish tones so I photographed them alone. Sorry I don't have more to share.


Thanks for visiting today and to Miss Sandy for hosting this event in honor of Laura Ingalls.

16 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet button collection! I like the patina on the metal ones too. I would use the metal ones as soldiers and play war ~ sadly this was due to the fact that my little world at the time was saturated with images of the Vietman War.

Karla said...

No need to apologize for not having "more"... Just a few special ones are "enough"!

Barbara H. said...

Oh, I would have loved to have found that bag of buttons you took to Goodwill! :-) I love the old ones, too, but don't have too many actual old ones though I have some that "look" old.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I suppose that like anything that is collected, it can take over one's life. Glad that you saved these special buttons to show us...beautifully photographed...so easy to see!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Ro,

Thanks for showing your buttons and your childhood memories. I enjoyed your post.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the metal buttons. They are so pretty.

ceekay said...

Nice buttons. You definately have more than me....I barely even sew a button on anything anymore. Maybe my buttons are visiting yours at Goodwill!!

celestina marie said...

Your button collection is wonderful. I also love buttons and have my mother's ole tin full of all kinds too. Sometimes it is fun just to go through the tin and imagine the clothes they came from.
Thank you for sharing your special collection!
big hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Charli and me said...

I love your button collection. They are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Charli and me said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Midland is a little further north.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hope you have safe travels to Charlotte tomorrow, and a great visit with your Mom!

~Rhonda ;)

Joy said...

My Mom had a tin of buttons too.
I always loved looking at them.
The metal one's are very pretty.

Ruthie said...

I love your buttons. Some of the ones from years ago were so pretty and it's nice to be able to see them.
SMiles.

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by my Show and Tell iris show today -

You have a wonderful collection of buttons - I used to love to choose the buttons for the clothes I created - I miss sewing.

celestina marie said...

Just stopping back by to say hello. Love seeing the treasured buttons. Hope you are having a nice Father's Day weekend.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Muum said...

Those buttons are great! thanks for visiting my blog last week.