Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Rainbow Buttons

I LOVE buttons!!! 

Whenever I visited my grandparents as a little girl (and I visited often – they lived opposite us), I ALWAYS had to get out Nan’s button tin.  It was an old Quality Street tin, full to the brim with beautiful buttons.  I loved to empty them all out on the table and just ‘sort’ them – by colour, by size, by what they were made from, by how much I liked them, by how many holes they had, by whether or not they had shanks.....

When I visit my grandparents now, I still sometimes get the tin out!

Only, now I’m big (and crafty), I also have my VERY OWN button collection.  And I get to sort buttons whenever the mood takes me – which it often does.

I got my buttons out the other day, and picked out all the most colourful ones.  Then I laid them out in rainbow formation, and took some photos.  And, as I think some of you may be button-lovers too, I thought I’d share my snaps with you.....




Does anyone out there like playing with buttons every now and again???

Carly

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11 comments:

  1. Hi sweet Carly! Thank you so much for visiting me and your very sweet and loving words! I am so grateful sweetie! Your blog is lovely and I look forward to visiting with you! Oh, what sweet memories you have with your nan's buttons! I love your pretty rainbow colours! I just received some vintage buttons today that I ordered from Etsy. I love to play with buttons too! I hope you have a lovely day! xo~ Paula

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  2. OOOOOOooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....love this post and LOVE buttons!
    love jooles x

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  3. The colours look gorgous set out together like that all grouped xxx I've just started gathering buttons from recycled stuff and can understand the love of buttons :)

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  4. Booo hoo hoooooooo!
    I want a lovely rainbow collection like this.
    My button collection is growing, but isn't this pretty- I seem to have a lot of those random brown, uninspiring ones!!

    There's something very lovely about rifling through a button collection, isn't there?!
    Lovely post.
    Xx

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  5. gorgeous colours. my grandchildren love to get my buttons out and my middle granddaughter is attracted to shiny ones!

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  6. It seems that everyone's Nana kept their buttons in either a Quality Street or a Toffee tin!

    I wish I could find one now!

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  7. totally sharing the button love ...yum!

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  8. Hi Carly. what a beautiful collection of colourful buttons. Images like this make the sunshine on what really is a dull, rainy day. Glad I found you here. Love Katie xx

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  9. There is just something about buttons...they are just the cutest things ever...I guess that is why they say "cute as a button"
    Thank you for your sweet comment you left me on my blog the other day. xoxoxo

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  10. Ooooo I love these pictures!!! I love buttons too, and especially like playing in my vintage button jar!

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  11. One of my most favourite past-times on a rainy day as a child was to ask my mum if I could look through the button box. This was a very large tin with every type of button imaginable that had been collected by my Nanna and my mum from 1930 to 1970 ... brimming with beautiful vintage buttons .... I would do anything to get my hands on this button box ... but in a moment of madness she threw it out when she was moving ... I am still heartbroken to this day!

    Fleur xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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