Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I've Got the Button

I've been indulging my button love the last couple of days, all over the kitchen table!

I'm going through my vintage and antique buttons that have already been sorted by color and choosing lots and lots to use for my art, and to sell, too!

It sounds tedious, but for me it's like sifting through gems -- very tactile-ly pleasing!

I especially love the black ones!

Even though some of them can be grungy and dirty, it doesn't bother me! (That's true love, right?!)
Here's what I ended up with -- and now I'm just itching to start creating!

We're counting down to the first day of school, and I've been having some intermittent computer woes...both of these things are responsible for my posting less than normal right now! Please be patient and things will get back to normal soon!

17 comments :

Christine said...

So beautiful! I'm jealous.

Blessings,
Christine

Angela said...

What a beautiful rainbow! :o)

Jamie said...

I'll say! Beautiful collection of buttons sweetie! Reminds me of my Grandmother's button box:) Love, Jamie

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Ooh, love buttons! And you have them organized so nicely. Mine are all thrown together in a big popcorn tub.

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Laurie!!
Oh, my, thousands of buttons!!! They are so varied and so colorful. Hope your computer gets better soon...I sure understand about school starting soon. Have a great day!
Hugs,
Marilyn

Jenny said...

You have so many wonderful buttons! I am in awe of all those great greens. Have fun with that collection :)

Micki said...

I can see that you love buttons as much as I do.
Micki

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

They are beautiful..

so glad that I stopped by....My blog reading has been so little the last few weeks...but have a few free days to catch up.

Lydia said...

I've been 'caught' doing the same thing. But ,now I do try to wash them right away.

I have those little kids' cake pans. My sister and I would bake in them.

Fun, fun, fun:)...and I still have my Grandmother's buttons!

Lydia said...

The date for your son's first day of school is insane! No one even has time to take a vacation! I love it being after labor day. They still do that on Long Island where I grew up- not here in Maryland.

But, the date is earlier here as well. I think it is around the 18th or so. They are trying to work towards year round and I do not like it. Let kids be kids, is what I say.

Joy said...

I love how they look all organized by color!

Spotted Sparrow said...

Oooh, they're all so pretty!

The Fab Miss B said...

Gorgeous! I love the mini loaf pan sorters- genius idea.

barb cabot said...

They're like little treasures! You sure do have a collection! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with them. You are so creative!

starsfault said...

Oh my, I LOVE vintage buttons and can't get enouhg. Your collection is worthy of envy!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's fault

Viola said...

Gorgeous, Laurie! I love buttons!!!

Pretty Things said...

Eeeee! Oh my, bring your buttons to my house and come play! I have tons and we can trade, like kids used to with marbles!!!

And I agree, I love sorting. It's cathartic. I do it with my beads all the time when I can't get it together elsewhere.