Friday, September 2, 2011

A Little Pile Of Buttons

 Last Friday, yes, a whole week ago, I was lucky to find a jar of buttons at GW.  That doesn't happen often so I was in the right place at the right time.  Double lucky is it was a real button box with all the lovely randomness of a lifetime of accumulation.  These at the top are my favorites. Love that clear Lucite one with the white flowers inside and that unusual rectangular one.
 Here is a wider shot that shows a few glass, all black except one orange. Two of those buttons in the middle right side are made from some kind of nut shells.  You can click the pictures to make them larger. There are a few interesting metals in the upper left and I missed taking a picture of the uniform buttons.  That anchor is the first picture is metal with a clear plastic coating over the top. I don't think it's a uniform button but maybe.  There are couple pieces of random bling at the top of the picture.  I think it is what's left of a rhinestone buckle.  It's sparkly and that's good enough for me!
This is the rest of the story on the plastics.  The "leftovers" got me started sorting some buttons by color to put into inspiration kits.  Any excuse to sort buttons - LOL!

9 comments:

Annette said...

Those are some great buttons! I have a couple of jars I need to sort through but just haven't found the time! I love buttons but you already know that! :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You did get lucky at the GW! mind boggling how much fun you can get from sorting buttons..mindless entertainment!

Diane said...

Oh--I love buttons too. I have a lot but not very many colored ones--that's what I'm looking for now. When I want to use colored ones, I have to go to an actual store to buy them--can you imagine that??
I loved your post down below--I've never heard of that before...I think.....it sounds like fun (I don't know :)...
And I would have snatched up that treadle machine! I just painted a table that has the treadle base. I'm blogging about it today.

Andy's Attic said...

Usually the buttons at GW are too expensive for me!! You really scored some great ones. What is it about sorting buttons??? My husband just sighs when I sort.....
Annette

My Vintage Mending said...

I cannot believe you find these things at GW. I rarely find an old book. Amazing buttons. I am sure they are going to be put to good use. Enjoy your long weekend. Smiles...>Renee

Kit said...

Ooooo, I love your buttons! One of the best things I found after my Mom in Law passed was a huge box of buttons. I still have them and cherish them. Kit

Kathy said...

Ooooooh - buttons. buttons, buttons, buttons. LOVE 'em. I have a pile or more like many, many piles. That's a really good find. Most times it's not the really nifty ones that end up at the GW. yay - you!

Kathy

Nook & Cranny said...

Great lot of buttons,
I specially love the ones in the first pic.
I should sort my buttons for easier finding.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Laurie said...

OH you found some good ones! That is my kind of button buy! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who buys those big grab bags of sewing notions!! They are like Christmas morning!