Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sparkly Things

 Sharing more button love today with my little collection of glass rhinestone buttons.  I keep them separated from the plastic rhinestone buttons for no good reason other than that is how I do it.
 If you look close you will realize some of them are missing rhinestones.  I save them anyway and repair them as I find rhinestones in the correct size.  I have purchased loose rhinestone assortments on eBay but I also save the random ones I find in the bottom of vintage button boxes.  They just sit in a pretty little tin, patiently waiting to find their soul-mate. You haven't finished sorting a vintage tin of buttons until you have picked up every single piece, one by one, and looked at both sides.  You never know what treasure might be hiding at the bottom with the pins and lint.
 Can you imagine a coat with a row of those big blue ones down the front?  Now that is some BLING!
I promised to continue showing my button collections (and I remembered!) so I am linking up with Cindy's Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home again today.

9 comments:

Cindy said...

I've been looking at this and some of your other posts - your buttons are delicious!! I'm a button lover, too, but don't have nearly as many as you! Thanks for sharing!
Cindy

Annette said...

OMG, That is quite the button bling!!! I love it!

Into Vintage said...

I think those black and gold ones are my favorites. I have a tiny, tiny stash of rhinestone buttons with no particular purpose except to make me happy. :-)

Betsy said...

Such lovely eye candy! We need to have a sorting party. I do the same thing; I keep the plastic rhinestones separated from the others. Just because:-)

Andy's Attic said...

I love rhinestone buttons. Must be the bling factor. I don't "collect" buttons but have a tendancy to save the really pretty ones I find and sell the rest.
Annette

Nook & Cranny said...

I really love your button collection, so fantastic
Michele

Kit said...

Wow, that is one incredible collection! So very pretty! Kit

Miss Charming said...

Love your sparkly buttons! (I also really liked your altered book--I may have to make one.) Newest follower.

Laurie said...

I totally agree, Kathy -- you're just never satisfied until you've hand picked every button and you will always miss something unless you do! Your rhinestone buttons are GORGEOUS!