Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wooden Buttons

 I don't seek out wooden buttons but they seem to find me and who am I to turn away a wayward button.  I do think that some of them are pretty and interesting.  Pretty interesting.
 These pinwheels are great and the square one with them looks like it is carved from a burl or maybe some kind of nut.  That one in the lower right compartment with the two big holes is a nut shell.
 Some interesting shapes and a pretty set painted with random lines that remind me of spatter painting.
 Natural wood in all sorts of shapes.  Those two large ones are huge, 1-3/4" in diameter.
A few stained and painted buttons. That round red one is kind of washed out in the picture but it is Christmas red and reminds me of a cabinet knob, in fact, that is what I thought it was when I first found it.  The torpedo-shaped one has two large holes and I think it was for some sort of toggle closure.
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season.  I am off to do some wrapping tonight!


Annette said...

You do have some pretty interesting ones there, especially the the flowery cutout ones!

oldgreymare said...

Merry Christmas Kathy! nothing to wrap this year for me but loads of cards to do this weekend :D

Diane said...

These buttons are like little works of art--no wonder people love to collect them.
Enjoy your wrapping--I have so many to wrap--I just do a few at a time--we go ALL OUT for Christmas around here :)

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh I have very few of these. Your collection is stunning. Can you just imagine being the designer of such things. Magic! Merry Christmas...Renee

Laurie said...

"Who am I to turn away a wayward button?" You are so funny! Love your wooden buttons!! It's always fun to find one that's painted to look like another variety (like glass...)!

Susan said...

Wow, I just found your blog and there is so much beautiful eye candy here! I love the way you display your buttons. I have never been into buttons even though there are tons of old ones from my mom and grandmothers in my basement. Now I want to look through them and display them. Love your pink tree too! I also have a collection of pink ornaments and vintage pink garland. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful things!