Saturday, October 20, 2012

Buttons & Shells & A pumpkin Oh my

I know I told a lie saying Oct 8th I was back. However my body just wasn't  ready to be back. Anyway you don't want to hear about a broken down  ladies body LOL

Also I have been itching to work on a small project so thought I would paint the inside of a large shell I have and put mother of pearl buttons in it . I have it setting by my mother of pearl button flowers on a silver table I have with a glass top.

These are before & after pictures. I used gold leaf paint and thought I had  purchased gold paint , it turned out to be silver which I already had silver , so just used it



I just love mother of pearl buttons


Talking about buttons I was in a button exchange with Button Floozies and Laurie over at Indulge Your Shelf was in charge and here is the altoid tin I received from my exchange  partner Cindy from Indianapolis Indiana


        Isn't this cute with the old piece of embroidery & little button on top of tin ?    

Look at those mother of pearl buttons LOL

 OK now that i'm up I want to surf around at some blogs I haven't got to visit for some time

Oh I don't decorate for Halloween much however here is an old plastic pumpkin from the 1950's that I have had for years and you put a C size battery in the bottom and it lights it up , it still works


   I thought I would show you the tin I sent my tin exchange partner Cindy  because I don't think she has a blog ?




  I really enjoy playing with buttons LOL                

Linky Parties I am joining in this week

Rednesday It's A Very Cherry World  
Wow us Wednesday          
Shabby Creek Cottage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


  1. Your shell is lovely. I can't believe your pumpkin still works and looks like brand new! That's really cool!

  2. Hi, Janice - I have been gone so long this summer myself, that I didn't realize you were under the weather - in a BIG way, it sounds like...I hope the back is getting stronger by the day - no one deserves that much pain! LOVE the shell - and your lovely little Altoids tin with the embroidery pieces - way cute! Hope this week brings good things your way, including health! Happy Saturday - Tanya

  3. Oh this post is FULL of gorgeousness!! I love it all!!

  4. What a simple and pretty idea ~ the silver painted shell with the mother of pearl buttons. Love the decorated altoid tins too. laurie

  5. That painted shell looks really lovely and I completely understand about pearl buttons! I'm always on the lookout for ones small enough for doll clothes. This tins are really sweet and they look like fun to make.

    And the vintage pumpkin! He's gorgeous! What an heirloom!

  6. I liked seeing your buttons. Your button tin is so pretty. Love all of the lace, buttons and vintage ladies on it.

  7. I love mother of pearl buttons too! And I've always thot it would be fun to decorate one of those tins. So pretty! I hope you're doing well! So nice that you stopped by!

  8. The silver in the shell is beautiful. It really shows off the buttons. The little tins are adorable too.

  9. Your shell turned out beautifully. You can use buttons in so many ways if your are creative like yourself.

  10. Seriously..... I love-love the silver in that shell. I think it is a better choice over gold--- although, I think you should try a gold one too--- just in case I'm wrong lol I must drag out some paint and paint my shells too!
    big hugs,

  11. Leave it to you Janice to make a shell even prettier. That's one purty shell! And your altoid tin is a little piece of art! That was one lucky lady to receive it. Vanna