Sunday, March 3, 2013

Special Buttons

Since buttons are one of my favorites in the studio and my last post of buttons was sweetly accepted, I thought I would show a few more , some may have made their day-view last year but I can always look at more buttons, can't you button gals?

These first buttons are very special to me , They belonged to Ruth, an elderly neighbor whom I feel in love with. Ruth lived next door and was 97 when she died about 5 years ago.
She gave me these buttons out of her sewing cabinet because she knew I collected pretty buttons. These were off of one of her favorites suites back in the 50's  she wore to work at one of the city offices where she worked. She said back then ladies all wore suites, hose & high  heels to work every day . Ladies dressed very proper back then.
I work at a university now and ladies wear tennis shoes and sweatshirts or work out clothes to work!

These are in a jar by themselves with her name in jar so I won't forget where I got them. The white beaded piece is off her wedding dress

I collect mostly white or rhinestone buttons however I think these yellow celluloid buttons are just great

That is a rhinestone button laying on the large white button

I know all of us button people have lots jars of white buttons, however I never get tired of looking and playing with them LOL

I have had a good day at home today , after church and eating with the breakfast club LOL I came home and took a nap

Think I'll have a cup hot tea and one or two of my home made chocolate chips cookies I made yesterday

Linky parties I am joining

Metamorphosis Monday                                     Polka a Dot Closet, Bell's ball Gown
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Savvy Southern Style      
Elizabeth & Co      
It's A Very Cherry World 
Katherines Corner      
The Shabby Creek Cottage                                  
From My Front Porch to Yours                                                
My Romantic Home                                                                           How Sweet The Sound/ Saturday
Blog Hop How Sweet the Sound          The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage            Flaunt it Friday          The Thrifty Groove           Shabbyilicious Friday                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


  1. I loved looking at your special buttons! Don't glass buttons have a lovely feel to them? Sort of cool and heavy compared to modern buttons.

    I the 80's when I worked in an office, I took a suit of my Grandma's, with lovely faceted black glass buttons in to be tailored for me. When I went to try it on, I realized the tailor had swapped my glass buttons for a cheaper set. I could just tell - they didn't feel right.

    I never did get back those black buttons, but I have enjoyed shopping for bags of buttons at the thrift store. Opening the bags is just like opening a gift box!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I too love buttons. I spent many hours looking at my grandmother's collection. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful buttons! They are fun to go daughter calls it "button therapy"!

  4. So glad I finally got to stop by..I love your sweet buttons and the fact that they came from a special woman..I love buttons was sweet she gave them to you..Have a great new week...nice post with love Janice

  5. I too love buttons and these are beautiful, they make beautiful centers for the lace flowers I make.I love the bottles you have them in,homemade cookies and tea perfect :):) thanks for sharing these they were a feast for the eyes.. Have a great day...

  6. Sounds like a perfect day and thank you for sharing your buttons with us!

  7. Love your buttons and the idea of collecting a piece of the past. Thank you for the eye candy.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  8. I am so glad you left a comment on my lace post. I came over to read your posts and have had such a great time. These button are so special with memories attached, and I loved the buttons in the older post especially the rhinestone ones. Taking your friend to the bridal shop was such a good idea. I am now a follower.

  9. Oh, the blue buttons are gorgeous!
    They were definitely classier than we are today.

  10. I love buttons! almost ALL buttons, but especially vintage ones from the 40's and 50's and mother of pearl buttons. thanks for sharing the lovely ones from your friends suits. My "adopted" grandmother was of that vintage and she gave me some of her clothes from her work days in a "downtown" office. She did dress fabulous!!

  11. Such pretty buttons! I love how you display your collection!

  12. I have lots of buttons. You have displayed yours so pretty! I like your tea set! Nancy

  13. I love buttons too!! I have tons, favorite is the rhinestone buttons, how sweet to have your neighbors especially since she knew she was giving them a good home. Sounds like you have the perfect day!


  14. What a lovely collection! When my kids were little they loved playing with all my buttons but mine are not near as pretty as yours! Sunday afternoon naps are one of my favorite things! :)

  15. This is a topic that's close to my heart... Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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  16. OOO, you do have some pretty buttons. Yes, I have jars of buttons, but not many of them are this pretty. What a sweet story about your neighbor, and what pretty buttons she gifted you. laurie

  17. Hi there! What a wonderful collection of buttons and what a good idea to attatch sentimental memories to them.Loved this post! Have a good day!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog now I have found you. I love your button collection. So sweet and the memories attached.

  19. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. We have so much in common!!! I inherited my mother's button collection when she passed--great memories from my childhood. I love red and white transferware, toile de jouy, silver tomato servers, sheep paintings!!! lol! Can't wait to see what other objects we share a passion for. Your new follower, Laura

  20. Hi Janice,
    I love your button collection. Reminds me to my childhood, where my mother saved all buttons from clothes, which were thrown away. Those buttons were a wonderful toy for me. Yours look so worthy. And the sweet tea set is an eye candy too. Thank you for sharing and for your visit with the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  21. What a wonderful collection of vintage buttons! I love them! thanks for sharing them with us at TTF.

    1. Love your collection of buttons! Love buttons and finally used some on my last post. Newest linky follower, hope to see you visit and follow along. I will return to check more of your nice blog.

  22. You have such a lovely button collection! Thanks for visiting my blog too!

  23. I love buttons too...of any description! But you don't often see the fancy buttons like these! They are gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend!

  24. I love buttons too but the time has come for me to organize and get rid of some. Those turquoise-blue ones are gorgeous and I would never be able to part with them either.Sentimental value far exceeds money since it is attached to a person. Have a great weekend .

  25. Can't wait to see your girls on Monday at the ball!!


  26. your wondrful button collection reminds me of my lovely mother she collects buttons and has some very, very old one. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  27. Love the way you have displayed your buttons in the decanters.
    What a novel idea, LOVE it!

  28. How wonderful you have button from your dear friend, a special way to remember her. I love the yellow twisting buttons so different! We all love our button collections, yours is great. Thanks kfor stopping in, Laura

  29. Your blog is such a delightful discovery! I love your beautiful buttons. I have a weakness for pretty buttons.
    I enjoyed your mannequin photos. Carol's Mannequin Ball was such a clever idea.
    Have a wonderful week.

  30. Hi Janice,
    Your collection of vintage buttons is wonderful and I love the tea set arranged on the tray. Thank you for sharing.