Monday, March 5, 2012

Vintage buttons

I love vintage buttons.
I am always drawn to big, intricately ornamented buttons, especially metal antique ones. But I do not restrict my taste only to metal; I love them made of wood, plastic and fabric.

Here's a glimpse of the most precious buttons for me mostly due to their emotional value.
Some belonged to my grandmothers (found in their stash);

some to my mother , some are from my clothes when I was little (the red, strawberry resembling ones above).

Most of them are pairless, but I will never throw them away. Even if I never use them in a project.

Aren't they a joyful lot?


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yes! and don't you wonder why everyone saves buttons...just a little bit of no matter what they are made of can become a memory too.
xx, Carol

CrochetBlogger said...

Absolutely joyful. Nice share!

harmony and rosie said...

Joyful, indeed. I LOVE buttons and yours are gorgeous. What a lovely collection.
Kate x

Ira Huberts said...

You've got a lovely collection of buttons here, I never throw them away either (the special ones that is), I recently threw away an old skirt but it had such pretty buttons that I took them off ;-) You'll find some good use for those!

RobyGiup said...

The pairless ones can become a decoration for a handmade brooch! They will give a vintage look to it.
Imagine something like a brooch with your wonderful crocheted flowers and laces, and a couple of pairless metal buttons on it... Wouldn't it be lovely?!

Nancy Eha said...

It always impresses me how our
grandmother's button jars/tins/stash is treasured by us and is a connection to our past.
Nancy Eha