Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Better Button Up!

If every mom had a dollar for every time she told her family, "You'd better button up," indicating it's cold outside...well, she could hire a full-time valet to make sure everyone was properly buttoned up.
I adore buttons, so today I'm honoring The Button. Are there other button zealots or collectors?  Photos: Buttons by the jars; Button shoes; Button heart; Button earrings; Button mushrooms and Button nose!  Also, thank you Mari for the sunshine award. :)
 




44 comments:

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Nice post. And yes, I know there are many button collectors in the Netherlands and in France as well.

Have a nice Easter,
Hermine

Emma said...

I love buttons, I keep all the buttons I find in a big jar.
The shoe's are cute...x

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

The first picture of the buttons in the jars made my heart go pitty pat. Beautiful!

sissie said...

I would love to have those big ole jars of buttons sitting in my sewing room. They look so pretty.
Who could resist!

The button heart wreath is so simple and sweet. And, the baby's button nose, so cute.

hugs
Sissie

Robin ~ Linton Cottage said...

I love buttons also. Especially those on pillows and curtains and of course those button noses on sweet children!

Blessings,
Robin

Kelli said...

I LOVE buttons! My grandmother and my mother each had a pretty tin in which they stored loose buttons. I used to love playing in those, examining each of them, admiring the colors, textures and designs. :) What fond memories!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love all these gorgeous filled jars. The flats are so cute, such a great fun idea! Have a happy Wednesday! xo

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I L*O*V*E buttons! And I have quite a collection. I use them in my crafts, and love them in decor. They are on of those things that brings back memories of sweeter times! And sometimes when someone tells you to 'button it up' they mean to hush! :o)

Becky

katie said...

I love buttons, always need more of them.
Button nose, how sweet.
Love the shoes, did you do them?
The wreath is wonderful, have never seen one before.
great job as always.

katie

Dolores said...

I love buttons too. I had a large tin that was full of buttons from my mother and grandmother (so they're old and very special to me).. just a few months ago, I found a very large clear vase to put them in so I could see them, just like your picture.
Love those shoes!

Andrea said...

Love that pillow!
Hugs,
andrea

Dianna said...

I LOVE buttons...and it must be in the genes...my grandma loved buttons, I love buttons and my daughter loves buttons! In fact, after my grandmother passed away, my brother came to me with one of those tins I featured in an older post and handed it to me. "I thought you might like to have these." , he said. When I removed the lid from the tin it was filled with buttons! I need to get those out and put them in jars so they can be enjoyed. I did pick out some favorites and put them in a little canning jar with the gasket and have them displayed in our living room...right beside a small spool of thread that had belonged to my grandmother's sister!

WOW...thanks, Janean, for doing this post today. It brought back so many pleasant memories!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I have jars of buttons, packages of buttons, and I find single buttons every once in awhile in the oddest places. Love the heart with the buttons attached!

Julie said...

Oh Janean, Loving all the photos so much today. Every one of them is inspiring. CUTE cute unique one of a kind shoes!! And buttons in a jar just always always seem nostalgic. Love that little baby doll.
The Amish won't use zippers...only buttons! (well I think some of them may have modernized a little and use the zippers now.) but not the Old orders.
Thanks again! Have a great day.

Donna said...

Hahaha, the last one made me laugh! I adore buttons and several jars for my "collection".

cindy said...

Buttons..wish I had a few jars of them myself.

Suz said...

What is it about buttons...yes I have a collection of them and jars of them
They are just like sea shells
I have to pick everyone up
and place it in a jar too
you are a wonder....

Pondside said...

My mum's button jar disappeared and started one of my own - it is getting satisfyingly full!
Do you remember the old song 'Button up Your Overcoat'? I tried, and I think I can remember all the words!

kpaints said...

What a cut button post! Love the shoes and the jars.....I have a few of those myself.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a great 'ode to buttons'...and such wonderful ways to feature them. I loved to play with my grandmother's buttons as a child...and still keep a jar 'in case I might need them'.

Thanks for visiting me at My Front Porch...always fun to meet new bloggers. I'll be back.

Julie Harward said...

I love them, I have two big bottles full. The cute little button in the bottom pic is the cutest though! :D

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love those sneakers! What imaginative uses for buttons.

Cottage Dreamers said...

Makes me think of the "Button, button who's got the button" game. And my mom, she has a big button collection. Very pretty! (and cute as a button baby!)
☺ Celeste

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi, first time visitor. Love those button tennis shoes . . too cute! Enjoyed your posting. Have a nice day!

Mimi said...

Cute post! Love the button shoes...

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

I love old buttons. I made a wreath last summer using white & pearl buttons in different sizes.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a delightful post. I adore buttons, especially mother of pearl buttons! ~ Angela

voiceofpendergrass said...

I was blessed to get my dad's grandmothers old sewing machine in a table, which I use as my sewing table. In it, I found a whole bunch of old, old buttons. My dad later told me that when he was little and it was rainy out, "Granny Meeks" would sit him down with all of these buttons and have him separate them out by color and size. I've never been into buttons but these are very special buttons.

Diane said...

I think my favorite is the baby's Button Nose just sweet! Stop on over sometime for a visit!
Hugs, Diane
saturdayfinds.blogspot.com

Midsummer Stitches said...

OOO loving the buttons!
x

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm a button collector too. On of my brother's first pictures was of him in a little outfit that said "Cute as a button" with a button in place of the word :-) Loved your photos. I've always said that if I had a dollar for every time I heard "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" I'd be rich.
Blessings,
Marcia

Karen said...

I'm not a button collector, but I sure am glad we have them. Wonder who invented the things, anyway?

Lisa said...

Awesome Buttons!!
Hugs, Lisa

Just Breathe said...

I saw those jars of buttons and fell in love. Those are so pretty.
I love buttons but haven't thought about putting them in jars. I am going to find all my buttons and do a jar of mixed colors.

Technodoll said...

Again, a very disturbing last photo - LOL!

Love your themes - how do you pick them? :)

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours. What a fun place to visit. I love the buttons on the shoes.

I'm adding you to my blog list!

Bernie said...

You know sweetie I just love how you find these themes for your post and I love seeing all those buttons in jars, never thought of that.....could be because I don't sew, if something needs a button I put it in the needy bag and buy a new one.....I know, I know have you stopped yelling at me yet? I am just being honest.....:-) Hugs

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Every pic a total delight in this post. And I (GOT)the last one..."cute as a button". Ha!!!
LOOOOOVE the shoes too! : )
M.L.

maura at Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello again Janean,

I too love buttons...the old ones. An elderly friend of mine made me a beautiful broach (sp)with mother of pearl buttons...I just love it. she has HUGE glass jars filled with these old buttons that make a lovely display. Love the photo's!
Have a wonderful day! Maura

The Gough Inn said...

I once was a button collector but somewhere between all the moves I lost them.. that was the end of collecting anything..

jacq1013 said...

wow, buttons-mine are in a large tin but i think i need to put them in the big glass vase to be seen and enjoyed!
thanks for the inspiration...and LOVE that heart-where's it from??

straight head said...

Where can you buy some of these shoes ?

MrsRich1007 said...

Yes, where are these shoes? I want them now! And they would be perfect for my dress. Please reply soon, thanks.

Janean said...

The shoes were a crafty idea. Buy inexpensive canvas shoes & hot glue buttons on!!! Wooohooo!