Sunday, 30 March 2008

SHOW US YOUR BUTTONS

BUTTONS
Analise from Sugar Sugar has given us a challenge to ‘show us your buttons’
We were supposed to clean them up BUT no time for that so here are a few.






These Vintage Buttons were given to me by my Aunt and were
sewn onto a little velvet pillow with a gorgeous belt buckle.
These buttons measure one and a half inches


76 comments:

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Alison - lovely buttons you have there! Reminds me of when i was a little girl and mum had a whole basket of ones like that which i was fascinated with! Not that i ever did much sewing but i LOVED those buttons, Mel xxx

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Beautiful buttons, I am really enjoying seeing everyones pretties. I've got to get mine photographed and up today. I love vintage buttons! xo, suzy

Scrappy Jessi said...

your buttons are gorgeous!
i love all hte glass ones! fabulous!!
oxooxx,
jessi

Lori said...

Alison, i love your buttons, you have quite the collection:)

SHARON LUV'S SHABBY said...

Hi Alison, great buttons I don't sew at all but I do have lovely little pink teapot buttons that I bought on ebay to go with my teapot fabric that I bought which is still sitting in my linen closet waiting for me to decide what I want my mum to sew for me... My mum also had a tin full of lovely old buttons and we used to get in trouble for playing with them but we loved to sit and just look at all the different ones and ask why have you got these what are you going to do with them??? Mum would just reply "I'll use them one day"... (she hasn't yet)
Luv
Sharon

Jennifer Paganelli said...

You won ...come over and get a pack of fat quarters!!!!love, Jewnnifer

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Hi Alison, buttons are one of my most favourite things and I love your collection of them, that first photo is gorgeous!! Oh and how lucky are you to win from Jennifer!! have a wonderful day, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage

shabby chic said...

Those are lovely buttons . I have only got chocolate buttons left from easter !

Clever Karen said...

oooh, these are so pretty! I love all the clear sparkly ones. Great pictures!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh, those are beautiful buttons. The one with the lady and umbrella is my favorite!

kecia said...

i wanted to thank you for your kind words from my intimate posting on feelings! i'm not sure why it is so hard for me to share my pain, but i am glad i decided to. the positive support only reinforces that choice. on a lighter note, love the buttons you shared. i'm going to share a couple of my favorites that i've found at flea markets. thanks again,
kecia

Debbie Egizio said...

Wow! These buttons are fantastic! I love them all!!

Joy said...

Yummy yummy yummy Alison - love 'em all!

LiLi M. said...

I love your buttons! Especially those with the pictures. I cannot remember ever seeing such buttons here in the Netherlands.

bj said...

Oh, my....Alison...you have some beautiful buttons.
I don't have many but will try to get some posted Monday....
Thanks for sharing the buttons AND the info about posting buttons....
hugs, bj

Jodie said...

Beautiful buttons Alison. Iam a serious button hoarder , I have them by the kilo!
I love your glass ones , they look like little jewels.

Lisa B. said...

You have some very unique metal buttons...I love the woman with the umbrella. They are all very pretty!! It has been fun!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh, you have some beauties! Love all of the button goodness today!
Happy Anniversary too!!
~Cerri xo

leesiebella said...

Hi Alison!

SUUUCH pretty buttons!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!! Fun see all the great collections!

xo
Analise

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful buttons! I think one of the great things about buttons is their infinite variety. I am seeing designs and textures Ihave never seen before and I just love them all!

Melody said...

I had great time drinking in all these buttons, they're beautiful!

Brook said...

Such pretty buttons Alison!! I love old buttons!!

Blessings
Brook

firstborn said...

hi alison!

first, happy anniversary!!!

second, love your fabulously sentimental collection of glass buttons! they are brilliant!

& third, thanks for your sweet comments on mine...& i've been meaning to tell you this too, long overdue really...thanks for making such nice comments whenever you visit my li'l bloggy! they are always so generous & very much appreciated!

xo mary ann

Emily said...

Great buttons! So sparkly! Your photos of them are beautiful too!

Nora Lee said...

Alison, all of your buttons are so pretty. I love vintage buttons and always keep an eye out for them. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful week.

Sandra

love.boxes said...

That last one is truly amazing!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulous buttons..tiny functional works of art!

blessings,
kari & kisja

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison, like Mel my Mum had a big plastic tuperware container full of buttons, in those days you actually replaced or sewed on missing buttons, not like now I just throw the garment out before I would look for a replacement button let alone actually sewing it on!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! You have a wonderful button collection. I love all the glass ones.
-Karoline

Rosemary said...

You have such pretty buttons Alison.
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Adla said...

Buttons galore...a girl can't have enough of it can she!

María Elena said...

You have impressive buttons! Regards from Chile, María Elena

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Your buttons are beautiful! I don't have a button collection.....but I do have a pretty bracelet made from old buttons that was a gift from my H. I love it. Sometimes I wonder about the history of each button & where it came from.
Hugs, DebraK

Brandy said...

Your collecton is wonderful!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love all these buttons, and what a lovely event. I think that my favorite is the woman carrying the parasol. Blessings, Karen

Linda said...

Alison, I think you have such a wonderful collection. I used to just love playing with all my grandma's buttons. I have some of her's and just started adding to the collection. Hugs, Linda

Simply Me Art said...

Oh, one of my most Prized Goodies. I have lots and lots, I use a vintage button in almost all my Jewelry. I am partial to Rhinestone and cut steel. Yours are Beautiful...

rosabeer said...

Beautiful buttons, I like glass buttons very much.
I also have some off them.
Greatings from Holland.
Marja

Susan Tuttle said...

Alison,
What pretty buttons - great photos of them!

Susan
xo

Jeanne said...

OooohI I love the glass buttons the best! Especially those pink ones! Never seen anything like those before.
Uh-oh, I didn't clean my buttons either!
xo
jeanne

Jen Glover said...

Oh my goodness,.... I am seriously drooling! LOVE THEM! Oh how I would love to have a collection like that! So beautiful! Happy Monday!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ooooh, sparkly ones!! Love those!

Michelle said...

Alison,
What beautiful buttons! I love the last one the best..thanks for sharing.

Michelle

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hey Alison, great button collection, I love the first image of buttons beautiful, and happy anniversary for the 27th, hope you both had a wonderful romantic day!

Hugs
Kirstie.

purpleflowerfairy said...

what p*r*e*t*t*y buttons! i LOVE the rhinestone ones =) debbie

Tara said...

Gorgeous! I know they will end up in very creative places!

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is a fabulous challenge...so many fun buttons!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Gypsy Mermaid said...

your buttons are soo pretty!
Come by my blog I just opened an Enchanted Swap! going to be tons of fun I hope to see you join!
http://gypsymermaidlife.blogspot.com/2008/03/echanted-swap.html

toodles-
Sarah

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh lala lovin your new look!!! I thought I was at the wrong blog but I quickly knew it was YOU!!!! What pretty buttons!! I have button envy!!!!

NeereAnDear said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You have a great stash of fab buttons... would love to get my hands on some of them

HUGS

JO

NeereAnDear said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You have a great stash of fab buttons... would love to get my hands on some of them

HUGS

JO

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You have some beautiful and interesting buttons! :)

jennalee said...

Alison I love your buttons. They are beautiful. Thanks for always stopping by my blog and commenting. You're the best.

michelle said...

Pretty buttons! I especially love the girl with the umbrella! Thanks for the movie comment. I had no idea they made the ghost and mrs muir into a series. Wonder if it is on dvd...

Alison Boon said...

I love buttons. I only have a small collection as the cat or the kids tend to make off with them. Love yours

PAINT MINE PINK said...

oooooweee pretty buttons! i love buttons, i need buttons...i can never find buttons :(

xo
Shann

Annie said...

Great buttons Alison, and I always love it when your music comes on.

Lori said...

Hi Alison, sorry I've been so out of touch! My lousey leg and back have realy slowed me down this last month! As for my buttons, well heck if they were so organized I'd faint! great ones you've posted. I love to find them on their original cards. Some older button cards are such a work of art. Later,Lori

A Romantic Porch said...

ooooooo Alison, I'm such a button lover, and you have some of the best I've seen. Thanks for showing those. xoRachel

bluemuf said...

Alison, those buttons are lovely. I really like the green velvet pillow with the buttons attached.

Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's been fun seeing everyone's old buttons.

Blanca said...

Oh, those are all so dreamy.

Blanca

Counting Your Blessings said...

Way cool! I love those amber oldies!! Blessings... Polly

Charmingdesigns said...

yummmm!! your BUTTONS are BEAUTIFUL!! thanks for coming by!! Thanks for liking my banners...to much fun.lol! Laurie

Natasha Burns said...

Oh wow those buttons are amazing Alison!!! I love the sparkly shapes and wonderful colours

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

hoganfe said...

Oh congrats on winning the fabric Alison and btw your buttons are sensational!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

d.Sharp said...

Love the archery buttons!

Jen r. said...

Those buttons are so lovely and so vintage! I'd have a hard time using them! Jen R

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

OOoohhhh! These rae some of the prettiest buttons I have seen yet!!!! Fabulous!!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I have loved buttons sice I was a little girl. They are like affordable gems!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Alison, you have a fantastic collection:) Rachaelxo

Bejeweled said...

Gorgeous buttons! All of them!

Glad to know there are many fellow button addicts out there! :)

Diane said...

ooooh I love buttons. I can never find them when I go junking. How come? Maybe I should start looking for old clothes and cut them off, huh? Very pretty buttons. Happy Anniversary too!

xoxo
Diane

Siobhan said...

Hi Alison, Love your buttons! Siobhan xo

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Alison, you have some beautiful buttons. The last photo is my favorite.