Friday, March 18, 2011

My Button Collection

I realise, of course, that I'd better not give away my address.
These are a few generations of collections. Grandma's collection would have had some of (her mother) Nanna's. A friend gave me his grandmother's buttons last week and I felt compelled to sort everything out. It took hours and hours and the Op-Shop has more than I have saved.

Some very cool old gold stuff. One of my favourite drawers is the tan.

I used to put the 'Heart Strings' tag on my childrens clothes.

These yellow glass buttons come from my friend Barry's grandma. The aqua self-covered button is quintessentail my Grandma. She had curtains in this fabric too, I have them and the rest of her aqua fabric.

I might draw some old-style cards and string them up... make a good wall thingy.


Nelly said...

Lovely lovely buttons I see a few buckles that I have as well.

Kerri said...

That's a great button collection! I love the button wall art idea!


you know you could go on Craftumi and sell them!

Ruby said...

The buttons are gorgeous but I love the belt buckles! I like the way you sorted them. Must spend some time with my button collection! :)