Thursday, March 26, 2009

Buttons, Baubles and Beauties

I was rumaging through my pictures, and saw an image of my button box, which, I realized, I had never shown you. It's not an amazing work of art, by any means, but it is how I remedied a scratched surface on an old plastic box filled with buttons. Inside, it was divided with compartments, filled with normal, every day buttons, nothing special. But, it intrigued me, because first of all, the organization appealed to me, and second of all, you don't find all that many boxes of the old, hard plastic, of the 60's. The dilemma was the top was discolored and scratched.

So, I took a piece of scrapbooking paper (before I had a collection of nice old wallpaper), some trim and Martha Stewart glitter letters - and I glued until I got this result. So, a happy home for my crafting buttons.

This image is of a grouping of porcelain, hatpins and knick knacks that are in my guest room. The kitty-cat statue is the item I bought at an antique show that inspired me to begin selling antiques. The lady that sold me the cat told me I would never be sorry in the decision to sell antiques. And, I wasn't, until the bottom dropped out of the antique market! LOL! LOL! LOL!

These sweet gold buttons are ones I cherish. Madai Rodgers of Forget Me Nots from Wren Cottage sent them to me in a swap. Love them, Madai. I love how the different hues blend so nicely together. And isn't it sweet that they were wrapped up in such a textured cloth?

Heather, my daughter from Pretty Petals had been looking out for strawberries for me, when I had started a collection. Here are a few from that collection. Grab them up! The vintage ones are so hard to find. There are some very nice new ones out there that ladies have been making, as well.

These buttons are from an excursion Heather and I took up to northern Pennsylvania, headed to a show that did not happen. But, the day was not lost as we discovered all these lovely buttons. It is a "rich day" when you can turn disappointment into delight!

I absolutely A-D-O-R-E this cupid pin! What sweet friends, eh? And the little mesh purse is on a very long chain, so I am assuming it was worn about the neck? And who can resist cameos?

Just a quick note about my Etsy shop. I have printed some small Marie Antoinette picture packs on high-end, soft-gloss printer cardstock. These are great for paper crafts of all sorts. They are definitely priced right. Should you want larger sizes, just send me an email, and I'd be glad to oblige.....

Have a wonderful Spring Day ladies, and for my dear friends in the southern hemisphere - have a beautiful Fall Day!



  1. I just love all your buttons. I'm with you, I just love that cupid pin.
    Your strawberry collection is so cute.. I love your hat pin holders they are just so pretty...You have so many amazing treasures...

  2. I love all your buttons too! I think you did a great job with the button box. Sorting buttons can be very relaxing, but it's good to have a sorting box to put them in when you are finished. I have never seen anything like the angels pin, I love it (I have a small collection of angels as well...). Have you ever heard of the button floozies? It's an entire blog dedicated to...buttons, have a nice day too, we should be in spring but it's raining all day!

  3. Kitty, i have some of those plastic storage containers, what a cute idea to pretty them up:) love it!!! your Marie pictures are lovely...your strawberries are adorable, i have never seen them when i am out shopping...they must be pretty hard to come by...

  4. Such a pretty sparkley post Kitty! Love how you foofed your button box up! Rachaelxo

  5. What a pretty post! Love the buttons and those Strawberries are to die for! What a great collection. Thank you for your post about my pets last week :)

    ~ Karen xoxo

  6. What wonderful treasures you have!Beautiful button box!!Thanks for sharing! Nice to meet you!

  7. Mom I love your button box. Every girl needs a glittery button box!

    Your little bits are so pretty. It is funny how these little bits can make us so happy. I guess we are simlple to please. haha

    ♥ Heather

  8. Hi Kitty
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such lovely comments. I'm glad that you have as it has enabled me to discover your beautiful blog which I have now saved. It was a surprise to see that you are Heather's Mother. I bought some lovely things from her recently. I love button and can never seem to have too many! I shall enjoy visiting your blog regularly.
    Have a good weekend
    Isabelle x

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! what sweet little treaures you show. I love those vintage strawberries. I keep planning on making some velvety ones with tiny pearl beads, but other projects are always ahead! (there are soo many ideas and plans rolling around in my brain!) have a wonderful sunday!

  10. HI Kitty!
    I love how you took that plastic box and turned it into a beauty~ with good use!
    My hubby was just asking (wow.. why was he asking i do not remember but now a 24 hour delayed shock!) about flea markets/ prices. I said i do not know how they will be this year. I guess it is a time to buy, but I do question what the young (hahaah) group will like! What do you think??? What will / do they like?


  11. Kitty your button box solution is wonderful and inspiring!

  12. I love the buttons and hat pin holders, very pretty. The old strawberries are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi Kitty! I too have a large button stash. I fondly remember sitting on the floor at my Gramma's, content to just sort and make up all sorts of button games as a child (way before computers~lol!) ~XO~Janet


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