Monday, April 27, 2009

Buttons....

I was messing around in my art space today and wandered upon a jar of some of my fav buttons. I emptied the jar and starting touching, feeling, and yep just plain playing with them. Then my mind started to wander, where have these buttons been, what pretties had they been sewn on, whose teeny, tiny fingers had touched them! I wonder, did they come from someone's favorite dress, or did they come from an old jar full of buttons. Did they use to be my Grandmother's buttons, maybe my Mother's. It is all a wonder, but isn't it wonderful that we can have these wonderful things in our collections to make our minds wander. So the next time you all get your buttons out to play with, remember it is fun to wonder, where did they come from?









15 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

You've got some pretty buttons- some look like jet- love the old keys, too.

sandee said...

Days of old...the mysteries of time passed. I just love this. I'm glad we share the same interest!

Added you to my blog. This way I can keep checking back!

Sweet Repose said...

I used to play for hours in my Granny's gal canning jar full of buttons, some with bits of fabric still attached. I recognized some of them from Gram and Gramp's clothes...thanks for the sweet memories!

lindaharre said...

Debby.....Thanks for stopping by and I LOVE YOUR BUTTON:) I too am a button freak!!!!

betsy said...

I have jars of buttons in my studio that I play with, too, and love gluing to a page here and there. But my favorite thoughts of buttons are... when my daughter was little she would visit my mother and go to the sewing room closet and pull out the big glass jar of buttons from both my grandmothers. My daughter would dump all the buttons out and line them up on the rug. We even have a photo of one of her "creations". Mom, Grannie and Grandma have all passed, but this memory of their buttons still lives on! Thanks for the wonderful memory.

Molly said...

Thanks for visiting and the kind words. Am a bit of a freak myself and use them in lots of my work. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Hey Debby,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words....isn't this fun? Who among us does not love buttons....from a young girl in my Nana's button tin...till now...they still fascinate us.....Have a great night...come visit again and I will do the same...
Be well, Laura

Laura Haviland said...

Debby I love your new blog and old buttons TOO.LOL
You are so talented.

Lori said...

Debby, thanks for stopping over to visit me:) your buttons are gorgeous!!! i love buttons too, i use them all the time, and my stash is quickly dwindling...your keys are great too!!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! I did not expect so many comments on my buttons. I am so happy to be reading everyone's button tales. Amazing, the memories these small beauties can bring back to so many of us.
Debby

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

i do the same thing with vintage photos........wonder who they were, what they did, how they lived, were they happy? treated well in their life? all of that.

and, it's the same with your vintage button, huh. i get it.

thanks for visiting my blog.
i have joined your followers so i can keep up with you and get to know you better before september.

we are going to have a blast!!! J.T.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the old buttons and the keys too!

Kelee Katillac said...

Debby this is really meaningful to me today. My Meme is ailing and I have her buttons. I talked about them in my book House of Belief. She was poor and when she and my Pop became successful she collected clothes. Her clothes symbolize overcoming.

rochambeau said...

Dear Debby,
So lovely to find you here in Blogland.
I tried to leave you a comment on your most recent post. Your star collage is really pretty and soft.

About buttons. They are like treasure don't you think?

Have a great night.
Constance

Ira said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words. You buttons so great. I love the buttons too, but my mother think that I am crazy, and she told about it for all here friends. But I still love them