It’s still miserably cold here. But the nice part of this horrible weather is having the entire family home together. We’re doing a lot of fun things that we normally would have found boring. So when my oldest daughter asked to put the Valentine decorations out, I was thrilled to have a little project with her!
My plan was to do a lot in vintage. Now Amanda really doesn’t like vintage, but she went with it. I pulled out what I wanted to use and she put it together. Which brings me to my buttons….
I wanted buttons in the square silver bonbon tray I recently picked up at the thrift store. Now I have 5 peanut butter jars and 2 large tins full of buttons. When we pulled out the first jar of white buttons, I got blissfully distracted. So many neat buttons! While I’m not close to being done, here are a few of the interesting ones I’ve found.
First is the tray Amanda put together for me.
Here are some neat brass buttons. I think the ones on the right maybe be off of a military uniform.
These dark ones are neat and have unusual shapes. I have to test them because a few maybe Bakelite.
These are neat flat pearly buttons with a silver center. The green ones are very tiny and have gold accents. I’m not sure about the red ones. The just had a different feel to them, so I put them to the side.
I may have more of these, but I thought it was sweet with the ring of pearls.
I’m not sure what this is, but there are a few different ones in the pile. This one is a pearly dark blue. If you know what it is, please let me know! It’s pretty small about the size of a dime.
These are all silver metal (with the exception of the blue heart). The bowling ones are cool. As are the ones with a blue wash over the silver. The little one next to the heart is a jingle bell.
Here are some figural ones. Pretty neat. I wish there were more!
These all look like crystal. The three matching ones on the top are glass, the rest are plastic.
I still have all these to sort. I’m sorting by colors. And I haven't even opened the tins yet. These are only from the jars! It’s like a little treasure hunt!
And now I'm hooked, so I'll probably spend tomorrow sorting buttons too! Amanda did a fantastic job decorating and I'll post pictures her displays soon. They are beautiful!
And I like to apologize to my new blog friends who posted kind words to my child's vintage Valentine apron. I accidentally deleted that post. I’m sorry and hope you will post again!