I have quite a stash of old buttons that my mom passed along to me -- I'm pretty sure some of them were my Grandma's, and over the years I've accumulated even more. Lately, I've been gravitating towards the buttons still on their cards. It's fun to see what the price used to be on them -- and if I'm out at a thrift store or antique store, even a small purchase of a few buttons on a card is somewhat of a thrill.
Buttons can make or break a handcrafted project -- pick the right ones and your whole garment, bag, or hat looks amazing. Pick the wrong ones... well... just take them off and look through your stash to find an even better button!
I have been known to buy a whole bag of buttons at a craft store for just one color.
I have been known to swoon at entire walls filled with buttons.
I have photographed buttons for photo shows. (You can also do this... just get one of those clear baubles from a craft store with a removable lid. Insert buttons. Take photos!)
But really, my weakness is those vintage buttons still on their cards.
|Some of the latest acquisitions... stored in vintage Pyrex, of course.|
I can't wait to use these buttons in something. How about you? Button collector or not?