Go to Pinterest and look up Button Art when you have a couple of spare hours. It's amazing!
So glad I am not alone! The sad thing for me mine are in recycled coffee jars so it also shows how much coffee I have drunk!
Yesterday while in the fabric shop a mum and daughter came in. The little girl is under 7 and we were told that each time she has a swimming lesson her mum buys her a button. The lass is slowly collecting her own collection and her mum uses it as a incentive to get her out of the changing rooms quickly before the fabric shop shuts at the end of the day. (swimming lesson is as school ends)
My own button collection is modest compared to fabric or threads. Some from my grandmother some from my mother and mil. My younger daughter is putting a grand collection together too. I think we all remember as children the fun of sorting through a button box. Its a start to learning about size, numbers, colours, oh the list is never ending.
Can you imagine the great buttons you'd have when you are an adult!?
I see I am not alone! I have tons of buttons and let anyone who needs some to help themselves except those that belonged to my grandmother. Many of her buttons have stories to go with them.
When my girls turned 2, I bribed (read rewarded) them with a button of their choice once I had done what I needed to at the fabric shop. They were always so delightfully behaved and everyone did and still does comment how well mannered they are! They both have their own button collections and a special tin to keep them in. Their collections are beautiful and contain all manner of buttons from sparkly to miniature to fancy shapes. They love to just play with them.
You are definitely not a hoarder! You are saving them from landfill!
What a great idea! Children love to touch every one. I do justify my collection by saying they are too good to toss!
I have a plastic tote full of buttons that my grandkids love to paw through. It is a collection of buttons that belonged to my Mom and when she passed I have it since I am the only one who sews. I add to it whenever I have buttons I remove before discarding worn out items. No organization here except I love green so I have pulled out most of the green buttons and put them in a canister. Thanks for the pics, love it. Hugs, Barba
I'm glad others feel as I do about them. I would never think to throw away a button!
He he he now i feel normal have lots and lots of buttons and still buying i just luv looking and scrathing in them but they are more a less organised in colour great enjoyment for me to find new ones special glass ones so happyness to button hoarders
bright and shiny, bright and shiny!
Oops! Forgot to answer your question. In direct correlation to my age, plus my mother's and grandmothers' and great aunt's ages at death. Plus, I recycle shirts from the Goodwill into cotton fabric and keep those buttons.
We are sisters.
You have an excellent button collection. Mine is not as impressive. I love antique and glass buttons. There is a frog, dragonfly and mermaid glass buttons.
Awesome! I have a jar of glass buttons, I love them also~
don't think i have ever seen one tell us more???
go to ebay and search glass buttons vintage and the most beautiful pieces will come up. Many from the Czech Republic.
I have a lot,but they're not organized like yours. And, my daughters keep raiding them for their projects. I'm envious of your organization and your cabinets and the amount!
Thanks, I've been made fun of because I my organization!
Time for a seasonal banner with the message spelled out in buttons! Or a "welcome" sign.
I had 2 girls in 4-H and that did help thin them out!
Please what is 4-H?
Been collecting buttons for years. Only problem is when 8 buttons are needed I only have 7 of that type. Happens all the time! But, I still keep collecting. Same with zippers and bias tape. The zippers and bias tape I've been saving over the years seem to not be right size, color and not long enough length. Go figure.
I know what you mean....but I just tell myself I am recycling and then I'm good to go!