Friday, September 26, 2008

Sew Lovely

I inherited my love of buttons from my mom, who has always had a soft spot for these notions. The variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures intrigues me as much today as it did as a child.

Image from flickr ojamaa9design

Vintage Buttons at Etsy shop onecozynest

Vintage Buttons at Etsy shop onecozynest

Vintage Metal Buttons at Etsy shop rakubuttons

Image from flickr calloohcallay

I imagine I looked much like this following a trip with my mom to gather sewing supplies; I love that the photo shows how gently these "treasures" are being held.


Treacy said...

These images are just beautiful!

How could one not see complete beauty in such little treasures?

Kate said...

I love buttons. I wish I had been old enough when my grandmother died to realize how much I would miss her buttons and saved them. Damn 21 year old in me told my family I didn't want them. I must have played with them for hours each day when I was at her house. Thanks for the pictures. They bring back great memories.

Courtney said...

Oh, Kate! That 21 year old has definitely lived in all of us!

I am sorry that you missed out on your grandmother's collection, but I am glad that these pictures brought back good memories.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you found my buttons on etsy worthy of sharing on your blog.

Claire Wise Photography said...

My daughter shares your love of buttons :) I am glad you like the photograph & that it speaks to you the way it was intended.

Claire (belle & bear)

Courtney said...

RakuButtons- Thanks for stopping by; you have a lovely collection.

Claire- I am glad too the photo spoke to me the way it was intended; it is beautiful.