So that started me thinking about sorting out my buttons and putting them on display so I could see them. Only I didn't have any pretty pickle jars like this lady used. I decided I still wanted to sort through them and collect jars as I could find them, so I grabbed the quickest thing I could find for sorting ~ an old and somewhat dirty muffin tin.
It was fun to sort them out by colors instead of them being all jumbled together in one jar. But ~ I found that once I had them sorted out, I wanted to be able to see them and the muffin tin was too large for a shelf or a table. I finally found them a nice resting place in a large flat basket that I keep on the bottom shelf of my hutch.
Here they are still handy and I can see their sweet splash of color every time I pass through the dining room.
All this sorting of buttons led to exploring the button possibilities and uses on Pinterest. So ~ if you really want to see some very pretty pictures of buttons, check out my
button board on Pinterest and you will have button love too.
I wish I had more of the bright pretty colors, but if you've bought buttons lately, you know how pricey they are. Several of the sources for the button pictures said they find the cutest buttons on clothing at yard sales for practically nothing, so that's where I'll be looking this spring.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.